Proponents of vaginal douching say it promotes hygiene but growing evidence suggests it may do more harm than good
Scientists let rats self-administer as much cocaine as they wanted for five days, then took it away and analysed how the rodents responded
While sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction or trouble climaxing are often more commonly associated with older people, over a third of sexually active people aged 16-21 have experienced it
Scientists have urged caution in interpreting the results, warning women against electing to have their appendix or tonsils removed in an attempt to boost their fertility
'Adolescence can be a difficult transitional period and it's when we typically see the first signs of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. This study gives us a clue why this is the case'
Methane gas is twice as potent as carbon dioxide in warming the Earth's atmosphere
The two studies have been heralded as 'ground-breaking' by charity Breast Cancer Now
The wrong reports were potentially harmful and put the reputation of all scientists at risk, the researchers said
The much-maligned insects are not only crucial in preventing certain plant forms from extinction; they also play an integral part in protecting farmers’ crops across the planet
Science and Technology Committee chair Nicola Blackwood tells Science Minister Jo Johnson: 'I think this will be make or break for our knowledge economy'
Elite universities insist they will work hard to ensure UK research community continues to play a leading role in Europe
Researchers have discovered how Mers spread at an alarming rate in Seoul last year, jumping from person to person until 36 were dead, 186 infected and thousands quarantined
It is hoped the discovery could potentially lead to earlier detection and intervention for men with the disease
Previous research has suggested women need more sleep as their brains are 'more complex' than men's
Critics said the care.data scheme violated patients' privacy and contained unreliable and inaccurate records
For years now, scientists have been building a body of evidence that Mars looked very different in its distant past. There are features on the Martian surface that can only form in the presence of large bodies of water. Sarah Kaplan finds out more