Silent rivalry for life in the womb

While attending the obstetric unit as a young medical student at my London teaching hospital 60 years ago, I...

How to make health news interesting — without overselling the claims

Deluge of information is often conflicting

Should vaccination be mandatory for entry to school?

Anti-vaccines effect is causing epidemics around the world

Firm evidence that ultra-processed food causes weight gain

Calories are not the only factor

Scientists alone can't solve antibiotic resistance crisis – we need economists too

Without action, by 2050 it could cause 10m deaths a year

GPs and patients need to talk more openly about death

It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care

Rape myths like 'stranger danger' challenged by global drug survey

19% of respondents were taken advantage of while intoxicated

Soda taxes work in cutting consumption, US study finds

New research backs the argument that "sin taxes" lead to a reduction in consumption, justifying the use of the...

Blockbuster buy to lawsuit flood: controversies surrounding Bayer, Monsanto

German chemicals giant Bayer, which last year bought Monsanto for $63 billion, faces a growing bill after the US...

Breastfed kids ‘less likely to get fat’

WHO recommends breastfeeding for at least a child’s first six months of life

Curtain falls on Vienna AIDS ball after 26 years

One of the world's biggest AIDS charity events, Vienna's Life Ball, will be held for the last time in June, the...

Anger linked to illness in old age

Sadness does not have the same association with inflammation or ill health

Hospital ship plies turbulent waters of Colombia's Pacific coast

As a white ship chugs through the muddy waters of the San Juan River, pirogues from the jungle glide toward it...

Denver first US city to decriminalise 'magic mushrooms'

Police told to treat users as 'their lowest priority'

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research - should you be worried?

Only unbiased information can help you make the right choices

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday,...

Empathy in healthcare is finally making a comeback

Important impact on the ability to do without unnecessary drugs

Teenage pregnancy doesn't have to mean catastrophe

Research shows it can be turned into an opportunity

World's first vaccine suitable for both humans and livestock?

Rift Valley Fever is one of the WHO's priority diseases.

Screen time for children: WHO's approach may do little to curb obesity

Guidelines say children aged two to five should get only one hour a day