Evidence-based medicine is in turmoil after the much respected Cochrane Collaboration booted out one of its co-founders.
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.
TV shows that don't provide an accurate portrayal of eating disorders do a disservice to their viewers.
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.
Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
Is yogurt as healthy as you think?
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
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 urine test for ovarian cancer could increase survival rates from 20% to 90%.
People who depend on auditory implants to hear struggle to understand speech in noisy places. A new device could change that.
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.
Healthy food isn't just about organic food and so-called superfoods.
Can happiness really be mapped?
Even seemingly non-invasive cosmetic facial procedures have their risks.
Blind people don't have superhuman ears but their brains can rewire themselves to give them an edge over those who can see.
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.
Alexander Fleming's work has helped countless people over the last nine decades.
A common smoking cessation drug doesn't appear to work for shisha smokers.