Trials start in Manchester on Covid vaccine to fight new variants

Volunteers in Manchester are taking part in trials of Covid vaccines that could offer longer-lasting immunity than our current array of jabs. A phase one...

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors

So-called ‘telemedicine’ is less diagnostically accurate than in-person consultations and could increase health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate care, finds a new study...

Researchers pinpoint factors in blood linked to severe Covid

Scientists have identified unique “indicators” in the blood of patients with severe and fatal Covid, paving the way for simple diagnostic tests to help...

Driving forward improved mental health support

Mental health professionals, police and ambulance staff have joined forces to improve care for people experiencing a mental health crisis. A pilot scheme launched yesterday...

Coronavirus infections remain high while Omicron ‘stealth variant’ rises says latest REACT study

Findings from the REACT coronavirus monitoring programme, based on almost 95,000 swab tests taken between 8 February and 1 March, show that around 1...
Britain is on track to be the fattest nation in Europe in a decade, with takeaways amongst the reasons being blamed for the obesity issue

Unhealthy Europeans and Britain tops the Obesity list says UN

Britain is on track to be the fattest nation in Europe in a decade, with takeaway companies and sedentary lifestyles being blamed for the...

Open Water swimmer launches Manchester baby swimming programme

A local woman from Wilmslow is hoping her passion for open water swimming will stand her in good stead for the launch of her award-winning progressive...

Manchester based Oddfellows Society produce a guide to friendship

With recognition growing of the problem of loneliness in the UK, the Oddfellows Friendly Society, who are based on Deansgate, has produced a new...

New food bank to open in Eccles

Salford Foodbank is to open a new food distribution centre in Eccles to help more local people who are struggling to put food on...

Measles outbreak confirmed in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has been confirmed as one of five places in the country where there has been an outbreak of Measles in the past...