Answers to Medicine Questions

Medicine, physiology, pathology, bacteria and viruses, pharmacology, food, hormones, neuroscience and psychology...

02 February 2021

Seeking science to sort a shivery snag

15 December 2020

Why do females produce eggs inside the body, but males have to produce sperm outside the body?

15 December 2020

Listener Luke sent us a concern he's been hearing about the vaccine, so Chris Smith weighed in...

06 October 2020

Do bugs have the same "fight or flight" biology as us humans?

22 September 2020

Listener David asks how to measure time during space travel - and how the body clock gets affected...

08 September 2020

We can't hold in an answer any longer...

18 August 2020

Which does the brain deal with quickest?

14 July 2020

Why is the number needed so high?

30 June 2020

Listener Alice has already been infected with the coronavirus. What happens if she is exposed to it again?

19 May 2020

Do we all have the same number of nerve endings, regardless of body size?

05 May 2020

Do we really need an appendix?

21 April 2020

Everyone has gut bacteria that keep them healthy. How do babies get them if they're born by caesarian section?

07 April 2020

Or is the idea all smoke and mirrors?

05 March 2020

Would this protect communities where the coronavirus hasn't yet established?

05 March 2020

Are the victims younger? Or have they maybe developed antibodies?

05 March 2020

Listener Lorna had this query about her own cancer treatment...

03 March 2020

Does a bigger dog have a bigger brain?

25 February 2020

Will it sterilise the sponge?

04 February 2020

What are the tried and true methods?

04 February 2020

How does somthing like that get going?

04 February 2020

Why was cyanide Agatha Christie's poison of choice?

04 February 2020

Why don't we use MRIs to diagnose depression?