Scientists at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Maryland modeled a hypothetical pandemic on a computer as part of research last October.
With the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, now spreading to at least 11 countries, travelers may feel nervous. Former CDC official Dr Robert Amler shared his healthy travel tips.
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Jeremy Farrar, a renowned specialist in infectious disease epidemics, said the virus in China isn't new but has likely adapted to infect humans.
The Chinese government has attempted to be transparent about the new coronavirus outbreak, but citizens are wary, remembering cover-up of the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2004
World Health Organization officials do not believe the coronavirus that has killed 26, mostly in Wuhan, and sickened more than 800 globally is a public health emergency of international concern -...
The CDC issues its highest travel warning on Thursday, urging Americans to 'avoid unessential travel' to Wuhan as the new coronavirus has left 644 sickened and 18 dead.
The new coronavirus, which was first identified in Wuhan, China, has not had fatality rates as severe as those of its cousin, SARS - which also broke out in China - but experts say this could cha...
US health officials are testing 12 patients across the country for the new, mysterious coronavirus that has been spreading across the globe, sickening 894 people and killing 26.
Ken Zurek of Highland Indiana and his family are on vacation in Chonquing, China, 500 miles from the coronavirus outbreak's center. He says they can hardly leave the house and fear the virus is a...
Top e-commerce sites in China like Alibaba, its subsidiary Taobao and JD.com are begging panicked customers to be patient as their stocks of medical supplies run low amid the outbreak.
Washington state heath officials have predicted that the number of Americans infected would likely grow as the coronavirus continues its spread at a faster rate than previously thought.
Dr Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine is just one of a set of international scientists working to retool a vaccine started during the SARS outbreak to work against the new virus of the sam...
Fifteen students from Wuhan College attended the University of Cambridge this week as part of a nine-day education programme. It is thought they went clubbing in the evenings.
Wuhan, which has a population of 11 million, is being quarantined, with authorities shutting down outbound flights and trains, ordering citizens not to leave except in the case of special circums...
Images shared by the Central Hospital of Wuhan, where the virus originated, show medics donning hazardous material suits attending to sufferers at the hospital's intensive care units.
All three major U.S. stock averages fell following several days of record closing highs and their best one-week advance in months. The sell-off snapped a three-day win streak by the S&P 500.
An expert from China's National Health Commission has suggested that the virus could be passed through saliva as 20 medical workers are confirmed to have been infected.
Screenings for the coronavirus that's sickened 48 people in China, Thailand and Japan will start Friday for passengers arriving from Wuhan to JFK and to San Francisco and LAX Saturday.
The woman boasted on the Chinese site WeChat that she'd been suffering from a fever and took tablets to mask her symptoms so she could fly from Wuhan, the epicentre of the killer virus outbreak.
Scientists at Northwestern University in Illinois studied 166 indoor dust samples and found that bacteria living within them were able to share antibiotic resistant genes with each other.
Scientists at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City analysed more than 35,000 DNA samples from autism patients in 50 hospitals across the world. They now know 102 genes put people at risk.
Staff from New South Wales Health will help federal biosecurity staff to monitor travellers following an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus which is believed to have spread from Wuhan.
Public Health England today said HPV rates among young women are down to below two per cent, but researchers at Queen Mary University of London dispute claims it will stop cervical cancer.
Researchers used data from 2,192 Brazilian 15-year-olds to develop the the tool, which included asking children about their relationships with their parents and how well they did at school.
A new study showed that, when participants were given a new oral flu vaccine pill compared to the standard injectable, 29% of the tablet group fell ill compared to 35% of the shot group.
Experts in the Netherlands, Cambridge and London are developing a 'soft robot' heart which could keep blood pumping around the body.
Kathleen Thorson, from Medford, Oregon, died after suffering an iintracerebral hemorrhage five days following the birth of her fourth child but saved 12 lives after she donated her organs.
Studies on mice showed the stem cells in the hair follicle which colour hair are damaged in response to a stress hormone called norepinephrine. The effects are irreversible, the team at Harvard ...
Researchers from the US The US Army Medical Research Institute said the vaccine was effective for five months in a study of mice. Novichok was used to attack a former Russian spy in 2018 in Salis...
Researchers at the universities of North Carolina and Emory in Atlanta - behind the studies - said the rate at which the HIV virus was exposed was 'unprecedented'.
Colorado University researchers have created a test that measures levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in the blood. When AMH is low, it means eggs are running out.
Kathryn Cartwright, of Sutton, Coldfield, became an inspirational figure since her leukaemia diagnosis 13 years ago. She died of an 'insurmountable' liver infection on January 18.
In a series of strongly worded tweets, the WHO also refused to say whether vaping was less harmful than cigarettes. Public Health England claims vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
Scientists at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil tested their theory on pisco sours cocktails and found the drink's alcohol and acidic lemon juice destroyed bacteria in nine mi...
Cancer Research UK has warned that a worrying number of cervical cancer cases are happening among women in their late 20s - around 400 out of 3,000 each year.
A new study from Temple University in Pennsylvania has found that boosting levels of a protein in mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer's cleared proteins that smother neurons.
The US Supreme Court declined to take a case regarding the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, meaning lawsuits filed by residents against city and state officials will be allowed to proceed.
Vivian Wright, of Florida, has filed a notice of intention to sue, alleging that her 86-year-old father, Frank Wright, isn't being properly cared for Heartland Health Care Center of Orange Park.
Researchers at Michigan State University scanned the brains of more than 330 adults and got them to take memory tests - they found those with a larger memory centre did not necessarily perform be...
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Between the ages of 16 and 25, Carrie Searcy, 38, from Kentucky, claimed she used sunbeds up to three times a week to achieve the 'model tan' she saw in magazines.
Danielle Sullivan, from Selby in North Yorkshire, said she has had large breasts since she was in primary school and, as well as being painful, they make her extremely self-conscious in public.
Sandrine Graneau from Loire-Atlantique in western France, suffered from toxic shock syndrome after leaving the cup in for 'several hours' and had to spend three weeks in intensive care last April...
Harvard University scientists found that simply cutting fat and carbs won't lower your mortality risks. In fact, small amounts just from processed foods are still linked to six to seven percent h...
As we continue to munch our way through six billion packets of crisps every year in the UK, manufacturers have started to tempt us with 'healthy' versions of the savoury snack.
A new study tested six of the main active ingredients in sunscreen lotions and sprays and found they had had higher concentrations in the blood than the Food and Drug Administration's threshold.
Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan pumped the scent of roses into a room where people were sleeping and found those who said the smell was familiar were more likely to have bad dreams.
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: The relationship between food and mood is a current obsession of mine - something that many GPs may not think of when advising on ways to beat the blues.
Megan, from Florida, was bullied so much at school that her mother agreed to pay for cosmetic surgery but two operations went wrong and she has lived with the damage for decades.
Mariia Bilenka, 22, from Kiev in Ukraine, had clear skin in autumn 2019 but her skin broke out in acne when she moved to Germany and started working as an au pair away from her family.
Scientists at the University of East Anglia questioned 71 people with a condition called anosmia, a total or almost total loss of smell, and found they blamed it for mental health problems and ma...
The Daily Mail's resident doctor Martin Scurr answers your health concerns in his column. This week a reader asks if the ringing in their ears is connected to them clenching their teeth.
A researcher from King's College London analysed eight years worth of data for 60million people in 14 countries and found the vaccine is just as effective in the real world as it was in lab tests...
A nutritional review of 208 pre-mixed alcoholic drinks on UK supermarket shelves found just 14 (9 per cent) had labelling revealing how much sweet stuff they contained.
Cancer Research UK scientists working in Cambridge made a vital energy-producing chemical magnetic and used MRI scans to watch how quickly breast cancer cells used it up.
Thousands of patients are choosing to bypass NHS waiting lists by visiting hospitals across Europe but with Brexit looming, its future could hang in the balance.
Two experts from the University of Leicester and Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester said it would be 'morally acceptable' for men to have their sperm harvested after they died if they consented i...
MIRANDA LEVY: Imagine my excitement when I heard about a new probiotic supplement called ShapeLine, which promised to help people - particularly 'midlifers' like me.
PETER HAMLYN: Dominic was a superbly fit athlete: a rugby player, rower, batsman and furious bowler. But this is the paradox: the condition that killed him is known as sudden athlete death.
A team of experts have revealed their tips to transform your health concerns and how to tackle arthritis, bone and heart health.
The Tango Mini Stroller's hinges can apparently collapse with excess weight, a design flaw that could cause a baby to fall to the ground, according to a Thursday notice.
A new study from CS Mott Children's Hospital has found that 86 percent of parents say their teens spend too much time gaming, but 71 percent believe video games have a positive impact.
Actor and author Stephen McGann, 56, admits that he hasn't had alcohol for 25 years because it makes him depressed, and that he gave up cigarettes in his early 20s.
Lacie Rian Fisher, 15, of Pisgah, North Carolina, died on December 30 after she contracted influenza B, responsible for most pediatric flu deaths this season, which sent her into septic shock.
Researchers at the University of Israel assessed the sleep quality and levels of pain of 128 people over 50 being treated at a specialist clinic.
Carolyn Andrew, 68, from Bushey, Hertfordshire, joined a group of activists called CUTIC, the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Campaign, after developing a urinary tract infection in 2016.
Dr Stephen Jivraj, a researcher at University College London, studied household survey responses from more than 200,000 people in the 1920s and the 1970s for his study.
Sean Kelley, from Rochester, New York, lost 40 pounds to donate part of his liver to his one-year-old son, Sawyer, who suffers from Alagille syndrome, which scars and damages the liver.
Researchers at Harvard, MIT and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute screened thousands of already-approved medications and were shocked to find that so many common drugs have effects on cancers.
More than two million Americans with heart disease are using or have used marijuana - and it could put them at risk of dangerously bleeding or liver damage, a Brigham and Women's study warns.
A new study, led by Yale University, found that every time the number of ultrafine particles in the air increased, the risk of a non-fatal heart attack six hours late rose by 3.27 percent.
A PhD student examined the results of more than 1,500 studies into farming, food production and water usage to create the online tool. She also examined data from farms around the world.
'Chinese restaurant syndrome' was coined in the 1960s and refers to headaches, nausea and sweating after eating Chinese food. Campaigners say it's a 'xenophobic myth'.
Rebecca Allen, 41, of Norfolk, gave birth to Luna and Seren in June 2019. Doctors warned the odds were stacked against her if she ever hoped to have children of her own.
Researchers at the Avera Health Center for Pediatric & Community Research in South Dakota followed the outcomes of 12,000 pregnancies among women from South Africa and the US for eight years.
Women whose periods stop before the age of 40 are at greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, asthma and breast cancer, the study found.
Naythen Watkin, 22, was rushed to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on January 2 when he was unresponsive. His mother, Debra Newbert, 47, was told he may only survive two more hours.
Tony Bellingham, from Bromley, London, suffers from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare and unusual condition that has been dubbed 'the suicide disease'.
John Vandesquille, 30, from Manchester, has been using the gel since May last year. He signed up for the trial after his partner, 28-year-old Alex Smith, was told she couldn't take the Pill.
Sara Farrow, 27, from Lincoln, was scared of people seeing her newborn Lacey-Dee Barrett in public because of the birthmarks covering most of her body.
Laura Skerritt, from Templecombe, Somerset, was prescribed anti-depressants when she first visited doctors in 2017. But the drugs had no effect and brain scans revealed she had a giant tumour.
The findings come after a study in which 30 adults aged between 67 and 92 living in sheltered housing in San Diego, California, were asked about how they felt living alone.
Women who had no children gained around 1st, 2lb (7.5kg) over five to six years, while a mother put that much on plus an extra 2lb 14oz (1.3kg), experts at the University of Cambridge found.
Nutrition coach Zara Spooner, from Sydney, has dropped three dress sizes while eating six times a day without depriving herself of foods she loves.
Have you managed to keep your New Year resolutions? Chances are your willpower might be starting to flag, as it's tough making big life changes in one fell swoop.
A new detection method rolled out last month looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which cause nearly all cervical tumours.
NIK and EVA SPEAKMAN: There is every chance you started the New Year on a fad diet or healthy eating regime but now the January blues have set in and resolutions are being broken.
The number of people on waiting lists for planned treatment in England will jump by 30 per cent from the current 4.6 million, according to a new forecast from a collection of private health firms...
High-street baker Greggs brought us a vegan steak bake last month, following the success of their vegan sausage roll, launched this time last year. There are now dozens of vegan alternatives.
Joseph McMullan, 31, has a type of lymphoma - cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. He was eligible for the treatment and felt optimistic.
DR ELLIE CANNON: Burning feet is a recognised syndrome, sometimes called Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, where sufferers experience burning in the legs at night time.
Rory Dewar, from Glasgow, was only 22 when he lost his vision after developing a rare condition, but 18 months after signing up for a trial in the US, he has fully recovered his sight.
The robo-legs are being tested by 20 people with MS as part of a study at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. One MS patient to benefit from the trial is Richard Aske-Haley.
A UK Anti-Doping report has warned men in their teens, 20s and 30s are being 'bombarded' with images of perfectly sculpted bodies on social media and shows like Love Island (pictured).
DR MAX PEMBERTON: As a nation we've become enormously reliant on medication to manage our health and we happily reach for statins or blood pressure tablets.
The CDC dropped its warning against vaping for adults to focus on THC e-cigarettes purchased on the street or handed off from friends and family, which seem to be the main drivers of lung illness...
Although there were fewer new cases of flu diagnosed last week than in the previous one, seven children died of flu last week alone, compared to zero in the same week of 2019, say Friday's figure...
In the last several weeks, nearly 40 children have died of the flu as the virus spreads across the US early. Kaylee Roberts, a 16-year-old from Ohio, is among the latest children to succumb to th...
The snap comes as Fox Parkin, from Devon, is separated from his sister Winter for the first time for cancer treatment following his Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APL) diagnosis.
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark tested the sperm of more than 1,600 men going through national service fitness testing and found those taking omega-3 ejaculated more sperm.
Dr Andrew Jenkinson, a bariatric surgeon at University College London has explained how people can lose weight and keep it off by knowing their own individual weight setting, on This Morning.
A man from Parma in Italy died wearing nothing but a 'sex belt with a harness around the waist' after injecting the drug mephedrone into his shoulder caused his heart to fail, scientists said.
The patient, from Massachusetts, was diagnosed with post-orgasm illness syndrome (POIS). His symptoms were so debilitating he rarely masturbated and avoided having sex.
Data from the Office for National Statistics show that the most common age to die has risen since 1974 from 81 for women in the UK and 74 for men, with improvements coming faster for men.
EXCLUSIVE: Remarkable weight loss pictures show how three women from England have managed to beat their bulge by giving up slimming clubs. One opted for a gastric band to help her lose weight.
Jeska Forsyth, of Austin, Texas, first noticed a mark on her upper forehead in 2008. She finally saw a dermatologist in 2014, when she was diagnosed with skin cancer for the first time.
Kye Vincent, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, was given days to live in April 2016 when he was struck down with the killer infection.
Most people enjoy a well-earned lie-in on Saturday, meaning their breakfast turns to brunch. But disruption to normal eating schedules can result in extra fat, a Barcelona University study found.
Stroke consultant positions are at a 'worryingly low level' and Britain is 'hurtling' towards a major stroke crisis unless the NHS can recruit specialist medics, The Stroke Association said.
Jason Sheridan, 31, from Liverpool, discovered he had melanoma after using the app, called SkinVision, which checks moles for potentially dangerous changes.
Each man involved in the University of Kansas trial will need to apply the clear gel to their arm or shoulder every day for two years and be having regular sex with his partner.
Aubry Harper was just two when she suffered the life-changing injury while inspecting her mother's light-up vanity table at home in Alabama in May 2018.
Scientist from RYR2 genes study published last week said about spate of deaths in eastern US: 'Both bad duplications came from both parents, and those children were unfortunate to get the double ...
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, gave the insects human antibodies - attacker proteins from the immune system - which made them unable to spread dengue in a lab.
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, was given a 'life or death' three-month race against time to find a stem-cell match after his aggressive form of leukaemia worsened.
Hospital bosses in the Health Secretary's own Suffolk constituency have been accused of launching a witch-hunt to find a whistleblower that included fingerprinting medics, an inquest heard.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged betting firms to scrap aggressive tactics that are fuelling the mental health crisis. He back calls for a ban on 'bet-to-view' sports and pervasive adverts.
If the Treasury agrees to the overhaul, an announcement is expected by Chancellor Sajid Javid in the Budget in March. But the British Medical Association has claimed it is a 'half measure'.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of alcoholic beverages consumed by binge drinkers rose from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017.
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, said the advantages of the new drugs was 'potentially huge'. NHS watchdog NICE has now issued draft guidance rejecting one of the drugs - larotr...
Researchers at the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California said that people tended to have higher average heart rates and to sleep more than usual if they were getting sick.
A video has gone viral of Kinley Jones, four, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, who has the motor disability, learning how to walk as ditches the walker and begins walking towards her mother.
The vaping illness epidemic may be slowing two weeks after the FDA announced it will enact a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and New Jersey lawmakers inch toward their own measure.
The 69-year-old man died in the early hours of January 15 at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan city, where 41 patients have fallen ill since December.
EXCLUSIVE: NHS statistics reveal Yeovil District Hospital was the only place in England to meet the A&E standard for 2019 - 117 comparable hospitals all failed to do so.
Research on 5,834 adults in the US by Brigham Young University found that for every one per cent increase in milk fat content, DNA aged the equivalent of more than four years.
NHS statistics for England showed 95.1 per cent of all hospital beds were full last week, which is the second highest figure for the past three years - having fewer than 92 per cent full is the h...
The researchers at Ball State University, Indiana, said monitoring economy growth could be a way of preparing for an upswing in flu cases.
Nicola Guinness, 26, of Brentwood, Essex, had a wall of skin dividing her womb. After having an operation to remove it in October 2018, she fell pregnant with Reggie, who was born on January 10.
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I am convinced research by Professor Roy Taylor and his colleagues from Newcastle University will change the way we treat type 2 diabetes.
Billie Hodgson, from Sheffield, suffers from cataplexy which triggers sudden muscle paralysis and strikes whenever she feels strong emotions such as anger, excitement or surprise.
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania developed 'FLASH' radiation therapy, which they say will deliver a full course of treatment's worth of radiation in a single one-second dose via proto...
University of Pennsylvania researchers found that people who lost weight saw improved sleep apnea symptoms - but the best predictor of relief was shrinking tongue size and fat content.
Scientists from KU Leuven in Belgium said the metal is known to be toxic to living cells but they could use it in tiny amounts to directly target cancer cells and avoid damaging healthy tissue.
Researchers discovered what they believe to be the biggest breakthrough in lupus treatment in decades. Pictured: Pop singer and lupus sufferer Seal with Heidi Klum in Los Angeles.
Samsung's artificial intelligence development arm hosted a launch event in Las Vegas to showcase what artificial 'Neons' (pictured) might look like.
Lindsay Vos, 31, knew surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation from her brain could leave her left side paralyzed. Since, the Michigan athlete has made a remarkable recovery.
EVE SIMMONS: Search 'periodpower' on Instagram and you'll find 33,000 images and quotes. And now, period mania has become even more ridiculous.
DR ELLIE CANNON: In England, cervical screening aims to detect high-risk HPV. For most people, HPV is cleared within two years, so it is possible that next time, HPV won't be detected.
Britain's van drivers may have a reputation for devouring greasy fry-ups - but new research suggests that many are actually on a health kick.
A quick blast of steam could give thousands of Britons battling debilitating breathlessness a new lease of life. Doctors treat damaged tissue in the lungs with a burst of heated water vapour
Women having the procedure at St Jude's Fertility Clinic in Wolverhampton have just a 12% chance of having a baby. Whereas in Coventry - a 50-minute drive away - it is 43%.
Isabel Kirby was happy, healthy and excited about the new TV she got on Christmas morning. By the next day, she couldn't walk or feel sensation in her legs due to acute flaccid myelitis, doctors ...
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The idea that by giving up animal products we can in some way make up for our overindulgence last month is bunkum.
An unidentified student at Northeastern University traveled through Logan International Airport and visited at least 10 businesses in the Boston area, potentially exposing people from January 4-6...
Scientists from Harvard University in Boston did a study which found nine out of 10 people with persistent genital arousal disorder had evidence of injuries to or growths on nerves in their spine...
Doctors at King George's Medical University in Lucknow, India, diagnosed the 80-year-old after he went to hospital with blood in his urine. They found calcium had built up inside his scrotum.
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University said the claim is based on evidence more than seven years old and that vaping products and liquids have changed and become stronger since then.
This week, the FDA announced recalls of Zantac generics made by Appco Pharma, Northwind and Mylan's non-ranitidine heartburn drug nizatdine. A California lab thinks heat triggers NDMA's creation.
Jo Daniels, 39, from Bristol, depends on eye serum made of male blood to treat Sjögren's syndrome. She fears she won't be able to see her young daughter grow up without the serum.
Spanish firm Almirall has bought the rights to turn the protein into viable anti-inflammatory medication for patients. It's the first time data collected by 23andMe will be used for drug developm...