Health

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The Observer view on the spread of the Indian variant in the UK | Observer editorial
The government’s slow response to ban travel to and from India has put the UK at risk

Observer editorial

16, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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It’s on our plates and in our poo, but are microplastics a health risk?
The omnipresent plastic is rife in dust, rice, placentas and tap water, but experts say it’s hard to untangle whether it’s harmful to humans

Graham Readfearn

15, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Councils in England facing funding gaps plan to cut special needs support
Cash-strapped local authorities, dealing with years of accumulated shortfalls, are having to reduce education and care packages

Chaminda Jayanetti

15, May, 2021 @4:08 PM

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How to cure type 2 diabetes – without medication
It can be debilitating and last a lifetime, but type 2 diabetes, if caught early, can be reversed with weight loss

Donna Ferguson

15, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Net profit: tackle shop sales soar as UK catches fishing bug in lockdown
Covid physical-distancing rules also reel in more women to apply for rod licence applications

Sarah Butler

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Could tapping my chest cure my post-lockdown nerves? | Zoe Williams
I want a quick fix for my anxiety. Will seven seconds of rapid tapping on my meridian points do the trick?

Zoe Williams

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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India variant could seriously disrupt lifting of lockdown, says Boris Johnson
PM announces acceleration of Covid vaccine programme, saying race could become a ‘great deal tighter’

Aubrey Allegretti, Nicola Davis, Helen Pidd, Josh Halliday and Libby Brooks

14, May, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Vaccinate vulnerable global poor before children in rich countries, WHO says
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urges developed world to donate Covid vaccines to Covax programme

Staff and agencies in Geneva

14, May, 2021 @5:59 PM

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UK to allow ‘surge vaccination’ in Covid hotspots hit by Indian variant
PM to outline how government will counter sharp rise in infections linked to B.1.617.2 variant

Josh Halliday and Helen Pidd

14, May, 2021 @5:26 PM

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What can England do to combat the Indian Covid variant?
A list of possible measures that could be taken by the government to limit the spread of the variant

Peter Walker

14, May, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Coroner in Ana Uglow inquest will write to schools to raise sepsis awareness
No ‘gross failings’ by teachers found in Bristol Grammar School pupil’s death during school trip to New York

Steven Morris and agency

14, May, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia, study reveals
Those who communicate online alongside traditional methods show less of a decline in episodic memory

Amelia Hill

14, May, 2021 @4:02 PM

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