A patient has an inherited illness that could put family members at risk -- but what if they're kept in the dark?
Joe Gerstein tells Denis Campbell why he rejects the myth that alcoholism is a 'disease' to be endured rather than cured.
A pioneering new initiative at a British hospital is using MRI scans to assess whether children with epilepsy should have surgery.
Ten years ago, English football was a different game. Fans could pay at the gate, grounds were often only two-thirds full, average attendance was 26 000 and not every Premiership stadium was all-seat. Sky Sports showed 40 live matches per season, and only on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights. But fast forward a decade and Malcolm Glazer's bid to buy Manchester United starts to make sense.
Today's figures show the number of women giving birth at 40 or over has almost doubled in the past decade and almost tripled in the last 20 years.
A genetic test could help women who delay motherhood then find they cannot conceive by identifying those who will go through the change of life early.
The "competitive balance" between the top clubs and the rest of the domestic leagues has been upset. The Champions League has created, in almost every country in Europe, an elite of rich clubs whose increasing dominance is turning their domestic title races into predictable turn-offs for fans.
Despite the lack of reliable evidence underpinning the treatments being offered, the number of people resorting to stem-cell tourism is growing.
Working excessive hours is thought to damage cardiovascular health by causing a person's heart rate and blood pressure to go up.
McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food outlets should offer diners free drugs to compensate for the risk of heart disease.