Scientists confirm what women always knew: Men really are the weaker sex

Kate Hodal

In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers


Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Kate Hodal

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.


Feel unsafe? There's an app for that

Kate Hodal

With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer.


Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Kate Hodal

Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.