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Eleven more coronavirus deaths at region's hospitals

Eleven more coronavirus deaths at region's hospitals

Eleven more coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham. Read full article: Eleven more coronavirus deaths at region...→

Strengthen your immune system against Covid with help of Vitamin D and pickles

Strengthen your immune system against Covid with help of Vitamin D and pickles

You must wash your hands and wear a mask, but boosting your immune system with the help of orange juice, zinc and Vitamin D is a real help in battle against co [...] Read full article: Strengthen your immune system against Co...→

Type 2 diabetes: The four sexual problems found in men warning of high blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes: The four sexual problems found in men warning of high blood sugar levels

TYPE 2 diabetes is an extremely common condition experienced by millions of people throughout the world. If experiencing any of these four warning signs in you [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: The four sexual problem...→

Get on your bike! Enjoy Northern Ireland's spectacular countryside along its beautiful cycle trails

Get on your bike! Enjoy Northern Ireland's spectacular countryside along its beautiful cycle trails

There's nothing like the freedom of getting out and about on your bike. The fresh air all around you, the wind in your face, and the pedalling is well worth it [...] Read full article: Get on your bike! Enjoy Northern Ireland...→

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: All I want for Christmas is a vaccine

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: All I want for Christmas is a vaccine

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Any new vaccine is tested for safety in animals and smaller human trials, before moving on to larger scale randomised trials involving tens [...] Read full article: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: All I want for Christ...→

Analysis: Are there any bright sides as clocks set to go back?

The clocks are set to go back this weekend, adding darker evenings to a growing list of reasons to be gloomy at the moment. Read full article: Analysis: Are there any bright sides as ...→

Avoid spicy foods before bed to promote a good night’s sleep research suggests

Avoid spicy foods before bed to promote a good night’s sleep research suggests

HOW TO get to sleep: When you are tossing and turning in bed, solutions to sleep loss can seem nonexistent. Simple dietary tweaks before bed can make all the d [...] Read full article: Avoid spicy foods before bed to promote ...→

Four inappropriate behaviours that could signal your partner has frontotemporal dementia

Four inappropriate behaviours that could signal your partner has frontotemporal dementia

DEMENTIA comes in many forms and the type you have will depend on the region of the brain that is experiencing nerve cell damage - the same is true for symptom [...] Read full article: Four inappropriate behaviours that could...→

Stuart Pearce health: Why the West Ham United coach fears he may develop lung cancer

Stuart Pearce health: Why the West Ham United coach fears he may develop lung cancer

STUART PEARCE is arguably one of England's greatest defenders, moving on to become the football coach for Premier League club West Ham United. But the famed fo [...] Read full article: Stuart Pearce health: Why the West Ham U...→

Customers of Cannock working men’s club urged to get tested after Covid-19 outbreak

Customers of Cannock working men’s club urged to get tested after Covid-19 outbreak

Customers who visited a Cannock social club are being urged to get tested for Covid-19 after an outbreak – whether they have symptoms or not. Read full article: Customers of Cannock working men’s club ...→

Mental health of coronavirus sufferers is being ignored, Royal College of Psychiatrists warns

Mental health of coronavirus sufferers is being ignored, Royal College of Psychiatrists warns

President worried mental health concerns as a result of lockdown areas had been 'weaponised by those with other political agendas’, and not enough attention ha [...] Read full article: Mental health of coronavirus sufferers i...→

Type 2 diabetes - drinking pomegranate juice may lower high blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes - drinking pomegranate juice may lower high blood sugar levels

DIABETES type 2 is easy to manage if you modify aspects of your lifestyle to lower your blood sugar levels. Diet holds the key and research suggests drinking p [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes - drinking pomegranate j...→

Covid-19: Northern Health Trust chief promises to protect services ‘as long as we possibly can’

The chief executive of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust has vowed to protect services for as long as possible as the number of Covid patients continue [...] Read full article: Covid-19: Northern Health Trust chief pr...→

‘Unacceptable’ - Health Minister Robin Swann is slammed as cancer procedures across NI are postponed because of Covid-19

‘Unacceptable’... Meanwhile, deputy chair of the health committee Pam Cameron (DUP) urged Mr Swann to identify “key asks” for the Executive and Government to a [...] Read full article: ‘Unacceptable’ - Health Minister Robin S...→

Health boss warns Covid could stop Christmas

Health boss warns Covid could stop Christmas

Kent's health chief has warned people their actions in the next few weeks will determine what happens to family's at Christmas. Read full article: Health boss warns Covid could stop Chris...→

Flu jab: How long does it take for immunity against the virus to develop?

Flu jab: How long does it take for immunity against the virus to develop?

THE FLU JAB is highly recommended for vulnerable people - do you fall into this category? How long does it take for immunity against the virus to develop? Read full article: Flu jab: How long does it take for immun...→

Two women died on Friday after testing positive for the virus. One woman, who di [...]

Two women died on Friday after testing positive for the virus. One woman, who di [...]

Two women died on Friday after testing positive for the virus. One woman, who died in a hospital in Newry, Mourne and Down, was in the 60-70 age bracket. The o [...] Read full article: Two women died on Friday after testing p...→

Asthma: How to exercise safely if it’s a trigger for your health condition

Asthma: How to exercise safely if it’s a trigger for your health condition

ASTHMA can make exercise seem like a dangerous activity. Yet, there are multitude health benefits from working up a sweat - how can you take part safely? Read full article: Asthma: How to exercise safely if it’s a...→

Gout symptoms: The first sign you could have the potentially disabling form of arthritis

Gout symptoms: The first sign you could have the potentially disabling form of arthritis

GOUT can be a crippling form of arthritis - once known as the 'disease of kings'. Mistakenly linked to overindulgence, this dire condition isn't reserved for n [...] Read full article: Gout symptoms: The first sign you could ...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: 18 news deaths as the country records 1,401 new cases in last 24 hours

A total of 18 deaths have been recorded in Scotland in the last 24 hours as the government confirms 1,401 people have tested positive for the virus since yeste [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 18 news deaths ...→

Joe Wicks: ‘The winter is going to hit our children's mental health hard’

Joe Wicks: ‘The winter is going to hit our children's mental health hard’

The nation’s PE teacher on how lockdown affected him and how he’ll be doing a 24-hour workout marathon for this year’s BBC Children in Need Read full article: Joe Wicks: ‘The winter is going to hit o...→

Coronavirus update: Neutralising antibodies against COVID-19 can last for a month

Coronavirus update: Neutralising antibodies against COVID-19 can last for a month

CORONAVIRUS sweeps through the nation - again. Surely, more and more people can develop immunity against the disease. Researchers found that in 92 percent of t [...] Read full article: Coronavirus update: Neutralising antibod...→

MLA Pam Cameron left 'confused and alarmed' by test staff's 'inaccurate advice'

MLA Pam Cameron left 'confused and alarmed' by test staff's 'inaccurate advice'

The deputy chair of Stormont’s Health Committee has expressed grave concern about being given “inaccurate information” when she was tested for Covid-19. Read full article: MLA Pam Cameron left 'confused and alarm...→

Coronavirus is dangerous for young people too, warns nurse after tough fight for life

Coronavirus is dangerous for young people too, warns nurse after tough fight for life

A nursing auxiliary, who is still recovering from coronavirus, is pleading with young people not to be complacent. Read full article: Coronavirus is dangerous for young peopl...→

Family who lost mother to virus ‘dismayed’ at lockdown debate

A family who lost their mother to Covid over the weekend was “incredulous and dismayed” to see debate rage about lockdown as their loved one fought to stay ali [...] Read full article: Family who lost mother to virus ‘dismaye...→

Council bosses make plea to Government not to place Staffordshire in tier two Covid status

Council bosses make plea to Government not to place Staffordshire in tier two Covid status

Council bosses in Staffordshire have urged the Government not to place the county into tier two status despite the number of Covid cases rising sharply. Read full article: Council bosses make plea to Government n...→

FDA approves remdesivir as a treatment for coronavirus patients

FDA approves remdesivir as a treatment for coronavirus patients

On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had given full approved the antiviral drug remdesivir as a treatment for patients infected [...] Read full article: FDA approves remdesivir as a treatment f...→

Health and safety watchdog to prosecute theme park over girl's death

Health and safety watchdog to prosecute theme park over girl's death

Evha Jannath, 11, drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon at Drayton Manor in 2017. An inquest ruled her death an 'accident' but the health and safety wa [...] Read full article: Health and safety watchdog to prosecute ...→

Dr Miriam Stoppard: 'It’s getting harder to tell the 2 types of diabetes apart'

Dr Miriam Stoppard: 'It’s getting harder to tell the 2 types of diabetes apart'

Dr Miriam Stoppard says the lines are becoming blurred around type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and it's crucial to identify patients with newly diagnosed type 1 dia [...] Read full article: Dr Miriam Stoppard: 'It’s getting harder...→

Whiteabbey Hospital’s Nightingale facility to open next month

A new Nightingale facility is scheduled to open at Whiteabbey Hospital next month, it has been confirmed. Read full article: Whiteabbey Hospital’s Nightingale facili...→

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus NI - Announcement from NI Executive expected imminently

The Northern Ireland Executive will provide an update on the battle with Covid-19 in the next few minutes. Read full article: LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus NI - Announcem...→

How I learnt to love golf, the perfect lockdown sport

How I learnt to love golf, the perfect lockdown sport

Outdoors, socially distanced and good for the soul: golf is a sport for everyone – so long as you can get over your preconceptions Read full article: How I learnt to love golf, the perfect l...→

Nicola Sturgeon says 'Santa is a keyworker' as she warns coronavirus Christmas will not be normal

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon assured families that Santa will continue to deliver presents this year, but warned the festive season will feel a little differ [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon says 'Santa is a keywork...→

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: 'Christmas nowhere will be normal this year'

Nicola Sturgeon to update the nation on Scotland's latest temporary coronavirus restrictions... Last updated: Thursday, 22 October, 2020, 12:52 Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: 'Chr...→

Over 70,000 in Northern Ireland on furlough at end of August, HMRC reveals

Over 70,000 in Northern Ireland on furlough at end of August, HMRC reveals

There were 70,500 jobs enrolled on the furlough scheme in Northern Ireland at the end of August, HMRC has said. Read full article: Over 70,000 in Northern Ireland on furlo...→

Tory MPs defend opposition to Rashford's free school meals campaign

Tory MPs defend opposition to Rashford's free school meals campaign

Tory MPs have defended their decision to reject Marcus Rashford's call to provide free meals for vulnerable children during school holidays. Read full article: Tory MPs defend opposition to Rashford's...→

NI veteran sets himself gruelling challenge

An injured veteran from Northern Ireland is hoping to become the first person to break a series of Ironman feats within the next few days. Read full article: NI veteran sets himself gruelling challe...→

Bowel cancer: The breakfast you should avoid to lower your risk of the deadly condition

Bowel cancer: The breakfast you should avoid to lower your risk of the deadly condition

BOWEL cancer is when abnormal cells continually divide, making more abnormal cells. These lump together to form a tumour. If you'd like to lower your risk of t [...] Read full article: Bowel cancer: The breakfast you should a...→

COVID symptoms: The seven signs you could be suffering from ‘long-Covid’

COVID symptoms: The seven signs you could be suffering from ‘long-Covid’

CORONAVIRUS continues to dictate the way the world behaves. Those lucky enough to have survived an infection seemingly unscathed may have lingering symptoms. W [...] Read full article: COVID symptoms: The seven signs you coul...→

Health minister and other MLAs reveal they are self-isolating after receiving notifications from StopCOVID NI app

Health Minister Robin Swann and several MLA’s are now self-isolating after receiving a close-proximity notification from NI’s track and trace app. Read full article: Health minister and other MLAs reveal th...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: The latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus in Scotland: Five residents die following Covid-19 outbreak at Dumfries care home... Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon extends restrictions [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: The latest...→

Call for residents to follow guidelines as hospital deaths rise

Call for residents to follow guidelines as hospital deaths rise

A rallying call has been issued for people to play their part in the fight against coronavirus as the number of patients dying in hospitals continues to rise. Read full article: Call for residents to follow guidelines ...→

'Speed up' Navy support ships deal to boost industry during Covid crisis, MP urges

'Speed up' Navy support ships deal to boost industry during Covid crisis, MP urges

Ministers have been urged to "speed up the timeline" for building Royal Navy supply ships in order to get British industry moving during the Covid crisis. Read full article: 'Speed up' Navy support ships deal to bo...→

When is a headache a sign of a brain tumour? Everything you need to know

When is a headache a sign of a brain tumour? Everything you need to know

BRAIN TUMOUR symptoms depend on the exact part of the brain affected and how slowly or quickly the tumour grows. Headaches are a commonly reported symptom, but [...] Read full article: When is a headache a sign of a brain tum...→

Best SAD lamps to help you survive the winter months

Best SAD lamps to help you survive the winter months

Beat the winter blues with some light therapy. We've rounded up some of the top options including lights from Lumie and Beurer worth investing in Read full article: Best SAD lamps to help you survive the w...→

Altnagelvin Hospital: Anger as patients attending A&E asked to queue outside building

Altnagelvin Hospital: Anger as patients attending A&E asked to queue outside building

Patients attending the emergency department at Altnagelvin Hospital are being asked to wait outside the building during busy periods as it struggles with overw [...] Read full article: Altnagelvin Hospital: Anger as patients ...→

Northern Ireland health strike nurses still waiting for wage refund

Northern Ireland health strike nurses still waiting for wage refund

Nurses who had to borrow money to make ends meet as a result of the health strike have not yet been repaid their docked wages, it has emerged. Read full article: Northern Ireland health strike nurses st...→

Liam Neeson powers through books and walks to cope in pandemic

Liam Neeson powers through books and walks to cope in pandemic

Liam Neeson revealed he has read 31 books and taken up power-walking during lockdown to keep himself sane. Read full article: Liam Neeson powers through books and wal...→

NEW: These are the 35 NI postcodes with the highest number of new positive Covid-19 cases in the last seven days

Evidence behind NI’s Covid-19 response published - this is why so many businesses have closed... Teenager killed in two car collision - body of youth remains i [...] Read full article: NEW: These are the 35 NI postcodes with ...→

‘Crystals aren’t woo woo’

‘Crystals aren’t woo woo’

I was sceptical until I had a session with a professional crystal healer, and while I’m far from fanatical, it has broadened my mind Read full article: ‘Crystals aren’t woo woo’...→

Heart attack: Sweating for no reason? Lesser-known warning sign of the dangerous condition

Heart attack: Sweating for no reason? Lesser-known warning sign of the dangerous condition

HEART attacks are medical emergencies which can cost a person's life. Knowing all the signs of the dangerous condition could therefore save a life and if exper [...] Read full article: Heart attack: Sweating for no reason? Le...→

South Yorkshire 'to stay in tier 3 for more than 28 days' - follow live

South Yorkshire 'to stay in tier 3 for more than 28 days' - follow live

Shoppers angry over essential items rules in Wales... Shoppers in Wales raged online as “non-essential” items were covered up in supermarkets when the country [...] Read full article: South Yorkshire 'to stay in tier 3 for m...→

Thyroid cancer: Cushing syndrome is a lesser-known warning sign – what is it?

Thyroid cancer: Cushing syndrome is a lesser-known warning sign – what is it?

THYROID cancer survival rates are 84 percent for 10 years or more if diagnosed early. Early diagnosis is crucial therefore and spotting the unusual signs could [...] Read full article: Thyroid cancer: Cushing syndrome is a le...→

Belfast-based massage therapist wants clarity over Covid support schemes

Belfast-based massage therapist wants clarity over Covid support schemes

A Belfast-based sports massage therapist has said she does not know if she qualifies for support from new government schemes announced yesterday. Read full article: Belfast-based massage therapist wants cl...→

Twelve ways to survive the Covid clampdown

Twelve ways to survive the Covid clampdown

You'd be forgiven for experiencing a sense of looming dread as Northern Ireland again endures heightened Covid restrictions for the first time since spring. Read full article: Twelve ways to survive the Covid clampdo...→

Schools should be 'sensible' on classroom temperatures amid coronavirus

Schools should be 'sensible' on classroom temperatures amid coronavirus

Schools should take a "sensible" approach to ensuring classrooms are warm enough over winter, while also making sure they are well ventilated amid the coronavi [...] Read full article: Schools should be 'sensible' on classroo...→

Eczema treatment: Six simple things you can do to manage skin discomfort

Eczema treatment: Six simple things you can do to manage skin discomfort

ECZEMA can worsen as the temperature dips during the autumn into winter. Speaking to the Daily Express, an expert dermatology nurse - Paula Oliver - shares her [...] Read full article: Eczema treatment: Six simple things you ...→

FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trials resume in the US

FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trials resume in the US

More than a month after the global trial pause and long after international trials resumed, FDA regulators will finally let Oxford's trials can restart in the [...] Read full article: FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vac...→

Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab make you ill?

Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab make you ill?

THE FLU jab is safe and effective, but it does have side effects. Can the flu jab make you ill? Read full article: Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab make y...→

Deep sleep can help to alleviate anxiety symptoms - key tips to achieve it

Deep sleep can help to alleviate anxiety symptoms - key tips to achieve it

ANXIETY symptoms can get in the way of everyday life, making it hard to perform even basic tasks. Deep sleep has been shown to target the mechanisms that cause [...] Read full article: Deep sleep can help to alleviate anxiety...→

Lipoedema: the little known condition that causes fat legs

Lipoedema: the little known condition that causes fat legs

As a former Love Island star Shaughna Philips opens up about her diagnosis, we report on the painful often misdiagnosed condition Read full article: Lipoedema: the little known condition th...→

Where to buy a face mask: the best face coverings to buy online

Where to buy a face mask: the best face coverings to buy online

Face masks and coverings are now literally the ‘must-have’ accessory of 2020 - efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus means they’re required when shopping o [...] Read full article: Where to buy a face mask: the best face ...→

What do the new lockdown tiers mean for Scottish schools, universities and childcare?

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new five level ‘framework’ for the type of restrictions which will be in place for different parts of Scotland over the winter. Read full article: What do the new lockdown tiers mean for ...→

Man is tier 3 in week but tier 1 on weekends

Man is tier 3 in week but tier 1 on weekends

A MAN has explained that during the week he lives a locked-down tier 3 lifestyle but at the weekends he treats himself to living like a tier 1. Read full article: Man is tier 3 in week but tier 1 on week...→

The government’s exercise message has been lost – and it’s harming us all

The government’s exercise message has been lost – and it’s harming us all

With parkrun and other forms of exercise on hold due to lockdown, our mental and physical health will suffer, as will our community spirit Read full article: The government’s exercise message has be...→

Health minister ‘deeply disturbed’ at postponed cancer procedures

Health minister ‘deeply disturbed’ at postponed cancer procedures

Stormont health minister Robin Swann has said he is “deeply disturbed” that cancer procedures are being postponed. Read full article: Health minister ‘deeply disturbed’ at po...→

Urgent action needed to stop spread of Covid-19 between hospital workers, warns RCS Edinburgh

Urgent action is needed to stop the spread of Covid-19 between hospital workers in order for vital operations to continue, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) [...] Read full article: Urgent action needed to stop spread of C...→

Surge in sales of vitamin D as Brits seek to boost their health during Covid pandemic

Surge in sales of vitamin D as Brits seek to boost their health during Covid pandemic

SALES of Vitamin D have soared as Britons seek to boost their health during the pandemic, figures released today show. Read full article: Surge in sales of vitamin D as Brits see...→

Nicola Sturgeon briefing LIVE: First Minister unveils a new five-tier framework of restrictions to tackle coronavirus

Last updated: Friday, 23 October, 2020, 12:54... The Scottish government has just release its five-level lockdown system which will apply in different areas of [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon briefing LIVE: First Min...→

Health Minister apologises for distressing people waiting on cancer procedures

Health Minister Robin Swann has apologised for the “distress that has been caused” by the postponement of cancer procedures in Northern Ireland. Read full article: Health Minister apologises for distressi...→

'Promising' trials of vaccine to treat three of deadliest cancers

'Promising' trials of vaccine to treat three of deadliest cancers

AN experimental treatment for three of the deadliest cancers has "shown promise" in lab trials. Read full article: 'Promising' trials of vaccine to treat t...→

Chancellor's new economic plan a lifeline for region's hospitality industry, Mayor says

Chancellor's new economic plan a lifeline for region's hospitality industry, Mayor says

Rishi Sunak's new economic plan will prevent lockdown restrictions from causing "incredible damage" to the region's hospitality industry, the West Midlands May [...] Read full article: Chancellor's new economic plan a lifelin...→

Coronavirus NI: 27 additional deaths identified in one week - takes NISRA death-toll to 942

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has identified 27 additional Covid-19 related deaths in the week to October 16, 2020. Read full article: Coronavirus NI: 27 additional deaths ide...→

Blood plasma donation centre to open in Wolverhampton

Blood plasma donation centre to open in Wolverhampton

NHS Blood and Transplant is opening a new blood plasma donation centre in Wolverhampton – as the largest plasma trial for Covid-19 expands. Read full article: Blood plasma donation centre to open in ...→

Special free school meal payments to be extended

Special free school meal payments to be extended

Families whose children receive free school meals are to receive a special payment to help them over the two-week school closure period, First Minister Arlene [...] Read full article: Special free school meal payments to be ...→

When is Nicola Sturgeon's coronavirus briefing? How can you watch it and what will she say?

Nicola Sturgeon will be updating the country on the latest coronavirus statistics and restrictions at a press conference held at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh [...] Read full article: When is Nicola Sturgeon's coronavirus br...→

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council chiefs have been urged to spend a chunk of nearly £8 million in government funding on bailing out businesses worst hit by the Covid pandemic. Read full article: Council urged to spend Covid cash on bai...→

How many people with coronavirus are asymptomatic?

How many people with coronavirus are asymptomatic?

ASYMPTOMATIC cases of coronavirus are a concern for many people, but how many people with the virus are asymptomatic? Read full article: How many people with coronavirus are asy...→

Over 100 cancer procedures cancelled by Belfast Trust due to Covid

The news comes after doctors such as outspoken Londonderry GP Anne McCloskey warned of the danger which prioritising Covid treatment posed when it comes to its [...] Read full article: Over 100 cancer procedures cancelled by ...→

Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea that can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar

Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea that can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar

DIABETES type 2 is a chronic condition whereby a person's insulin supply cannot sufficiently regulate blood sugar levels. Drinking a particular herbal tea has [...] Read full article: Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea that can im...→

Edinburgh firm to offer private 15 minute result Covid-19 tests

A global PPE manufacturer part-based in Edinburgh has launched two rapid result Covid-19 tests. Read full article: Edinburgh firm to offer private 15 minut...→

The cognitive issues that can indicate coronavirus - not one of the three 'main' symptoms

The cognitive issues that can indicate coronavirus - not one of the three 'main' symptoms

CORONAVIRUS symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and research continues to expound the many reasons for this variability. There are a host of neurolog [...] Read full article: The cognitive issues that can indicate c...→

Three wards at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital closed to new admissions after coronavirus outbreaks

Three non-coronavirus wards at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee have been closed to visitors and new admissions following outbreaks of the virus. Read full article: Three wards at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospit...→

‘It took me 11 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis. It took so long my body is damaged permanently’

‘It took me 11 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis. It took so long my body is damaged permanently’

A new government report found it takes an average of eight years to be diagnosed with endometriosis in the UK. Dr Robyn Atcheson, 31, from Queen’s University B [...] Read full article: ‘It took me 11 years to be diagnosed wit...→

Asthma: Four ways to help prevent a life-threatening asthma attack

Asthma: Four ways to help prevent a life-threatening asthma attack

ASTHMA attacks - also known as asthma exacerbation - can be life-threatening, as the airways become swollen and inflamed. Get the condition under control by fo [...] Read full article: Asthma: Four ways to help prevent a life...→

Scotland records 17 deaths in the last 24 hours as cases rise by more than 1,700

A total of 17 deaths have been recorded in Scotland in the last 24 hours as the government confirms 1,712 people have tested positive for the virus since yeste [...] Read full article: Scotland records 17 deaths in the last 2...→

Five things for Executive to discuss as sports and business appeal for support

Five things for Executive to discuss as sports and business appeal for support

The Northern Ireland Executive meets on Thursday to discuss the ongoing response to the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Five things for Executive to discuss as ...→

How bibliotherapy stopped me from losing the plot over lockdown 

How bibliotherapy stopped me from losing the plot over lockdown 

Feeling frazzled by the pandemic, I checked in for a course of bibliotherapy to see if reading the right books could calm my mind Read full article: How bibliotherapy stopped me from losing...→

Anxiety help: Six effective self-management strategies you can try today to ease symptoms

Anxiety help: Six effective self-management strategies you can try today to ease symptoms

ANXIETY develops from a combination of factors - situational, personality and physical health. If you'd like to mellow feelings of uneasiness, these self-manag [...] Read full article: Anxiety help: Six effective self-managem...→

The challenges of living with a stammer in lockdown

The challenges of living with a stammer in lockdown

Masks and remote working have become parts of everyday life for many, but for sufferers this brings with it extra difficulties Read full article: The challenges of living with a stammer ...→

Family Christmas could be cancelled after coronavirus chief Jason Leitch said Scots should celebrate 'digitally'

Professor Jason Leitch has said Scots should “get their digital Christmas ready” as he warned that this year's festive season is “not going to be normal” amid [...] Read full article: Family Christmas could be cancelled afte...→

'Significant' rise in Covid cases at Staffordshire hospitals

'Significant' rise in Covid cases at Staffordshire hospitals

Medical staff at Stafford's County Hospital say they have their work cut out for them this winter – as they reveal there has been a "significant" increase in C [...] Read full article: 'Significant' rise in Covid cases at Sta...→

Robin Swann in isolation after he received a Covid-19 app alert

Robin Swann in isolation after he received a Covid-19 app alert

Health Minister Robin Swann is self-isolating after receiving a notification on the StopCOVID app that he was in close proximity with someone who tested positi [...] Read full article: Robin Swann in isolation after he receiv...→

Russells Hall Rainbow within a whisker of hitting £30k fundraising target

Russells Hall Rainbow within a whisker of hitting £30k fundraising target

A campaign for a permanent sculpture to honour Dudley's Covid-19 heroes is within a whisker of hitting its funding target. Read full article: Russells Hall Rainbow within a whisker o...→

Football fans coming home? – Thousands sign petition to return to grounds

Football fans coming home? – Thousands sign petition to return to grounds

More than 8,500 people in the Black Country and Staffordshire have signed a petition calling for the Government to let football fans back into stadiums. Read full article: Football fans coming home? – Thousands s...→

Medical centre plan for Wednesbury moves forward

Medical centre plan for Wednesbury moves forward

Plans for a “state-of-the-art” new medical centre in the middle of Wednesbury are moving forward, with work expected to start next year. Read full article: Medical centre plan for Wednesbury moves...→

‘Structural racism not to blame' for higher coronavirus death rates among minorities

‘Structural racism not to blame' for higher coronavirus death rates among minorities

New government report on Covid-19 disparities shows socioeconomic and geographic factors contribute to high mortality rates among ethnic groups, says Dr Raghib [...] Read full article: ‘Structural racism not to blame' for hig...→

Hair loss treatment: The plant-based oil that rivals main drug treatment

Hair loss treatment: The plant-based oil that rivals main drug treatment

HAIR loss, also known as alopecia, can seem like a losing battle but there are proven solutions. One plant-based oil has produced effects that surpassed one of [...] Read full article: Hair loss treatment: The plant-based oil...→

Volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Anvisa, Brazil's health authority, announced on Wednesday that a volunteer in the Brazilian arm of AstraZeneca and Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine tria [...] Read full article: Volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus v...→

The sign in your face that could signal your blood pressure is extremely high

The sign in your face that could signal your blood pressure is extremely high

HIGH blood pressure is an evasive threat because it isn't usually accompanied by any symptoms. If your blood pressure is alarmingly high, however, a telltale s [...] Read full article: The sign in your face that could signal ...→

Scottish hospital harnesses 'plant power' with pioneering burns treatment made from pineapple

A Scottish hospital has pioneered the use of a new treatment for severe burns derived from the pineapple plant. Read full article: Scottish hospital harnesses 'plant powe...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: 11 new deaths as country records more than 1,000 cases in 24 hours

A total of 11 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours as Scotland sees a rise of 1,433 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 11 new deaths a...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Struggling to lose weight? It could be due to not enough B12

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Struggling to lose weight? It could be due to not enough B12

VITAMIN B12 deficiency is known as the essential vitamin, vital for the body to function effectively. Lacking in the vitamin could cause a variety of unusual a [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency: Struggling to lo...→

Challenging situation: Michelle O'Neill refuses to rule out extension of Covid-19 restrictions

Challenging situation: Michelle O'Neill refuses to rule out extension of Covid-19 restrictions

Michelle O'Neill has refused to rule out an extension to Covid-19 restrictions and said that every option will remain on the Executive's table at the end of th [...] Read full article: Challenging situation: Michelle O'Neill ...→

Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists warn of a fourth key warning sign of COVID-19

Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists warn of a fourth key warning sign of COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS symptoms mostly include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. However, a person could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection with [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists warn of...→

Walk-through coronavirus testing centre opens in Tipton

Walk-through coronavirus testing centre opens in Tipton

A walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened up at a car park in Sandwell in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Read full article: Walk-through coronavirus testing centre ...→

How can I boost my energy? Five ways to fight tiredness

How can I boost my energy? Five ways to fight tiredness

TIREDNESS strikes when you've had too many late nights or your lifestyle is particularly stressful, but don't worry it's easily fixed. Here are five ways to fi [...] Read full article: How can I boost my energy? Five ways to ...→

Bruce Springsteen health: Letter to You star’s hidden condition - the symptoms

Bruce Springsteen health: Letter to You star’s hidden condition - the symptoms

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN paved his way to fame Wirth hits such as ‘Born to Run' and ‘Dancing in the Dark'. But the musician's road to fame wasn't all problem-free. Th [...] Read full article: Bruce Springsteen health: Letter to You ...→

Third coronavirus lockdown 'certain without major overhaul of test and trace', says virologist

Third coronavirus lockdown 'certain without major overhaul of test and trace', says virologist

Northern Ireland faces a third lockdown and extended school closures over the Christmas holidays, a virologist has warned. Read full article: Third coronavirus lockdown 'certain with...→

Scots told to eat healthier amid obesity link to Covid-19

Scots have been told to eat more healthily amid a link between excess weight and increased impact of Covid-19. Read full article: Scots told to eat healthier amid obesity...→

Scots to be banned from travelling to 'high risk' areas of UK and Ireland

Scots will be banned from travelling to high risk areas of the UK and Ireland as part of the new tiered restrictions system unveiled by the Scottish government [...] Read full article: Scots to be banned from travelling to 'h...→

Coronavirus UK: ‘Delirium’ is a key coronavirus symptom in older people - how to spot it

Coronavirus UK: ‘Delirium’ is a key coronavirus symptom in older people - how to spot it

CORONAVIRUS cases continue to rise across the UK, with infections rates particularly high amongst the younger population. However, all eyes are naturally on th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus UK: ‘Delirium’ is a key coro...→

Best supplements for exercise: The supplement proven to boost exercise performance 

Best supplements for exercise: The supplement proven to boost exercise performance 

EXERCISE is essential to staying healthy, but for those looking to go the extra mile, could taking supplements help? Studies have proven Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) c [...] Read full article: Best supplements for exercise: The suppl...→

15-minute coronavirus antigen tests to be shipped from China to the UK

15-minute coronavirus antigen tests to be shipped from China to the UK

Millions of 15-minute coronavirus Medakit antigen tests are waiting to be shipped from China to the UK, according to their owner. Medakit's antigen swab test c [...] Read full article: 15-minute coronavirus antigen tests to b...→

How will Scotland's new five-tier lockdown system work?

The Scottish government has just release its five-level lockdown system which will apply in different areas of Scotland. Read full article: How will Scotland's new five-tier lockdo...→

Coronavirus death rate rises in England for first time since peak

Coronavirus death rate rises in England for first time since peak

The death rate for coronavirus patients in England has increased for the first time since the peak of the pandemic, new figures show.... The age-standardised m [...] Read full article: Coronavirus death rate rises in England ...→

'Hospital staff rang my wife to ask if she wanted to say goodbye' - a paramedic shares his terrifying Covid experience

A frontline paramedic from the East Midlands has shared his terrifying experience of contracting coronavirus, and living with its after effects.... Originally [...] Read full article: 'Hospital staff rang my wife to ask if s...→

Best supplements for hair growth: Three pills to take daily for healthy hair

Best supplements for hair growth: Three pills to take daily for healthy hair

BEST SUPPLEMENTS for hair growth: Is your hair looking lacklustre? Could it do with a more healthy look? The solution could be in a bottle - or three. Read full article: Best supplements for hair growth: Three ...→

Best electric bikes 2020: e-bikes for the road, commute and mountains

Best electric bikes 2020: e-bikes for the road, commute and mountains

From banana breads, to puzzles, lockdown reignited a passion for an array of weird and wonderful trends - but cycling may just have been the most ubiquitous of [...] Read full article: Best electric bikes 2020: e-bikes for th...→

Belfast Trust's cancellation of 106 cancer procedures 'frightening,' says MLA Paula Bradshaw

Belfast Trust's cancellation of 106 cancer procedures 'frightening,' says MLA Paula Bradshaw

It is "absolutely frightening" that more than 100 cancer-related hospital procedures have been postponed this month by the Belfast Health Trust, an MLA has sai [...] Read full article: Belfast Trust's cancellation of 106 canc...→

Doug Beattie: Military on standby to help NI NHS if needed

The UK’s armed forces will be on “standby” to prevent the collapse of the Northern Ireland health service, soldier turned politician Doug Beattie has said. Read full article: Doug Beattie: Military on standby to hel...→

Polio awareness campaign led by Wolverhampton group

Polio awareness campaign led by Wolverhampton group

The plight of many suffering from a life-threatening illness has been highlighted by an awareness campaign in the West Midlands. Read full article: Polio awareness campaign led by Wolverha...→

The 84p breakfast juice to protect against deadly high blood pressure symptoms at home

The 84p breakfast juice to protect against deadly high blood pressure symptoms at home

HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of developing hypertension symptoms and signs [...] Read full article: The 84p breakfast juice to protect again...→

Magnesium is a cheap and natural supplement proven to lower a high blood pressure reading

Magnesium is a cheap and natural supplement proven to lower a high blood pressure reading

HIGH blood pressure is a precursor to heart disease so it is imperative to keep it in check. Simple lifestyle tweaks can lower a high reading, including taking [...] Read full article: Magnesium is a cheap and natural supplem...→

Northern Ireland woman in infection survey not told she had Covid for three weeks

Northern Ireland woman in infection survey not told she had Covid for three weeks

A Co Down woman who is taking part in a UK Government Covid-19 survey was not told for almost three weeks she had the virus, it can be revealed. Read full article: Northern Ireland woman in infection surv...→

Stroke symptoms: The subtle sign when trying to smile - do you experience this?

Stroke symptoms: The subtle sign when trying to smile - do you experience this?

STROKE symptoms are often sudden and acute, causing an abrupt interruption to whatever you are doing. One telltale sign you are having a stroke can show up whe [...] Read full article: Stroke symptoms: The subtle sign when tr...→

The fruit extract that may suppress food intake and inhibit weight gain - what to buy

The fruit extract that may suppress food intake and inhibit weight gain - what to buy

BEST weight loss supplements: Losing weight is an uphill battle for many people but it doesn't have to be. Implementing concrete steps can help and evidence su [...] Read full article: The fruit extract that may suppress food...→

The new advice given to people who were previously shielding in Wales

The new advice given to people who were previously shielding in Wales

Wales' Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton is sending letters to everyone on the shielding patients list (SPL) Read full article: The new advice given to people who were ...→

Gail Porter 'slightly weeping' after BAFTA Scotland nomination for mental health documentary

A documentary showcasing Gail Porter’s mental health struggles has been nominated in this year’s BAFTA Scotland awards. Read full article: Gail Porter 'slightly weeping' after BAF...→

Walsall councillor verbally abused on bus by Covid rule breakers

Walsall councillor verbally abused on bus by Covid rule breakers

A Walsall councillor was verbally abused when she challenged fellow bus passengers about not observing Covid rules. Read full article: Walsall councillor verbally abused on bu...→

 Covid test and trace rate hits new low as infections surge

Covid test and trace rate hits new low as infections surge

The government’s Test and Trace programme has reached a new low, with just under 60 per cent of close contacts successfully reached by the system in the week e [...] Read full article: Covid test and trace rate hits new low ...→

Why fire-break lockdown cannot just apply to elderly and vulnerable

Why fire-break lockdown cannot just apply to elderly and vulnerable

The majority of the people dying with the virus have been aged over 60 prompting some to question why the whole of Wales, rather than just those most at risk, [...] Read full article: Why fire-break lockdown cannot just appl...→

Albion fan Dan completes 140-mile walk and smashes charity target

Albion fan Dan completes 140-mile walk and smashes charity target

He met a number of people along his journey that not only supported him financially, but emotionally in what was a gruelling test of endurance Read full article: Albion fan Dan completes 140-mile walk a...→

'Can I have sex with my neighbour's cat?': Your Tier 3 questions answered

'Can I have sex with my neighbour's cat?': Your Tier 3 questions answered

AS millions of Britons prepare for Tier 3 lockdown, are you still confused about what you’re allowed to do? Here are all your questions answered. Read full article: 'Can I have sex with my neighbour's cat?...→

Sunak to announce tier 2 job support as 'racism not to blame' for minority coronavirus death rate - follow live

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to unveil new support to help firms, particularly in hospitality, who have seen their trade drop due to coronavirus restrict [...] Read full article: Sunak to announce tier 2 job support as ...→

I know what Covid can do: Armagh salon owner who lost her father to the virus defends new restrictions

I know what Covid can do: Armagh salon owner who lost her father to the virus defends new restrictions

A beauty salon owner who lost her father to coronavirus has backed the new Covid-19 restrictions after they came in for fresh criticism. Read full article: I know what Covid can do: Armagh salon o...→

Councils in region to receive millions more to fund fight against Covid-19

Councils in region to receive millions more to fund fight against Covid-19

Councils across the region are set to receive millions of pounds in a major cash boost as part of a £1 billion package of additional support announced by the P [...] Read full article: Councils in region to receive millions m...→

Why do some people carry on testing positive for coronavirus for months on end?

Why do some people carry on testing positive for coronavirus for months on end?

Like ‘The Florence Three’, the outcome of Covid-19 tests – and how long you quarantine – could be dependent on where you test Read full article: Why do some people carry on testing posi...→

Scots hospital using pioneering new pineapple treatment for burns victims

Scots hospital using pioneering new pineapple treatment for burns victims

St John’s Hospital in Livingston is using NexoBrid which uses a tissue-dissolving enzyme made from the pineapple plant. Read full article: Scots hospital using pioneering new pine...→

Covid vaccine trial to continue following review of volunteer's death

Covid vaccine trial to continue following review of volunteer's death

Trials of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University will continue following a review of the death of a volunteer. The university is in advance [...] Read full article: Covid vaccine trial to continue followin...→

Suzanne Breen: Time for Stormont to up its game when it comes to testing care home staff for Covid-19

Suzanne Breen: Time for Stormont to up its game when it comes to testing care home staff for Covid-19

Forget the arguments over closing pubs and hairdressers, the shocking fact from the scientific papers published is that banning visitors from care homes has a [...] Read full article: Suzanne Breen: Time for Stormont to up i...→

Derry under siege again, but this time by insidious Covid-19 virus

Derry under siege again, but this time by insidious Covid-19 virus

On a street corner in the Rosemount area of Derry, a fine mist shrouds the scene as an elderly man, cloth cap pulled low, stands alone, passing the time. Read full article: Derry under siege again, but this time b...→

Dementia warning - why the area you live in could raise your risk of brain decline

Dementia warning - why the area you live in could raise your risk of brain decline

DEMENTIA researchers are primarily concerned with the factors that may heighten your risk of developing brain decline. New research suggests a factor you can c [...] Read full article: Dementia warning - why the area you live...→

The rise of the ‘crystal curious’

The rise of the ‘crystal curious’

Recent video footage revealed a large crystal in Harry and Meghan’s home, and it seems the semi-precious gems are all the rage right now Read full article: The rise of the ‘crystal curious’...→

Eleven more coronavirus deaths at region's hospitals

Eleven more coronavirus deaths at region's hospitals

Eleven more coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham. Read full article: Eleven more coronavirus deaths at region...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: 11 new deaths as country records more than 1,000 cases in 24 hours

A total of 11 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours as Scotland sees a rise of 1,433 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 11 new deaths a...→

South Yorkshire 'to stay in tier 3 for more than 28 days' - follow live

South Yorkshire 'to stay in tier 3 for more than 28 days' - follow live

Shoppers angry over essential items rules in Wales... Shoppers in Wales raged online as “non-essential” items were covered up in supermarkets when the country [...] Read full article: South Yorkshire 'to stay in tier 3 for m...→

Belfast-based massage therapist wants clarity over Covid support schemes

Belfast-based massage therapist wants clarity over Covid support schemes

A Belfast-based sports massage therapist has said she does not know if she qualifies for support from new government schemes announced yesterday. Read full article: Belfast-based massage therapist wants cl...→

Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists warn of a fourth key warning sign of COVID-19

Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists warn of a fourth key warning sign of COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS symptoms mostly include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. However, a person could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection with [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists warn of...→

Schools should be 'sensible' on classroom temperatures amid coronavirus

Schools should be 'sensible' on classroom temperatures amid coronavirus

Schools should take a "sensible" approach to ensuring classrooms are warm enough over winter, while also making sure they are well ventilated amid the coronavi [...] Read full article: Schools should be 'sensible' on classroo...→

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: All I want for Christmas is a vaccine

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: All I want for Christmas is a vaccine

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Any new vaccine is tested for safety in animals and smaller human trials, before moving on to larger scale randomised trials involving tens [...] Read full article: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: All I want for Christ...→

How can I boost my energy? Five ways to fight tiredness

How can I boost my energy? Five ways to fight tiredness

TIREDNESS strikes when you've had too many late nights or your lifestyle is particularly stressful, but don't worry it's easily fixed. Here are five ways to fi [...] Read full article: How can I boost my energy? Five ways to ...→

FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trials resume in the US

FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trials resume in the US

More than a month after the global trial pause and long after international trials resumed, FDA regulators will finally let Oxford's trials can restart in the [...] Read full article: FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vac...→

Avoid spicy foods before bed to promote a good night’s sleep research suggests

Avoid spicy foods before bed to promote a good night’s sleep research suggests

HOW TO get to sleep: When you are tossing and turning in bed, solutions to sleep loss can seem nonexistent. Simple dietary tweaks before bed can make all the d [...] Read full article: Avoid spicy foods before bed to promote ...→

Third coronavirus lockdown 'certain without major overhaul of test and trace', says virologist

Third coronavirus lockdown 'certain without major overhaul of test and trace', says virologist

Northern Ireland faces a third lockdown and extended school closures over the Christmas holidays, a virologist has warned. Read full article: Third coronavirus lockdown 'certain with...→

Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab make you ill?

Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab make you ill?

THE FLU jab is safe and effective, but it does have side effects. Can the flu jab make you ill? Read full article: Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab make y...→

Stuart Pearce health: Why the West Ham United coach fears he may develop lung cancer

Stuart Pearce health: Why the West Ham United coach fears he may develop lung cancer

STUART PEARCE is arguably one of England's greatest defenders, moving on to become the football coach for Premier League club West Ham United. But the famed fo [...] Read full article: Stuart Pearce health: Why the West Ham U...→

Scots told to eat healthier amid obesity link to Covid-19

Scots have been told to eat more healthily amid a link between excess weight and increased impact of Covid-19. Read full article: Scots told to eat healthier amid obesity...→

Lipoedema: the little known condition that causes fat legs

Lipoedema: the little known condition that causes fat legs

As a former Love Island star Shaughna Philips opens up about her diagnosis, we report on the painful often misdiagnosed condition Read full article: Lipoedema: the little known condition th...→

Mental health of coronavirus sufferers is being ignored, Royal College of Psychiatrists warns

Mental health of coronavirus sufferers is being ignored, Royal College of Psychiatrists warns

President worried mental health concerns as a result of lockdown areas had been 'weaponised by those with other political agendas’, and not enough attention ha [...] Read full article: Mental health of coronavirus sufferers i...→

Where to buy a face mask: the best face coverings to buy online

Where to buy a face mask: the best face coverings to buy online

Face masks and coverings are now literally the ‘must-have’ accessory of 2020 - efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus means they’re required when shopping o [...] Read full article: Where to buy a face mask: the best face ...→

Scots to be banned from travelling to 'high risk' areas of UK and Ireland

Scots will be banned from travelling to high risk areas of the UK and Ireland as part of the new tiered restrictions system unveiled by the Scottish government [...] Read full article: Scots to be banned from travelling to 'h...→

Man is tier 3 in week but tier 1 on weekends

Man is tier 3 in week but tier 1 on weekends

A MAN has explained that during the week he lives a locked-down tier 3 lifestyle but at the weekends he treats himself to living like a tier 1. Read full article: Man is tier 3 in week but tier 1 on week...→

‘Unacceptable’ - Health Minister Robin Swann is slammed as cancer procedures across NI are postponed because of Covid-19

‘Unacceptable’... Meanwhile, deputy chair of the health committee Pam Cameron (DUP) urged Mr Swann to identify “key asks” for the Executive and Government to a [...] Read full article: ‘Unacceptable’ - Health Minister Robin S...→

Health minister ‘deeply disturbed’ at postponed cancer procedures

Health minister ‘deeply disturbed’ at postponed cancer procedures

Stormont health minister Robin Swann has said he is “deeply disturbed” that cancer procedures are being postponed. Read full article: Health minister ‘deeply disturbed’ at po...→

Flu jab: How long does it take for immunity against the virus to develop?

Flu jab: How long does it take for immunity against the virus to develop?

THE FLU JAB is highly recommended for vulnerable people - do you fall into this category? How long does it take for immunity against the virus to develop? Read full article: Flu jab: How long does it take for immun...→

Asthma: How to exercise safely if it’s a trigger for your health condition

Asthma: How to exercise safely if it’s a trigger for your health condition

ASTHMA can make exercise seem like a dangerous activity. Yet, there are multitude health benefits from working up a sweat - how can you take part safely? Read full article: Asthma: How to exercise safely if it’s a...→

15-minute coronavirus antigen tests to be shipped from China to the UK

15-minute coronavirus antigen tests to be shipped from China to the UK

Millions of 15-minute coronavirus Medakit antigen tests are waiting to be shipped from China to the UK, according to their owner. Medakit's antigen swab test c [...] Read full article: 15-minute coronavirus antigen tests to b...→

Nicola Sturgeon briefing LIVE: First Minister unveils a new five-tier framework of restrictions to tackle coronavirus

Last updated: Friday, 23 October, 2020, 12:54... The Scottish government has just release its five-level lockdown system which will apply in different areas of [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon briefing LIVE: First Min...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: 18 news deaths as the country records 1,401 new cases in last 24 hours

A total of 18 deaths have been recorded in Scotland in the last 24 hours as the government confirms 1,401 people have tested positive for the virus since yeste [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 18 news deaths ...→

Coronavirus death rate rises in England for first time since peak

Coronavirus death rate rises in England for first time since peak

The death rate for coronavirus patients in England has increased for the first time since the peak of the pandemic, new figures show.... The age-standardised m [...] Read full article: Coronavirus death rate rises in England ...→

'Promising' trials of vaccine to treat three of deadliest cancers

'Promising' trials of vaccine to treat three of deadliest cancers

AN experimental treatment for three of the deadliest cancers has "shown promise" in lab trials. Read full article: 'Promising' trials of vaccine to treat t...→

Joe Wicks: ‘The winter is going to hit our children's mental health hard’

Joe Wicks: ‘The winter is going to hit our children's mental health hard’

The nation’s PE teacher on how lockdown affected him and how he’ll be doing a 24-hour workout marathon for this year’s BBC Children in Need Read full article: Joe Wicks: ‘The winter is going to hit o...→

Best supplements for hair growth: Three pills to take daily for healthy hair

Best supplements for hair growth: Three pills to take daily for healthy hair

BEST SUPPLEMENTS for hair growth: Is your hair looking lacklustre? Could it do with a more healthy look? The solution could be in a bottle - or three. Read full article: Best supplements for hair growth: Three ...→

Coronavirus NI: 27 additional deaths identified in one week - takes NISRA death-toll to 942

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has identified 27 additional Covid-19 related deaths in the week to October 16, 2020. Read full article: Coronavirus NI: 27 additional deaths ide...→

Coronavirus update: Neutralising antibodies against COVID-19 can last for a month

Coronavirus update: Neutralising antibodies against COVID-19 can last for a month

CORONAVIRUS sweeps through the nation - again. Surely, more and more people can develop immunity against the disease. Researchers found that in 92 percent of t [...] Read full article: Coronavirus update: Neutralising antibod...→

Special free school meal payments to be extended

Special free school meal payments to be extended

Families whose children receive free school meals are to receive a special payment to help them over the two-week school closure period, First Minister Arlene [...] Read full article: Special free school meal payments to be ...→

Coronavirus is dangerous for young people too, warns nurse after tough fight for life

Coronavirus is dangerous for young people too, warns nurse after tough fight for life

A nursing auxiliary, who is still recovering from coronavirus, is pleading with young people not to be complacent. Read full article: Coronavirus is dangerous for young peopl...→

Polio awareness campaign led by Wolverhampton group

Polio awareness campaign led by Wolverhampton group

The plight of many suffering from a life-threatening illness has been highlighted by an awareness campaign in the West Midlands. Read full article: Polio awareness campaign led by Wolverha...→

Magnesium is a cheap and natural supplement proven to lower a high blood pressure reading

Magnesium is a cheap and natural supplement proven to lower a high blood pressure reading

HIGH blood pressure is a precursor to heart disease so it is imperative to keep it in check. Simple lifestyle tweaks can lower a high reading, including taking [...] Read full article: Magnesium is a cheap and natural supplem...→

Over 100 cancer procedures cancelled by Belfast Trust due to Covid

The news comes after doctors such as outspoken Londonderry GP Anne McCloskey warned of the danger which prioritising Covid treatment posed when it comes to its [...] Read full article: Over 100 cancer procedures cancelled by ...→

Health and safety watchdog to prosecute theme park over girl's death

Health and safety watchdog to prosecute theme park over girl's death

Evha Jannath, 11, drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon at Drayton Manor in 2017. An inquest ruled her death an 'accident' but the health and safety wa [...] Read full article: Health and safety watchdog to prosecute ...→

Stroke symptoms: The subtle sign when trying to smile - do you experience this?

Stroke symptoms: The subtle sign when trying to smile - do you experience this?

STROKE symptoms are often sudden and acute, causing an abrupt interruption to whatever you are doing. One telltale sign you are having a stroke can show up whe [...] Read full article: Stroke symptoms: The subtle sign when tr...→

The new advice given to people who were previously shielding in Wales

The new advice given to people who were previously shielding in Wales

Wales' Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton is sending letters to everyone on the shielding patients list (SPL) Read full article: The new advice given to people who were ...→

Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea that can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar

Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea that can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar

DIABETES type 2 is a chronic condition whereby a person's insulin supply cannot sufficiently regulate blood sugar levels. Drinking a particular herbal tea has [...] Read full article: Diabetes type 2: The 25p tea that can im...→

Whiteabbey Hospital’s Nightingale facility to open next month

A new Nightingale facility is scheduled to open at Whiteabbey Hospital next month, it has been confirmed. Read full article: Whiteabbey Hospital’s Nightingale facili...→

Gail Porter 'slightly weeping' after BAFTA Scotland nomination for mental health documentary

A documentary showcasing Gail Porter’s mental health struggles has been nominated in this year’s BAFTA Scotland awards. Read full article: Gail Porter 'slightly weeping' after BAF...→

The cognitive issues that can indicate coronavirus - not one of the three 'main' symptoms

The cognitive issues that can indicate coronavirus - not one of the three 'main' symptoms

CORONAVIRUS symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and research continues to expound the many reasons for this variability. There are a host of neurolog [...] Read full article: The cognitive issues that can indicate c...→

How I learnt to love golf, the perfect lockdown sport

How I learnt to love golf, the perfect lockdown sport

Outdoors, socially distanced and good for the soul: golf is a sport for everyone – so long as you can get over your preconceptions Read full article: How I learnt to love golf, the perfect l...→