Nepalese victims of Saturday’s earthquake lie inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal. Photograph: AP 1:50

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlie(...)

A weighing scales: ‘I prefer the old weighing scales; it’s so off the mark.’ Photograph: Getty

The weighing scales in my local gym is out by almost two-and-a-half stone. I’m 13st 6lb on it. Happy days. There are two scales in the (...)

A report by sanitation charity WaterAid and the World Health Organization says every year half a million babies die before they reach a month old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 per cent have no sou(...)

 The World Health Organisation says that, when it comes to cancer, no amount of alcohol is safe

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, to be enacted by the end of 2015, will include many measures aimed at tackling overconsumption of alcohol in Ireland(...)

An elderly woman collects cardboard boxes in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong will have the highest share of population aged 65 years and over in Asia by 2050, outpacing Japan. (Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg)

Eighty-six years old and still job hunting. Wong Siu-ying had to stop passing out leaflets on a Hong Kong flyover when she hurt her knee in August. Wi(...)

Researchers hope eventually to enrol up to 30,000 people in the trial. Photograph: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) has been shipped to West Africa and is expected to arrive in Liberia lat(...)

File photo of a foreign healthcare volunteer - Mali has recorded a total of six deaths from Ebola. Photograph: Reuters/Baz Ratner 1:18

Mali’s health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new case of the deadly virus.Mali (...)

Cambodian officials prepare to inspect the perimeter of a nurse house in Roka in Battambang province, Cambodia, 17 December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Stringer

Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV and say the outbreak is likely due to contaminated medical equipment. The 212 (...)

MRSA  bacteria in a petri dish. The WHO has warned that a post-antibiotic era could arrive this century unless something drastic is done. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters.

Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100 trillion (€83tn) by 2050 if their rampant global spread is n(...)

A nurse holds a syringe containing an experimental Ebola virus vaccine.  West African countries suffering an unprecedented epidemic of Ebola are particularly at risk of seeing a resurgence of malaria, says the WHO. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily thanks to more people being diagnosed and treated and more getting (...)