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