A team of researchers at the University of Manitoba have found that artificial sweeteners can lead to an increased body mass index and cardiovascular disease.
A recent study has linked Instagram use with increased symptoms of orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder associated with obsessive healthy eating.
Doctors develop AI that diagnoses tuberculosis with 96 percent accuracy, and may lead to improved screening and better treatment success rates
Complaining about your symptoms on social media might be more useful than you think.
Several American medical societies are working together to educate the public on the health risks of climate change
A recent study suggests the beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease may relate to the levels of vitamin A received in the womb.
In part two of our Diary of a Researcher series, PhD student Andris Piebalgs looks at Imperial research focused on modelling personalised patient treatments.
Vampires are on the loose and at a time when most things are being blamed on either climate change or the EU (not anymore…), it’s been suggested that a combination of both may have caused the uprising. But the rise of the tick is not sexy news fodder, and tick diseases only affecting dogs even […]
New study maps the sugar levels in children’s drinks in the UK, claims they are “unacceptable”, and highlights problem with 100% pure fruit juice.
Rachel David looks at what draws us together
New findings suggest that the polluted air we breathe threatens our brain, Nicole Samuel explores.
Angelina Chrysanthou and Stephanie Sammann battle it out over which of
these everyday foods really presents the greatest health risk.
How can the social media revolution shape the way we access healthcare? …
This discussion at the Dana Centre in South Kensington looked at several issues including changing behaviour towards climate change, turning debates into policy and how climate change affects health …
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Antonio Torrisi finds out why ‘never trusting a doctor’ could be a fatal mistake. Since the case of Mr. Wright in 1957, whose cancer shrunk dramatically thanks only to his deep trust in a drug that was in reality ineffective, the world of […]
BY JOSEPH MALONE In 1969, as part of the “green revolution” in India, Union Carbide established a chemical plant in Bhopal to manufacture the pesticide Carbaryl. It contained the lethal compound Methyl Isocyanate (MIC), twice as heavy as air, meaning should a leak occur, it would create a blanket of deadly gas, smothering anything that […]
In the first of our radio packages I take a closer look at the claim that poetry can be therapeutic. Many famous poets have been through mental illness. One poet who wrote extensively about his experiences was John Clare, England’s greatest nature poet. He even believed that poetry could be healing. But you don’t have to […]
It is starting to get colder. Dark clouds are rolling in over London and our coats and umbrellas are already back in action. It must be the festival season. Over the next few months, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to the British countryside for a few days of hedonistic revelry and copious amounts […]
Globally, polluted water kills 14,000 people every day. In India, over 350,000 children die of diarrhoea from dirty drinking water every year. In China, 90% of cities suffer from some type of water pollution. In the US, a recent study found contaminants in 45% of the country’s stream miles and 47% of lake acres. Despite […]
Some shocking statistics about the world’s rivers: Every day, 2 million tons of human waste are disposed of in water courses. (Source: World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)) In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply. (Source: WWAP) Projected increases in fertilizer use for […]
Following all the arctic antics and farmyard fun on the blog this week I’m sorry to say that today we turn to a more sombre theme, but do not fear, there is science in our midst (see below). For many of us here at Imperial College, our morning hike through the South Kensington tunnel is made […]