Research suggests that morbidly obese drivers are 56 per cent more likely to die in a car crash
Toy designer sold rights to Operation for just $500 – but game went on to make more than $40m
Findings cause 'panic' in the Home Office as Liberal Democrats call for new approach to drug control
Google is developing a pill containing nanoparticles and a wristband to diagnose diseases in the body
Cargo rocket carrying supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station bursts into flames
Councils spend less than 1.4% of their total budget on mental health care, leading to calls for a new 'national strategy'
A weight loss expert suggests the beer swilling, doughnut eating character is making us fat
From schools to borders, 'hysteria' surrounding the Ebola virus is leading some to shun contact with Africans
The risk of Ebola transmission raises an ethical dilemma as some say medics are duty-bound to provide care
Health bosses are asking for an extra £8bn to implement a drastic five-year plan for the NHS – but what does it involve?
Northern Ireland votes to ban paying for sex but campaigners say the move will put sex workers at higher risk
Scientists found a link between regular cannabis use and reduced academic performance
Darek Fidyka's recovery described as 'more impressive than man walking on the Moon'
Some cancer patients will be allowed to take unlicensed medicines under the Medical Innovation Bill
Scientists believe fizzy drinks may be the 'invisible culprit' of age-related diseases
The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute
Researchers express scepticism over the US defence company's nuclear fusion 'breakthrough'
After a dog in Texas is quarantined and another is put down in Spain, concern is growing about pets and Ebola
But Royal College of Nursing says ministers need to invest in more staff to improve patient care
Ebola is a frightening disease, but others kill far more people without generating international alarm