A little-known post-16 qualification could boost A-level and BTEC students’ numeracy skills and help meet ambitious government targets, according to new research.

Professor Cath Noakes of the University of Leeds was the main scientific consultant to the makers of a new public information film designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A Leeds academic has received a top award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for work which has had “widespread and significant impact” in tackling the spread of coronavirus.

Two thirds of women are putting off going for cervical screening due to fear or past experience of pain and discomfort, according to a new study.

Researchers have identified a pattern of longer-term symptoms likely to be experienced by people who were hospitalised with COVID-19.