A couple kisses in a park

A ten-second kiss can transmit 80 million bugs

One-Minute Read Mon 17 Nov, AT 11:34

Dutch biologists believe that there may be an evolutionary advantage to sharing bacteria through kissing

General view of the accident and emergency department at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England

Winter crisis fears prompt NHS cash boost of £300m

One-Minute Read Fri 14 Nov, AT 11:46

Fears NHS England won't cope this winter prompt extra money as election year looms

Rosetta mission: what a comet sounds like – video

Video Thu 13 Nov, AT 10:22

The mysterious 'song' of a comet hurtling through space has been captured by the Rosetta spacecraft

How modified HIV cells are being used to treat cancer

Briefing Wed 12 Nov, AT 15:26

The treatment involves using a disabled form of the virus to train the immune system to kill tumour cells

Hanger One

Google takes the next step into space exploration

One-Minute Read Wed 12 Nov, AT 12:24

The tech giant has leased an airfield from Nasa as the space agency tries to reduce its footprint on earth

Sex 'just for fun' by 2050, predicts inventor of the Pill

One-Minute Read Mon 10 Nov, AT 12:05

Soon sex and reproduction will be no longer be linked as couples have children through IVF

Obesity

The 'super-obese' under-25s having gastric band surgery

One-Minute Read Mon 10 Nov, AT 10:06

Surgeons say cost of obesity crisis could bankrupt the NHS – but operations can save money

The MRSA bacteria strain in a petri dish

How 'breakthrough' drug Staphefekt could replace antibiotics

Briefing Thu 6 Nov, AT 10:51

Newly developed enzyme 'can kill superbugs' and will 'revolutionise' fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

NHS hospital

NHS wasting £2bn by handing out too many drugs and tests

One-Minute Read Thu 6 Nov, AT 08:39

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges calls on doctors and nurses to stop overprescribing medication

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