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Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:43
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.

Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:24
Remdesivir was originally developed as an drug to fight Ebola

Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:21
The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:21
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?

Coronavirus: How to keep safe while shopping

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:21
From one way systems to not touching everything on the shelves - shopping will look very different.

Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 05:31
A top scientist criticises the staging of the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League tie.

Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:06
The NHS is urging men, under 35s and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.

Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:05
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.

Coronavirus: Care home creates 'drive-through' visit

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
After careful planning, families were able to see the residents of one care home from the safety of their cars.

Coronavirus lockdown could ‘deal fatal blow’ to HIV in the UK

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
Lockdown has created a unique opportunity to cut HIV transmissions in the UK, says a major sexual health clinic.

Coronavirus: How care home workers are trying to cope

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 17:00
Workers at a London care home on how they coped with a coronavirus outbreak and several deaths.

A patient who proved everyone wrong

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 02:33
Mary Blessington was discharged then soon deteriorated, showing that the path to recovery can be long and hard.

Coronavirus: Which health claims are circulating online?

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 01:03
A wide range of false and misleading health claims continue to spread on social media.

Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:24
Thirty out of 102 care home providers contacted by the BBC said none of their staff had been tested.

Death payment for families of Scottish care staff

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:19
Care workers who test positive for coronavirus will be given enhanced payments in future.

Coronavirus: When can we hug our friends and family again?

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:00
Advice on how to look after your mental health during the pandemic crisis.

Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 22:58
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.

Coronavirus: What are the rules on caring for children during lockdown?

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 19:18
A look at the guidance as Downing Street backs Dominic Cummings over his 260-mile lockdown trip.

Trump drug hydroxychloroquine raises death risk in Covid patients, study says

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 22:29
Coronavirus hospital patients given hydroxychloroquine were more likely to die, medical journal study says.

Coronavirus: NHS may need to hire cabin crew from airlines

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:08
The Chief Executive of NHS England says it is considering hiring cabin crew to train as nurses.