The NHS in England must stop wasting money if it is to meet the "very very big challenge" it faces, the health secretary says. In a speech to health managers, Jeremy Hunt highlighted poor procurement which
When doctors say "We need to have a new conversation with the public", nobody is waiting for good news. True to form, the wise men at the top of the NHS in their headquarters in Leeds and Liverpool have
A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve patients' quality of life, say doctors. Patients often die before their 40s as mucus clogs and damages their lungs and leaves them prone
For the first time, signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across the brain of a patient undergoing surgery. In this rare case, a man with tinnitus was being monitored
Doctors in California have removed a tumour they have described as an "embryologic twin" deep inside the brain of a young woman. Yamini Karanam, 26, a PhD student in Indiana, had been experiencing difficulties
New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system
A new experimental drug, called anti-LINGO-1, has been found to repair myelin, radically improving nerve signalling A new drug could reverse the damage of multiple sclerosis, curing balance and vision
We think of viruses as trying to hurt or kill us - but in fact they're just evolving to stay alive and reproduce, and sometimes that means letting us live If the news that HIV is evolving to become less
A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be trialled in Guinea, it has been announced. The solar-powered, portable laboratory should deliver results six times faster than tests currently used
Add one more to the growing list of 3-D-printed products: human organs. California-based biotech firm Organovo (ONVO) is set to begin selling 3-D-printed liver tissue by the end of the year, part of the
The hunt for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists have said. The disease is caused by the immune system destroying the cells that control blood sugar levels.
Enterovirus D68 is likely coming -- if it hasn't already -- to a state near you. Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 153 cases of respiratory illness caused Enterovirus
As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned. The
A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip the
Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus
The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the
A brief explanation of the physics behind the treatment that Ashya King’s parents wanted for their son’s cancer The story of Ashya King and his parents is desperately sad. One feature is that his family
Four days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded its investigation into June's accidental anthrax exposure, more details are being released about the government health agency's
(CNN) -- African ministers and health experts are meeting in Ghana with one thing on their minds: how to stop the biggest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus from extending its deadly reach still further.
(CNN) -- The World Health Organization says the current Ebola epidemic trend "shows a mixed picture" in Africa, according to a statement released early Tuesday. Liberia has reported 16 new cases with deaths.
A Mississippi baby scientists thought was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, her doctors say. The news is disappointing for a case the scientific community
The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground. "The epidemic is out of control," Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations
The Ebola epidemic isn't getting any better in Africa. The World Health Organization reports there have been 759 cases, including 467 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the outbreak began