Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.

Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment

Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment.

Patients lose hip replacement court case

Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement "not defective" in group action at High Court.

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.