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Vitamin D: The truth about an alleged Covid ‘cover-up’

Getty Images As Covid-19 swept the world, so did misinformation about how to treat it. But sometimes misinformation can develop even around ideas that have some truth to them ...

Coronavirus doctor’s diary: How the virus has changed our sleep patterns

Getty Images Sleep disturbances are a common reaction to all natural disasters – from floods to epidemics, writes John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary, and the Covid ...

Covid: Passports showing vaccine status would be ‘time-limited’, says minister

Getty Images Any “Covid passport” scheme to prove people in England are safe to attend mass-audience events would be “time-limited”, the government said. A ...

Covid passport trials begin with live comedy night

Getty Images A comedy night in Liverpool will be the first event to pilot the government’s Covid passport scheme later this month. Ministers hope the passes will allow ...

Covid-19: Seven UK blood clot deaths after AstraZeneca vaccine

EPA Seven people have died from unusual blood clots after getting the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK, the medicines regulator has confirmed to the BBC. In total, ...

Covid: 30 blood clot cases found in AstraZeneca recipients in the UK

Reuters The UK’s medicines watchdog says it has identified 30 cases of rare blood clots in people who have had the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. The Medicines ...

Long Covid: More than a million affected in February, survey suggests

Getty Images About one in five people have symptoms of long Covid five weeks after an initial infection and one in seven after 12 weeks, an Office of National Statistics (ONS) ...

Covid-19: Few people with symptoms are self-isolating, study finds

Getty Images Fewer than one in five people request a Covid-19 test if they have symptoms, while the number who follow full self-isolation rules is low, a large study of the ...

Assisted dying inquiry essential, leading brain surgeon says

Humanists UK One of the UK’s leading brain surgeons, who has advanced prostate cancer, has said an inquiry into assisted dying is “absolutely essential”. Henry ...

Covid: Children ‘well protected by Pfizer vaccine’

Getty Images Pfizer says trials of its Covid vaccine in children aged 12 to 15 show 100% efficacy and a strong immune response. Initial results from trials in 2,260 adolescents ...