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About one in three women will have trouble doing pelvic floor exercises properly. Photograph: iStock

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Commuters, most wearing face coverings to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, travel on an  underground tube in central London. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

One in 10 people in London had coronavirus last week as the Omicron variant sweeps through Britain, according to official estimates published on Wedne(...)

Angela Rayner will deputise for Keir Starmer at prime minister’s questions on Wednesday. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has tested positive for coronavirus and Angela Rayner will deputise for him at prime minister’s questions, a party s(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “Lockdowns, further restrictions, are not cost-free for lives, for livelihoods, for life chances, closing schools.” Photograph:  Jack Hill

Boris Johnson has rejected new coronavirus measures as infections reached a record daily figure of 218,724, declaring that Britain could “ride out” th(...)

A sign in  a chemist’s shop in northeast London telling customers that the pharmacy is out of   lateral flow antigen tests.  Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has admitted the UK National Healt Service is coming under major pressure because of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but said England w(...)

 Sajid Javid: he has admitted that record numbers of coronavirus infections have put the testing system under pressure. Photograph:  Hollie Adams/Getty Images

The British government is under pressure to prioritise healthcare workers for lateral flow tests after health secretary Sajid Javid warned that the te(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson leaving Downing Street in London. He faces local elections in May that could spell the end of his premiership if the Conservatives fare badly. Photograph:  Joshua Bratt/PA Wire

When Boris Johnson made a brief appearance in public this week it was at a vaccination centre in Milton Keynes, where he encouraged the public to get(...)

Evelina London Children’s Hospital took part in two large peanut allergy trials – the Palisade and Artemis studies. Photograph: iStock

Children with peanut allergies across England will be the first in Europe to receive life-changing treatment. NHS England has secured a deal for Palf(...)

Christmas shoppers walk through the centre of Cardiff, Wales, where more restrictions will be introduced from December 26th  in an effort to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Wales has imposed a limit of six for groups meeting in bars, restaurants and cinemas from this Sunday, St Stephen’s Day, joining Scotland and Nor(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. ‘The bulk of middle Ireland is still open to being won back by the Government.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The biggest threat to the Coalition is not the rise in support for Sinn Féin but the supine acceptance by many Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs that the (...)

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