Want to lose weight? Eat from a crinkly plate
A crinkly plate, designed with ridges that cunningly reduce the amount of food it holds, may be heading for the market to help people concerned about their...
Gluten-free foods could increase risk of obesity, says researchers
A gluten-free lifestyle has become one of the most popular diet trends of recent years, finding favour with celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim...
The surprising reason it gets harder to sleep as you get older
New research from UC Berkeley has revealed that sleep quality declines with age.
Cutting salt intake could stop excessive toilet trips in the wee hours
Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50s, leading to fatigue, irritability and a groggy...
Contraceptive pill ‘protects women from cancers for 30 years’
The contraceptive pill can protect women from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years, according to new research.
Vitamin D tablets ‘can help beat colds and flu’ for millions
Taking vitamin D supplements could help more than three million people a year stave off colds and flu, according to new research.
Misophonia: Hating certain sounds could signal brain abnormality
People who cannot bear sounds such as chewing or breathing may have a brain abnormality, researchers say.
Simple breath test could be key to earlier diagnosis of deadly cancers
A simple breath test could be the key to achieving earlier diagnosis of two deadly cancers.
Do roast potatoes and burnt toast increase the risk of cancer?
Eating certain foods that have been cooked at high temperatures could be linked to cancer, according to health officials.The danger foods include chips,...
Smoking to kill 8 million people a year by 2030, new study warns
The number of people who die from smoking is going to rise considerably in the coming years, according to a new report.
Living near busy roads increases the risk of dementia, says a new study
Living close to a busy road increases the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by up to 12%, a major study has found.
‘Wrong baby’ security fears raised by inspection at top British hospital
Europe’s biggest hospital has been told to improve security or risk mothers leaving with the wrong baby.
Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy led to breast cancer test increase
Angelina Jolie’s decision to publicise her double mastectomy led to a sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing, researchers have said.
Thunderstorm asthma: Death toll in Melbourne rises to six
Six people have died and five remain on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second largest city.
Two billion children worldwide breathe toxic air, Unicef says
A new report from Unicef says about a third of the two billion children in the world who breath in toxic air live in northern India and neighbouring countries.
Woman wins $70m after claiming Johnson’s baby powder gave her cancer
A cancer sufferer has been awarded more than $70 million after alleging that using Johnson’s baby powder gave her the disease.
It’s science fiction: Woman has baby after womb transplant from her mother
The first woman to have a baby after a womb transplant from her own mother has told of her amazement that the operation could ever be performed.
Double arm transplant patient battles pain to chase dream of being a chef
A retired Marine who received a double arm transplant says the pain was so bad he almost called the surgeon to get the operation reversed.
Terminally ill child becomes first euthanised minor in Belgium
A terminally ill child has become the first minor to be euthanised in Belgium, it has been confirmed.
Thumb suckers, nail biters less likely to develop allergies
Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely than others to have allergies later in life, according to a new study.
Travel alert for women after first baby is born in the U.S. with rare Zika virus
A baby born with brain damage in Hawaii has tested positive for the rare mosquito-borne Zika virus, health officials have confirmed.
One brain dead and four critically ill after ‘serious accident’ in painkiller trial
Five volunteers are seriously ill in hospital after a medical trial of a new painkiller went wrong.
One brain-dead and five hospitalised after ‘serious accident’ in clinical trial
Six volunteers are seriously ill in hospital after a medical trial at a private clinic in France.
Scourge of passive smoking continues to hit millions of young people
Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study shown.
Study finds West Africa at highest risk of bat-to-human virus spread
Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses jumping to humans and causing new diseases that could lead to deadly outbreaks,...
8yo boy left disfigured by chimp attack to undergo facial reconstruction
An African boy left severely disfigured after an attack by a group of chimpanzees two years ago is to be operated on by top surgeons in the US.
Landmark moment as Guinea declared ebola-free two years on from outbreak
Guinea, the west African country where the worst ever Ebola outbreak began two years ago, is free of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...
Ebola battle nears landmark as Guinea to be declared disease-free
A key moment in the battle against the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola will be reached today when Guinea, the first of three west African states...
World’s fattest man Andres Moreno dies at 38 due to heart attack
The fattest man in the world, Andres Moreno, died of a heart attack in Mexico City, two months after he underwent a successful weight loss surgery.
Indonesia punishes more than 20 companies over deadly forest fires
Indonesia is punishing more than 20 companies in an unprecedented move for starting deadly forest fires that killed 19 people, a government official said...