Disease


20 September 2018

Scientists have discovered that a single severe head injury can lead to dementia

25 July 2018

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

18 July 2018

They aren’t what most people think they are, Human eyes...

18 June 2018

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

02 June 2018

The message has always been clear: make sure to finish your full course of antibiotics. Or else?

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,...

20 April 2018

Micro- and nano-robots built for medical purposes have the potential to venture deep within our bodies to repair damage...

08 March 2018

We have all been there. You have just sat down, perhaps on a train or in a lecture, when the person next to you sneezes...

23 February 2018

A guide to the latest genome editing technology...

19 January 2018

New portraits of the evolution of some of history’s deadliest pandemics have been created through analysis of thousands...

21 December 2017

Research has revealed that our microbiome can fluctuate with the seasons.

03 December 2017

Where is the HIV vaccine? It is a fair question, is it not?

10 October 2017

As most people know, all surgeries — no matter how minor — are risky for patients. Things can go wrong during the...

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...