A child receives a 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

An artist's impression of the Rosetta spacecraft with Mars in the background

Rosetta: 'sexiest, most fantastic' space mission enters final phase

Briefing Wed 6 Aug, AT 11:47

Spacecraft has caught up with comet in a decade long chase in search for answers about life on earth

Generic aspirin lie inside a bottle

An aspirin a day can keep cancer away, claims new study

One-Minute Read Wed 6 Aug, AT 09:27

Scientists say hundreds of thousands of deaths could be prevented by a small daily dose of aspirin

Scientists unveil the 'happiness equation'

One-Minute Read Tue 5 Aug, AT 15:06

Mobile game app helps researchers demonstrate that expectations affect happiness more than rewards

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