Cartilage was thought to be impenetrable – until now.
When it comes to getting us to quaffing less, the bottle of plonk is a surprisingly awkward customer.
Researchers find the government's work capability assessment programme is having a big impact. But not a positive one.
New genetic technology could change the DNA of entire species to prevent them from spreading diseases.
Face blindness is believed to be a fairly common condition but, until now, diagnosis has been complicated and expensive
When one in six hospitalisations of older patients are due to harm from their medicines, then something is going seriously wrong.
Treating the sick is not sustainable. We need to stop them getting sick in the first place. So why is the government cutting public health budgets?
Rest is an elusive concept, but new research will hopefully nail it down
A new study of the brain structure of schizophrenics has revealed an important clue that could help treat hallucinations.
First responders are hugely resilient – but here's what to do when the memories become too much.
There is a window of opportunity for the least developed countries to develop their own pharmaceuticals industry.
Decades on, is HIV still a taboo subject?
Science suggests that diets tailored to your own gut work better than those based on the glycaemic index.
Researchers in China have found strains of E.coli that are resistant colistin, the antibiotic of last resort.
All Blacks legend, Jonah Lomu, suffered from nephrotic syndrome for most of his adult life. Here is what we know about the rare condition.
Organ donation rates in the UK are at an all time low. Could this be the solution?
Radon gas kills more people than carbon monoxide and yet few know anything about it.
A new study linking sweetened drinks to heart disease is more confusing than enlightening
People at the end of life may not actually be the best target for expensive drugs.
There are pros and cons to HRT. Whether or not to use it comes down to personal choice.
Gardening can tackle stress, low self-esteem and depression.
If people are avoiding the flu jab because last year's protection wasn't great, that would be a mistake.
The way our body's immune system responds to allergens is very similar to the way it responds to parasitic worm infections – and some scientists have a theory for why.
It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
A toddler from London has had gene therapy for leukaemia and it seems to have worked. But why have breakthroughs taken so long?