A trial found that ovarian cancer screening doesn’t save lives, but the research still taught experts much about the disease
COVAX is the international effort for sharing Covid vaccines with the world’s poorer countries. But could more be done by rich nations to ensure that recovery from the pandemic is more equitable? Natalie Healey investigates.
A high-fat diet is thought to increase the risk of a heart attack. But some say that the long-held dogma of ‘bad’ cholesterol might be flawed.
The British public holds the NHS in high regard, but leaders must address a number of major challenges if it is to meet the country’s growing medical needs
Some medicines, such as epilepsy and HIV treatments, are known to stop hormonal birth control working as effectively as it's supposed to. But there is some debate about whether other medications such as antibiotics can cause contraception problems too. We take a look at the latest research.
Metastasis to the brain is usually a swift death sentence but researchers are developing ways to make it less lethal.
Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food-production sector, but as the industry grows, so does the amount of antibiotics used to keep farmed fish free of disease. Chadag Vishnumurthy Mohan, lead scientist at WorldFish, a non-profit research organization in Penang, Malaysia, spoke to Nature about what must be done to keep antimicrobial resistance at bay.
As the whole world puts its hope in a coronavirus vaccine, medical research has never felt so vital. But there’s also been a wealth of dangerous misinformation during the pandemic. Natalie Healey explores how life-saving science could be communicated more effectively