Monday, November 20, 2017

Health

Health

‘It tears every part of your life away’: the truth about male infertility

James and Davina D’Souza met and fell in love in their early 20s. They got married five years later, and three years afterwards had saved enough to buy a family home in a...

No, there hasn’t been a human 'head transplant', and there may never be

In February 2015, Sergio Canavero appeared in this very publication claiming a live human head will be successfully transplanted onto a donor human body within two years. He’s popped up in the media...

'Modern air is too clean': the rise of air pollution denial

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Prof Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children. After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting...

Congo crisis on a par with Iraq, Syria and Yemen – and getting worse by...

Violence and ethnic and political unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have propelled the country to the same level of crisis as Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Cholera is raging at a rate...

A&E units, GP surgeries and walk-in centres to close as cash crisis bites

Dozens of A&E units, GP surgeries and walk-in centres have been earmarked for closure because of the NHS’s money problems, understaffing and modernisation plan, a new report reveals on Wednesday. NHS bodies have decided...

Most UK supermarkets falling short in fight against antibiotics crisis

Most of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains are falling short on measures to reduce the use of antibiotics in the production of the meat and animal products they sell, campaigners have warned, with...

David Hamilton obituary

My friend and colleague David Hamilton, who has died aged 86, decided that he wanted to become a surgeon because it would allow him to use the manual skills he had learned from...

Behind Belle Gibson's cancer con: 'Everything about this story is extreme'

More than two years after her very public exposure and disgrace, the spectre of Belle Gibson still strikes fear into her former associates, even those who once called her their friend. Or so found...

The killer on Britain’s streets – super-strength alcohol

Lee, Martin and Zac are discussing the geography of super-strength alcohol, in a hostel for the homeless in Vauxhall, south London. “The strongest they sell around here now is Stella Artois,” says Martin, nodding...

Long waits in A&E have increased by 557% in seven years, NHS data reveals

Philip Hammond is under intense pressure to pump more money into the NHS in his budget this month as new official figures show the number of people waiting more than four hours in...

Editor's Choice

Love's 3 TDs lead Stanford past No. 9 Washington 30-22 (Nov...

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) When Bryce Love aggravated his injured ankle in the first half and had to go to the sideline...