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Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide

Many northern hemisphere countries are bracing for a second wave of the pandemic as winter approaches.

A cold, flu or coronavirus - which one do I have?

A blocked or runny nose, a sore throat and a cough are common, especially in the winter. But how do you know if you have coronavirus?

'Anxiety app helped me at my new school' says Essex pupil

Maisie, 11, speaks about how a new app funded by the NHS helped her cope as she started a new school.

India's coronavirus infections top five million mark

The country has been adding more than 90,000 cases every day as it continues to reopen.

UK to prioritise NHS and care homes for tests

The justice secretary's pledge comes amid warnings time is running out to fix the system.

'Soaring alcohol misuse' could overwhelm service

People are drinking more during the pandemic and addiction services may not cope, experts warn.

Coronavirus: Marseille's Covid-19 hospital beds 'close to saturation'

"Worrying" coronavirus increases in the southern French city and in Bordeaux spark new restrictions.

Coronavirus: UK to test inhaled vaccines

Experts say direct delivery to the lungs may give a better immune response.

Coronavirus: Monoclonal antibodies to begin UK trial

Laboratory-made antibodies are to be trialled on 2,000 people with coronavirus in UK hospitals.

Coronavirus: Care homes in England warned of rise in infections

Cases are mainly among staff but risk spreading to residents, a government letter says.

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