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

Top doctor says 'normalisation' of obesity killing Brits

One-Minute Read Sun 8 Jun, AT 08:12

One in 10 deaths are now caused by excess weight, according to a Cambridge University study

Overweight women

Hungry men 'prefer to date bigger women'

One-Minute Read Fri 6 Jun, AT 13:55

The best way to a man's heart may be through his stomach after all, new research finds

A premature baby receives treatment

One baby dead and 14 critically ill after drip contamination

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Jun, AT 09:51

Newborn babies poisoned by contaminated batch of nutrition drips in six different NHS hospitals