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.
A ban would force the practice underground, and could lead to more botched jobs
An immunisation campaign is urgently needed
The UN expresses concern about maternal mortality among children, but few member states are willing to confront the issue
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.
Coca can treat muscle pain and could provide income for impoverished farmers, says study
World population is aging so fast most countries are not adequately prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people says report
Sometimes they print things so myopic that you feel a fly on the wall might learn something genuinely new about human nature
Lung diseases kill one in every 10 Europeans, new figures suggest, and the proportion of deaths caused by the diseases in the UK is the highest of any European nation.
It's a truth that all of us have had a subconscious knowledge of for as long as we can remember: gender, occupation, wealth and even where in the country you live can have a huge effect on how long and in what health you survive.
It was the huge bravery of medical staff that contained the pandemic 10 years ago – many of whom risked or even lost their lives. Simon Usborne hears their stories
Campaigners protested in central London against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
An ambitious plan to roll out HIV treatment to millions more patients around the globe has divided scientists who question whether it is focused on benefiting individuals or halting the spread of the disease.
Explosions and gunfire rang out across the northern Syrian city of Aleppo last night as rebel factions continued to defend the former economic hub against the superior weaponry of regime forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Steve Tongue, who has covered all four of Stuart Pearce's tournaments over the past six years, reports from Israel
In the final part of our series honouring the centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death, Loveday Morris talks to a Kurdish poet who dares to assert her countrywomen’s rights against forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation