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Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV
Vladimir Putin
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Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV

Will a dead moose bring down a Russian opposition leader? Who is smuggling refrigerants into the UK? And how did an Argentinian woman rid herself of H…
26 Nov 2021
Explosions in space: a Russian show of strength
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station
Global lens

Explosions in space: a Russian show of strength

Moscow is letting its opponents know ‘just how far it is willing to go to achieve its strategic objectives’
26 Nov 2021
The space mission launched to protect Earth
Asteroid flies through night sky
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The space mission launched to protect Earth

Nasa scientists announce successful lift-off in first stage of bid to prevent catastrophic asteroid collision
26 Nov 2021
Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?
Anti-privatisation of the NHS protest
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Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?

Controversial proposals have been branded the ‘NHS privatisation bill’ by Unite union
25 Nov 2021
Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’
Covid-19 ward of a South African hospital
Why we’re talking about . . .

Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’

Experts show ‘concern’ over B.1.1.529 variant seen in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong
25 Nov 2021
Which countries have mandated vaccines?
Anti-vaccination protest in London
In Focus

Which countries have mandated vaccines?

Compulsory Covid vaccination policies have met with both praise and anger
24 Nov 2021
The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve

Experts question claim that Oxford-developed jab has saved Britain from Europe’s high hospitalisation rates
24 Nov 2021

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Will booster vaccines stave off further lockdowns?
Vaccination
Today’s big question

Will booster vaccines stave off further lockdowns?

Government says ‘plan is looking solid’ but experts argue whether new roll-out is counter-productive
23 Nov 2021
How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests
Demonstrators gather in the Belgian capital Brussels
Global lens

How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests

Tens of thousands rally in violent demonstrations against new Covid-19 restrictions
22 Nov 2021
Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?
Covid testing centre, Berlin
Today’s big question

Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?

Restrictions have returned in several European countries as high infection rate sweeps the continent
22 Nov 2021
Long Covid and the problem with Western medicine
Medical and patient
Expert’s view

Long Covid and the problem with Western medicine

Expert argues that our simplistic and one-dimensional view of illness is unsustainable
22 Nov 2021
AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines’
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AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines’

Trial finds injection reduces risk of symptomatic infection by 83%
19 Nov 2021
How locust swarms ‘the size of Luxembourg’ are plaguing East Africa
A farmer walking through a swarm of locusts
In Depth

How locust swarms ‘the size of Luxembourg’ are plaguing East Africa

Over the past two years, locusts have ravaged swathes of East Africa. But the cure for the problem may also have dire consequences
19 Nov 2021
Unexplained surge in non-Covid deaths triggers calls for probe
Ambulance outside hospital
In Depth

Unexplained surge in non-Covid deaths triggers calls for probe

Almost 9,300 more people than usual have died from conditions unrelated to coronavirus since July
17 Nov 2021
The benefits of a good night’s sleep
Woman lying with eyes closed on bed
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The benefits of a good night’s sleep

How the right mattress and pillow, coupled with good sleep hygiene, can help you reap the rewards of improved rest
17 Nov 2021
Will deadly air pollution trigger a new era of lockdowns?
A soldier stands near India Gate in New Delhi
In Depth

Will deadly air pollution trigger a new era of lockdowns?

New Delhi considering Covid-style restrictions as ‘toxic haze’ envelops Indian capital
17 Nov 2021
When will Covid self-isolation rules end?
Covid testing site
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When will Covid self-isolation rules end?

‘Operation Rampdown’ could close key parts of the government’s Covid response by April
15 Nov 2021
Is Germany’s fourth wave of Covid-19 a warning of things to come?
Anti-lockdown protesters in Berlin last year
In Depth

Is Germany’s fourth wave of Covid-19 a warning of things to come?

Angela Merkel urges faster jab rollout as incidence rate passes 300 for first time
15 Nov 2021
Have we turned a Covid-19 corner?
A woman in scrubs with a syringe
Today’s big question

Have we turned a Covid-19 corner?

In England, where about one person in 50 have Covid, case numbers are falling
12 Nov 2021
Woman diagnosed with ‘climate change’
Humber Bay Arch Bridge in Toronto
Stranger than fiction

Woman diagnosed with ‘climate change’

Doctor links world-first case to deadly heatwaves and wildfires
11 Nov 2021
Vaccine ‘trust deficit’ driving Eastern European Covid-19 wave
Hospital staff on a Covid-19 ward in Bucharest, Romania
In Depth

Vaccine ‘trust deficit’ driving Eastern European Covid-19 wave

Hospitals overwhelmed as jab scepticism undermines efforts to end pandemic
11 Nov 2021
Parents sue IVF clinic after birthing wrong baby
IVF
Stranger than fiction

Parents sue IVF clinic after birthing wrong baby

Mother says memory of birth ‘tainted by sick reality’ of having delivered child that was ‘not mine to keep’
9 Nov 2021
How the time you go to sleep affects your heart
Woman sleeps
Getting to grips with . . .

How the time you go to sleep affects your heart

Switching off after midnight puts heart at greater risk of disease, study finds
9 Nov 2021
The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination

Covid passports and ‘no jab, no job’ rules are becoming more commonplace across the world
9 Nov 2021
Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?
India Covid
In Depth

Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?

Hopes that virus has ‘exhausted itself’ challenged by experts as vaccine drive stalls
9 Nov 2021
The breakthrough that reveals why humans are getting taller
Tallest man in the world Sultan Kosen
Why we’re talking about . . .

The breakthrough that reveals why humans are getting taller

Sensor in the brain tells the body that ‘we’re great here so grow quickly’, scientists say
5 Nov 2021
Everything you need to know about the crisis in general practice
Laptop with stethoscope resting on it
In Depth

Everything you need to know about the crisis in general practice

Patients are frustrated, medics are exhausted, and unions are enraged. What seems to be the problem?
5 Nov 2021
Molnupiravir: everything you need to know about the new Covid pill
Covid pill capsules
In Depth

Molnupiravir: everything you need to know about the new Covid pill

UK approves ‘game-changer’ medication for at-risk patients to take at home
4 Nov 2021
What is HPV and who is eligible for the vaccine?
Needle
Fact file

What is HPV and who is eligible for the vaccine?

Major study shows vaccinated women in their 20s are 87% less likely to have cervical cancer
4 Nov 2021
Has Russia’s vaccine disinformation fatally backfired?
Tourists wearing face masks walk through Red Square, Moscow
In Depth

Has Russia’s vaccine disinformation fatally backfired?

Country’s Covid deaths climb to record high as authorities grapple with jab mistrust
4 Nov 2021
The ‘uncertainty’ for pandemic modellers: human behaviour
Concert-goers in a mosh pit
Getting to grips with . . .

The ‘uncertainty’ for pandemic modellers: human behaviour

Data shows the public are almost back to pre-pandemic norms – but future is hard to predict
4 Nov 2021
Why Sage expert Jeremy Farrar has walked out
Jeremy Farrar
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why Sage expert Jeremy Farrar has walked out

Top scientist quits government advisory body as he warns the pandemic is ‘a long way from over’
3 Nov 2021
The ‘besieged’ Syrian province threatened by vaccine skepticism
Displaced children watch as a health worker sprays disinfectant in Idlib, Syria
Unreported world

The ‘besieged’ Syrian province threatened by vaccine skepticism

Delta variant hits Idlib as online conspiracy theories threaten jab rollout
3 Nov 2021
How Covid-19 vaccine patch could replace jabs
A microneedle patch
Fact file

How Covid-19 vaccine patch could replace jabs

The plastic patches can be self-administered and stored at room temperature
2 Nov 2021
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