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 Prof Chris Whitty: “We have to just be aware Covid has not thrown its last surprise at us, and there will be several more over the next period.”  Photograph:  Hollie Adams/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Britain faces a winter surge of coronavirus after the current wave of infections dies down, the country’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, ha(...)

A simmering battle over Covid-19 vaccine patents is escalating as overflowing hospital wards in India and Brazil highlight the need to rapidly produce more shots to inoculate the world. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

A long-simmering battle over Covid-19 vaccine patents is reaching boiling point as overflowing hospital wards in India and Brazil have highlighted the(...)

Those who reported that they did not get more six hours sleep a night were found to have been more likely to develop dementia in later life according to a study conducted by researchers at University College London File photograph: Getty

People in their 50s and 60s who do not get more than six hours sleep a night appear to have a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, a majo(...)

When certain variants increase the risk to human health, they are considered to be variants of concern (VOCs)

A variant of Covid-19 first found in India has become the latest to attract widespread concern over fears it could spread more easily or even bypass v(...)

‘I never realised how much stress and the lack of personal time would affect my desire.’ Photograph: iStock

Suddenly faced with spending a lot more time with his wife, Anthony thought one silver lining of lockdown might be that their sex life would get back (...)

Ronan Browne protesting outside the front gates of Trinity College Dublin

A Dublin-based postgraduate student turned climate protester, Ronan Browne, will spend Christmas in jail after refusing to comply with bail conditions(...)

Researchers say the earwax test can be done at home without clinical supervision. Photograph: iStock

A test that uses earwax to measure levels of the stress hormone cortisol could “transform diagnostics and care for millions of people with depression (...)

Syrian Ahmad Ourfali, pictured before he was injured, wants to take up a place on a masters programme in Trinity College Dublin has been unable to secure a visa. Photograph: Ahmad Ourfali.

A Syrian refugee badly injured in the recent port explosion in Beirut is fighting to take up a place at Trinity College Dublin later this month having(...)

Locals in West Bromwich on Thursday. New modelling by University College London’s Karl Friston suggests that Britain has only two or three weeks to improve contact tracing before the virus spreads out of control. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has warned that a second wave of coronavirus infections in the UK is inevitable, amid reports that his government is considering a two-w(...)

The changes that ripple through our network of immune cells as the decades pass are complex, resulting in an overreaction here, a delayed response there and, overall, a strangely altered landscape of immunity. Photograph: iStock

Coronavirus patients who are 80 or older are hundreds of times more likely to die than those under 40. That’s partly because they are more likely to h(...)

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