Taking contraceptive pill reduces serious coronavirus chances, study finds

Women who take the pill are less likely to develop serious coronavirus, a major new study has found, helping to explain why men have suffered worse from the disease. Analysis of more than half a million women during May and June by King’s College London has identified the crucial role of oestrogen in protecting against […]

PHE study shows obesity can raise risk of Covid death by 90pc

Meanwhile, sales of alcohol from shops rose by 30 per cent – though it notes that this may have simply substituted for drinks normally bought in pubs or restaurants. And those of sweets were up by a fifth, with those of sweet baking ingredients up 22 per cent,...