THE SNP has been slated by a Holyrood politician with young children after referring to pregnant ‘people’ instead of ‘women.’

1,361 new Covid-19 cases reported as CMO says Ireland must drive up vaccination rates “as high as possible”

The higher the rate, the sooner Ireland can ease more restrictions, the CMO said. There have been 1,361 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO)…

Colm Henry says further evidence required before declaring ‘true plateau’ in daily cases

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has reported early signs that the current wave of coronavirus is beginning to plateau as the national vaccination programme moves into the final furlong. The…

Police in Sherbrooke are investigating a bizarre incident in which first responders appear to have thrown a woman’s burned body in a dumpster after mistaking it for a mannequin.

SHERBROOKE, QUE. — Warning: This story contains details some people may find distressing. Police in Sherbrooke are investigating a bizarre incident in which first responders appear to have thrown a…

US telehealth group Amwell buys highly ranked Irish online mental health business

SilverCloud Health, an Irish tech company that provides online mental health programmes, has been acquired along with another company in a combined deal valued at $320 million (270 million). Amwell,…

The Commerce Commission says New Zealand has comparatively high grocery prices and major supermarkets need more competition if consumers are to get cheaper food.

The dominance of the food and grocery sector by Foodstuffs and Countdown needs to be broken if consumers are to get cheaper food and a broader range of products and…

People who are severely immunocompromised can now receive the Covid-19 vaccine, said the Expert Committee on Covid-19 Vaccination yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

People who are severely immunocompromised can now receive the Covid-19 vaccine, said the Expert Committee on Covid-19 Vaccination yesterday. Updating its recommendation for this group, the committee said data has…

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing called for more cooperation on prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, including with fellow ASEAN members and “friendly countries”.

Myanmar’s military ruler is looking for greater cooperation with the international community to contain the coronavirus, state media reported on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with a surging…

Celtic have again surrendered a lead and will miss out on Europe’s top competition for a fourth straight year with attention now turning to the domestic campaign.

Ange Postecoglous first major test as Celtic manager has ended in heartbreak after a 2-1 loss to Danish side FC Midtjylland. The 3-2 aggregate result means the Scottish giants have…

New data from Pfizer shows the efficacy of its coronavirus vaccine falls slightly in the six months after the second dose, but protection remains strong.

The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine as a shield against coronavirus has been found to wane slightly over time, but remains strongly protective for at least six months after the…