Lack of exercise 'twice as deadly as obesity'

One-Minute Read Thu 15 Jan, AT 10:07

Inactivity kills more than obesity, but even moderate exercise can reduce the risk of premature death

Dry January: is banishing booze for a month really worth it?

Gallery Mon 12 Jan, AT 15:00

If you stop drinking in January and go mad in February, there 'really is no point', says top doctor

Minnie and Mickey Mouse

Disneyland measles: health alert issued in California

One-Minute Read Thu 8 Jan, AT 13:41

Doctors have linked nine cases of measles to Disneyland and are urging parents to vaccinate their children

SpaceX test flight: can a rocket be landed back on Earth?

Briefing Thu 8 Jan, AT 10:31

Mission will be like 'trying to balance a rubber broomstick on your hand in the middle of a wind storm'

Leap second to be added in June: will it cause havoc?

Briefing Wed 7 Jan, AT 12:41

Extra second needed this summer to allow atomic time to synchronise with the Earth's rotation

Planetary system of Gliese 581

Alien earth 'could support life', but what is Kepler 438b like?

Briefing Wed 7 Jan, AT 12:36

Newly discovered planet is 40 per cent hotter than Earth – but sits in the 'Goldilocks zone' with liquid water

A&E waiting times the worst for a decade

One-Minute Read Tue 6 Jan, AT 09:28

Latest quarterly figures show that hospitals in England are failing to meet target time

Ebola: charity to investigate how British nurse caught the virus

One-Minute Read Mon 5 Jan, AT 09:59

Save the Children will 'leave no stone unturned' as Pauline Cafferkey's condition worsens in London hospital

Random pills

Ibuprofen 'could extend your life by 12 years'

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 15:44

Researchers have found that ibuprofen has a dramatic effect on lifespan – at least among flies