Testosterone

Testosterone is the sex hormone that turns a boy into a man. But did you know that women also produce testosterone, and that it affects...

Haemophilia B

In haemophilia, the blood doesn’t clot properly. Blood transfusions can help but one Oxford scientist, Professor George Brownlee,...

Blood clotting

Your body contains 25 trillion red blood cells. That’s roughly one quarter of the cells in your body—and thus a quarter of...

Manuka honey

Manuka honey—it’s in skin creams, wound dressings, capsules, lozenges, drinks, eye gels, lip balms and body lotions. You can...

love-your-liver

The word liver is often associated with traditional school dinners or alcohol damage. Yet the liver actually serves more than...

loneliness

Haruki Murakami describes loneliness as an “acid that eats away at you”; others have described actual heart pain caused by...

warfarin

Every six seconds somebody dies from a blood clot. Warfarin—and other newer drugs—can help to stop the clot. 

heart-surgery

Almost 50 years have passed since this seminal moment in medical history—but it's a tale that's worth retelling...

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