Seven myths and truths about healthy skin

Some myths can be 'stubbornly enduring'

Fountain of youth? Study finds new anti-ageing compound in plant

Substance in plant removes 'cellular garbage' that builds up in cells

'Smiling depression': here's why that's particularly dangerous

These people might be particularly vulnerable to suicide

'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

'Extraordinary breakthrough' could lead to one-shot vaccine

Admitting that vaccinology is imperfect science may be better way to defeat sceptics

Vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical intervention

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat...

Shoulder conditions: ‘Keyhole recovery much shorter than open surgery’

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and is very mobile. The ball is kept in its socket through the help of...

Investing in our children’s health

Some of the most important factors that influence children’s and adolescents’ health include...

'I've been bedridden since January 2018'

The chronic pain surrounded in stigma

Drugs: researchers shouldn't just focus on the harms

Understanding why people use them could offer solutions

Move over testosterone: another hormone is also vital for making boys

Androsterone offers clues into causes of sexual disorders in boys

Swelling and painful feet: the most common problems when you're pregnant

Half of expectant mothers experience this

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were "backsliding", with...

Babies with healthier diets are more active and sleep better

Are girls inherently less active than boys?

Alcohol: putting a value on the hidden costs of drinking

Weighing up the cost against the benefits is not that easy

Cancer: new technique analyses tumours cell by cell to fight disease

DNA sequencing offers new hope

A pill for loneliness? If only it were that simple

Now classified as a public health problem

In eastern Syria, the infants of a dying IS 'caliphate'

They were born in a "state" that no longer exists, most to fathers who are dead and mothers whose countries don't...

Artificial cornea breakthrough could lead to self-assembling organs

12.5 million waiting for eye donors

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing