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‘Spray-on skin’ helps heal leg ulcers

By James Gallagher A "spray-on skin" which coats a wound with a layer of skin cells could help healing, according to US and Canadian researchers. The...

Australian Researchers Achieve Malaria Breakthrough

By Phil Mercer SYDNEY — Australian scientists say they have made an important discovery in the fight against malaria. They have found that people in...

What caused the obesity crisis in the West?

British people are on average nearly three stone (24kg) heavier than 50 years ago, but who or what is to blame? By Jacques Peretti Contrary...

Artificial Pancreas Shows Promise in Humans

By Jessica Berman Human clinical trials of an advanced artificial pancreas look promising, according to researchers, who hope the device will help insulin-dependent diabetics avoid...

US Panel Recommends Ending Routine Blood Test for Prostate Cancer

By Jessica Berman An independent panel of U.S. public health officials is recommending that physicians no longer use a blood test to screen men for...

Top 10 Things Health Reform Does for Gay and Transgender Americans

The Affordable Care Act Is ‘The Strongest Foundation’ for Closing LGBT Disparities “The Affordable Care Act may represent the strongest foundation we have ever...

LSD ‘helps alcoholics to give up drinking’

One dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the 1960s. A study,...

First Specimen Collection Training Curriculum in Sub-Saharan Africa

Launches at Kenyan Medical Training College NAIROBI, Kenya - BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan...

Men can inherit a form of heart disease from father via...

By Michelle Roberts Men can inherit heart disease from their father say scientists who have tracked the condition to the Y chromosome that dads pass...

Sugar tax needed, say US experts

By Helen Briggs Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and should be regulated, claim US health experts. According to a University of...