“We are on a knife-edge“ warns Wellcome Trust Director

The country stands on a knife edge, the Wellcome Trust Director has warned as the country prepares to further ease its lockdown in six...

More local food purchasing and less waste during lockdown

The country saw a  move towards more ‘local’ food purchasing behaviour and people reported wasting or throwing away food less often according to a...

Be prepared to self-isolate if holidaying in England, warns BMA

The BMA is today urging holidaymakers in England to take precautions and plan ahead in order to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 when...

Coronavirus: Study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated

Many people suspect they’ve been infected with COVID-19 by now, despite the fact that only 0.5% of the UK’s population has actually been diagnosed...

Antibody tests may help detect COVID-19 infection – if used at right time.

Scientists have analysed data from around the world to examine the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19, and have shown that the timing of...

Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of...

The authors of the new report argue that well-meaning but simplistic actions such as complete bans on hunting and wildlife trade, ‘wet markets’ or...

Manchester study reveals challenges faced by ambulance staff responding to deaths by suicide

Ambulance workers who took part in a University of Manchester led study have told of the complex  challenges they face in responding to suicide...

Manchester researchers lead programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19

Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give...

£150 million per year could be cut from cancer research, warns charity

Cancer Research UK could be forced to cut £150 million per year from its research funding as the COVID-19 pandemic decimates its income. "Ultimately, it...

Mass testing is the safest way to reopen the economy and society and will...

Implementing a mass testing policy is the safest way to reopen the economy and society and has much less of a damaging impact on...