An ancient Greek hand-powered mechanical device for predicting astronomical events has been recreated, offering a fresh understanding of how it worked.
A screening programme targeted at men who are genetically predisposed to prostate cancer, and involving a blood test and MRI scan before an invasive biopsy, could prevent one in six prostate cancer deaths, a new study has suggested.
Scientists have pinpointed the source of high energy particles originating from the sun that can be hazardous to air passengers and affect satellites.
People with above-average blood sugar levels may be more likely to develop a form of dementia, new research suggests.
HIV self-testing could reduce the time between HIV infection and diagnosis among trans people when compared to standard testing services, new research suggests.
A new drug for treating obesity which could cut body weight by up to 20% has been described as a “gamechanger” by researchers.
One in ten teenagers have tried hard drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, a study into the behaviours of Generation Z has found.
People’s online searches can be used as a tool to help epidemiologists spot coronavirus outbreaks early, researchers have said.
A scientist advising the Government on coronavirus has called for tighter lockdown restrictions, describing the current rules as “the problem” amid rising infections and deaths.
People in their 50s who are obese have a 31% increased risk of dementia later in life compared with those of the same age with normal weight, a new study suggests.
Heavy drinking into older age adds up to 4cm (1.6in) to the waistline, new research suggests.
A group of cells that play a role in the body’s immune response could hold the key to “more effective” cancer treatments, researchers say.
Air pollution could be linked to a higher risk of glaucoma, according to a new study.
Spontaneous fluctuations in human brain activity influence whether people make risky decisions, a new study has suggested.
A woman in Scotland who can feel virtually no pain has a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to researchers.
A woman in Scotland can feel virtually no pain due to a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to new research.
Watching TV for just a few hours every night could contribute to memory decline in older people, new research suggests.
Weeks before they even took their first breaths, two babies had their spinal cords delicately repaired by surgeons in the first operations of their kind in the UK.
A 90-tonne piece of cancer-fighting equipment that will improve the lives of hundreds of cancer patients every year has been carefully lowered into place in its new home.
Large swathes of people have “mythical” beliefs when it comes to the causes of cancer, a study from University College London and the University of Leeds has found.
Large swathes of people have “mythical” beliefs when it comes to the causes of cancer, a new study suggests.
The first modern Briton, who lived around 300 generations ago, had “dark to black” skin, groundbreaking research has revealed.