If you don’t believe pain relief is going to work, then chances are it won’t. New research at Oxford University shows the power of the mind to influence people’s experiences of pain.

An experimental treatment for prostate cancer that could improve the outcomes for millions of men.

As more people in Europe are living with, rather than dying from certain cancers, oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee argues that it’s time we changed our attitude to this much dreaded disease. He also explains why cancer is such a fearsome adversary.

Glaucoma is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world, and yet the vast majority of cases go undiagnosed. Dr Mark Porter reports from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London on a new test for glaucoma that could transform the diagnosis of this “silent blinder”.

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Zika: a new pandemic?

Zika virus emerggency talks

The explosive spread and impact of the mosquito-borne virus.