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Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities ‘over-exposed’ to Covid-19

People from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK “face greater barriers” when trying to protect themselves from coronavirus, according to a report. The Runnymede Trust, ...

Chronic pain: Antidepressants not painkillers recommended

Doctors are being advised not to prescribe common painkillers, including paracetamol and ibuprofen, for patients with chronic pain not caused by an injury or other medical condition. The ...

Testing ‘may not prevent new coronavirus wave’ when schools reopen

Current testing and contact tracing is inadequate to prevent a second wave of coronavirus after schools in the UK reopen, scientists have warned. Increased transmission would also ...

Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

More than two million people shielding against coronavirus in most of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland can now leave their home and return to work. Vulnerable people were advised ...

First England case diagnosed of tick-borne babesiosis

People are being urged to be on alert for tick bites, following the diagnosis for the first time in England of a rare illness. Public Health England (PHE) says the risk to the public ...

Coronavirus: Visiting people at home banned in parts of northern England

Media playback is unsupported on your device Millions of people in parts of northern England are now facing new restrictions, banning separate households from meeting each other ...

Coronavirus analysis: We’re now at the limit of easing lockdown

This is it. We are now, give or take, at the absolute limit of how much we can reopen society without a resurgence of coronavirus. This realisation at the heart of government is about ...

Rare illness spread by ticks diagnosed in UK

People are being urged to be on alert for tick bites, following the diagnosis for the first time in England of a rare illness. Public Health England (PHE) says the risk to the public ...

Coronavirus: Lockdown tightened in parts of northern England

Separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire from midnight, the government has announced. Health Secretary ...

Coronavirus: England highest level of excess deaths

England had the highest levels of excess deaths in Europe between the end of February to the middle of June, official analysis shows. The Office for National Statistics said England ...