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Texas hospital 'refuses to release records showing results of experimental drug testing' for Thomas Duncan

New doubts arose over the handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US after his family claims the hospital that cared for him has withheld records of experimental drug testing for weeks. ...

Woman goes to the hospital for stomach pains and hours later gives birth to a baby boy despite her husband being told he was 'sterile'

Misty Beaty and Scott Steele had absolutely no idea that Misty was pregnant until the moment she gave birth to Briggs Beaty on Monday ...

Number of women suffering ruptured breast implants soars

Reports of breast implants bursting in Britain have risen more than fivefold in three years, it was revealed today. More than 1,500 cases of ruptured implants were reported in 2012/2013, compared to just 293 in 2009/2010 - with one expert putting the problem partly down to the ‘Jordan syndrome’. ...

Leg or breast? Male brains are wired to ignore food if they think sex is on the menu

Study found that males suppress hunger to focus on finding a mate ...

Real-life Spiderman: Aussie tourist wakes up to find strange red trail on his stomach as doctors find a spider that had burrowed under his skin on Bali holiday

A trip to Bali has turned Dylan Thomas into a real-life Spiderman. The 21-year-old was holidaying with friends last weekend when he woke up to find a strange red trail stretching up his stomach. ...

Ibuprofen can make your lungs younger and could help fight Tuberculosis

Researchers found lungs become more inflammatory with age Ibuprofen can lower that inflammation ...

Freezing products 'help cure medical center superbug Clostridium difficule

Introducing 'normal' gut bacteria from healthy donors' excrement helps 'rebalance' a C. difficile patient's system curing their diarrhoea Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston cured 18 of 20 patients who took part in their study ...

US health official claims we'd have an Ebola vaccine if it wasn't for budget cuts - as WHO says outbreak is 'the most severe health emergency of modern times'

One of America's top health officials has claimed that it is likely a vaccine for Ebola would have already been discovered if it were not for budget cuts. Dr Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said that the lack on money invested in research over the past decade has hampered the production of vaccinations for infectious diseases. ...

Immigrants, HIV and the true cost to the NHS: Should the International Health Service be treating patients who come here with the killer disease, asks SUE REID

At St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, the HIV-testing clinic is always busy and a cacophony of foreign voices sounds out from the waiting room. Russians mingle with Africans, Brazilians with Romanians as they arrive for blood tests in order to ascertain whether they are suffering from what is Britain’s fastest- growing serious medical condition. ...

Could this stem cell breakthrough offer an end to diabetes?

Scientists have hailed stem-cell research into a cure for diabetes as potentially the biggest medical breakthrough since antibiotics. It could result in an end to insulin injections, and to the disabling and deadly complications of the disease, such as strokes and heart attacks, blindness and kidney disease. ...

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