The UK is trying to find a smooth course through its exit from the European Union but there are warning signs that the safety of patients in hospitals might be compromised by a combination of existing and new challenges.
People that think vaccines are dangerous — so-called anti-vaxxers — are a small but dangerous group.
Life science research in the UK, including into drug discovery and mental health treatments, have been given a £17m boost by the UK government.
Tomorrow the European Union’s 27 member states will decide whether to authorise the use of the chemical Glyphosate as a pesticide for the next decade.
Pollution killed 9m people in 2015, causing three times as many deaths as Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined — as well as 15 times more than those caused by wars and all other forms of violence — according to the report published in the medical journal, The Lancet.
Located near the Gare de Nord in Paris is France’s main open drug scene.
A recent study has found that only 43 percent of cancer drugs recently approved in Europe allowed patients to live longer, or improved their quality of life.
In all developed countries around the world women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Today is World Food Day.
Despite a rise in awareness of the dangers of sun damage to the skin the number of people diagnosed with melanoma is expected to rise in both men and women between now and 2026.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, might not be a disease you hear about regularly but it soon will be.
Mental health issues will cost the global economy $925bn this year and the number of people affected is increasing.
10 October is World Mental Health Day, as the likes of the World Health Organization and Mind come together to promote, educate and inform the public on mental health issues.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to almost every aspect of day-to-day life.
The past 15 years have witnessed an explosion in the drugs market for multiple sclerosis (MS), enabling the first disease modifying therapies in the neurodegenerative disease market to become a reality.
A French petition calling for the so-called right to be forgotten for HIV sufferers has attracted over 100 signatures, some of whom are HIV-positive but non-infectious.
Back in 2015, the United Nations published the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
In an online post The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has suggested that soda over indulgence has led to a higher level of failed physical tests amongst new recruits.
Migraines are relatively common, affecting approximately 11 percent of the world’s adult population.
Scientists and engineers at the University of Texas (UT) have developed a cancer pen that can identify cancerous tissue in seconds.
The number of drugs picking up a designation from regulators — first treatments or speciality drugs — across the European Union, the US, and Japan have risen by 117 percent in 10 years.
Soft drinks sales have fallen in the UK every year since 2012.
Singapore has announced a plan to limit the amount of sugar in soft drinks by 2020, teaming up with the likes of Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle and getting them to agree to cap added sugar in drinks at 12 percent.
The FDA has been on the right track when taking forward promising pipeline drugs for expedited new drug application (NDA) review.
We all know the stress that slow walkers can cause.
Ever feel rushed to get across the road?
The Dutch egg scandal has become a global concern and it has led to consumer trust in European food producers dropping.
The world’s richest man Bill Gates just donated $4.6bn to a charity, in what is his biggest charity donation since he set his own foundation up back in 2000.
If you’re sick the treatment you get is not specifically matched to you; it’s the same as for everyone else with that condition.
The US states of New Hampshire and South Carolina are suing Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin for its role in the opioid crisis.