Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
There are benefits to society of good housing for all – health, wellbeing, savings from costs of crime and health – that are not captured in its price.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
About 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy. Promising advances are being made in the field of epilepsy treatment for children.
While changes in libido are perfectly normal, there's still some things you can do to try and increase it. If they don't work, consider seeing a doctor or counsellor.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
Men are feeling more and more pressure to get rid of their love handles and beer bellies – and heavy promotion of unrealistic appearance standards are to blame.
Zero-hours contracts exploit workers and need to be banned.
Medicals will be happening left, right and centre ahead of transfer deadline day, here's what a screening actually entails.
The British nuclear weapon tests on Kiritimati (or Christmas) Island had profound and lasting cultural consequences for both atomic veterans and local islanders.
What happens when babies are born critically ill and the doctors have no idea what is wrong? Some argue that a controversial tool called whole genome sequencing may help find the cause.
The Flint water crisis made the country aware of the dangers of lead. But why, exactly, is this element so toxic and what does it do to the body?
Medical crowdfunding raises billions of dollars annually -- mostly for those who already have good jobs and own their own homes.
Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.
Celebrity chefs often preach about the ease of home cooking and meal planning. But for most mothers juggling a job, child care, housework and meal prep, this is virtually impossible.
British workers put in the longest hours in the EU.
In many urban poor areas such as slums, programmes by governments and NGOs are established to help families and mitigate malnutrition. But are these effective?