Doctors over the age of 55 are six times more likely to prompt major concerns about their performance than their younger colleagues, a study by a former chief medical officer has found.
Broadmoor, the high-security psychiatric hospital, where some of Britain's most notorious offenders are treated, has been criticised as an "expensive anachronism" which holds on to "celebrity" patients when they should be back in prison, according to one of the country's most respected psychiatrists.
A set of naturally occurring immune cells could play a crucial role in the body's resistance to flu
Figures revealing children with levels of body fat far above what is considered a healthy range have outlined the scale of England's childhood obesity problem.
The economic costs of carrying out the proposed badger cull to prevent TB in cattle will be greater than the financial benefits, and the taxpayer will pick up the bill, experts have concluded in an economic assessment of culling.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock is the BBC's new face of space – and she's come a long way from a council estate. She tells Steve Connor why inner-city kids should build a hi-tech economy
Magic mushrooms could one day be prescribed for depression after Professor David Nutt, the controversial sacked government drugs advisor, claimed research on healthy volunteers proved what a mistake it was to abandon therapeutic psychedelic drugs more than 50 years ago.