Disease

18 August 2017

Disabling and disruptive to the lives of sufferers, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects around 740,000 people...

21 July 2017

Traffic pollution in European cities can stall children’s brain development and stop them from reaching their full...

13 April 2017

Replacing lost brain cells may help undo the damage caused by Parkinson’s disease, researchers believe.

15 March 2017

Abnormalities of specific neural circuits relates to lack of flexibility in OCD, new research suggests

27 January 2017

Eating well and going for walks in middle age can contribute to cutting your risk of dementia in half.

27 October 2016

Adjusting the time that chemotherapy is given to male colorectal cancer patients has been shown to increase their...

03 October 2016

How circumcision cuts the risk of HIV infection and other diseases

29 September 2016

Is passive 'vaping' a thing, and do e-cigarettes actually help you quit?

20 July 2016

Why would parasitic worms have evolved to help their human hosts? The long co-evolution of parasite and host can cuase...

24 March 2016

Is gluten really something we should all be cutting from our diets? And just what causes coeliac disease?

10 March 2016

A nutritional drink has been shown to conserve memory in people with early stage Alzheimer’s, indicating that it could...

14 December 2015

What goes into a standard vaccine, and how do we know they are safe?

08 October 2015

Vampires might be on to something: does the key to reversing aging lie in our blood?

30 December 2014

Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffing out human diseases...

09 October 2014

This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll passes 7000.

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?

07 November 2011

Dating codes are placed on food to indicate the food is safe to eat before this date. But how are these dates decided,...

19 August 2011

Leukaemia is a deadly cancer of the blood affecting over 250,000 people every year, many of which are children. It isn...

28 November 2010

Of all the slang names for the British, none is more iconic than 'Limey'. While the the term provokes...

06 November 2010

Have you ever wondered what happens to a body when it is donated to a medical school? Have you ever wondered what it...

24 October 2010

Unless you’re shot in the head or hit by a bus, your immune system has a major and direct influence on your life span!...

02 June 2008

Every day our bodies are assailed by microbes of all descriptions, but for the most part we successfully fend them off...

26 January 2008

Just as winter follows summer, the chances are you'll catch a cold this winter - but what is the sticky stuff that...