baby placenta

In comparison to the precious newborn, the placenta, or afterbirth, is a mere afterthought soon discarded. It is, however, actually...

Tramadol painkillers

When traditional painkillers don't work, Tramadol tends to be prescribed. But as health expert Helen Cowan explains, this pill...

spine

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said; “It is most necessary to know the nature of the spine”. With its amazing...

The body in love

When looking for love, male tungara frogs call loudly at night to attract a mate and so risk being eaten alive by a hungry bat alerted...

Obesity risks

Obesity is ever on the increase, and has been recognised as a serious health problem since the 19th-century. Today we are even more...

codeine tablet

Once popular in the treatment of pain, coughs, and diarrhoea, codeine is falling out of favour with doctors. The World Health...

appendix

Is your appendix merely a useless left-over from our past evolution? Does it have a purpose? As we discover more about this worm-shaped...

indigestion relief

Just as sparking embers can burn the carpet surrounding a fireplace, acid that escapes from the stomach can burn the oesophagus, causing...

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