Columbus did bring back the clap, say scientists

Rarely can so much scientific attention have been paid to whether or not one small group of men put it where they shouldn't.

Health problems of 1911 remain, says Lancet

The Lancet has revisited a 100-year-old editorial examining the biggest medical challenges of the day - and concluded that many still remain.

Social networking gives you syphilis, says doctor

Northeastern England has seen a sharp rise in the number of cases of syphilis, and the local health boss reckons he knows why. Social networking.