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Fri April 3rd - A potential vaccine for COVID-19 has been described for the first time after promising mice studies, US scientists have revealed today (2 April 2020). More
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03/04/2020 - SARS drug ready for clinical trial
A drug developed to treat lung disease has shown early promise against the Covid-19 virus, researchers reported last night. More

30/03/2020 - Call to increase quarantine after recovery
The quarantine period for patients recovering from Covid-19 infection may need to be increased, according to a study from China. More

25/03/2020 - Lower heart risk with frequent baths
Having a daily bath may help reduce the risk of death from heart disease and stroke, Japanese researchers suggest today. More

19/03/2020 - Scepticism about Covid-19 vaccine speed
Analysts have warned that a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus could be a year away, in spite of the first vaccine going for phase 1 testing. More

18/03/2020 - Virus survives for days on plastic
The Covid-19 virus can last for days on many surfaces, according to a new analysis helping to explain its high infectivity. More

17/03/2020 - Undocumented infection drives Covid-19 spread
The failure to screen and diagnose for the new coronavirus was a key cause of its early rapid spread across China, according to an analysis published last night. More

16/03/2020 - Hancock denies herd immunity strategy
UK health secretary Matt Hancock has denied the government is pursuing a strategy of developing "herd immunity" amid growing criticism of its approach. More

10/03/2020 - Covid-19 incubation and mortality reported
A two-week quarantine period after Covid-19 is "reasonable" – although some patients will develop symptoms afterwards, US researchers reported last night. More

09/03/2020 - Public key to containing virus - academics
Public reaction to the threat of Covid-19 will be as important as government measures, according to an analysis by UK academics. More

06/03/2020 - Students on standby to assist in virus epidemic
The UK could turn to medical students to help manage the spreading Covid-19 outbreak, MPs heard yesterday as the country recorded its first death. More

05/03/2020 - No link to moderate egg intake and CVD
Moderate egg intake is not associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, while taking fish oil supplements is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, according to two studies published today. More

20/02/2020 - Coronavirus entry spike uncovered
Scientists have made a key discovery in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, showing why the virus is so infectious, it was announced last night. More

14/02/2020 - Plan to step up Wuhan virus research
Leading researchers have agreed a plan that will see accelerated development of COVID-19 vaccines and other research, it was announced last night. More

03/02/2020 - UK pumps cash into coronavirus vaccine
The UK is to pump £20 million into efforts to develop a fast-track vaccine against the Wuhan coronavirus, it was announced today. More

30/01/2020 - One animal transmitted Wuhan virus
A single animal source may be responsible for the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus causing havoc in China, according to a new scientific analysis. More

28/01/2020 - Call for ethical emergency research
The world needs clear rules to ensure research projects are conducted ethically during global health emergencies, experts say today. More

23/01/2020 - Snake clue as China virus spreads
World Health Organisation officials will gather again today to consider the seriousness of the Wuhan virus outbreak amid evidence of a growing death toll. More

22/01/2020 - Crisis summit over China virus
The World Health Organisation will hold an emergency summit today to decide whether to declare the outbreak of the new Wuhan virus as global health emergency. More

21/01/2020 - Medicinal cannabis not effective for long-term sleep problems
People with chronic pain who have trouble sleeping might build up a tolerance to medicinal cannabis, which would negate its effectiveness, researchers warn today. More

20/12/2019 - Cholera cases down
The world experienced a significant reduction in cholera cases last year, according to new figures. More

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