The number of babies who have died in the biggest outbreak of whooping cough for 20 years has increased to 10, health officials said.
New research has revealed that athletes who travel more than five time zones for competitions are more likely to get sick compared to when they play at home.
There is still "no convincing evidence" that mobile phones can adversely affect human health, according to a major new report released today.
Continent's changing climate raises fears that dengue fever could come to South of England
David Cameron and Nick Clegg will today endorse wholesale changes to the Government's controversial health reforms, giving patients the "right to challenge" poor services for the first time and guaranteeing them a choice of doctors and treatments.
While Aids experts say prevention campaigns are not altering sexual behaviour, medical progress means the disease need not be fatal
A grassroots revolt is growing over a new generation of controversial incinerators planned across the UK, which would see the amount of household waste sent to be burnt more than double. Incinerators are currently being planned on more than 80 sites under the so-called "dash for ash".
Fifteen patients have died and more than 100 patients are in intensive care with suspected swine flu as doctors warned that the disease is turning out to be more severe than last year.
The head of the civil service today launched a mole-hunt after the leak of lists of around 180 public bodies apparently facing abolition in a "bonfire of the quangos".
Five Cabinet ministers agreed yesterday to cut their budgets by about a third as the Treasury axe began to fall ahead of next month's government-wide spending cuts. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, and Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, were rewarded with seats on the Cabinet's Star Chamber, which will impose cuts on those ministers who cannot reach agreement with the Treasury. Both ministers have also been quick to cull quangos since the May election.
Half of restaurants and takeaways harbour high levels of bacteria which can cause food poisoning, new research shows.
The first national campaign to persuade the over 50s to practice safe sex is to be launched next week, after figures showed an alarming rise in sexually transmitted infections among older people.
David Cameron vowed in opposition to rein in Britain's quango state in an attack on a bloated public sector.
All babies born in London should be vaccinated against tuberculosis to protect them against the growing threat from the disease, public health specialists say.
The sun is out and it's off with our clothes – but health agencies urge us to stay cool, as heat can kill
There should be no ban on children petting animals on farms but more must be done to protect them from infection, an inquiry has concluded.