Northern Ireland

Unlike GB, dentists in NI have to source own PPE

Dentists in Northern Ireland are at significant disadvantage compared to their colleagues in GB as only they are required to source their own personal protective equipment (PPE).


Spain’s coronavirus vaccination drive: these are the 15 priority groups

Health Minister Salvador Illa has announced the categories that will be used to decide who is immunized first, with care home residents and health workers at the top of the list


Melatonin: everything you need to know about the sleep hormone

The way this ‘sleep’ hormone acts on your body is complex, and begins in the brain.


Mum speaks of heartbreak after experiencing 27 miscarriages in desperate bid for baby

After three miscarriages, the 33-year-old stopped telling friends and family that she was pregnant. She has 11% natural killer cells that stop her being able to have another normal pregnancy


UK R rate falls below 1 for first time in months as tough restrictions help tackle rise of Covid cases

The virus is no longer growing across the country, but some parts of England are still seeing a growth in cases


Government explains why Harrogate and North Yorkshire will be in tier 2

They say case rates are 'lower than other parts of Yorkshire and The Humber but remain high overall'


Care homes and vulnerable Britons given free doses of vitamin D to boost health and ‘protect against Covid-19’

The Government will distribute the vitamin supplements over the winter


Headaches To Epic Hair - Why Green Tea Is The Cure For Almost Everything

Get your daily green fix (without the kale)


Katie Price: 'I don't want to lose Harvey'

The mum speaks out about her worries for her son


Coronavirus vaccine may be rolled out in UK next week as hospitals told to prepare

It will be NHS staff who will receive the vaccine first and not care homes due to the sensitive nature of the Pfizer vaccine which can't be moved multiple times before rendering it less effective and only has a five day shelf life.


Strictly's Maisie Smith reveals body confidence struggles on Instagram

The 19-year-old is currently competing on the BBC ballroom stalwart and in light of her time on the dancefloor, the former EastEnders actress said she's learned to 'love' her 'flaws'.


Covid vaccine: NHS hospital staff ‘could get first jab in just 10 days’

NHS staff could receive a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as 7 December if it is approved by UK regulators, according to reports. Hospitals have been told to prepare for the rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab within just 10 days, according to The Guardian.


Cambridge graduate, 24, with severe allergies reveals she was rushed to hospital after kissing boy who'd eaten nuts

A woman has described her severe food allergies as “almost a silent disability”, but she “refuses to live in a bubble”. Hannah Sherrard, 24, from London, had her first “full blown anaphylactic shock” at just 10 months old. The Cambridge University graduate is allergic to “literally all nuts”, as well as dairy, soya, chickpeas, lentils and spices, to name just a few foods that are off limits. Sherrard almost died aged 11 after eating a fish cake...


Average age women go through the menopause revealed

And the biological reason sex becomes painful after menopause


Kate Garraway giggles after seeing something funny on her phone

Kate Garraway couldn't help but laugh after seeing something amusing on her phone while leaving the Global Radio studios in London on Friday.


NHS staff will face 'massive levels of burnout' after the pandemic

Dr Lewis Morrison, the chair of the British Medical Association in Scotland, spoke about the impact the pandemic was having on health professionals, saying a proper plan needs to be in place.


Love Island's Tyla Carr reveals toddler son has undergone a brain scan

The 25-year-old TV personality took to her Instagram Stories to share a snapshot of her offspring, who turns two next month, in hospital during his tests and treatment.


Autoimmune disease: Watch out for these signs

Multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis—these are fairly common diagnoses. But what you may not realize is that they all have one thing in common: they are autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease occurs when there is a dysfunction in the immune system that causes it to turn against its host. This causes cell damage that can result in a multitude of symptoms. Here is a list of some of these symptoms; remember, if you have any health concerns, be sure to contact a healthcare professional.


Chizzy Akudolu emotionally reveals her mother has died

The actress, 47, shared the heartbreaking news on Twitter on Saturday, saying that her mum 'suddenly passed away last week'.


New long Covid side effect as dentists warn some patients' teeth are suddenly falling out

Dentists have wanted that coronavirus may irritate the gums through inflammation, with several cases of people losing teeth as a result


Jude Law says 'Contagion' experts told him global pandemic was 'a case of when rather than if'

Watch: Contagion science advisers told Law pandemic was inevitable Scientists working as advisers on the thriller Contagion told Jude Law a decade ago that a global pandemic was inevitable, the star has revealed. In a video interview with GQ, the 47-year-old Brit discussed some of his most memorable roles. He portrayed conspiracy theorist Alan Krumwiede in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 thriller, which depicted the devastation wrought by the worldwide...


I’m A Mother Who Can’t Say No To Drugs

‘I knew that motherhood couldn’t be the end of the party for me’


10 simple tips that will help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Tap into the science to ward off memory loss, dementia, and disease.


Rochelle Humes is launching the UK's first baby bump sheet mask

Her My Little Coco range is expanding to products for mum.


'I'm a Pro Trainer and This Is The Only Watch I Use For Burning Fat and Building Muscle'

Quick — get it for £51 off before the Black Friday crowds


The cult of Peloton: How an at-home spinning community became a pandemic obsession

Leanne Hainsby, 33, was scrolling on Instagram when she saw a message from a stranger. “He told me his mum in her seventies used to be really into her fitness,” she recalls, “but she completely lost her mojo after her husband passed away and has since been suffered from depression.” In a bid to get her exercising in lockdown, the man had bought her a Peloton, a stationary bike on which you can take virtual spinning classes. The bike had been...


Coronavirus lockdowns and restricions won’t be ‘thing of the past’ until late spring or summer, says Dr Michael McBride

Lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions won’t be a “thing of the past” until “the summer and late spring”, Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer has warned.


Germany's coronavirus case toll tops 1million

German logged 22,268 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing its overall total from 983,588 to 1,006,394 as 426 deaths were also recorded - the highest one-day toll of the whole pandemic.


Clinically vulnerable people will get vaccine alongside over-70s after being moved up priority list

People with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer, chronic kidney disease and Down’s Syndrome have been placed in priority group four of nine to receive the coronavirus vaccine


Eating disorders: Woman with bulimia, 26, was ‘lost in the system’ waiting a year for treatment

Waiting times for help with eating disorders in some areas are currently dangerously long, but access to faster treatment for young people across England has been promised


Care homes told to ban Christmas decorations to reduce Covid spread

Care homes in the UK are being told to ban Christmas decorations amid fears that they might spread coronavirus, despite there being no scientific evidence to back this theory.


High blood pressure 'linked to increased brain damage'


Gary Lineker reveals cancer scare and urges other men to have regular prostate checks

Football legend and TV presenter Gary Lineker has revealed he had a cancer scare and urged other men to get regular check-ups from their doctor. The former England goalscorer told of the experience after a prostate examination in a recent interview. The 60-year-old also told of the importance of regular checks, saying avoiding the doctor is “a dangerous game”. Read more: Gary Lineker not concerned about BBC's social media policy as he 'tweets...


This eufy smart bathroom scale is currently reduced to less than £24

If you want to get a more accurate and in-depth look at your body profile, then you're in luck as the eufy digital smart scales are now in Amazon's Black Friday sale for just £23.99 - that's 27 per cent off.


Clowns at Stormont give us five days of less restrictions at Christmas and we are supposed to be grateful

Does anyone listen to anything those clowns in Stormont or Westminster say anymore?


The School-Run Dad Using Surplus Food To Feed His Community

After seeing malnourished children on the school run with his own kids, Dominic Warren knew something had to be done, and Dom’s Food Mission was born.


Atletico fear Costa's deep vein thrombosis has been caused by Covid-19

Deep vein thrombosis - which Diego Costa is currently suffering from - is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more deep veins in the body, usually in the legs or pelvis.


How to stay positive during the Covid-19 pandemic


‘No relatives, no travelling’: How epidemiologists are planning to spend Christmas

'It's taken some lengthy conversations with family members, but at the end of the day I'd rather be blunt with them than someone get coronavirus'


Zara McDermott says body transformation was due to grandma's death as trolls brand her anorexic

Former Love Island star Zara McDermott insists her slimmer new image is thanks to a lifestyle overhaul after her grandmother's death as she hits back at the "toxic" trolls who branded her "anorexic".


Gemma Collins reveals she suffered third miscarriage in July

Watch: Gemma Collins opens up about third miscarriage in open letter to Meghan Markle Gemma Collins has revealed that she had a miscarriage during lockdown this summer and that it left her “dreams of motherhood shattered into pieces”. The reality star opened up her loss after Meghan Markle announced that she had lost her second child with Prince Harry. Writing a letter to Markle in The Sun, Collins said she suffered the miscarriage - which was...


Mum hoping for 'Christmas miracle' to see grandchildren again after going blind

Kathryn Nicoll from Whitburn, West Lothian in Scotland went blind after an op was postponed - now her daughter's raising money to try and correct her sight before Christmas


‘I feel abandoned’: Women share ordeal of having long Covid

“I find the wheelchair quite upsetting,” Clare Frances tells The Independent. “It is a huge change to my life. I don’t know when I will walk again. I spent five months in the house and didn’t leave once apart from to go to hospital in an ambulance.” The 47-year-old’s life has dramatically changed since she first contracted coronavirus. Most people recover from coronavirus infections within a fortnight but for some it can be much, much longer. Ms...


Love Island star Theo Campbell sues Ibiza beach resort

The 2017 Love Island contestant was at a champagne spray party at O Beach Ibiza in August 2019 when one of the club's bottles popped in his direction and a cork flew into his eye.


Have you got ‘lockholm syndrome’?

A few weeks ago I used an iron. It took me a few minutes to find the iron because I’d forgotten where it lives (it’s been a while). I used it to iron a shirt and some jeans — also unseen for some time — because I was ‘going out’. It felt weird. Many Londoners might relate. Since coronavirus restrictions began in March, we’ve become used to 24-hour shapeless clothing (so much so that there are warnings of a national leisurewear shortage) as our...


Helen Flanagan says third pregnancy is 'different' from the others

he former Coronation Street star, 30, told how her current pregnancy is 'a lot different' from the others in a candid Instagram post shared on Friday.


TOWIE’s Kelsey Stratford announces sister Kennedy, 8, is home after being hospitalised with covid-19

Kelsey Stratford admitted she is glad to have sister Kennedy at home after she was admitted to intensive care with coronavirus.


Tyson Fury opens up about his struggles with mental health

"It doesn't make you a weaker person if you talk about it"


This doctor discovered the perfect way to deal with anti-vaxxer parents

For most of us, the idea of a Covid-19 vaccine feels like a light at the end of the tunnel. And it seems the tunnel is getting shorter. In the past weeks, news of two potential vaccines which have shown success in clinical trials has been welcomed by many, who can begin to imagine a world where we can once again interact normally. The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine is currently the only one so far being assessed by watchdogs. The UK has ordered more...


5 Common Pushup Mistakes to Avoid in Your Workouts

Kinesiologist Jeremy Ethier shared his best advice for fixing your pushup form and avoiding injury.