Lauren  Whelan (15) from Loreto Crumlin in Dublin has SMA with Spinraza activists protesting outside Leinster House in Dublin in September 2018. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

Health authorities in England and Wales have approved the use of the drug Spinraza, leaving Ireland, with Estonia, as the only EU states barring acces(...)

This image, captured by a scanning electron microscope, shows T cells (orange) attached to a tumour cell. Innovative treatments harness the ability of T cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

An “almost miraculous” therapy for some childhood cancers is emerging; four out of five leukaemia patients have responded positively to it in recent c(...)

Sources said they suspected busy doctors wanted to progress slow labours before the end of their shift by carrying out unnecessary caesareans, in situations where midwives would be more patient.   Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Women are now better off giving birth at home or in midwife-led centres than in hospital where doctors are more likely to make interventions such as c(...)