The UK government has signed a contract for the first human challenge studies for the novel coronavirus, in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with the virus in a controlled setting, and some receive an experimental vaccine. ... read more

Work is under way to start trials in January where volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus. ... read more

As much of Europe stares down the barrel of renewed coronavirus lockdowns, and a potentially miserable -- and deadly -- winter to come, China is going from strength to strength. ... read more

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. ... read more

Acclaimed actor Jeff Bridges announced Monday on Twitter that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. ... read more

Restrictions mean inmates can be in their cells for 23 hours a day, says the chief inspector of prisons. ... read more

The Big Lebowski actor acknowledges it "is a serious disease" but says his prognosis is good. ... read more