A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana

Legal marijuana: how the American system works

Briefing Fri 11 Jul, AT 12:05

Licensed 'pot shops' open in Washington as recreational marijuana goes on sale for the first time

HIV Virus

Baby 'cured' of HIV tests positive for the virus

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 11:41

A 'serious setback' in the fight against Aids, but researchers believe 'durable remission' still possible

A woman holds her nose

Other people's flatulence 'may be good for you'

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 09:53

A chemical found in expelled gas could help the body fight a range of diseases

An overweight man eating junk food

More obese patients to get NHS weight-loss surgery

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 09:30

NHS told to spend more on operations to tackle the diabetes epidemic – but can it afford the cost?


NHS funding crisis: how can it plug the gap?

Briefing Thu 10 Jul, AT 12:06

New spending review reveals annual deficit of £100m, raising fears that free healthcare could end

An elderly lady enjoys a cup of tea at an AgeUK Centre

Alzheimer's: test breakthrough raises hopes

One-Minute Read Tue 8 Jul, AT 09:29

Scientists develop new test that can predict onset of Alzheimer's with 87% accuracy

Iron Man armour

Iron Man designers to build body armour for US army

One-Minute Read Mon 7 Jul, AT 10:31

Hollywood special effect team is working on a new Iron Man 'agile exoskeleton' for US soldiers

Cholesterol drugs could be used to fight breast cancer

One-Minute Read Sat 5 Jul, AT 08:12

Study finds connection between high levels of fat in the blood and breast cancer

A young girl waits at a medical centre

Failure to tackle FGM is a 'national scandal', say MPs

One-Minute Read Thu 3 Jul, AT 10:04

MPs criticise schools, police and the CPS and demand a national action plan to end the practice

The fossilised remains of a polar bear have been found in the Indian Himalayas

No DNA evidence for Yetis - but polar bears 'found in India'

One-Minute Read Wed 2 Jul, AT 14:53

Tests on samples of hair from all over the world rule out existence of 'anomalous primates'