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Cats protect newborns against asthma

By switching off a genetic variant linked to increased risk of asthma.

Young people use prescription medicine to boost academic performance

Student: “You either succeed or you’re nothing.”

Scientists can finally explain how autoimmune disease spreads

“It’s a negative spiral,” says scientist behind new study.

How exercise can slow the spread of cancer

“Thorough and solid” study suggests why intense training is so effective at preventing cancer.

Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia

Fewer people suffer from the disease when they drink water containing higher concentrations of lithium

Pompeii residents were screwed before the volcanic eruption

A water pipe from Pompeii had alarmingly high levels of toxic chemicals.

New app could save you a trip to the hospital

Apps have great potential in the health service sector, but what are the challenges of implementing them?

We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy?

Nordic-Australian researcher outlines five reasons for switching to a healthier lifestyle.

New atlas of cancer survival could lead to new treatments

The new tool might help explain why some patients live longer with the disease than others.

Stem cells could fix a damaged heart

A new clinical trial could benefit heart patients who do not have any other treatment options left.