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The Body Politic: How important is a politician’s health?

Image: May via Unsplash With fewer than 60 days until the American presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis has raised further questions about what candidates should tell voters about their…

‘Smoke detector’ test developed to predict the onset of cancer

A blood test has been developed by researchers at Swansea University which could potentially save millions of lives by detecting cancer before the onset of symptoms. Oesophageal cancer was selected…

Preventing an epidemic: Lessons learned from Ebola

Zika, Ebola, MERS and Swine Flu – these viruses have captured international attention in recent years as part of an apparent surge in epidemics. The struggle to contain Ebola last…

Study shows high amounts of cocaine cause brain cell ‘suicide’

Image: United States Drug Enforcement Agency A century ago, we thought that cocaine was some kind of ‘wonder drug’. Since then, many studies have demonstrated that the drug can cause…

Mystery illnesses diagnosed through genome study

In 2003 a significant breakthrough was announced. The Human Genome Project (HGP) had successfully read the entire genetic code of a human being, comprising 20,000 or so genes and the…