Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, known for his role as The Mountain in Game of Thrones and for being 'Europe’s strongest man', recently announced that he is suffering from Bell’s palsy.
Recent reports that cancer rates in UK women are set to rise six times faster than in men over the next two decades will have alarmed many.
I recently had my annual flu shot. Along with all the others who’ve received it, I’ll be hoping that it does the job of preventing me catching flu this winter – or at least reducing the severity of the disease if I do get it.
The phrase “emerging disease”, to describe an infectious disease that is new to humans or which is suddenly increasing its geographical range or number of cases, dates back to the 1960s. But it was the realisation in the late 1970s and early 1980s that the world was in the throes of previously unrecognised pandemics of genital herpes and AIDS, that really propelled the term into the mainstream.
As summer becomes a distant memory, evenings sitting in the garden are replaced with curling up in front of the TV with the heating on … or off. Personal preference varies and but there is often said to be a big gender divide when it comes to feeling the cold. But why would men and women have such different temperature comfort ranges?
A few months ago, I interviewed a 19-year-old bisexual woman and asked her why she had found it so difficult to 'come out'.
Palliative care is often thought of as care in the last days or hours of life but in reality it can be offered to anyone with a life limiting illness to support them throughout their disease journey.
A rare disease is one that affects fewer than five in 10,000 people. You might wonder why anyone would dedicate their life to studying a disease when only a handful of people would benefit from a cure. Why not study one of the big killers, such as cancer, tuberculosis or malaria?
Iron is known to be toxic to brain cells, and tiny magnetic iron particles (magnetite) are thought to be involved in the development of neurological disorders. Now, for the first time, we have identified the abundant presence of these highly reactive particles in human brains.
Wellbeing is seen as increasingly important in the workplace. A growing number of companies have wellbeing policies, such as free gym memberships and health insurance, to cater to their employees' needs.