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File photograph of Sergei Skripal at a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia, in August 2006. File photograph: Kommersant/Yuri Senatorov via Reuters

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent in a case that is now being treated as attempted murder, the police(...)

A MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) bacteria strain  in a petri dish containing a special jelly for bacterial culture in a Berlin microbiological laboratory in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters

All 193 United Nations member states are set to sign a declaration agreeing to combat “the biggest threat to modern medicine” in Wednesday’s high-leve(...)

The more we drink, the greater the risk of alcohol-related cancer. However,  cancers caused by alcohol can take many years to develop. Photograph: Thinkstock

According to Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer(CMO) for England, “drinking any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk for anyone,(...)

 Red wine’s supposed health benefits have been rubbished by British government experts rewriting the rule book on the  alcohol consumption.  Photograph: PA

People need to drink less alcohol as any consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases, British government health chiefs said in the fir(...)

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent peo(...)

Pauline Cafferkey (L), a British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, and Dr Michael Jacobs of the Royal Free Hospital in north London. Mrs Cafferkey has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the virus. Photographs: PA Wire.

The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the (...)

An undated Cafferkey family handout photo of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, from Blantyre, who has been named as the healthcare worker being treated in London’s Royal Free Hospital for Ebola. Photograph: EPA

Health officials are facing serious questions over the UK’s Ebola screening process after it emerged that a Scottish nurse who contracted the virus wa(...)

We are used to seeing newspaper photographs of a sad-looking Jennifer Aniston. When is the last time you opened the paper and saw a miserable-looking ‘childless George Clooney’. Photograph: Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images

A Danish travel agency has come up with an innovative solution to the country’s falling birth rate: hotel-room sex. After rigorous, peer-review(...)

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ’three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial “three-parent” fertility treatments to families who want to avoid (...)