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...

Living with emphysema

What’s your first thought on waking? Take a shower? Pour the coffee? Check the news? For some, being able to breathe is the first...

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...

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