Body


25 July 2018

The impish smile and garrulous, back-slapping charm that soothes the most anxious patient...

12 July 2018

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could...

18 June 2018

Not all doom and gloom: new research offers a tantalising alternative to a lifetime’s consumption of pulses and avocado.

14 June 2018

Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is tested using dummies modelled on...

31 May 2018

Noise is one of the biggest pollutants in modern cities but the risk is often overlooked despite being linked to an...

19 May 2018

In March 2011, my life took a turn when a simple blood sample would reveal whether or not I would have the rare,...

12 May 2018

Antidepressants have long been surrounded by controversy: are too many people taking them? Or are doctors too reluctant...

01 December 2017

Is a cure for HIV on the horizon, and what does cure, in the context of HIV, really mean?

14 March 2017

Forty-five years ago, the American nutritionist Ancel Keys launched the Seven Countries Study, the world’s first multi-...

03 March 2017

We know that exercise is good for our health in general, but we often don't think about how it affects specific...

19 January 2017

The part of the brain that makes you feel full could be impaired in babies of obese mothers, researchers believe –...

09 January 2017

University of Cambridge researchers have brought the potential cancer causing role of breast implants into the...

06 January 2017

Why this is one therapy that should be flushed down the lavatory...

06 January 2017

Real-time data from smokers’ brains could help them re-programme their minds and stub out cigarettes for good.

13 October 2016

Scientists are looking into exploiting the body clock to prevent obesity.

03 October 2016

How circumcision cuts the risk of HIV infection and other diseases

25 August 2016

Just after a race, most amateur marathon runners have increased levels of proteins linked to heart damage, Dutch...

24 September 2015

What is the purpose, if any, of pain? Would we be better off without it?

20 August 2015

Could we vaccinate people to prevent them from becoming addicts?

11 June 2015

Ever wondered how your body keeps you upright?

24 July 2014

In Dr Shahid's line of work they see plenty of people who get things stuck in their ears, ranging from bugs to...

19 December 2013

The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The...

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

12 July 2013

Can I catch infectious diseases from my dog? And can they catch infections from me?