Latest research suggests that if you suffer with  persistently high systolic blood pressure, your doctor can treat the systolic value, without being overly concerned about the diastolic reading falling too low. Photograph: iStock

Are you one of the almost one million people in Ireland with high blood pressure? Hypertension affects more than one in four men and one in five women(...)

 Remains of a woman who died from complications related to Covid-19 are placed by cemetery workers  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo

The global death toll from coronavirus topped three million on Saturday, amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening (...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A further four deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) with 420 newly confirmed cases of t(...)

Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays with Covid-19 patient Esperanza Salazar, as she speaks with family members remotely, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Centre in the Mission Hills neighbourhood  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

The US has now passed the once-unthinkable tally of 500,000 people dead from Covid-19 – almost matching the number of Americans killed in the second W(...)

Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

The first vaccinations under the trial will take place this month, with up to 240 children receiving the vaccine.  Photograph: Jens Schlueter/AFP via Getty.

More than 108 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.3 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkin(...)

Elderly men exercise in a park in Wuhan, China’s central Hubei province on Saturday, one year after the city went into lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

More than 98 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.1 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopk(...)

Health workers treat new Covid-19 patients within the Intensive Care Unit of the Alberto Sabogal Hospital, in Callao, Peru on January 15th. Photograph: Luis Angel Gonzalez/EPA

Two million people have now died worldwide with coronavirus, figures show. The tally by the Johns Hopkins University passed the threshold on Friday, (...)

County of Los Angeles paramedics examine a potential Covid-19 patient sitting on the sidewalk before transporting him to a hospital in Hawthorne, California on December 29th. Photograph:  Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty

The US marked the first day of 2021 by surpassing the dismal landmark of 20 million coronavirus cases, as hospitals, undertakers, vaccine administrato(...)

Ambulances parked outside the St Thomas’ Hospital emergency department in London on December 28th as patient demand for the service surpasses the first wave of the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images.

The UK government will draft in the armed forces to help with coronavirus testing in schools as pressure builds on prime minister Boris Johnson to del(...)

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