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
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
When people are shot or stabbed, and lose half their blood, they have a five per cent chance of survival. But an experimental procedure could beat those desperate odds.
There is speculation about a link between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 risks. But what's the truth? And should we all be taking supplements during the coronavirus lockdown?
Being diagnosed with dementia can be a shock. It’s normal to worry about how you will look after yourself as the condition progresses, particularly if you live alone.
Dementia can cause memory problems, confusion and even physical difficulties as time goes on, making safety more of a concern. But there are many aids and adaptations that can help you stay independent in the home during the early stages of the illness.
For World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September, Which? takes a look at some of th...
As COVID-19 dominates our daily lives, it's never been more obvious that there are some things that can't be controlled or even predicted. Worrying about things you can't change may be futile but how can you stop yourself spiralling into negative thought patterns?
Livers to be transplanted can only survive outside of the body for around 12 hours. Now scientists have developed a perfusion system which could extend this to a whole week. Natalie Healey speaks to Professor Pierre-Alain Clavien about what this development could mean for patients on the transplant waiting list in future.