HPA scientists found evidence of link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix jab and narcolepsy cases in children
Outbreaks in Syria and East Africa threaten to reverse decades of progress in eradicating the disease
An immunisation campaign is urgently needed
Study on mice in Japan has led to start of promising human trials using new probiotic drink
Two people were killed and up to 20 more injured after Taliban militants used a bomb to target a team delivering polio vaccination drops to children in north-west Pakistan.
A set of naturally occurring immune cells could play a crucial role in the body's resistance to flu
Public health bodies are calling for a universal vaccine for both girls and boys in the UK
Vaccine could be used on humans in clinical trials within two years
Festivals are nothing new, despite their contemporary popularity. From the extraordinary eruptions of outdoor religious revival gatherings to vegetarian, teetotal, anti-vaccinationist rallies, Philip Hoare charts their history
Critics have called for a freeze on public spending for 'irresponsible' research
Government’s immunisation advisors say the jab is 'highly unlikely to be cost effective'
A curious Tom Bawden joins David Heath, the Farming minister, on the front line of the battle against bovine tuberculosis
The battle against the deadly ash dieback disease has received an important boost after scientists unscrambled the genetic blueprint of a tree with an extremely rare resistance to the killer fungus.
Professor Mark Kendall's Nanopatch was shown off last night to crowds at TEDGlobal
Veterinary Association accused of being too close to farmers in letter to The Independent
Michael Douglas may have been displaying admirable candour when he told a journalist this weekend that his throat cancer had been caused by a virus “which…comes about from cunnilingus” – but he also sparked a minor health scare.