Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
The world is “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
US drug regulators are considering approving an injection designed to combat chin fat.
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person’s risk of heart disease, research reveals.
Cocktail parties in care homes help people relive younger years
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.