Life and Style Tamiflu: The £424m drug – that may not work

Damning report by MPs warns that doctors and patients are being ‘undermined’ on treatment options

Warning on swine flu risk to pregnant women

Cases expected to surge in the autumn and winter as UK total tops 1,300

NRL players quarantined due to swine flu

Brisbane and North Queensland's State of Origin rugby league representatives have all been quarantined due to swine flu concerns.

Alan Johnson: You Ask The Questions

Secretary of State for Health answers your questions, such as 'How can we trust politicians after the last week?' and 'Do you want to be Prime Minister?'

Deborah Orr: The lessons I've learned from a week as a swine flu parent

I haven't yet received my leaflet from the Government, telling me what contribution I can make to the containment of swine flu. Happily, I don't need it, because I'm fantastically well up on the H1N1 virus. That's partly because I researched and wrote about the matter for this newspaper 10 days ago. But it's also because I'm one of the small number of parents in this country who have been involved in controlling the spread of the illness.

Swine flu spreads at London school

British couple among guests finally released from quarantine after week in Hong Kong hotel

Mary Dejevsky: Keeping cool is a precious national asset

Far be it from me to be name-ist, but Ian Dalton has one of those solid, boring-sounding names that inspires confidence the moment you say it. Which could be a colossal advantage in his new job. Currently chief executive of NHS North East, he was yesterday named National Director for NHS Flu Resilience, or, in common parlance, "flu tsar". The appointment takes effect forthwith.

Flu claims second victim in Texas

A Texan with H1N1 flu died earlier this week, state officials said, only the second death outside Mexico where the epidemic appeared to be waning.

Network of 'flu friends' could help, says health ministry

Government sends advice leaflet to every home as 28th British case is confirmed

School closed after pupil catches virus and infects four classmates

Lessons halted at fourth school as the number of confirmed cases reaches 27

Kate Corbett: Doctors said I was fine to go out – now they say I've got swine flu

Last week I was shopping in Piccadilly Circus, catching buses and enjoying the sunshine in London's parks. Now I am quarantined in my west London home, taking Tamiflu and digesting the news that I have been infected by the highly-contagious swine flu virus. Yet I feel as if I have nothing but a common cold.

Credit Crisis Diary 02/05/2009

If you're feeling sick already, it's too late

Leading article: Shore up the world's flu defences

This week's outbreak of swine flu has provoked some alarming predictions from medical scientists about the toll a pandemic could take on human life. Some feel that the tone of these predictions has been hyperbolic and unhelpful.

Scientists confirm first case of virus from within UK

Health worker, 24, gets flu while playing football with infected team mate / Scientists say virus is mild, but that future mutations could be virulent

Swine flu Q & A: Is a pandemic inevitable or is threat being hyped?

Q. Is the risk of swine flu being hyped?

Credit crisis diary: Cashing in on fear of a flu pandemic

With the uncertainty about swine flu continuing, here are a couple of facts to give you some perspective. The Government says its Tamiflu stockpile will run to 50 million courses, and the cost of an NHS

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee