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Coronavirus: Obesity 'increases risks from Covid-19'

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 19:27
Researchers also warn that a vaccine against coronavirus could be less effective among the obese.

First Scotland deaths after positive test for six weeks

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 16:22
Two deaths of people who tested positive in the last 28 days have been recorded - the first fatalities since 16 July.

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding diagnosed with breast cancer

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 11:51
The 38-year-old star says she doing her best to stay positive after the "devastating" diagnosis.

Oral sex linked to vaginal condition bacterial vaginosis

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 02:53
Researchers explored what effect mouth bacteria have on microbes that live and grow in the vagina.

Spreadsheet error led to Edinburgh hospital opening delay

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 00:33
A new report reveals the catalogue of mistakes that left an Edinburgh children's hospital unusable.

Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire woman, 75, 'first positive test within UK'

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 15:44
The woman is also believed by scientists to be the first in the UK to die after contracting Covid-19.

Pressure grows for masks in England's schools

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 15:39
Boris Johnson says if advice needs to be changed on masks in school, “then of course we will".

Africa to be declared free of wild polio in 'milestone'

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 07:30
Nigeria is now rid of wild polio having had more than half of global cases less than 10 years ago.

Coronavirus: Dr Anthony Fauci warns against rushing out vaccine

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 05:04
US President Donald Trump reportedly is considering skipping regulatory steps to get out a vaccine.

Heads want to know if masks allowed in school

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 04:46
Head teachers in England want clarification over whether staff or pupils can wear masks in school.

Coronavirus: One in eight hospital cases were 'caught on-site'

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 04:01
Researchers looked at more than 1,500 coronavirus cases in hospitals at the peak of its spread.

Having some caffeine in pregnancy 'is fine'

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 02:52
A couple of cups of coffee a day should not be risky despite 'alarmist' new research, experts say.

Hong Kong reports 'first case' of virus reinfection

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 17:12
Experts say no conclusions on immunity can be drawn from one patient - and larger studies are needed.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says it is 'vitally important' children return to class

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 09:37
Boris Johnson tries to reassure parents that schools are Covid-secure, ahead of term starting.

US allows emergency use of blood plasma treatment for coronavirus patients

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 09:02
The move comes after Donald Trump accused regulators of impeding the development of a Covid-19 cure.

Coronavirus: Schools let down by lack of 'plan B', says union

Sun, 08/23/2020 - 17:53
Extra staff, more space and clear guidance is needed to reopen safely, the National Education Union says.

Coronavirus: 'I became alcoholic during lockdown'

Sun, 08/23/2020 - 17:09
Chris McLone's story is far from unique, say addiction specialists.

Coronavirus: Missing school is worse than virus for children - Whitty

Sat, 08/22/2020 - 22:32
England's chief medical officer says reopening classrooms carries an "incredibly small" risk to pupils.

Coronavirus will be with us forever, Sage scientist warns

Sat, 08/22/2020 - 15:04
Sir Mark Walport says, unlike smallpox, coronavirus will not be eradicated by vaccination.

Coronavirus: 'No socialising' rules in parts of North West

Sat, 08/22/2020 - 12:35
Residents in Oldham, parts of Blackburn and Pendle are told not to socialise outside their household.