E-cigarette

E-cigarettes should be banned indoors, says WHO

Briefing Wed 27 Aug, AT 15:56

UN health agency recommends tighter controls on e-cigarettes, but some experts say bans 'could cost countless lives'

NHS physician

Are Jeremy Hunt's new medics just 'doctors on the cheap'?

Briefing Fri 22 Aug, AT 11:23

Government to increase the number of physician Associates, who only need two years of training

Life in space? Russian cosmonauts think they've found it

One-Minute Read Fri 22 Aug, AT 10:22

Russia's space agency says it has discovered sea plankton in space – but Nasa isn't convinced

A child receives a polio vaccine

Polio: double vaccine 'key to global eradication'

One-Minute Read Fri 22 Aug, AT 09:14

Breakthrough research suggests combination of two existing drugs provides best protection

Botox Injection

Botox: how the treatment can be used to treat cancer

Briefing Thu 21 Aug, AT 11:00

'Remarkable' findings show nerve paralysis can slow tumour growth, but research is still in its early stages

Temple Baths in the Thames; image by Picture Plane

Thames Baths plan for wild swimming in central London

One-Minute Read Fri 15 Aug, AT 15:10

Designs for a swimming pool floating off the Victoria Embankment have Boris Johnson's backing

Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani

Profile: Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal

Briefing Wed 13 Aug, AT 12:21

Mirzakhani takes the top maths prize, banishing 'myths about women and mathematics'

People watch for the Perseid meteor shower

Perseid meteors: what are they and where can I see them?

Briefing Mon 11 Aug, AT 09:54

The spectacular celestial light show will still be visible this week, despite the supermoon

Alcohol lines the shelves of an Off-License in Brixton

Put alcohol health warnings on bottles, say MPs

First Reaction Mon 11 Aug, AT 09:20

Explicit warnings and a lower drink-drive limit to tackle alcohol misuse: 'nannyish' or necessary?

Doctors look at films of breast cancer X-rays

Kadcyla: why breast cancer drug won't be on the NHS

Briefing Fri 8 Aug, AT 11:27

Another 'huge blow' to cancer patients, as campaigners call on drug companies to bring down costs

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