First days in life can be hard Premature babies are under close monitoring but doctors lack tools to measure oxygenation and blood flow in the brain An innovative optical instrument is being tested to
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The Dutch government has announced it intends to draft a law legalising assisted suicide for people who are not necessarily terminally ill, but who feel they have “completed…
A tax of at least 20 percent on sugary drinks is being called for by the World Health Organisation to fight the problem of obesity.
France has opened its first supervised injection facility for drug users.
A charity calender is being produced featuring Croatian actors, sporting stars, pop singers and TV personalities.
The health of the king of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej is said to be 'unstable'
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Haiti sees an upsurge in cases of cholera in the wake of Hurricane Matthew as people struggle to find clean water.
The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner is backing assisted dying for terminally ill people, which is opposed by his own Anglican church.
Japanese Biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the first Nobel Prize of the season for Medicine.
A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…
The 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for research in the field of Autophagy.
Thailand has reported its first confirmed cases of Zika-related birth defects.
A global study says 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds World Health Organisation (WHO) limits.
If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.
83-year-old former head of state Jacques Chirac "will remain in hospital for the next few days" according to his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux.
It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died at the age of 88.
With health now an election issue, both US presidential candidates have moved to show their medical fitness, and in an act of classic showmanship Donald Trump did it on a chat show.