A 15-year-old US high school student whose uncle died of pancreatic cancer has developed the first test for the disease that could detect tumours before they become too advanced to treat.
Twenty-five workers from a German factory reportedly been sent to hospital after eating sandwiches laced with rat poison.
A new strain of norovirus has been responsible for the majority of recent cases of the winter vomiting bug, health experts said.
Around 100,000 people were struck down with the winter vomiting bug over Christmas, latest figures suggested as it emerged the number of confirmed cases was 72% higher than this time last year.
He has 83pc success rate in sniffing out hospital superbug after only two months' training
This debut from David Cronenberg's son Brandon is a biological nightmare so gruesome and told with such unflinching scrutiny that even viewers of the strongest constitutions may find themselves a little nauseous.
38-year-old died in a London hospital on Saturday, two days after laboratory tests confirmed he had the disease
A man being treated for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever after returning to the UK from Afghanistan has died.
Ronald Reagan's foundation expressed outrage yesterday at a British company's auction of what it says is a vial of the late US president's blood taken at the hospital where he was treated after a 1981 assassination attempt.
As fashion magazines agree to ban excessively thin models, US study finds potential new treatment
Two biologists, split by rivalry and disagreement, suddenly realised that they were on the same side. The result was a revolutionary breakthrough. Special report by our Science Editor, Steve Connor
After 15 years of wearing a mask and living as a recluse, a 37-year-old Virginia man disfigured in a gun accident got a new face, nose, teeth and jaw in what University of Maryland physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed.
Treatment could be universally available within two years
British scientists have turned stem cells from spare IVF embryos into red blood cells as part of a project to manufacture synthetic blood on an industrial-scale. It is believed to be the first time in Britain that human red blood cells have been created from embryonic stem cells and it marks a milestone in a project aimed at producing blood for medical transfusions.
Sigmund Freud believed that anxious personalities are shaped in childhood. But after a lifetime of study, Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan is convinced that it's all in the genes
Medical breakthrough sees 10-year-old boy's stem cells used to grow donor organ inside his body