A burial team wearing protective gear places the body of Diana Flomo, who died giving birth prematurely, in a graveyard adjacent to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit near Gbarnga, Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Questions have been raised about British government plans to introduce enhanced screening for Ebola at major UK airports and terminals after Gatwick A(...)

Job loss, home repossession and debt are the main risk factors leading to suicide during economic downturns, the authors of a new study of the impact of the recession on suicide rates has said.

The recent recession may have led to thousands of extra suicides, researchers have said.The financial crisis has been linked to more than 10,000 peopl(...)

Should we be wary of lowering cholesterol levels if we’re not at risk of cardiac disease?

We know that having a high level of cholesterol increases the incidence of heart disease and stroke and we avoid many high-fat foods as a result. But (...)

The new bird flu virus, which was unknown in humans until February, has so far infected at least 133 people in China and Taiwan, killing 43 of them. Photograph: Getty

The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a fatal new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the stro(...)