Haemophilia B

In haemophilia, the blood doesn’t clot properly. Blood transfusions can help but one Oxford scientist, Professor George Brownlee,...

Blood clotting

Your body contains 25 trillion red blood cells. That’s roughly one quarter of the cells in your body—and thus a quarter of...

Manuka honey

Manuka honey—it’s in skin creams, wound dressings, capsules, lozenges, drinks, eye gels, lip balms and body lotions. You can...

Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Meet a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so and consider whether it might work for...

love-your-liver

The word liver is often associated with traditional school dinners or alcohol damage. Yet the liver actually serves more than...

loneliness

Haruki Murakami describes loneliness as an “acid that eats away at you”; others have described actual heart pain caused by...

warfarin

Every six seconds somebody dies from a blood clot. Warfarin—and other newer drugs—can help to stop the clot. 

Oh, those embarrassing bodily functions! What happens to your body as you get older—and what you can do about it.

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