IT IS tempting to think that people who entrust their family planning to an app that uses body temperature to work out when they are fertile deserve all they have coming - but all contraceptive methods fail.
Birth control app Natural Cycles has come under fire for unwanted pregnancies, but this just reveals how little we understand contraception
Banning nuts on planes and in schools may seem like hysteria, but there's good reason: allergies are becoming more common. And you may not realise how you're affected
We've all heard that being too clean can cause allergies, or exposure can help you beat them. Most advice doesn't stand up, but there are things that do seem to work
You can grow into and out of allergies your whole life; they come in groups; women are more allergy prone... Wild ideas about allergies abound, but which should you believe?
TO EVALUATE a new drug, you need a clinical trial that’s designed to most clearly reveal its effects. But such efforts to get the clearest signal have led drug developers to skew clinical trials to one particular group: white people.
Darwin's warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores – all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all
A blood test that can detect several types of cancer before a person falls ill has been hailed as a “holy grail” by many newspapers, but to be useful it will need to be refined to become much more accurate, otherwise it could fail to detect large numbers of cancer cases.
Once meetings are delayed by 10 minutes or more, they’re likely to be significantly less effective – and it’s probably your boss who’s to blame.
Walk barefoot through the grass in South Africa and you may step on one of these spiky seeds, which lie in wait, hoping to catch a ride to someplace new
Leader on emergency genome sequencing for paediatric intensive care.
Mild electrical stimulation just behind the ear seems to boost our balance and makes us walk more quickly with longer strides. The finding could lead to a device that helps people with balance disorders get around more easily.
People with epilepsy sometimes recall old dreams during seizures. Now a study has found that stimulating a particular part of their brains with electricity can also make this happen.
Plants that are meant to give your garden an ecological boost can back-fire, but if you're savvy your plot can still be a haven for wildlife