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...

Why do we age?

Wrinkles, thinning hair, spotted hands, high blood pressure, poor memory and weaker bones: decline and disease often precede death. Anti...

Why swimming is good for you

Six reasons to make you jump in the nearest pool!

Bug spray: what's the buzz?

To DEET or not to DEET? That’s the question facing gardeners, holidaymakers and anyone looking for protection from mozzies.

sleeping

A recent slew of studies and articles has us questioning whether we’re getting enough sleep—or even the right kind...

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