Health experts concede that if proper checks and tougher regulations were in place, the PIP breast implant scandal might not have affected so many women.
A functioning kidney created by scientists in a US laboratory could offer huge promise in the field of regenerative medicine, writes Science Reporter Asha Tanna.
The number of people donating organs after their death has risen by 50 per cent since 2008, according to new figures.
The IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards, whose science helped in the conception and birth of four million people around the world, has died aged 87.
A study which lasted years, and involved some extremely close encounters, has shed light on the female migratory pattern of the fiercest predator in our waters.
A German animal shelter is calling for pop brat Justin Bieber to lose custody of his pet monkey which was confiscated at Munich airport last week.
Four new cases of a strain of bird flu are reported in China, though health experts say there is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted between people.
Doing nothing to raise money for renewables would lead to higher bills insists Energy Secretary Ed Davey, but consumer groups call for more government action to tackle rising energy costs.
It is 25 years to the day that the unsolved murder of Debbie Linsley took place. Now forensic scientists hope specialist DNA techniques will offer police the best chance of identifying her killer.
Lynda La Plante is famed for the meticulous research behind her depictions of the forensic process. Now her dedication has been recognised with a fellowship from the Forensic Science Society.
Researchers in Sweden say changes to the ecological makeup of Africas rainforests caused by increased hunting of bushmeat are as dramatic as those due to logging.
With nine out of ten UK doctors admitting to having prescribed placebo treatments to patients at least once in their career, should their use no longer carry a stigma?
The UK’s fertility watchdog says that creating a baby through IVF, using the DNA from three separate people, should be considered by the government.
After 20 years on the run in the US, British thief “Fast Eddie” Maher has been jailed for five years. His daughter-in-law turned him in when she learned about the reward money on his head.
A severe respiratory illness linked to the common cold has claimed its first life in Britain, writes Science Reporter Asha Tanna.