Researchers have found that ibuprofen has a dramatic effect on lifespan – at least among flies
Underground sound waves may have alerted songbirds to dangerous weather, allowing them to escape
Rumours circulating online suggested that a massive solar storm would lead to six days of darkness this month
Experts warn that societal expectations make it harder for young males to ask for help
Soluble powder can be added to food to control appetite and help people eat less, say researchers
Death toll from Ebola continues to rise as the organisation admits it 'failed to see the writing on the wall'
'Tremendous achievements' could be reversed in West Africa as Ebola outbreak continues, warns WHO
Study says daily injection of a newly-developed chemical compound can repair spinal cord injuries
New draft guidelines in US say male circumcision significantly reduces risk of HIV and other STDs
Humans 'will not be able to compete' with self-improving robots, says Stephen Hawking
DNA screening devices that profile health risks are banned in the US – but now legal in the UK
Scientists have observed an 'incremental change' in HIV which could lead to the virus gradually becoming 'watered down'
UN chief says Ebola could still spread beyond West Africa, where it kills 200 people per week
Children tested in Infectious Diseases Isolation Unit after showing viral symptoms on return from Africa
Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed
West Africa's Ebola epidemic is by far the most serious outbreak of the deadly virus
'Black Death' disease kills 47 people and spreads to the densely populated capital of Antananarivo
Burial workers discard bodies in protest over unpaid wages as government admits money has 'gone missing'
Biohazard suits are in short supply causing prices to rise as a result of 'increased anxiety' in the US
Hunching over devices is wreaks havoc on our posture and puts us at risk of serious back pain