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Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
Can it really save the NHS millions?
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.
IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The man who set up a free school in the 80s
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.
The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.
A review of morning-after contraceptive pills has concluded that they are suitable for heavier women.
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.
Beauty queen on being abused as a teenager
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.