Andrew Sheridan's long career at the sharp end of the scrum may be drawing to a close. The England loose-head prop, who played in the 2007 World Cup final and was a Test Lion in South Africa two years later, is suffering from a neck injury and has been told to rest for a month while doctors weigh up his chances of playing again. "Andrew is out, possibly forever," said Bernard Laporte, his coach at Toulon.
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
I am quite a keen smoker who has always prized myself on being rather good at it
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Dr Sanger was 'one of the most important scientists of the 20th century'
63-year-old was convicted of seven other racially motivated murders after killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting
Britons should be given vaccination record cards and be advised it is their “civic duty” to get immunised, experts recommend on Tuesday, warning that increasing migration, an ageing population and the growth of antibiotic resistance is increasing the threat posed by infectious diseases.
Britain has fourth highest meningitis B levels in Europe
Court orders government to regulate medical testing amid fears over industry’s safety
Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood
Colombian farmer’s attempt to impress girlfriend ends in tragedy
Living mice able to produce the cells capable of helping to repair a damaged heart
Delivering Kevin Pietersen back to the brink of full fitness is the latest triumph of England's backroom team, but it should be no surprise – they have the best support staff in the game.
British American Tobacco has become the first tobacco company to launch an electronic cigarette in the UK, raising fears that it could eventually boost its profits with public money should the NHS begin prescribing ecigarettes as a smoking-cessation tool.
Government’s immunisation advisors say the jab is 'highly unlikely to be cost effective'
It is now clear that the "one or two mistakes" were in fact overwhelming problems, but phasing out the LCP still leaves the problems it was created to resolve