Mental illness is missed in a quarter of patients admitted to hospital, research suggests

Mental illness is being missed by the NHS in a quarter of patients admitted to hospital, research from University College London has suggested. The data analysed by UCL scientists indicates that ethnic minority groups are more likely to have their previously diagnosed mental illnesses go unnoticed by doctors. Researchers say that their findings show that […]

Hospitals told to clear beds for coronavirus spike in two weeks

The numbers of people in hospital remain low compared with the first peak of the virus, however.  Bolton, the coronavirus hotspot of England, has only two Covid-19 patients on hospital wards, according to the most recent NHS data. Across all 18...

Children with a runny nose do not have coronavirus, expert says

A letter circulated to all schools at the beginning of term outlined the same set of symptoms as the basis for getting a test. The symptom tracker, used by four million people, has revealed that the majority of children who test positive for Covid-19 suffer from...

Will glasses and a plastic mask keep you safe from Covid-19?

You may think that donning a face mask on your daily commute is enough to keep you, and others, safe from catching coronavirus. But now, new research suggests you should add a pair of specs to your ensemble, too. According to a study conducted in China, coronavirus...