A new study shoes that under certain conditions, research participants who know a treatment they are receiving to ease pain is a placebo with no medical value, it still works.
Scientists have unraveled how an important plant protein, known as TOPLESS, interacts with other molecules responsible for turning genes off. The findings in plants provide a general model across species for this type of gene silencing, which is linked to several vital biological functions in hum...
A panel of independent experts has decided that a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is "safe and effective".
The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final regulatory hurdles prior to being used to immunise children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Direct links between disrupted metabolism and an often fatal type of lymphoma have been uncovered by researchers.
Lower levels of cholesterol in certain immune cells -- a result of enhanced cholesterol metabolism within those cells -- may help explain why some HIV-infected people are able to naturally control disease progression, according to research. The findings provide a basis for potential development o...
Some NHS workers let Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt know what they are up to this weekend, using the hashtag #ImInWorkJeremy on social media.
NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to provide "world class care".
The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to research.
Researchers have developed and are testing an alternative to liver transplantation called the Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver that can support healing and regeneration of the injured liver, and improve outcomes and reduce mortality rates for patients with acute liver failure.
The government's flagship policy to cap care costs in England will be delayed until 2020, it says.
Every restaurant, pub and cinema chain should display the calorie content of their food and drink, according to councils.
In response to an infection, the immune system refines its defensive proteins, called antibodies, to better target an invader. New research has revealed two mechanisms that favor the selection of B cells capable of producing antibodies with the highest affinity for that invader.
The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a new study. The findings suggest that current weight management programs focused on dieting and exercis...
The chance of returning to normal body weight after obesity is only one in 210 for men and one in 124 for women each year, research suggests.