Smoking ’causes one in 10 deaths’

By BBC Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries - China, India, the US and Russia. Despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth has...

Here’s Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Rind

Don't toss that rind! While you're probably gearing up to eat your weight in watermelon this summer, we now have another reason the keep up our melon obsession: Chances are you probably chow down on...

US has ‘sexually transmitted’ Zika case

By BBC A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported in the US. A patient infected in Dallas, Texas, is likely to have been infected by...

Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better

By Reuters The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief. Director-General...

Petroleum Jelly May Reduce Risk of Eczema

By NYT Applying inexpensive petroleum jelly to a new baby daily for the first six months of life may reduce the risk that the infant will develop eczema, which can be a lifelong torment, according...

How to make simple chicken tikka masala

By BBC Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, skinned, boned and cubed 2.5cm/1in piece of fresh root ginger, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp chili powder Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander, plus extra...

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

By BBC The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists. Tumours can "seed" themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer...

Male contraceptive gel passes monkey test

By BBC An experimental new type of male contraceptive that blocks sperm flow with a gel has been successful in monkey trials. Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would...

Study: New blood test identifies TB infections within hours

By BBC US researchers they have successfully developed a blood test that can rapidly diagnose and quantitate the severity of active Tuberculosis (TB) cases, an important advance in the fight against the major global health...

Malaria drugs fail for first time in UK

By BBC A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say. The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, in...
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