All you need to know about diuretics

Have you ever wondered why your doctor gives you tablets to make you pass urine when the problem is with your heart and not with your...

Why do we cry?

Charles Darwin thought that tears served no useful function; Charles Dickens urged his readers to “cry away” since it...

Debunking some dyslexia myths

Word blindness, or dyslexia, describes difficulty with reading, writing or spelling. Helen Cowan meets Dr Ginny Stacey, tutor for...

Follow these three simple tips and step into a world free from foot pain or embarrassing ailments. 

How do anaesthetics affect your body?

I studied anaesthetics at Oxford University for my PhD, but can’t really tell you how they work on the brain. In fact, anaesthesia...

Why do we yawn?

“Yawning may have the dubious distinction of being the least understood, common human behaviour,” said Professor Provine, a...

Confession: what I really need for better health—nutrition, sleep, pain relief, and more.

lightning attack

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

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