Do individuals have a right for their medical records to remain private after death, or can public interest prevail?
From teen-targeting vampires to Lady Báthory’s bloodbaths, we love stories of stolen youth. What if it were possible?
How plagues really work
The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of hospitals, refugee camps and cities
A second hurricane is battering New Orleans, this time it is an HIV catastrophe whipped up by prejudice and poverty
The self-starving brain
Anorexia remains a deadly and mysterious illness. Could radical new brain treatments offer the possibility of a cure?
The longevity gap
Costly new longevity drugs could help the wealthy live 120 years or more – but will everyone else die young?
I went to Kenya to report on the lives of women living in poverty and I was given back the running I thought I’d lost
Against the grains
A carbs-rich diet has been blamed for the alarming explosion of obesity and chronic disease. What does the science show?
The great allies of infectious diseases are no longer poverty, nor dirt, but the global anti-vaccination movement