Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Health

Health

'I threw my soul all over the floor': egg and sperm donors stage their...

‘Who is the family?” asks aerial artist and theatre-maker Sarah Bebe Holmes. With her company Paper Doll Militia, she is using her own experience to pose that question to audiences at the Edinburgh...

Wellcome photography prize launched with focus on health

A new international photography prize for pictures that tell stories about health, medicine and science has been launched by the charitable foundation Wellcome. It said the competition aimed to do for health what the...

Mental health at university: know where to find support

At the beginning of his second year at Loughborough University, Rahul Mathasing started struggling. His moods were becoming darker, his motivation disappeared and he started missing lectures. He approached the university medical centre,...

Where does the blame lie when something goes wrong at hospital?

Who is to blame when something goes wrong in a hospital and a patient suffers injury or a setback, or even dies, as a result? Is it an individual or team or, given...

Wider use of rotavirus vaccine urged after 'potent' success of Malawi trial

A rotavirus vaccine introduced in rural Malawi has reduced deaths from infant diarrhoea by more than a third, proving for the first time that a major intervention in a low-income country can be...

Seven ways to maintain strong bones

Remember that teenage years are key Until about the age of 30, our bodies are still building bone and the teenage years are the crucial period in this process – osteoporosis has been called...

Wildfires

This year, the number of wildfires in Europe has increased. In California, the Mendocino complex wildfire is the largest in its history. Research continues to reveal the extent of health problems arising because...

The male infertility crisis: ‘My failure at fatherhood ate away at my very being’

It’s like a judgment on your masculinity,” says Glenn Barden. “You do feel like less of a man.” Barden, a 48-year-old TV director from London, is talking about an issue that is little...

'Betrayed': victims of Tokyo medical school scandal speak out

Several years ago, Riko Miyauchi’s dream of becoming a doctor took her into the exam halls of one of Japan’s most prestigious medical schools. As a young woman, she knew her prospects were slim....

Argentina’s women have not been beaten on abortion – change will come | Claudia...

Argentina’s senators could not understand what was being debated: legal abortion or clandestine abortion? Or they did not want to understand? Thirty-eight senators voted for the absolute rejection of a bill to allow...

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Top QC airlifted into Monarch slots case

One of London's top barristers has joined the looming legal battle over the £60m runway slots portfolio of Monarch, the airline that collapsed...