LIFE AND STYLE View all

I thought I was career-driven, but I can’t bear to leave my baby

The dilemma I have a nine-month-old daughter and have begun to return to work. Before I gave birth I was sure this wouldn’t be a difficult decision; I’ve never been maternal and my career has always been a priority, so a…

HEALTH

Coronavirus: One in five Americans ordered to stay at home

A number of US states have ordered shutdowns with one in five Americans soon set to be under a “stay…

Coronavirus: Doctors urge conversations about dying

Palliative care doctors are urging people to have a conversation about what they would want if they, or their loved…

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms first case in sub-Saharan Africa

The first case of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been confirmed in Nigeria. The patient is an Italian citizen…

Germany overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide

A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany’s top court. The court backed complaints…

Drug hope for people with chronic cough

Millions suffering from a chronic cough could have their debilitating symptoms relieved by a new treatment, according to a study. Up…

Ketamine may reduce heavy drinkers’ craving

A one-off dose of ketamine may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, an experimental trial by University College London…

Huntington’s disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS

A woman who was not informed that her father had a fatal, inherited brain disorder has told the High Court…

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

A teenage boy nearly died after vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in his lungs, doctors in Nottingham say. Ewan Fisher…

Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been…

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

A new way of editing the code of life could correct 89% of the errors in DNA that cause disease,…

Head injuries: Cheap drug ‘could save thousands of lives a year’

A cheap and widely available drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide if it was routinely…

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies,…

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize. Sir Peter…

‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer – the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say…

TECH View all

Step-by-step guide: How to video call your family

If you are self-isolating at home, video-chatting can help you stay in touch with your friends and family. This guide…