Cancer news: New test to ease agony of toxic side effects caused by chemotherapy

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A small number of patients taking drugs called fluoropyrimidines suffer nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, breathlessness and severe skin reactions. In rare cases, reactions can be fatal. But now […]

New Covid variant: Is the new coronavirus variant more dangerous?

Matt Hancock reveals discovery of new coronavirus variant A new coronavirus variant has been found and is growing faster in some regions of England than others. Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed today Covid-19 is rapidly rising in parts of southern England as a result of the new virus strain. But is […]

Covid mutation meaning: What is the coronavirus mutation? What does mutation mean?

Matt Hancock warns UK 'don’t blow it’ as COVID cases rise Public Health England is currently investigating the new strain, with scientists expected to provide results in around two weeks’ time.Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs today that the number of cases involving the new variant is “increasing rapidly”, saying: […]

Covid-19 variant: Is there a new strain of coronavirus?

Matt Hancock warns UK 'don’t blow it’ as COVID cases rise The Covid strain was first identified in Kent last week during routine surveillance by Public Health England, with ministers told about it on Friday. Now, 60 local authorities in England have reported cases of the variant of coronavirus. Health […]

Covid vaccine: When will the Oxford vaccine be ready?

Vaccine is a 'great tool' says WHO's Margaret Harris Last month the UK became the first nation to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for use, and the first batches of the vaccine have now arrived in the UK. A priority list for the vaccine has been decided, and the first doses […]

How effective is the measles vaccine?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Scientists will soon follow centuries of progress started with Edward Jenner and the smallpox vaccine and work to create some potential exit from the throes of the […]

Food poisoning symptoms: How quickly does food poisoning set in?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. When you eat something infected with harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites, you get food poisoning. While it normally goes away within a week, food poisoning often means […]

How many people live in the UK? How many doses of the covid vaccine do we need?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders today that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it. The nation is […]

COVID-19 vaccine volunteer: I became jab guinea pig after losing pal

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Steve Stecklow, 42, rallied to the Government’s call in July for people to participate in large-scale clinical trials. Steve became one of 10,000 Britons selected by US […]

How can I boost my energy? Five ways to fight tiredness

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Everyone feels tired from time to time and there are many causes of tiredness. Exhaustion could be down to psychological, physical, or lifestyle causes. Once you’ve figured […]