Each extra hour of light activity above three hours cuts your risk of heart attack by 15%.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
Some of the advice on eggs should be taken with a pinch of salt.
With food allergies on the rise, it's important to understand the role the skin plays in protecting or exposing us to reactions.
Running can be addictive. Here's how to beat that addiction.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader's question about how to help.
In England, one in fifty children cycle to school. But if English children cycled at the same rates as Dutch children, this could rise to two in five.
The brain itself can’t actually feel pain. It can't sense damage to itself the way your finger can. We know this because people can have brain surgery while they are totally awake.
Baby boomers have shown the fastest rise in rates of alcohol and drug misuse in the last 15 years.
New technology could help doctors identify the right antibiotic for their patient in double-quick time.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
Hospital disinfectants could be creating superbugs.
Cheap, over-the-counter tooth-whitening kits could end up costing you a pretty penny.
A documentary film has made disturbing allegations about Michael Jackson and child sexual abuse. Whether true or not the film raised some important issues.
Clicking joints tend to run in families. Here's what causes it.
Breastfeeding is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
It doesn't always pay to know what's really in your food – but it's fun to find out, anyway.
Diseases like psoriasis and lupus are linked with a heightened risk of mental health disorders in younger adults.
Possible causes of limb malformations in babies born in rural areas of France.
Interoception – the awareness of internal body signals – is important for regulating eating and interpreting emotions.
Most diabetic assessment of the eyes concentrates on retina health, but for type 2 sufferers, dry eye disease could be far more concerning.
Pagers may be old school, but they have many advantages over mobile phones.
New study finds that giving birth through an emergency caesarean increases the risk of developing postnatal depression in the first nine months after childbirth by about 15%.
Stopping people from talking about their unwanted thoughts may have a terrible impact on them and on society.
People with auditory implants often experience music as horrible buzzes and beeps. New research may be able to help.
16p11.2 deletion or duplication syndrome occurs in three out of every 10,000 people.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
Snot very good to be ill. But here's how your body mounts its defence against the dreaded lurgi.