There are a number of factors that make the Ebola virus so deadly, including the speed and relative ease with which it can spread.
Health technology innovators need to rethink the traditional model of importing medical products developed in western markets
Lifestyle factors can have profound effects on the brain and Dr. John Ratey believes exercise is the number one thing we can do for brain health.
Some of the wealthiest nations in the world provide little or no government-supported maternity or paternity leave for new parents, a United Nations report has said.
A new “virtual biopsy” device uses sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light instead of a scalpel to quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy, a new study...
A new paper reveals a revolutionary method of targeting cancer cells that is completely non-invasive. In using lasers, the tumour can be destroyed before it grows.
Healthcare is increasingly burdened with non-communicable disease in an ageing population. Here's how technology and the British NHS model can help it adapt.
In 2018, global health organizations set a new record in the delivery of oral cholera vaccines to many of the world's most vulnerable countries. We must maintain this progress says the Bi...
A human flu pandemic caused by a bird flu strain is one of the greatest concerns of global health and infectious disease specialists.
Average lifespans have been increasing around the world thanks to improved healthcare, diet and lifestyle. But how long could humans feasibly live if we perfected everything else?
A new technique which makes use of VR has proven its effectiveness at spotting one of the first symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease.
There are movements around the world aiming to make cities more walkable.
More and more genetic hacks exist to increase our cognitive abilities. But could eliminating all mental illnesses rob us of vital neurodiversity?
The researchers studied the medicinal properties of white oak, tulip poplar and 'devil's walking stick', all three of which were used as remedies during the American Civil War.
The next breakthrough in foundational research will be decoding how the human immune system prevents and controls disease.