The bacteria that populate our bodies perform important functions such as protecting us from other harmful bacteria. Tomorrow Today explains how our microbiome develops.
The US government has allowed more employers to opt out of providing insurance to cover women's birth control. Some hail the measure as a "religious freedom" win, while others say it harms women's health care.
The list of withdrawn drugs is long and the reasons varied. But why do drugs like thalidomide and sodium valproate, or painkillers like OxyContin, remain on the market, even once we've see the damage done?
A newly launched report by the Gates Foundation tracks improvements in tackling health issues, such as malaria, AIDS and maternal and child mortality, that devastate many of the world's poorest countries.
A French zoo has celebrated the survival of a panda cub, but mourned the loss of its weaker sibling. The panda parents are on loan from China, and the cub's godmother is a familiar face in French politics.
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