Dr Adam Taylor is the Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre & Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, Lancaster University
  • Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Photo: Ellen Finch, CC BY-SA

    ‘The Mountain’ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has Bell’s palsy – here’s what it means

    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.

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    Why men and women can’t agree on the perfect temperature

    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?

  • How studying a disease that affects hundreds of people could save millions of lives

    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?

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    Is it ever a good idea to perform self-surgery?

    The human body has a capacity to repair almost all of its tissues and does so on a daily basis in response to things such as exercise. Bone in particular is good at healing itself. But when things go catastrophically wrong, beyond the capacity of the body to repair itself, it requires intervention from an external source – usually a surgeon.