lightning attack

Globally, lightning strikes about 44 times per second, often harmlessly between clouds and within clouds. But cloud to ground lightning...

Life with cystic fibrosis

“Everyone with cystic fibrosis is unique and will have their own relationship with cystic fibrosis and their own range of symptoms...

An Oxford scientist explains muscular dystrophy

Your body contains approximately 700 individual muscles anchored to your skeleton, allowing you to move. Equally important are those...

toothbrushes

According to the Oral Health Foundation, “the number of teeth we have is a reliable indicator for how long we are going to live...

All you need to know about Barrett's Oesophagus

Alois Alzheimer, James Parkinson, Hans Asperger and Burrill Bernard Crohn all have well-known medical conditions named after them. It...

Surprising facts about your spleen

Compared to the heart, the brain and the liver, the spleen is not viewed with much esteem. Yet this “organ of mystery” has...

Are you medically fit to fly?

Much has been written about the sickness, blocked sinuses, blood clot risk and jet lag commonly experienced as a result of air travel....

5 Ways to reduce anxiety

Statistically, life has never been safer, yet anxiety levels are at epidemic proportions. Low levels of anxiety can improve attention...

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