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Experts predict heightened risk of substance abuse under lockdowm

According to a report in the prestigitious Lancet medical journal this week, one major concern about the impact of social isolation on populations is the likel [...] Read full article: Experts predict heightened risk of subst...→

Lives could be lost if charity cash isn't released, Stormont Executive warned

Lives could be lost if charity cash isn't released, Stormont Executive warned

The body that represents the charity and voluntary sector has accused the Stormont Executive of being "dangerously slow" to release vital funding as charities [...] Read full article: Lives could be lost if charity cash isn'...→

Coronavirus: DUP MLA says there is 'no such thing as new normal' despite Arlene Foster's warning

Coronavirus: DUP MLA says there is 'no such thing as new normal' despite Arlene Foster's warning

A DUP MLA has called for a return to normality after Covid-19 - despite his party leader Arlene Foster having repeatedly stated that the pandemic will mean a " [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: DUP MLA says there is 'no s...→

Celebration for new Presbyterian Moderator David Bruce after grandson's birth

Celebration for new Presbyterian Moderator David Bruce after grandson's birth

It's definitely a time for celebration in the household of the Presbyterian Moderator-designate the Reverend David Bruce. Read full article: Celebration for new Presbyterian Moderat...→

Coronavirus update: MP reveals he too flouted government’s rules despite symptoms

Coronavirus update: MP reveals he too flouted government’s rules despite symptoms

CORONAVIRUS: With the recent major flack Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior advisor Dominic Cummings has received for breaking lock down rules by travelling [...] Read full article: Coronavirus update: MP reveals he too fl...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon set to announce easing of lockdown in Scotland

Last updated: Thursday, 28 May, 2020, 06:55... The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme - labelled Test and Protect - will go live from Thur [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Stu...→

Charities count cost of closure as they plan for shops reopening

Charities count cost of closure as they plan for shops reopening

Charities have welcomed the news that their shops can reopen next month – but have revealed losses running to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Read full article: Charities count cost of closure as they ...→

Bridgnorth Golf Club back in full swing

Bridgnorth Golf Club back in full swing

Bridgnorth Golf Club has been off to a flying start following the announcement that clubs could reopen. Read full article: Bridgnorth Golf Club back in full swing...→

Designs revealed for Dudley NHS monument plan

Designs revealed for Dudley NHS monument plan

Designs for a planned monument to honour key workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic have been revealed. Read full article: Designs revealed for Dudley NHS monument...→

Covid in sewage can predict outbreaks up to a WEEK before cases peak

Covid in sewage can predict outbreaks up to a WEEK before cases peak

Yale University scientists took daily measurements of coronavirus in sewage. Every sample contained virus, but levels peaked and declined days earlier than hos [...] Read full article: Covid in sewage can predict outbreaks up...→

Suncream SPF: What does SPF mean? How often should you apply suncream?

Suncream SPF: What does SPF mean? How often should you apply suncream?

SPF suncream protects our skin from the sun's harmful rays. But what does SPF mean, and how often should you apply it? Read full article: Suncream SPF: What does SPF mean? How of...→

Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supplement to lower post-meal sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supplement to lower post-meal sugar levels

TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that requires one to make careful dietary decisions. This is because diet helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and cons [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supple...→

Boris Johnson says Dominic Cummings inquiry not ‘good use of official time’

Boris Johnson has defended his top adviser and rejected calls for a civil service inquiry as pressure over Dominic Cummings conduct continues to mount. Read full article: Boris Johnson says Dominic Cummings inqu...→

How will the new coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

How will the new coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

‘We’ll be trading national lockdown for individual isolation,’ says NHS programme chief Read full article: How will the new coronavirus test-and-tr...→

Families need ‘clarity’ on future of care home hit by infection scandal

A care home campaigner has said families remain in the dark about the future of a Belfast care home at the centre of an infection control scandal. Read full article: Families need ‘clarity’ on future of car...→

NHS chief says trust in social distancing dented by Cummings row

NHS chief says trust in social distancing dented by Cummings row

Healthcare chief Chris Hopson has called on Boris Johnson to acknowledge that public trust in social distancing measures has been undermined amid a bitter row [...] Read full article: NHS chief says trust in social distancin...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Infrastructure Minister Mallon calls for Cummings to resign after two Covid-19 deaths reported

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Infrastructure Minister Mallon calls for Cummings to resign after two Covid-19 deaths reported

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has said Dominic Cummings should resign from his post as senior adviser following controversy surrounding a trip we made [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: In...→

COVID-19 patients can safely see others after 10 days with no symptoms

COVID-19 patients can safely see others after 10 days with no symptoms

According to the CDC's new guidelines, people who were infected with the novel coronavirus can safely see other people if it's been 10 days since they first no [...] Read full article: COVID-19 patients can safely see others ...→

Sars research to help find treatment for Covid-19 mental health impact

Sars research to help find treatment for Covid-19 mental health impact

Scientists are using research from the deadly Sars epidemic to investigate how to treat Londoners’ long-term mental health problems caused by the traumas of Co [...] Read full article: Sars research to help find treatment for...→

Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? Is it hay fever or coronavirus?

Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? Is it hay fever or coronavirus?

DOMINIC CUMMINGS recently said he embarked on a 60-mile round trip to test his eyesight after a suspected COVID-19 infection. What causes sore eyes? Is it hay [...] Read full article: Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Two Covid-19 deaths reported

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Two Covid-19 deaths reported

There have been another two coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, health officials have announced. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Tw...→

Over 3,700 Scots have died of confirmed or suspected coronavirus

Over 3,700 Scots have died of confirmed or suspected coronavirus

The figures released by National Records of Scotland show that these deaths have been officially recorded as of May 27. Read full article: Over 3,700 Scots have died of confirmed ...→

Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever tablets can you take in one day?

Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever tablets can you take in one day?

WITH THE sunny weather not going anywhere for a while, Brits want to get out there and enjoy the rays - but for the 1 in 5 hay fever sufferers, it's not that e [...] Read full article: Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever ta...→

Architect who helped found school and social worker die with Covid-19

Architect who helped found school and social worker die with Covid-19

An architect who helped found the UK’s first state-funded Greek Orthodox secondary school and a social worker who was in the hospital where his wife is a nurse [...] Read full article: Architect who helped found school and so...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: 13 further deaths brings Scottish Government total to 2,304

A total of 2,304 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 13 from 2,291 on Tuesday, according to data released by the Scott [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 13 further deat...→

Track and trace to be rolled out across UK tomorrow

Track and trace to be rolled out across UK tomorrow

Everyone who displays coronavirus symptoms will be asked to report themselves from tomorrow to “test and trace” officials whose job is to find and isolate all [...] Read full article: Track and trace to be rolled out across ...→

Stomach bloating: The three errors you are making which is contributing to your bloat

Stomach bloating: The three errors you are making which is contributing to your bloat

STOMACH bloating is a condition we have all endured at some point in our lives. Whether it's sipping on too much beer, eating foods which don't agree with you [...] Read full article: Stomach bloating: The three errors you a...→

Why are Covid-19 survivors being asked to donate plasma?

Why are Covid-19 survivors being asked to donate plasma?

‘Please help your NHS fight Covid-19,’ medical director says in urgent call for survivors to donate plasma Read full article: Why are Covid-19 survivors being asked t...→

Shingles: This type of rash may reveal you’ve been infected with the virus

Shingles: This type of rash may reveal you’ve been infected with the virus

SHINGLES is caused by the chickenpox virus. You may experience a headache, or generally feel unwell, but what type of rash would you develop if you've been inf [...] Read full article: Shingles: This type of rash may reveal y...→

Sight charity losing £25,000 per week in appeal for funding

Sight charity losing £25,000 per week in appeal for funding

A new appeal for help has gone out from a charity helping vulnerable people across the Black Country. Read full article: Sight charity losing £25,000 per week in...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Robin Swann said Tuesday was a day “we have all been waiting for” after no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Northern Ireland. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Sw...→

Coronavirus symptoms: Taste this in your mouth? The potential warning sign of COVID-19

Coronavirus symptoms: Taste this in your mouth? The potential warning sign of COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS continues to bring news of both despair and hope. With lockdown rules seemingly being eased giving some much needed positivity, now is not the time [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: Taste this in your...→

Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Stormont Minister Peter Weir has faced a virtual grilling from students across Northern Ireland on the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on the education s [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland students quiz Education...→

PM calls for independent inquiry into origins of coronavirus outbreak

PM calls for independent inquiry into origins of coronavirus outbreak

Boris Johnson has said an independent inquiry must take place into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak, as he spoke with the World Health Organisation’s di [...] Read full article: PM calls for independent inquiry into or...→

Pollen count: Allergy expert shares latest tops tips as grass season pollen approaches

Pollen count: Allergy expert shares latest tops tips as grass season pollen approaches

POLLEN COUNT has been forecasted for today by the Met Office. What is the pollen count for today and how can you manage your allergy symptoms? Read full article: Pollen count: Allergy expert shares late...→

GP referrals drop across Black Country and Staffordshire

GP referrals drop across Black Country and Staffordshire

Hospitals across the Black Country and Staffordshire recorded a drop in GP referrals during March. Read full article: GP referrals drop across Black Country a...→

Stafford woman sews face masks to raise money for food bank

Stafford woman sews face masks to raise money for food bank

A woman is making face masks to protect people during the coronavirus outbreak while raising money for a food bank. Read full article: Stafford woman sews face masks to raise ...→

High blood pressure warning - four easy ways to avoid deadly hypertension at home

High blood pressure warning - four easy ways to avoid deadly hypertension at home

HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of developing deadly hypertension symptoms and [...] Read full article: High blood pressure warning - four easy ...→

Health minister warns public against complacency after day without deaths

Health minister warns public against complacency after day without deaths

The Health Minister has urged the public not to get carried away after no new deaths from Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday. Read full article: Health minister warns public against com...→

Tonsillitis symptoms: What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis symptoms: What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

TONSILLITIS is a common childhood illness, but it can strike at any age. Here are the symptoms. Read full article: Tonsillitis symptoms: What are the sympt...→

Health chiefs tell laboratories to STOP analysing Covid-19 home tests

Health chiefs tell laboratories to STOP analysing Covid-19 home tests

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has stopped laboratories from processing privately-bought antibody tests, MailOnline understands [...] Read full article: Health chiefs tell laboratories to STOP ...→

Boeing and Airbus are studying how coronavirus may spread on planes

Boeing and Airbus are studying how coronavirus may spread on planes

The airplane manufacturers are hoping scientists can create models of how the virus spreads in the confines of an airplane cabin and develop safety measures fo [...] Read full article: Boeing and Airbus are studying how coron...→

These are the restrictions set to change in Scotland from 28 May - from seeing family to schools reopening

While the “stay at home” message still remains in Scotland, lockdown measures could soon be relaxed as the government approaches its next review Read full article: These are the restrictions set to change...→

Discussions ongoing over new provider at Belfast care home

Discussions with a potential new care provider at a crisis-hit Belfast home are ongoing, the health trust said. Read full article: Discussions ongoing over new provider at...→

The link between coronavirus and loss of eyesight explained as PM says his eyesight has been affected

Health officials are still trying to understand the symptoms of coronavirus, with the UK adding loss of taste and smell to the official list of symptoms last w [...] Read full article: The link between coronavirus and loss of...→

How knitting became lockdown’s most unexpected trend

How knitting became lockdown’s most unexpected trend

Have you noticed a shift in your Instagram algorithm lately? So have we. Instead of a feed filled with sourdough starters and just-baked banana bread, the mass [...] Read full article: How knitting became lockdown’s most unex...→

LIVE BLOG Coronavirus NI: 'Ignore Dominic Cummings' - NI Health Minister - First time ZERO Coronavirus deaths reported since March 18

The Minister for the Department of Health, Robin Swan, has encouraged the people of Northern Ireland to ignore the actions of Boris Johnson's top adviser, Domi [...] Read full article: LIVE BLOG Coronavirus NI: 'Ignore Domini...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid-19 deaths recorded in last 24 hours

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid-19 deaths recorded in last 24 hours

Northern Ireland has recorded no Covid-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health has announced. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid-1...→

EU must speed up to save lives: CF campaigners in wonder drug plea during crisis

EU must speed up to save lives: CF campaigners in wonder drug plea during crisis

A CYSTIC fibrosis charity has urged EU bureaucrats to speed up approving a life-saving wonder drug - to help shielding sufferers right now fight coronavirus. I [...] Read full article: EU must speed up to save lives: CF campa...→

Analysis: How Jackson Carlaw has been holed below waterline by Dominic Cummings

Tomorrow it’s First Minister’s Questions and viewers looking for more of the same are likely to be disappointed. For Mr Carlaw’s credibility, integrity and his [...] Read full article: Analysis: How Jackson Carlaw has been ho...→

Health Minister Robin Swann reveals that treatment for COVID-19 - Remdesivir - to be made available

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the announcement that the anti-viral drug Remdesivir will be available for the treatment of Covid-19. Read full article: Health Minister Robin Swann reveals that...→

How to get rid of visceral fat: The easy-to-do activity to help you lose harmful belly fat

How to get rid of visceral fat: The easy-to-do activity to help you lose harmful belly fat

How to get rid of visceral fat: Packing on the pounds has unfortunately become a reality for many people during coronavirus lockdown. While a bigger waistline [...] Read full article: How to get rid of visceral fat: The easy...→

‘Why were we not shielded from the beginning?’: Type 1 diabetics respond to high Covid-19 death rates

‘Why were we not shielded from the beginning?’: Type 1 diabetics respond to high Covid-19 death rates

NHS England has confirmed Type 1 diabetics have a 3.5 times greater risk of dying from Covid-19, but the government still says diabetics do not need to shield. [...] Read full article: ‘Why were we not shielded from the begin...→

Catholic Church lays out rules for return of public Mass in Northern Ireland

Catholic Church lays out rules for return of public Mass in Northern Ireland

Priests will be asked to distribute communion from behind glass screens or wear visors as part of plans to resume public celebrations of Mass. Read full article: Catholic Church lays out rules for retur...→

Could MND and Alzheimer’s cures be closer due to Coronavirus drug trials?

The race to find a vaccine for the Coronavirus has taken conversations about the speed of clinical trials out of laboratories and into living rooms while testi [...] Read full article: Could MND and Alzheimer’s cures be close...→

Scotland to launch coronavirus 'Test and Protect' programme today - this is how it will work

The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme - labelled Test and Protect - will go live from Thursday. Read full article: Scotland to launch coronavirus 'Test and...→

Speeding falls dramatically across West Midlands during lockdown

Speeding falls dramatically across West Midlands during lockdown

The number of drivers caught speeding on West Midlands roads plummeted as the country went into lockdown, new figures have revealed. Read full article: Speeding falls dramatically across West ...→

Coronavirus mental health impact will last 'considerable' time - Wolverhampton hospital boss

Coronavirus mental health impact will last 'considerable' time - Wolverhampton hospital boss

The impact of coronavirus on people's mental health will be felt for a "considerable" amount of time, a health chief has said. Read full article: Coronavirus mental health impact will la...→

Pollen count: This clever hack may keep hay fever symptoms at bay

Pollen count: This clever hack may keep hay fever symptoms at bay

POLLEN COUNT for most parts of the UK has been forecasted by the Met Office. What is the pollen count for today and how can you keep your hay fever symptoms at [...] Read full article: Pollen count: This clever hack may keep ...→

'I sat there and held his hand'

'I sat there and held his hand'

How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: 'I sat there and held his hand'...→

Not every COVID-19 patient makes enough 'neutralizing' antibodies

Not every COVID-19 patient makes enough 'neutralizing' antibodies

In a new study from Rockefeller University, 79% of 149 recovered coronavirus patients who donated plasma had low levels of antibodies in their blood but 1% of [...] Read full article: Not every COVID-19 patient makes enough ...→

High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death

High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death

HIGH cholesterol poses profound risks to your health but you can lower levels of the harmful substance by making simple dietary tweaks. As part of your dietary [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: Take this supplement f...→

 Dementia symptoms: Does your partner do this in bed? Major warning sign

Dementia symptoms: Does your partner do this in bed? Major warning sign

DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for a range of conditions characterised by brain decline. It can be tricky to diagnose different forms of dementia because many sy [...] Read full article: Dementia symptoms: Does your partner do...→

Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make you feel breathless? Can it affect your breathing?

Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make you feel breathless? Can it affect your breathing?

HAY FEVER season is well underway in the UK, with pollen count being at its highest between late March and September. But what are the symptoms of hay fever? A [...] Read full article: Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make y...→

Sturgeon pledges support for Scots required to self-isolate during pandemic

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted people having to self-isolate under the Scottish Government’s contact tracing scheme will receive support, including alternative a [...] Read full article: Sturgeon pledges support for Scots requi...→

UTV political editor Ken Reid is new patron of Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI

Veteran TV journalist Ken Reid has spoken about the cancer treatment he has been receiving during lockdown. Read full article: UTV political editor Ken Reid is new pat...→

Phase Two lockdown rules Northern Ireland: This is what NI will look like once it moves to phase two of lockdown exit plan

Stormont has implemented all but one element of the first of five phases designed to safely bring Northern Ireland out of Coronvirus lockdown. Read full article: Phase Two lockdown rules Northern Irelan...→

Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensation in your body that could signal you have it

Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensation in your body that could signal you have it

CORONAVIRUS symptoms are a wide spectrum, with some people experiencing mild or no symptoms and others experiencing debilitating effects. On the more extreme e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensat...→

Childline holding counselling 'every 5 minutes' during lockdown

Childline holding counselling 'every 5 minutes' during lockdown

Childline is holding counselling sessions every five minutes on average during the coronavirus lockdown for young people with mental health concerns. Read full article: Childline holding counselling 'every 5 m...→

Arthritis warning - when your joint stiffness could be something serious

Arthritis warning - when your joint stiffness could be something serious

ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, and can lead to joint pain and inflammation. One of the most common signs of the condition is joint s [...] Read full article: Arthritis warning - when your joint stif...→

How to get rid of sunburn: Two simple steps to healing sunburned skin

How to get rid of sunburn: Two simple steps to healing sunburned skin

HOW TO get rid of sunburn: The weather has been beautiful lately, but it doesn't come without its risks. Have you noticed a sensitive, red patch where you've c [...] Read full article: How to get rid of sunburn: Two simple st...→

Health secretary admits she might have taken 'different view' on Covid-19 care home strategy

Scotland’s health secretary has admitted that she “might have taken a different view” on its widely-criticised strategy surrounding care homes during the Covid [...] Read full article: Health secretary admits she might have t...→

How you could help the search for a coronavirus vaccine

How you could help the search for a coronavirus vaccine

Experts say there is now only a 50% chance Oxford vaccine will work as Covid-19 cases continue to fall Read full article: How you could help the search for a coro...→

Behind the scenes: How we produce The Scotsman in lockdown

The last nine weeks have presented the staff who produce The Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News, and Scotland on Sunday with perhaps the greatest challenge in th [...] Read full article: Behind the scenes: How we produce The Sc...→

Further 13 people die in Scotland from Covid-19 as total death toll hits 2,304

Further 13 people die in Scotland from Covid-19 as total death toll hits 2,304

The number of positive cases of Covid-19 has risen to 15,240 which is an increase of 55 compared to yesterday’s figures. Read full article: Further 13 people die in Scotland from C...→

Ringworm: What is it and how can you get rid of it? Best treatment revealed

Ringworm: What is it and how can you get rid of it? Best treatment revealed

RINGWORM is a fungal infection that appears on the skin. Typically ring-shaped, the rash can even lead to hair loss. What's the best medicine to get rid of it? Read full article: Ringworm: What is it and how can you get...→

Pneumonia warning - what colour is your phlegm? Colour to avoid

Pneumonia warning - what colour is your phlegm? Colour to avoid

PNEUMONIA symptoms may be difficult to spot, but they could be linked to the deadly UK coronavirus outbreak. You could be at risk of the lungs bacterial infect [...] Read full article: Pneumonia warning - what colour is your ...→

Matron: Rapid deaths of virus patients left staff fearing for safety

Matron: Rapid deaths of virus patients left staff fearing for safety

A matron at one of the London hospitals hardest hit by coronavirus has told how some patients suffered a rapid death and staff felt “vulnerable and unsettled” [...] Read full article: Matron: Rapid deaths of virus patients l...→

Bowel cancer symptoms: Hematochezia is a warning sign of the deadly disease – but what is?

Bowel cancer symptoms: Hematochezia is a warning sign of the deadly disease – but what is?

BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, with around 40,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. Hematochezia is one of the warning s [...] Read full article: Bowel cancer symptoms: Hematochezia is a...→

Coronavirus warning - the ‘serious’ sign of COVID-19 infection in your chest

Coronavirus warning - the ‘serious’ sign of COVID-19 infection in your chest

CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But you could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you develop this "s [...] Read full article: Coronavirus warning - the ‘serious’ sign...→

Does Covid-19 affect eyesight as Dominic Cummings described?

Does Covid-19 affect eyesight as Dominic Cummings described?

'Cases where Covid-19 is recorded alongside an impact on eyesight are rare, so we cannot establish a direct causal effect' Read full article: Does Covid-19 affect eyesight as Dominic...→

Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann is unable to say whether admitting people with Covid-19 to care homes resulted in outbreaks of the deadly virus. Read full article: Health minister Swann to look at impact ...→

Why some people are hesitant to see friends as lockdown eases

Why some people are hesitant to see friends as lockdown eases

The gradual return of many of our basic freedoms is music to many people's ears but, for others, easing back into society is a cause for anxiety, writes Harrie [...] Read full article: Why some people are hesitant to see frie...→

Prince William visits Albion and Villa during new show on men's mental health

Prince William visits Albion and Villa during new show on men's mental health

Prince William pays a visit to West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa football clubs during an upcoming documentary on mental health. Read full article: Prince William visits Albion and Villa d...→

Students use IT skills to help the NHS during pandemic

Students use IT skills to help the NHS during pandemic

University students have been drafted in to help the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Students use IT skills to help the NHS d...→

Women doctors not able to fight coronavirus crisis due to lack of childcare, BMA warns

Women doctors not able to fight coronavirus crisis due to lack of childcare, BMA warns

Exclusive: Top official says anxiety around inability to find cover could make doctors more likely to make mistakes while providing care Read full article: Women doctors not able to fight coronavi...→

Hancock calls on public to do their 'civic duty’ amid Cummings fallout

Hancock calls on public to do their 'civic duty’ amid Cummings fallout

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has appealed to the public to do their “civic duty” as the Dominic Cummings affair threatens to derail next week’s planned shift [...] Read full article: Hancock calls on public to do their 'civ...→

Life and death on coronavirus ward

Life and death on coronavirus ward

The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week. Read full article: Life and death on coronavirus ward...→

Experts say to cut children's grapes into quarters until 5-years-old

Experts say to cut children's grapes into quarters until 5-years-old

You should always be cutting your child's grapes into halves, or preferably quarters, to avoid choking. But at what age can you stop cutting them up? Read full article: Experts say to cut children's grapes int...→

High blood pressure: Experiencing this while exercising is a sign you have hypertension

High blood pressure: Experiencing this while exercising is a sign you have hypertension

HIGH blood pressure is often described as a "silent killer" because it doesn't produce any symptoms. A new study suggests your risk of developing high blood pr [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: Experiencing this w...→

Takeover agreed for crisis-hit nursing home

Agreement has been reached for a new company to take over a Belfast nursing home where health authorities had planned to relocate residents over concerns about [...] Read full article: Takeover agreed for crisis-hit nursing h...→

Government Cummings message ‘could cost lives’

Government Cummings message ‘could cost lives’

The "muddying of the waters" around the Government’s coronavirus messaging in the wake of the Dominic Cummings scandal "could cost lives", a leading figure at [...] Read full article: Government Cummings message ‘could cost ...→

Tracking hospital parents with Covid-19 remains 'very difficult', health secretary admits

Establishing whether patients being admitted to hospitals across Scotland are free from Covid-19 remains “very difficult,” Scotland’s health secretary has admi [...] Read full article: Tracking hospital parents with Covid-19 ...→

Health Minister warns against allowing Dominic Cummings distract from key public messages

Health Minister warns against allowing Dominic Cummings distract from key public messages

Health Minister Robin Swann was keen to impress that the the virus is still infecting people in the community after no deaths were recorded in 24 hours for the [...] Read full article: Health Minister warns against allowing D...→

BBC Radio Ulster's Nuala McKeever 'saying nothing' after Dominic Cummings on-air gaffe

BBC Radio Ulster's Nuala McKeever 'saying nothing' after Dominic Cummings on-air gaffe

Comedienne Nuala McKeever remained tight-lipped after she described Boris Johnson's controversial senior adviser Dominic Cummings as a "d***" live on Radio Uls [...] Read full article: BBC Radio Ulster's Nuala McKeever 'sayin...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours 'clear sign of progress,' says health minister

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours 'clear sign of progress,' says health minister

Health Minister Robin Swann has said Tuesday's report of no Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours was a sign of the progress made in tackling the virus outbreak [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid-1...→

Where to get your bike fixed in London

Where to get your bike fixed in London

That old banger in the shed? It could be your new ticket to work with a little bit of TLC. The capital’s bike mechanics are fixing, pumping and mending as quic [...] Read full article: Where to get your bike fixed in London...→

POLL: 71% of UK public believe Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules

A new poll has found that 71 per cent of the British public believe Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules, while another has put Boris Johnson’s approval r [...] Read full article: POLL: 71% of UK public believe Dominic ...→

High cholesterol: A natural way to help lower your high cholesterol levels

High cholesterol: A natural way to help lower your high cholesterol levels

HIGH cholesterol: Carrying high levels of LDL 'bad' cholesterol in your blood increases the chances of a heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there is a natur [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: A natural way to help ...→

Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?

Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?

The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus. Read full article: Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?...→

'Keep out of politics or we will kill you': Bishop reveals details of death threat

'Keep out of politics or we will kill you': Bishop reveals details of death threat

The Bishop of Worcester has revealed he received a death threat after speaking out about Dominic Cummings alleged breach of lockdown rules. Read full article: 'Keep out of politics or we will kill yo...→

How to live longer - the best breakfast food to prevent early death and boost weight loss

How to live longer - the best breakfast food to prevent early death and boost weight loss

HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death, and ev [...] Read full article: How to live longer - the best breakfast ...→

How to exercise in a heatwave

How to exercise in a heatwave

Thousands of Britons headed to beaches and parks at the weekend to enjoy the beginning of a heatwave that is expected to last until early June. Read full article: How to exercise in a heatwave...→

'I've been busier than ever ... it's important to maintain normality' - Outgoing Presbyterian Moderator

'I've been busier than ever ... it's important to maintain normality' - Outgoing Presbyterian Moderator

The outgoing Presbyterian Moderator has said he has contacted more than 400 of his church's ministers by phone or video-link since lockdown. Read full article: 'I've been busier than ever ... it's imp...→

Coronavirus: Massive fall in fines handed out by police over social distancing in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Massive fall in fines handed out by police over social distancing in Northern Ireland

The number of fines issued by police in Northern Ireland over social distancing rules dropped from nearly 400 to 30 in a month, it can be revealed. (PSNI/PA).. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Massive fall in fines hande...→

Covid-hit NI care home failed minimum infection control standards before pandemic

Covid-hit NI care home failed minimum infection control standards before pandemic

A care home at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak was failing minimum infection control standards just months before the pandemic hit, it can be revealed [...] Read full article: Covid-hit NI care home failed minimum in...→

Crime on rise again in Northern Ireland after falling steeply following coronavirus lockdown rules

Crime on rise again in Northern Ireland after falling steeply following coronavirus lockdown rules

Crime is beginning to creep up after dramatic drops across most categories following the initial lockdown, according to the latest figures. Read full article: Crime on rise again in Northern Ireland ...→

BAME nursing staff 'find it harder to access PPE' than white counterparts

BAME nursing staff 'find it harder to access PPE' than white counterparts

‘We look forward to getting more answers from Public Health England’s investigation,’ says head of nursing union Read full article: BAME nursing staff 'find it harder to ac...→

Ministers urged not to backtrack on council funding pledge

Ministers urged not to backtrack on council funding pledge

Ministers have been urged to hand more cash to West Midlands councils to help them survive the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Ministers urged not to backtrack on coun...→

NHS workers brave the shave to raise funds for their department

NHS workers brave the shave to raise funds for their department

A pair of dedicated frontline NHS workers have braved the shave to raise money for their department. Read full article: NHS workers brave the shave to raise fun...→

Test and trace system will start on Thursday

Test and trace system will start on Thursday

Anyone coming into close contact with infected people in England will be told to isolate. Read full article: Test and trace system will start on Thur...→

William: Bad eyesight helped me overcome anxiety of giving speeches

William: Bad eyesight helped me overcome anxiety of giving speeches

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed poor eyesight helped him overcome the anxiety of giving important speeches, saying it helped that the faces of those in the [...] Read full article: William: Bad eyesight helped me overcome...→

Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling out?

Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling out?

HAIR loss is normally not a cause for concern, but it can be upsetting, embarrassing, and cause low self-esteem. Here's why your hair is falling out. Read full article: Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling...→

Sleep warning: The breathing condition that can disrupt your sleep and affect your mood

Sleep warning: The breathing condition that can disrupt your sleep and affect your mood

SLEEP is crucial to everyday functioning. Do you find you still feel groggy in the mornings, even though you went to bed early enough and should have had enoug [...] Read full article: Sleep warning: The breathing condition t...→

'I would love to take my three children to see their nanny indoors' - Mallon says no one is above the law during coronavirus restrictions

'I would love to take my three children to see their nanny indoors' - Mallon says no one is above the law during coronavirus restrictions

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | 16.2°C Belfast... On the issue of transport, Ms Mallon announced a seven month extension to driving licenses about to expire as well a [...] Read full article: 'I would love to take my three children ...→

Plasma from recovered coronavirus patients DOES help those suffering

Plasma from recovered coronavirus patients DOES help those suffering

In a new study from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, 18% of 39 coronavirus patients who received plasma infusions saw their conditions worsen compared to [...] Read full article: Plasma from recovered coronavirus patien...→

How to get rid of visceral fat: Avoid this ‘hidden’ ingredient to lose belly fat

How to get rid of visceral fat: Avoid this ‘hidden’ ingredient to lose belly fat

HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Belly fat can increase your risk of early death if you do not take steps to reduce it. Diet acts as a defence against the harmf [...] Read full article: How to get rid of visceral fat: Avoid th...→

'It haunts me she didn't get treatment' says daughter of care home coronavirus victim

A woman whose mother died of coronavirus in a care home says she is “haunted” by the “horrible death” of her mother who wasn’t admitted to hospital for care, a [...] Read full article: 'It haunts me she didn't get treatment' ...→

This initiative is providing free wellbeing treatments for NHS workers

This initiative is providing free wellbeing treatments for NHS workers

When the pandemic took hold of the UK back in March, Harriet Hunt knew she needed to do something for NHS workers like her husband, Charlie, a junior doctor.  Read full article: This initiative is providing free wellbe...→

AI lung cancer predictor finds patients most likely to relapse

AI lung cancer predictor finds patients most likely to relapse

London researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify the lung cancer patients at higher risk of having the disease return after treatment. Lung can [...] Read full article: AI lung cancer predictor finds patients ...→

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Unusual signs in your mouth that may signal the condition

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Unusual signs in your mouth that may signal the condition

PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive neurological condition which means it causes problems in the brain which gets worse over time. A lot of signs of the disea [...] Read full article: Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Unusual si...→

People tell police they are breaching lockdown because of Dominic Cummings row

People tell police they are breaching lockdown because of Dominic Cummings row

People breaching lockdown rules in the West Midlands have told police they are not following them because Dominic Cummings didn't. Read full article: People tell police they are breaching lo...→

FMQs: Pressure mounts for care home deaths public inquiry

Nicola Sturgeon is under mounting pressure to launch an inquiry into her government’s decision to discharge older people from hospital into care homes without [...] Read full article: FMQs: Pressure mounts for care home deat...→

Best sweatbands for workouts and running

Best sweatbands for workouts and running

During the lockdown period, it has become more crucial than ever to stay active. Gyms may be closed for the foreseeable but personal trainers and fitness influ [...] Read full article: Best sweatbands for workouts and running...→

Northern Ireland death rate similar to Republic's, not 50% higher, claims leading economist

Northern Ireland death rate similar to Republic's, not 50% higher, claims leading economist

Northern Ireland's death rate from coronavirus may be only 15% higher than that south of the border - and not 50% as previously claimed, a leading economist ha [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland death rate similar to R...→

Test, trace and isolate is crucial but no silver bullet, experts say

Test, trace and isolate is crucial but no silver bullet, experts say

Independent data experts today said that the speed at which people can be tested and given their results was crucial - but warned test, trace and isolate shoul [...] Read full article: Test, trace and isolate is crucial but n...→

Eczema treatment - the essential oil to relieve itchy and sore signs of eczema at home

Eczema treatment - the essential oil to relieve itchy and sore signs of eczema at home

ECZEMA could be treated by using creams, moisturisers or emollients. But you could also get rid of the dry skin condition at home by using this essential oil e [...] Read full article: Eczema treatment - the essential oil to ...→

High blood pressure causes: One thing you didn't know could be raising your reading

High blood pressure causes: One thing you didn't know could be raising your reading

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE is no laughing matter. The undercover condition can wreak havoc on your health and shorten your life. What's the one thing that can raise y [...] Read full article: High blood pressure causes: One thing yo...→

How to live longer: The best diet hailed by health experts to increase life expectancy

How to live longer: The best diet hailed by health experts to increase life expectancy

HOW TO live longer: To live a long and healthy life which includes watching the grandkids grow up and travelling to far off lands could be the thing of fairy t [...] Read full article: How to live longer: The best diet hailed...→

Will the current lockdown have a lasting impact on your child?

Will the current lockdown have a lasting impact on your child?

We've locked ourselves and our children down. We've retreated to our homes, isolating our households from those of our friends and families. In doing, so we ha [...] Read full article: Will the current lockdown have a lasting...→

Vitamin D deficiency - the best foods to avoid deficiency symptoms

Vitamin D deficiency - the best foods to avoid deficiency symptoms

VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot because they don't necessarily make you feel unwell. But if you're at risk of a deficiency, you should c [...] Read full article: Vitamin D deficiency - the best foods to...→

Coronavirus symptoms: The sign on your skin a COVID-19 infection is getting worse

Coronavirus symptoms: The sign on your skin a COVID-19 infection is getting worse

CORONAVIRUS inactions are, finally, on the decrease. However, people may still develop complications if exposed to the virus. What's the one sign on the skin t [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: The sign on your s...→

UK announces plan for 'local lockdowns' for future outbreaks as Americas become new coronavirus epicentre – follow live

UK announces plan for 'local lockdowns' for future outbreaks as Americas become new coronavirus epicentre – follow live

The Americas have emerged as the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, as a US study forecast deaths surging [...] Read full article: UK announces plan for 'local lockdowns' ...→

Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Health Minister Robin Swann has said the two-metre social distancing rule will not be changed, although the guidance is under constant review. Read full article: Experts split on guidance over two-metre...→

Tory rebels to grill PM over Cummings's lockdown travel - latest

Tory rebels to grill PM over Cummings's lockdown travel - latest

Boris Johnson will today be questioned by senior MPs over the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday as calls for his key adviser to resign over his travel continue t [...] Read full article: Tory rebels to grill PM over Cummings's ...→

Nurse describes 'frightening' experience of contracting Covid-19

Nurse describes 'frightening' experience of contracting Covid-19

An NHS staff worker who has recovered from Covid-19 has returned to the frontline at Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital. Read full article: Nurse describes 'frightening' experience...→

Blind man uses voice recognition software to create PPE

Blind man uses voice recognition software to create PPE

A blind man has been creating PPE by using voice recognition software with a 3D printer. Read full article: Blind man uses voice recognition softwar...→

Heart attack warning: Experiencing this as a child may signal your risk in later life

Heart attack warning: Experiencing this as a child may signal your risk in later life

HEART attacks are strongly tied to unhealthy lifestyle factors and research continues to shed further light on the link between the two. A new study has probed [...] Read full article: Heart attack warning: Experiencing this ...→

Dementia: Has your loved one developed these new interests recently? Major warning sign

Dementia: Has your loved one developed these new interests recently? Major warning sign

DEMENTIA is a progressive brain condition that causes dramatic behavioural changes over time. The symptoms are often subtle at first and a common early warning [...] Read full article: Dementia: Has your loved one developed t...→

How to get rid of spots: Take this natural supplement daily day to clear up your acne

How to get rid of spots: Take this natural supplement daily day to clear up your acne

HOW TO get rid of spots: Acne sufferers often report physical pain and psychological distress as a result of their skin condition but there are supplements sho [...] Read full article: How to get rid of spots: Take this natur...→

Migraine: How to prevent migraine

Migraine: How to prevent migraine

MIGRAINES are debilitating, and 12 percent of the nation suffers from them. Here's how to prevent migraines. Read full article: Migraine: How to prevent migraine...→

Type 2 diabetes: The Indian herbal extract proven to significantly lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes: The Indian herbal extract proven to significantly lower blood sugar

TYPE 2 diabetes can cause long term complications if blood sugar levels are not brought under control. Fortunately, making healthy lifestyle choices can ward o [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: The Indian herbal extra...→

Meet the parents who, unlike Dominic Cummings, sacrificed everything to stick to the lockdown rules

Meet the parents who, unlike Dominic Cummings, sacrificed everything to stick to the lockdown rules

‘Yesterday I was a law-abiding citizen, today I’m a heartless bad parent’: families tell Helen Coffey why they feel so let down by the latest government scanda [...] Read full article: Meet the parents who, unlike Dominic Cum...→

Coronavirus warning: Study reveals a new risk factor for severe COVID-19 symptoms

Coronavirus warning: Study reveals a new risk factor for severe COVID-19 symptoms

CORONAVIRUS death rates have soared since the government factored in care home mortalities. Why older people are disproportionately affected by severe symptoms [...] Read full article: Coronavirus warning: Study reveals a new...→

Health Minister Swann 'first aware of seriousness' of Clifton Nursing Home concerns last week

Health Minister Swann 'first aware of seriousness' of Clifton Nursing Home concerns last week

Health Minister Robin Swann said he first became aware of the seriousness of concerns around Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast last week. Read full article: Health Minister Swann 'first aware of se...→

Can coronavirus cause eyesight problems?

Can coronavirus cause eyesight problems?

Dominic Cummings said he drove to Barnard Castle to test his vision while the Prime Minister has also complained of his eyesight since contracting coronavirus Read full article: Can coronavirus cause eyesight problems?...→

Does coronavirus affect eyesight? Here's what you need to know

Does coronavirus affect eyesight? Here's what you need to know

Dominic Cummings claims that his eyesight suffered as a result of Covid-19 - but how common is this symptom? Read full article: Does coronavirus affect eyesight? Here's...→

Coronavirus cure: Could ebola drug Remdesivir be used to treat COVID-19?

Coronavirus cure: Could ebola drug Remdesivir be used to treat COVID-19?

CORONAVIRUS has been plaguing the world since it was first found in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Could the bole drug Remdesivir be used to treat COVID-19? Read full article: Coronavirus cure: Could ebola drug Remde...→

High blood pressure: How to give yourself a blood pressure MOT at home

High blood pressure: How to give yourself a blood pressure MOT at home

High blood pressure: Monitoring your own blood pressure at home is extremely important to know the correct process. This is especially important if a doctor ha [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: How to give yoursel...→

Eight more people die with coronavirus in Wales to take total to 1,282

Eight more people die with coronavirus in Wales to take total to 1,282

Public Health Wales has confirmed the total number of deaths since the outbreak began now stands at 1,282 Read full article: Eight more people die with coronavirus i...→

Parkinson’s disease - hidden symptom of Parkinson's in your nose you must watch out for

Parkinson’s disease - hidden symptom of Parkinson's in your nose you must watch out for

PARKINSON'S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. One of the more common warning signs [...] Read full article: Parkinson’s disease - hidden symptom of ...→

Some Stormont departments running out of cash due to Covid pressures, says Finance Minister Conor Murphy

Some Stormont departments running out of cash due to Covid pressures, says Finance Minister Conor Murphy

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has warned that some Stormont departments could run out of money next month as a result of extra spending due to the Covid-19 pan [...] Read full article: Some Stormont departments running out of...→

Coronavirus vaccine: Imperial College's 'promising' clinical trials to take off next month

Coronavirus vaccine: Imperial College's 'promising' clinical trials to take off next month

IMPERIAL College London shared an "exciting" update about their vaccine with Express.co.uk as they revealed the next stages of the trials. Read full article: Coronavirus vaccine: Imperial College's ...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: death toll reaches 2,291 as hospitalisations fall by 69

Last updated: Tuesday, 26 May, 2020, 12:55... She said she would wait and see “whether more follow suit”. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: death toll...→

Tory MPs: It's time to move on from Cummings row

Tory MPs: It's time to move on from Cummings row

Conservative MPs have called for the country to refocus on "fighting coronavirus together" as their party sought to move on from the Dominic Cummings crisis. Read full article: Tory MPs: It's time to move on from Cumm...→

Faulty gene linked to dementia ‘doubles the risk of severe Covid-19’

Faulty gene linked to dementia ‘doubles the risk of severe Covid-19’

People with a faulty gene linked to dementia may be twice as likely to exhibit severe coronavirus symptoms, new research indicates. Scientists have said the Ap [...] Read full article: Faulty gene linked to dementia ‘doubles ...→

NHS to offer coronavirus drug that can shorten recovery time by four days

NHS to offer coronavirus drug that can shorten recovery time by four days

Selected NHS coronavirus patients will soon be able to access a treatment to speed up their recovery, it has been announced this morning.   Read full article: NHS to offer coronavirus drug that can s...→

Experts predict heightened risk of substance abuse under lockdowm

According to a report in the prestigitious Lancet medical journal this week, one major concern about the impact of social isolation on populations is the likel [...] Read full article: Experts predict heightened risk of subst...→

'I've been busier than ever ... it's important to maintain normality' - Outgoing Presbyterian Moderator

'I've been busier than ever ... it's important to maintain normality' - Outgoing Presbyterian Moderator

The outgoing Presbyterian Moderator has said he has contacted more than 400 of his church's ministers by phone or video-link since lockdown. Read full article: 'I've been busier than ever ... it's imp...→

Coronavirus: DUP MLA says there is 'no such thing as new normal' despite Arlene Foster's warning

Coronavirus: DUP MLA says there is 'no such thing as new normal' despite Arlene Foster's warning

A DUP MLA has called for a return to normality after Covid-19 - despite his party leader Arlene Foster having repeatedly stated that the pandemic will mean a " [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: DUP MLA says there is 'no s...→

Covid-hit NI care home failed minimum infection control standards before pandemic

Covid-hit NI care home failed minimum infection control standards before pandemic

A care home at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak was failing minimum infection control standards just months before the pandemic hit, it can be revealed [...] Read full article: Covid-hit NI care home failed minimum in...→

Catholic Church lays out rules for return of public Mass in Northern Ireland

Catholic Church lays out rules for return of public Mass in Northern Ireland

Priests will be asked to distribute communion from behind glass screens or wear visors as part of plans to resume public celebrations of Mass. Read full article: Catholic Church lays out rules for retur...→

Coronavirus update: MP reveals he too flouted government’s rules despite symptoms

Coronavirus update: MP reveals he too flouted government’s rules despite symptoms

CORONAVIRUS: With the recent major flack Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior advisor Dominic Cummings has received for breaking lock down rules by travelling [...] Read full article: Coronavirus update: MP reveals he too fl...→

BAME nursing staff 'find it harder to access PPE' than white counterparts

BAME nursing staff 'find it harder to access PPE' than white counterparts

‘We look forward to getting more answers from Public Health England’s investigation,’ says head of nursing union Read full article: BAME nursing staff 'find it harder to ac...→

Scotland to launch coronavirus 'Test and Protect' programme today - this is how it will work

The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme - labelled Test and Protect - will go live from Thursday. Read full article: Scotland to launch coronavirus 'Test and...→

Charities count cost of closure as they plan for shops reopening

Charities count cost of closure as they plan for shops reopening

Charities have welcomed the news that their shops can reopen next month – but have revealed losses running to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Read full article: Charities count cost of closure as they ...→

Ministers urged not to backtrack on council funding pledge

Ministers urged not to backtrack on council funding pledge

Ministers have been urged to hand more cash to West Midlands councils to help them survive the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Ministers urged not to backtrack on coun...→

Coronavirus mental health impact will last 'considerable' time - Wolverhampton hospital boss

Coronavirus mental health impact will last 'considerable' time - Wolverhampton hospital boss

The impact of coronavirus on people's mental health will be felt for a "considerable" amount of time, a health chief has said. Read full article: Coronavirus mental health impact will la...→

Designs revealed for Dudley NHS monument plan

Designs revealed for Dudley NHS monument plan

Designs for a planned monument to honour key workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic have been revealed. Read full article: Designs revealed for Dudley NHS monument...→

Test and trace system will start on Thursday

Test and trace system will start on Thursday

Anyone coming into close contact with infected people in England will be told to isolate. Read full article: Test and trace system will start on Thur...→

'I sat there and held his hand'

'I sat there and held his hand'

How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: 'I sat there and held his hand'...→

Covid in sewage can predict outbreaks up to a WEEK before cases peak

Covid in sewage can predict outbreaks up to a WEEK before cases peak

Yale University scientists took daily measurements of coronavirus in sewage. Every sample contained virus, but levels peaked and declined days earlier than hos [...] Read full article: Covid in sewage can predict outbreaks up...→

Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supplement to lower post-meal sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supplement to lower post-meal sugar levels

TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that requires one to make careful dietary decisions. This is because diet helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and cons [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: Take this herbal supple...→

Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling out?

Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling out?

HAIR loss is normally not a cause for concern, but it can be upsetting, embarrassing, and cause low self-esteem. Here's why your hair is falling out. Read full article: Hair loss remedy: Why is my hair falling...→

High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death

High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death

HIGH cholesterol poses profound risks to your health but you can lower levels of the harmful substance by making simple dietary tweaks. As part of your dietary [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: Take this supplement f...→

'I would love to take my three children to see their nanny indoors' - Mallon says no one is above the law during coronavirus restrictions

'I would love to take my three children to see their nanny indoors' - Mallon says no one is above the law during coronavirus restrictions

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | 16.2°C Belfast... On the issue of transport, Ms Mallon announced a seven month extension to driving licenses about to expire as well a [...] Read full article: 'I would love to take my three children ...→

Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make you feel breathless? Can it affect your breathing?

Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make you feel breathless? Can it affect your breathing?

HAY FEVER season is well underway in the UK, with pollen count being at its highest between late March and September. But what are the symptoms of hay fever? A [...] Read full article: Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make y...→

How will the new coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

How will the new coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

‘We’ll be trading national lockdown for individual isolation,’ says NHS programme chief Read full article: How will the new coronavirus test-and-tr...→

How to get rid of visceral fat: Avoid this ‘hidden’ ingredient to lose belly fat

How to get rid of visceral fat: Avoid this ‘hidden’ ingredient to lose belly fat

HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Belly fat can increase your risk of early death if you do not take steps to reduce it. Diet acts as a defence against the harmf [...] Read full article: How to get rid of visceral fat: Avoid th...→

UTV political editor Ken Reid is new patron of Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI

Veteran TV journalist Ken Reid has spoken about the cancer treatment he has been receiving during lockdown. Read full article: UTV political editor Ken Reid is new pat...→

NHS chief says trust in social distancing dented by Cummings row

NHS chief says trust in social distancing dented by Cummings row

Healthcare chief Chris Hopson has called on Boris Johnson to acknowledge that public trust in social distancing measures has been undermined amid a bitter row [...] Read full article: NHS chief says trust in social distancin...→

This initiative is providing free wellbeing treatments for NHS workers

This initiative is providing free wellbeing treatments for NHS workers

When the pandemic took hold of the UK back in March, Harriet Hunt knew she needed to do something for NHS workers like her husband, Charlie, a junior doctor.  Read full article: This initiative is providing free wellbe...→

Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensation in your body that could signal you have it

Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensation in your body that could signal you have it

CORONAVIRUS symptoms are a wide spectrum, with some people experiencing mild or no symptoms and others experiencing debilitating effects. On the more extreme e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: The ‘jerky’ sensat...→

COVID-19 patients can safely see others after 10 days with no symptoms

COVID-19 patients can safely see others after 10 days with no symptoms

According to the CDC's new guidelines, people who were infected with the novel coronavirus can safely see other people if it's been 10 days since they first no [...] Read full article: COVID-19 patients can safely see others ...→

AI lung cancer predictor finds patients most likely to relapse

AI lung cancer predictor finds patients most likely to relapse

London researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify the lung cancer patients at higher risk of having the disease return after treatment. Lung can [...] Read full article: AI lung cancer predictor finds patients ...→

Childline holding counselling 'every 5 minutes' during lockdown

Childline holding counselling 'every 5 minutes' during lockdown

Childline is holding counselling sessions every five minutes on average during the coronavirus lockdown for young people with mental health concerns. Read full article: Childline holding counselling 'every 5 m...→

Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? Is it hay fever or coronavirus?

Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? Is it hay fever or coronavirus?

DOMINIC CUMMINGS recently said he embarked on a 60-mile round trip to test his eyesight after a suspected COVID-19 infection. What causes sore eyes? Is it hay [...] Read full article: Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? ...→

People tell police they are breaching lockdown because of Dominic Cummings row

People tell police they are breaching lockdown because of Dominic Cummings row

People breaching lockdown rules in the West Midlands have told police they are not following them because Dominic Cummings didn't. Read full article: People tell police they are breaching lo...→

How to get rid of sunburn: Two simple steps to healing sunburned skin

How to get rid of sunburn: Two simple steps to healing sunburned skin

HOW TO get rid of sunburn: The weather has been beautiful lately, but it doesn't come without its risks. Have you noticed a sensitive, red patch where you've c [...] Read full article: How to get rid of sunburn: Two simple st...→

Over 3,700 Scots have died of confirmed or suspected coronavirus

Over 3,700 Scots have died of confirmed or suspected coronavirus

The figures released by National Records of Scotland show that these deaths have been officially recorded as of May 27. Read full article: Over 3,700 Scots have died of confirmed ...→

Best sweatbands for workouts and running

Best sweatbands for workouts and running

During the lockdown period, it has become more crucial than ever to stay active. Gyms may be closed for the foreseeable but personal trainers and fitness influ [...] Read full article: Best sweatbands for workouts and running...→

Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever tablets can you take in one day?

Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever tablets can you take in one day?

WITH THE sunny weather not going anywhere for a while, Brits want to get out there and enjoy the rays - but for the 1 in 5 hay fever sufferers, it's not that e [...] Read full article: Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever ta...→

Behind the scenes: How we produce The Scotsman in lockdown

The last nine weeks have presented the staff who produce The Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News, and Scotland on Sunday with perhaps the greatest challenge in th [...] Read full article: Behind the scenes: How we produce The Sc...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: 13 further deaths brings Scottish Government total to 2,304

A total of 2,304 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 13 from 2,291 on Tuesday, according to data released by the Scott [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 13 further deat...→

Ringworm: What is it and how can you get rid of it? Best treatment revealed

Ringworm: What is it and how can you get rid of it? Best treatment revealed

RINGWORM is a fungal infection that appears on the skin. Typically ring-shaped, the rash can even lead to hair loss. What's the best medicine to get rid of it? Read full article: Ringworm: What is it and how can you get...→

Stomach bloating: The three errors you are making which is contributing to your bloat

Stomach bloating: The three errors you are making which is contributing to your bloat

STOMACH bloating is a condition we have all endured at some point in our lives. Whether it's sipping on too much beer, eating foods which don't agree with you [...] Read full article: Stomach bloating: The three errors you a...→

High blood pressure causes: One thing you didn't know could be raising your reading

High blood pressure causes: One thing you didn't know could be raising your reading

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE is no laughing matter. The undercover condition can wreak havoc on your health and shorten your life. What's the one thing that can raise y [...] Read full article: High blood pressure causes: One thing yo...→

Pneumonia warning - what colour is your phlegm? Colour to avoid

Pneumonia warning - what colour is your phlegm? Colour to avoid

PNEUMONIA symptoms may be difficult to spot, but they could be linked to the deadly UK coronavirus outbreak. You could be at risk of the lungs bacterial infect [...] Read full article: Pneumonia warning - what colour is your ...→

Shingles: This type of rash may reveal you’ve been infected with the virus

Shingles: This type of rash may reveal you’ve been infected with the virus

SHINGLES is caused by the chickenpox virus. You may experience a headache, or generally feel unwell, but what type of rash would you develop if you've been inf [...] Read full article: Shingles: This type of rash may reveal y...→

Will the current lockdown have a lasting impact on your child?

Will the current lockdown have a lasting impact on your child?

We've locked ourselves and our children down. We've retreated to our homes, isolating our households from those of our friends and families. In doing, so we ha [...] Read full article: Will the current lockdown have a lasting...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Robin Swann said Tuesday was a day “we have all been waiting for” after no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Northern Ireland. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Sw...→

Coronavirus symptoms: The sign on your skin a COVID-19 infection is getting worse

Coronavirus symptoms: The sign on your skin a COVID-19 infection is getting worse

CORONAVIRUS inactions are, finally, on the decrease. However, people may still develop complications if exposed to the virus. What's the one sign on the skin t [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: The sign on your s...→

Coronavirus warning - the ‘serious’ sign of COVID-19 infection in your chest

Coronavirus warning - the ‘serious’ sign of COVID-19 infection in your chest

CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But you could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you develop this "s [...] Read full article: Coronavirus warning - the ‘serious’ sign...→

Does Covid-19 affect eyesight as Dominic Cummings described?

Does Covid-19 affect eyesight as Dominic Cummings described?

'Cases where Covid-19 is recorded alongside an impact on eyesight are rare, so we cannot establish a direct causal effect' Read full article: Does Covid-19 affect eyesight as Dominic...→