Adjustments to benefits could stop poor households' debts increasing and be paid for by those who have gained from lowered outgoings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected businesses owned by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people. Here's how we can help them bounce back.
Winter weather forces us to congregate inside but evidence suggests cold, dry air also helps spread respiratory viruses.
Current contact-tracing statistics do not track coronavirus positive cases from receiving test results, nor factor in all close contacts for cases. Here's how to make it better.
Citizens feel disillusioned, but it's not all bad news.
Antibody levels naturally fade – the key question is whether infected people sustain adequate levels of T cells and B cells.
Novel plastics can rid themselves of germs using only air and light.
History shows that revenge is a dish often served cold in Westminster.
There's still a lot of uncertainty, but the picture is gradually getting clearer – here's what we know so far.
Optimists often assume that bad things won't befall them – a dangerous outlook during the coronavirus pandemic.
The EU is becoming a key player in the global market for PPE and the UK could miss out if it doesn't strike a deal.
During the break in competition caused by COVID-19, sportswomen lost wages, trained less and had poorer access to equipment than their male counterparts
With a vaccine, yes, elimination is possible. But we need to be realistic about how long this might take.
Focusing on the coronavirus vaccine is a useful way for China to squeeze out room for more difficult questions about its initial response to COVID-19.
Financial support is the way to protect health and the economy. Right now, Boris Johnson is achieving neither.
Scientists handle virus samples every day but infections are incredibly rare – here's why.
Decoding doctors’ writing can unlock vital health data.
Before COVID-19, if you told me that I’d need to construct a tent in which to operate this year, whilst wearing spoggles and a respirator mask, I would not have believed you.
Northern Ireland is the first UK country to impose a time-limited set of restrictions to try and get on top of the coronavirus.
Reports of reinfection shouldn't be cause for alarm. If we gather the right data, they can teach us a lot about the immune response.