everything you need to know about HIV

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system; AIDS is the disease that may develop as the immune system is weakened. Here's the...

charles dickens

Modern doctors are amazed at the way in which Dickens described medical conditions in his fictional characters long before doctors...

acne roccutane

Up to 650 million people live with acne, it’s one of the most common skin conditions. For some Roaccutane is a cure, but others...

everything you need to know about flu

Chill, fatigue, fever and achiness characterise the infectious respiratory disease known as influenza. Normally mild and short-lived, it...

Astronauts in space illustration

Space is the most hostile of environments for humans, and it’s not just the lack of gravity that interferes with the workings of...

Spray for angina

We’ve all got our smartphones within reach, but for the patient with angina it’s essential that their under-the-tongue GTN...

Pituitary gland

What’s the strange pea-like gland hanging below your brain? It’s involved in everything from puberty to blood pressure and...

Everything you need to know about insulin

Countless diabetics inevitably died before its discovery. Now known as the first true miracle drug, insulin injections have saved over...

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