Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneu(...)

A handout picture released by the University of Oxford in November shows a technician working on the University’s Covid-19 candidate vaccine. Photograph: University of Oxford/AFP via Getty Images

What is the latest news? The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has approved the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the(...)

Scientists are hopeful the drug could be added to the armoury of treatments used to improve outcomes of the most critically ill patients. Image: iStock

Scientists have found that a drug used to fight rheumatoid arthritis leads to significantly improved outcomes for severely ill Covid-19 patients, the (...)

Many of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the “nocebo effect”, which occurs when someone expects to experience negative symptoms(...)

Test accuracy could even be lower if used at home by members of the public, the research found.

One in five people who undergo rapid Covid testing could be incorrectly told they have the virus, according to new research suggesting accuracy rates (...)

Karina Jakubowicz

I was invited to join the vaccine trial in June, having volunteered online in March following an internet search. The invitation came in an email with(...)

The mean body mass index of 19-year-old men and women in Ireland  increased in the period from 1985 to 2019. Photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers have become taller and heavier in the last 35 years, according to a global study published in The Lancet. The study of child and ado(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

Open Orphan executive chairman Cathal Friel

A subsidiary of Irish-based Open Orphan has signed a contract with the UK government to develop a “human challenge” study model for Covid-19 in a bid (...)

Britain has tightened restrictions to stem a surge of coronavirus cases, ordering pubs to close early and advising people to go back to working from home to prevent a second national lockdown. File photograph: Getty

Local coronavirus restrictions will come into force in four more parts of England on Saturday amid growing criticism of a nationwide 10pm curfew for b(...)

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