Cases of this variant – which has some potential to escape the effects of vaccines – have risen recently in France and Spain.
New research suggests that despite the social mythology that surrounds testosterone in men, it may be much less important for life chances than previously thought.
We may be witnessing the signs of COVID developing into an endemic disease in the UK.
COVID restrictions have prevented the spread of other respiratory viruses too. As these are lifted, the UK government has warned parents of a delayed surge in infections
While the Scottish government is funding long COVID research projects, specific funding has yet to be provided to develop assessment and rehabilitation services for the condition.
Patients with more symptoms during initial infection – particularly breathlessness, chest pain or abnormal heart sounds – appear more likely to experience lasting illness.
People living in English seaside towns often suffer from higher levels of heart disease and stroke.
Just because face coverings aren’t mandatory doesn’t mean they’re not protective – so here’s how to ask someone to wear one.
With cases increasing worldwide, any vaccine that could stop people from getting ill is highly valuable.
When the media pits academics against each other in an attempt to represent "both sides of the argument", no one wins.
Simultaneously high levels of virus and vaccination will give further evidence of just how protective COVID-19 vaccines are.
India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa lose thousands of trained doctors each year, lured away to work in richer countries – at great cost to their nation's healthcare systems.
Most people being hospitalised with COVID-19 in the UK have had both vaccine doses, but this is to be expected as vaccination rates rise.
A French study found a four to sixfold reduction in neutralisation against the delta variant compared with the alpha (Kent) variant.
Comparing COVID-19 vaccines with others that are less effective makes people see them more favourably.
Wortley Montagu popularised the Turkish practice of 'variolation', kickstarting the global battle against smallpox.
Spinal muscular dystrophy affects at least 1 in 10,000 people, but new drugs have given hope to those suffering from this rare disease.
Experts in viral immunology, ethics and computational biology share their thoughts on England sloughing off the last of the COVID restrictions.
You'll probably want to wash your sheets after reading this.
A philosopher of public health ponders whether taking your mask off on July 19 is like punching someone in the face or like riding a bike.
Some deaths among the vaccinated are to be expected given how high the threat of COVID-19 is to older people.
Many elite athletes experience intense pressure, which can often manifest itself in many physical ways.
How the public thinks and feels about restrictions is far more complicated and conflicted than is typically reported.
First-hand family accounts and photographs trace the difficulties and traumas of giving birth and looking after a baby during a pandemic.
Despite side effects, women continue to take contraceptives because there are no better options available.