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Escape the exercise doldrums with fitness apps

Your smartphone can help you overcome negative mental and physical experiences of exercise.

How does Denmark have better healthcare than the US for less money?

OPINION: Forget healthcare policy, it’s the culture.

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.

Asthma might weaken the body’s immune system

Individuals with asthma suffer more infections and should be under greater medical supervision, says scientist behind new study.

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?