The number of people choosing to become posthumous donors in the UK has reached 25.3m but this is still considerably lower than other countries.
Young people are going teetotal but older generations are failing to follow in their sober footsteps.
Donated tissue samples are often used in research to help create new methods of diagnosis and treatment.
AMPK is normally a tumour suppressor. But once cancer arises, AMPK becomes a tumour promoter, enhancing the survival of cancer cells. Understanding this could help create drugs that inhibit AMPK.
There are proven ways to reduce drug deaths in the UK. But the government is ignoring them.
Recommended salt intake levels should be lowered further, despite previous contradictory research.
10% of people are left-handed but we still haven't uncovered how this changes the way their brains work.
In dementia sufferers, if autobiographical self-knowledge is lost, feelings of agency – learned as an child – may be the last remaining facet of self, something most studies have ignored.
Data from England has found no link between increased social media use and a rise in diagnosed eating disorders.
The timing of puberty can influence a child's bone strength throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
Science is rarely about an individual genius saving the day.
Common emollients used to treat skin conditions are a hidden fire risk in most homes.
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.
Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
Emulsifiers are in everything from ice cream to mayonnaise.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.
So many other countries see the value in breastfeeding support but the UK is lagging behind.
A Russian scientist is preparing to do germline gene editing. Here's why that's a problem.
Drinking one less pint of beer a week could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by almost half.
The scale of antibiotic resistance among bacteria found on surfaces around London is exposed in our new study.
The idea of human-animal hybrids can raise a lot of questions and it's easy to feel they are "unnatural" because they violate the boundaries between species.
There are better ways to deal with drug possession (for personal use) than putting the person behind bars.
It's not just babies who have trouble sleeping.
Three-quarters of people with an intellectual disability receive prescribed drugs.
People with darker skin tones get less reliable readings from fitness trackers.
Supply chains for advanced medical practices are threatened and there is no easy solution.
To be sustainable, the NHS needs to invest in AI and other advanced technologies.
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.
Obesity crisis: pizza, pastries, chips, donuts, cookies, hot dogs, and burgers – just your average school lunch.
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.
Dementia villages and care homes that try and recreate the past are unsustainable.