A woman with hayfever blows her nose

Hayfever: why is it so bad and how can you make it stop?

Briefing Mon 23 Jun, AT 13:07

Warm and dry weather means large swathes of the UK have been hit with particularly high pollen count

Fish-eating spider

Fish-eating spiders conquer every continent

One-Minute Read Thu 19 Jun, AT 15:44

It's an arachnophobe's nightmare: the world has been colonised by fish-eating spiders


Are e-cigarettes bad for you? Doctors urge new controls

Briefing Tue 17 Jun, AT 13:57

Experts say e-cigarettes must be regulated, as study finds 29 million Europeans have tried them

Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

NHS: UK ranks first in global healthcare report

One-Minute Read Tue 17 Jun, AT 11:00

UK beats ten high-income countries for quality of healthcare, access to care and efficiency

A restorer prepares a jawbone of a prehistoric Mastadon fossil

Stag party unearths 3m-year-old mastadon

One-Minute Read Mon 16 Jun, AT 15:32

Friends hiking in New Mexico uncover one of most complete stegomastodon skulls ever found

A dentist treating a patient

Drill-free tooth repairs coming 'in three years'

One-Minute Read Mon 16 Jun, AT 12:59

New technique could replace the drill with electric pulses that help teeth repair themselves

Juliano Pinto using a robotic suit at the World Cup opening ceremony

World Cup 'bionic man' gives hope to paraplegics

One-Minute Read Fri 13 Jun, AT 11:53

Robotic exoskeleton lets paralysed man take first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony

Influenza research

Scientists attack 'crazy' avian flu research

One-Minute Read Thu 12 Jun, AT 14:48

Deadly virus, similar to one that killed 50 million people in 1918, is created in an American lab

A woman and her grandchild applying sunblock

Sunblock alone 'won't prevent skin cancer'

One-Minute Read Thu 12 Jun, AT 11:05

Researchers find that high-factor sunscreen alone does not provide total protection from skin cancer

Statins: doctors attack plans to increase prescriptions

Briefing Wed 11 Jun, AT 11:28

Eight leading doctors object to plans to prescribe statins to people with a low risk of heart disease