From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
A 17-year-long study finds that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk in women by more than a fifth.
Low level carbon monoxide poisoning leads to a wide range of nonspecific but significant symptoms – making it very difficult to detect.
If you're a parent, there's one less thing to worry about – your child is probably healthy even if they're fussy about what they eat.
TV shows that don't provide an accurate portrayal of eating disorders do a disservice to their viewers.
Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
We've got better at managing the health risks of traditional drugs of abuse, but novel psychoactive substances, or 'legal highs', are a dangerous unknown.
Is yogurt as healthy as you think?
Scotland's commitment to providing all students with free monthly supplies is showing the world how period poverty can be tackled.
Pandemic and bird flu viruses are more deadly than seasonal flu. Scientists may have finally discovered why.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
People who depend on auditory implants to hear struggle to understand speech in noisy places. A new device could change that.
A urine test for ovarian cancer could increase survival rates from 20% to 90%.
Approximately 10,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer due to 9/11. What support is available to this community, and is it working?
A new study offers hope.
Two large nutritional studies seem to have reported contradictory findings on carbs. But only if you believe the headlines.
Even seemingly non-invasive cosmetic facial procedures have their risks.
Can happiness really be mapped?
In the event of pandemic flu, poor countries will suffer the most.
Many probiotic bacteria don't manage to colonise the gut, but that doesn't mean they don't have positive health benefits.
Symptoms for Huntington's disease typically only start to be experienced in mid-adulthood.
A common smoking cessation drug doesn't appear to work for shisha smokers.
Alexander Fleming's work has helped countless people over the last nine decades.
If you want to remain lean, this study of mouse diets suggests your fat intake should make up just a fifth of your overall calorie intake.
We don't control our heart – it's an involuntary muscle – but special pacemaker cells help keep it ticking away.
In one sense, the brain feels no pain. In another sense, it feels all the pain.
For nearly 50 years academic and popular writers ignored the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. A hundred years later, historians can't get enough of it.
Abusive bosses might be to blame for the growing epidemic of mental ill health among UK workers.
Research confirms what the world’s elite sports stars already know – being kinder to yourself, and to others, and being grateful is good for your mental health.