Robotic arm can transform from a bendable to rigid instrument, setting it apart from other surgical tools
The increase is linked to unhealthy lifestyles and is 'a sad indictment of the nation's health', says charity
New discovery could be a 'valuable tool' for healthcare as well as the 'emerging world of soft robotics'
British mothers six times as likely to die in childbirth or pregnancy as women in Belarus, says charity
Record-breaking temperatures in Britain now 13 times more likely, due to human influences, scientist warn
Ground-breaking Nasa images are 'just an appetite-whetter' as New Horizons spacecraft speeds towards the dwarf planet
Men are 'catching up', but rising inequality is forecast as the gap between Britain's rich and poor widens
80 per cent of people in the UK either don't know or underestimate how many calories there are in wine and beer
Self-testing kits hope to reduce the 'unacceptably high' number of people with undiagnosed HIV in the UK
'Frankenstein' neurosurgeon insists surgery can happen but the medical community argues he is 'nuts'
The drug is 'not good enough’ to stop transmission but will cut the huge burden of the disease, say scientists
Scientists developing TKM-Ebola celebrate successful animal trial as the race for a human cure continues
Newborn baby Teddy suffered from a rare and lethal birth defect, but was able to save another life
Reduction in alcohol consumption and better child safeguarding practices credited for decline
The toxic chemical dinitrophenol speeds up the metabolism and burns fat fast – but with deadly consequences
Is knuckle cracking bad for you? Scientists hope 'pull my finger' study will pave the way for answers
Privatisation of the NHS is a hot election topic amid concerns over the health service's 'financial hole'
Researchers discover that over-the-counter painkiller could affect intensity of people's emotions
Australia introduces tough new rules to punish parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated
Male relatives of sex offenders likely to commit similar crimes and could be offered 'preventative therapy'