Malaria deaths halved but progress threatened by Ebola

One-Minute Read Tue 9 Dec, AT 10:00

'Tremendous achievements' could be reversed in West Africa as Ebola outbreak continues, warns WHO

Paralysis victim is helped by physical therapists

Can new drug help paralysed to walk again?

One-Minute Read Thu 4 Dec, AT 14:39

Study says daily injection of a newly-developed chemical compound can repair spinal cord injuries

Circumcision instruments

Male circumcision: US officials suggest benefits outweigh risks

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 13:40

New draft guidelines in US say male circumcision significantly reduces risk of HIV and other STDs

I, Robot

Stephen Hawking: artificial intelligence could destroy human race

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Dec, AT 15:44

Humans 'will not be able to compete' with self-improving robots, says Stephen Hawking

Double Helix

23andMe: why have DNA kits been approved in the UK?

Briefing Tue 2 Dec, AT 14:09

DNA screening devices that profile health risks are banned in the US – but now legal in the UK

HIV Virus

HIV: why the virus could eventually be 'almost harmless'

Briefing Tue 2 Dec, AT 11:53

Scientists have observed an 'incremental change' in HIV which could lead to the virus gradually becoming 'watered down'

Ebola medical worker

Ebola: 'huge risk' of virus reaching Europe

One-Minute Read Mon 1 Dec, AT 09:33

UN chief says Ebola could still spread beyond West Africa, where it kills 200 people per week

A doctor is giving a vaccine to a patient

Ebola: experimental vaccine trial an 'unqualified success'

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Nov, AT 10:16

Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed