Hospitals in tiny Guinea-Bissau are “overwhelmed” by the pandemic

Hospitals in the tiny west African nation of Guinea-Bissau are being overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, according to humanitarians. Almost 10 per cent of the country’s 2,000 health workers have contracted Covid-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed. “The three main Bissau hospitals are currently facing […]

is lockdown creating a skin cancer time bomb?

Ten years ago, Steve Wilson’s wife spotted an unfamiliar black mark on the back of his calf. A fit and healthy 41-year-old, Wilson brushed it off as nothing, but his wife insisted that he got the blemish checked out by his GP. Six months later, he was diagnosed with...

What is dexamethasone, and how can it help treat coronavirus?

A “groundbreaking” drug which reduces a person’s risk of death from the coronavirus has been given to patients on the NHS following successful British trials. Dexamethasone, a widely-used steroid which works to reduce inflammation, has been hailed by Boris...