Illustration: JooHee Yoon/ New York Times

Sibling screaming matches may seem louder and more oppressive during a pandemic when no one is leaving the house, but according to Jeanine Vivona, a p(...)

Nphet has repeatedly advised that schools are safe environments with low levels of child-to-child and child-to-adult transmission. File photograph: The Irish Times

When it comes to Covid-19 risk arising from schools, the emphatic message from public health specialists is that they are not significant sources of o(...)

Mike Ryan: ‘This is a wake-up call.  . . the planet is fragile’. File photograph: EPA

World Health Organisation experts have warned that even though the coronavirus pandemic has been very severe, it is “not necessarily the big one”, and(...)

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

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(...)

Passengers have their temperature taken as they queue at a British Airways check-in desk at Heathrow Airport, west London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/ Getty Images)

At least 30 Conservative MPs are to increase pressure on the British government to reconsider its approach to the 14-day quarantine rule for traveller(...)

Kober, an Asda-owned meat processing site in West Yorkshire,   has been confirmed as the location of a localised coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Danny Lawon/PA Wire

More than 450 workers at four food factories across England and Wales have tested positive for coronavirus. Kirklees council confirmed on Thursday th(...)

Labradors are among the dogs taking part in the trials. File photograph: Getty Images

Special “Covid dogs” are to begin trials in the UK to see if they are able to detect symptoms of coronavirus before they appear. The trials will form(...)

A Garda checkpoint in Stoneybatter, Dublin. So far, we’ve shown remarkable compliance with the social isolation measures for people who are not, historically, a nation of rule-followers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

My regular 2km circuit takes me into my local park, along the river and back through town, past the displays of mannequins still dressed in spring col(...)

Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

Social network Facebook is to make new data available to researchers who are tracking and fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The new data tools coul(...)

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