5 Differences between male and female skin

In men and women, skin acts as a shield, a sensor, a sign of our emotions and, when pierced or tattooed, as a statement. But did you...

The impact of illness: Huntington's disease

When illness strikes, the impact can be widespread and profound. There’s one disease that has more far-reaching consequences than...

My disabled travel diary

Disabled travel by land, sea or sky— easier would it be for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye? When travelling by...

A guide to Guillain-Barré syndrome

Globally, polio has almost been eradicated. But there’s another strange paralysis that starts at the feet and creeps up the body....

Focus on fentanyl: friend or foe?

Fentanyl provides potent pain relief when morphine won’t work. It’s also useful in anaesthesia and, as I found in a...

woman who changed the world

Helen Brooke Taussig lived from 1898 to 1986 in a male-dominated medical world. As a doctor she overcame her own double disability to...

5 Complicated truths about fibromyalgia

Myth, mystery and scepticism used to surround fibromyalgia. Understanding of the condition is increasing—but it’s not...

How can you treat heart failure?

Over half a million people in the UK are living with heart failure. There’s no cure but drugs can improve quality of life. Extreme...

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