Medicine

15 August 2016

Hear one man's story of how addiction took hold of his life, and his path to recovery.

15 August 2016

How does heroin work its dangerous changes in the brain?

15 August 2016

How does marijuana cause its famous stoner effects?

15 August 2016

What makes a substance a drug, and why are only some illegal?

02 August 2016

Kat Arney is back with her mythconception and this week she’s been busy researching in the pub...

26 July 2016

New understanding of why fat builds up in arteries could hold the key to a cure.

18 July 2016

Most studies using mice to investigate pain are only using males, which could mean medication is not as effective for...

12 July 2016

Once developed, vaccines can be slow to produce. Now new research suggests a way that might help speed up the process.

27 June 2016

Is it true that swallowed gum stays in your stomach for seven years?

27 June 2016

Levels of unsafe abortions are rising, following public health warnings about Zika virus in Latin America.

17 June 2016

On the hunt to discover how the patient died, the pathologist turns to the brain...

17 June 2016

We've been conducting autopsies for hundreds of years but they weren't commonplace and often used as a...

17 June 2016

Dissection of the patient begins...

17 June 2016

The first step in a post-mortem is to examine the patient for clues as to the cause of death. What did the pathologist...

16 June 2016

Surprising results ensue when dissecting the patient's heart...

16 June 2016

Next, the pathologist dissected the lungs to see whether this might hold the key to the cause of death...

16 June 2016

The patient had a whole host of pathologies but what was the cause of death?

14 June 2016

New techniques could allow us to see inside the heart, and predict heart attacks before they strike.

13 June 2016

Hear from a genuine heart transplant, and find out why there are never enough donors.

13 June 2016

Is long-distance running a benefit or a danger to your heart?

13 June 2016

Could the gold standard method for treating heart failure be making the problem worse?

13 June 2016

Research is revealing that being overweight during pregnancy can leave a legacy of high blood pressure for generations.

13 June 2016

How studying fish can help us to turbot-charge heart research...

13 June 2016

Chris gets his heart checked out with a standard ECG test.