Could an ingenious vaccine help treat colon cancer?

Vaccines are one the most potent protective medicines we have. They work by encouraging the body to ­protect itself, in almost all cases, against specific invaders like an infection. Vaccines are responsible for ridding the world of many scourges like … Read More

Social media is no help to those who self-harm

There has been a surge in ­the numbers of teenagers suffering post-­traumatic stress disorder. And one of the serious effects that complicates PTSD is self-harming. Hospital admissions for children who are self-harming have more than doubled in six years. In … Read More

DIY smear tests could solve screening crisis

The cervical screening programme has hit a ­roadblock. Many young women are ­delaying or failing to attend cervical screening appointments ­because of embarrassment and a fear that the procedure would hurt them. Could we increase cervical screening rates by allowing … Read More