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23 October 2005

I read an article saying that propolis was good for the immune system. My husband has rheumatoid arthritis, and this...

16 October 2005

Why do you sneeze when you look at the sun?

16 October 2005

You said earlier that you would weigh 13 tonnes if you lived on Jupiter. Would your bones be able to withstand that, or...

16 October 2005

My wife has had a letter from the doctor about a flu jab. But it also - that if she has an egg allergy, she's not...

16 October 2005

What's the longest period someone has had the flu for?

16 October 2005

What's the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?

16 October 2005

I've always wondered what causes your feet to stink. Is it from your feet sweating, or do other things come into...

16 October 2005

I'm in contention with someone at work, who is saying something that I don't believe is true. He maintains...

16 October 2005

Does the number of virus particles you have in your body affect the severity or duration of an illness?

16 October 2005

Why do we cough up phlegm?

09 October 2005

How fast can brain cells repair the brain?

09 October 2005

How do we get brain damage?

09 October 2005

What's the largest organ in the human body? I think it's the skin but my friend - it's the liver. Can...

09 October 2005

Why physical activity and previous sugery may be uneasy bedfellows...

27 March 2005

Are bugs that bite the way in which most diseases including HIV are spread?

27 March 2005

When you yawn, why do your eyes water? Is it normal?

27 March 2005

When she was younger, she went to chicken pox and mumps parties to spread the illness and build up her immune system....

27 March 2005

Why do you close your eyes when you sneeze?

27 March 2005

When I was at school, they taught us that your ears, your nose and your throat were all connected. Why is it that when...

20 March 2005

If left handed people are made to write with their right hand, will it cause confusion in the brain? I wondered whether...

20 March 2005

Why do you hear your own voice differently to other people?

20 March 2005

I was 35 when I realised that I had synaesthesia but no-one in my family has it. I was wondering if it was the brain...

20 March 2005

How many cells are there in the brain, and how powerful is a black hole?

13 March 2005

If you had a stem cell transplant, would your DNA change?