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‘Milestone’ in polio eradication achieved

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced. Read more

People ‘more likely to feel pain on humid days’

People with long-term health problems such as arthritis are more likely to feel pain on humid days, a study has suggested. Read more

Frozen eggs storage 10-year limit ‘should be changed’

There is no scientific reason for the 10-year limit on storage of frozen eggs, which is forcing some women to destroy them before they are ready to become parents, say fertility experts. Read more

Narcissists ‘horrible people but happy’

Narcissists might have “grandiose” delusions about their own importance and an absence of “shame” – but psychologists say they are also likely to be happier than most people. Read more

Restaurant highchairs ‘dirtier than tables’

Parents have called for tests on restaurant furniture to be part of hygiene inspections after highchairs were found to be dirtier than tables. Read more

‘Game changing’ tuberculosis vaccine a step closer

A vaccine which could “revolutionise” tuberculosis treatment has been unveiled by researchers. Read more

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