Why so-called 'Aussie flu' probably isn't from Australia and other things you need to know about the latest influenza outbreak.
There are many flu strains, and those strains can also change and mutate.
Patient care is being "rationed" in NHS hospitals as a result of the nursing shortfall.
Being the victim of trauma can trigger the onset of PTSD. But so can being violent against others – which means young people in gangs risk deep psychological scars.
Improvements in survival rates for acute myeloid leukaemia have failed to keep pace with other leukaemias. That may be about to change.
Six scientists on the supplements they take every day and why they take them.
A child nutritionist gives her advice.
Being happy involves not shying away from pain, misery or distress.
Western societies are obsessed with body image – and it's stopping self-improvement.
The latest episode of The Conversation's In Depth, Out Loud podcast, an audio version of selected long-form stories.
Fitbits and other trackers are just the latest iteration of the fitness industry's relationship with technology.
Understanding the role of cortisol in suicide risk may lead to new treatments.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
Harmful proteins spread between connected neurons much like flu spreads through a social network. The finding may provide future opportunities for halting Alzheimer’s.
Theresa May claims there are more beds available across the NHS than there used to be.
For good health and longevity, the right mindset – and less stress – may be more important than exercise.
Data ethics should pay much more attention to the social value of research
2018 looks set to be the year we finally get effective treatments for migraine.
New mouse model study sheds light on why alcohol is so harmful.
Understanding the psychology behind why we overeat can help us to consume less.
It might be cold and dark, but that's good news for your pooch and for you if you want to improve your fitness and exercise more.
Does a fry up really soak up excess alcohol, or black coffee sober you up? Can you avoid that hangover?
Cold water drowning kills many people every year. But can it also provide curative benefits? We asked an expert.
Studies show that cinnamon can lower blood lipids in people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
Advent calendars, chocolate Santa decorations ... there are lots of tempting treats that could make your pooch very ill this Christmas.
Pain is something everyone experiences. This episode of The Anthill podcast explores how and why it works in our brains, what kinds of drugs are being developed to reduce pain, and whether or not robots of the future should be built so that they experience pain.
Tasty, nutritious, traditional – it's a seasonal superfood. Here's the evidence.
Poor quality sleep is almost guaranteed over the festive period. Here's how to get some decent shut-eye.
Activity in the left hand side of the brain, specifically in areas of emotion, could explain why most people lean to the right before lips smack.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we're not fully across what is happening.
The Therapeutic Use Exemption system of banned medicines in sport creates more problems than it solves, is open to abuse and is simply unfair.
Living near lots of fast-food outlets doesn't automatically encourage weight gain in your neighbourhood, but coupled with a lack of exercise facilities, it just might.
People with type 2 diabetes are putting their health at risk by not taking their medication because of side effects.
Whole milk has more calories but there's little evidence skimmed is healthier.
To avoid getting a Darwin Award this Christmas, don't do what these people did.
Cannabidiol shows promise in treating psychosis in a placebo controlled trial.
Antisense therapy showed promising results in a first-in-human trial for Huntington's disease.