Disease

North vs. South: how Covid has widened Britain’s wealth gap
Andy Burnham speaks to the media at a press conference outside The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
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North vs. South: how Covid has widened Britain’s wealth gap

Government recovery plan criticised as think tank reveals pandemic has hit northern regions hardest
7 Dec 2020
How the UK could end HIV transmission by 2030
World Aids day ribbon
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How the UK could end HIV transmission by 2030

Charities mark World Aids Day by calling for wider testing to halt new transmissions of the virus
1 Dec 2020
How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid
People stroll down Bordeaux's main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
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How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid

Italy and Spain have recorded highest daily death tolls since spring
18 Nov 2020
What happens if UK coronavirus cases continue to spike?
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What happens if UK coronavirus cases continue to spike?

Boris Johnson has a number of options for reversing the rise - but all could be painful to stomach
21 Sep 2020
How France is handling its coronavirus spike
Paris, France
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How France is handling its coronavirus spike

PM Jean Castex and other ministers are facing legal action over virus policy following record-breaking rise in Covid cases
18 Sep 2020
Tests run out in coronavirus hotspots amid UK-wide shortages
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Tests run out in coronavirus hotspots amid UK-wide shortages

Ministers reportedly planning to restrict ‘frivolous’ checks
15 Sep 2020
How much coronavirus does it take to make us ill?
Infection coronavirus
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How much coronavirus does it take to make us ill?

Scientists are mapping out the potential effects of higher viral loads in Covid
4 Sep 2020

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Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
Can protecting mosquitos from malaria defeat the disease?
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Can protecting mosquitos from malaria defeat the disease?

Experts say newly discovered microbe inside the insects could help prevent countless human deaths
5 May 2020
Italy and Spain see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
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Italy and Spain see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Officials express cautious optimism as death tolls fall in both nations
6 Apr 2020
How the pandemics of the 20th century ended
Asian Flu, 1957, pandemic
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How the pandemics of the 20th century ended

Spanish, Asian and Hong Kong flu killed millions before medical advances and social measures brought them to a close
2 Apr 2020
How to clean your phone and keep it coronavirus-free
Phone
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How to clean your phone and keep it coronavirus-free

Apple updates its advice to include using alcohol wipes on iPhones
13 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: five myths debunked
Scanning for coronavirus
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Coronavirus: five myths debunked

WHO has published list of widely held misconceptions about the deadly infection
28 Feb 2020
What makes coronavirus deadly to some but not others?
Coronavirus, Korea
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What makes coronavirus deadly to some but not others?

Experts says immune system may work against the body in severe cases of the infection
27 Feb 2020
What products are threatened by the coronavirus?
Apple, Coronavirus
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What products are threatened by the coronavirus?

Supplies of food, tech and fashion goods at threat as factories across China close doors
20 Feb 2020
Coronavirus: super spreaders and the risk in the UK
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Coronavirus: super spreaders and the risk in the UK

Health officials urged to disclose movements of British businessman believed to have contracted disease in Singapore
10 Feb 2020
Is China’s slow response to blame for the coronavirus?
WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 30: (CHINA OUT) Wuhan Huoshenshan hospital will be completed on February 2th and put into use on February 5th, with the capacity of 1000 beds.Yuan Tianxiong 55 ,who's a
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Is China’s slow response to blame for the coronavirus?

State led controls on information may have hampered efforts to curb spread of disease
3 Feb 2020
What is Lassa fever?
Lassa fever, disease, virus
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What is Lassa fever?

Three Britons repatriated from Sierra Leone after coming into contact with two doctors diagnosed with the disease
25 Nov 2019
Why are cases of childhood pneumonia soaring?
Pneumonia, Illness, Disease
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Why are cases of childhood pneumonia soaring?

Unicef and Save the Children warn of ‘forgotten epidemic’ that claims the lives of two children every month in England
12 Nov 2019
Salmonella: the causes, symptoms and treatment
Salmonella, Egg, Food poisoning
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Salmonella: the causes, symptoms and treatment

Food Standards Agency issues urgent warning over the potentially fatal bacteria amid fears of contaminated eggs
25 Sep 2019
A world at risk: the mounting threat of pandemic diseases
Virus, disease
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A world at risk: the mounting threat of pandemic diseases

New report says a global outbreak could kill 80 million people
18 Sep 2019
New malaria breakthrough drug uses human blood as weapon
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New malaria breakthrough drug uses human blood as weapon

Medication used to treat river blindness shown to also reduce transmission of the mosquito-spread disease
5 Sep 2019
What is canine brucellosis?
Golden retriever
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What is canine brucellosis?

US authorities confirm outbreak of highly contagious disease, which can be transmitted to humans
14 May 2019
Can malaria be wiped out?
Malaria, Vaccine, Disease
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Can malaria be wiped out?

Malawi begins roll-out of landmark vaccine for children
23 Apr 2019
Have doctors finally found a cure for HIV?
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Have doctors finally found a cure for HIV?

UK patient ‘free’ of disease after stem cell treatment
6 Mar 2019
Does ‘zombie deer disease’ pose a threat to humans?
A young deer hides in the autumnal bracken
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Does ‘zombie deer disease’ pose a threat to humans?

Scientists say people who eat the infected meat may be at risk of condition similar to BSE
19 Feb 2019
How dangerous are pigeon droppings?
Pigeon
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How dangerous are pigeon droppings?

Review of flagship Scottish hospital launched following death of child patient from infection linked to bird excrement
23 Jan 2019
Are plastic toys dangerous?
Toys, Christmas
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Are plastic toys dangerous?

EU regulator reveals hundreds of products available in the UK contain chemicals that may cause cancer and infertility
19 Dec 2018
VIDEO: goat’s bizarre ‘pig-human’ baby mystifies Philippines
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VIDEO: goat’s bizarre ‘pig-human’ baby mystifies Philippines

Locals fear the mutant creature was cursed and will bring bad luck to owners
20 Nov 2018
Rabies warning issued as British tourist dies from cat bite
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Rabies warning issued as British tourist dies from cat bite

Omar Zouhri reportedly did not receive life-saving vaccine in time after being infected in Morocco
13 Nov 2018
Badger cull : government statistics are ‘barefaced lies’
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Badger cull : government statistics are ‘barefaced lies’

Experts challenge claim that strategy is cutting spread of tuberculosis in cattle
12 Nov 2018
Deadly meningitis scare in Berlin sex club
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Deadly meningitis scare in Berlin sex club

Authorities are warning that visitors to the KitKatClub may have been exposed to life-threatening Neisseria meningitidis
5 Oct 2018
The four diseases responsible for majority of human deaths
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The four diseases responsible for majority of human deaths

Researchers say more than half of all UN countries will miss targets on cutting premature deaths from quartet of killers
21 Sep 2018
What is monkeypox and should you be worried?
Monkeypox virus
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What is monkeypox and should you be worried?

Second case of rare and potentially fatal disease diagnosed in the UK
12 Sep 2018
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