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.
As a child Beatrice Haines’ grandparents would regularly prepare sandwiches. One day she was horrified to discover that the succulent meaty filling she enjoyed was in fact bovine tongue and not the ham she suspected. Eating meat seemed strange enough, but the sensation of tasting another animal’s tongue with your own felt bizarre. Years later this […]
The world of tech, startups, makers, innovators and collaborators are beginning to be welcomed in to the scientific ecosystem in a way never seen before. Science: Disrupt brings together the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Join us at Interchange for our 2nd Science: Disrupt London Session on the theme of FUTURE […]
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 […]
Antibiotics are rapidly becoming ineffective. Their overuse and misuse has led to many bacteria developing resistance to them, and we are at risk of being taken back to the dark ages of medicine, where routine surgeries and minor infections become life-threatening once again. In this Crick Chat, which is taking place during the MRC Festival of […]
What does it feel like to hold a baby’s heart in your hands? To ‘feel’ their life. No one really talks about this, but as well as the obvious responsibility associated with cardiac surgery on children, there is also (for almost all surgeons) a great deal of emotion. In an attempt to explain that to […]
The Hunterian Museum has a fantastic number of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens in innumerable jars for your viewing pleasure that document the progression from the the 17th century through to modern day. Join them for a special day-long event that explores the relationship between the medical profession and the public it serves. Discover how the relationship between doctor […]
Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiment, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you. First come, first seated. Public health nutritionist Alan Dangour makes connections between the […]
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.
Since the development of the heart lung machine in the middle of the last century, cardiac surgeons have dreamed of developing an artificial heart to deal with the failing human heart. Those dreams have now reached reality, and the first fully implantable artificial hearts are in use. Previously considered a bridge to heart transplantation, they […]
The risk of stroke steadily increases with old age, but in relative terms both the risk of having a stroke and disability as a result of stroke are decreasing. It remains one of the most feared, and common, serious medical results of aging but incremental improvements in prevention and treatment of stroke including reduction in […]
Dr Annette Rid discusses the key points of using unproven treatments during an epidemic, the ethical controversy and draws some important lessons for how we should use unproven vaccines and treatments during future epidemics. In 2013, the world began to witness an unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa that is now smoldering. Ebola virus disease […]
Bluetongue is a viral disease of cattle and sheep transmitted by Culicoides biting midges, which has recently emerged in Europe. This talk will describe the modelling work done at Pirbright to understand the spread and control of this disease, considering some of the pitfalls involved in using models to give policy advice when the models […]
What’s the single most productive way to become healthier, braver and more resilient? Games. Bestselling author Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned game designer whose debilitating concussion in 2009 led her to discover the powerful science behind gaming and its life-changing ability to aid trauma recovery, improve health, and overcome challenges. After suffering a brain injury, Jane McGonigal […]
There has never been a more confusing time to consume health information, as scientists and doctors struggle to agree and big questions are continuously debated. Dr Chris van Tulleken attempts to find a way through the confusion.
Join the Royal College of Physicians for a fascinating evening commemorating the 350th anniversary of London’s Great Plague of 1665.
The body can feel like a foreign country to some of us, and the practice of medicine an exploration of new territory. Join Gavin Francis in conversation for an adventure through what it is to be human.
Rachel David looks at what draws us together
The story of the global pandemic of HIV is one of the most fascinating tales in medicine in our time, or indeed in any time. But the story of AIDS is also one of how countries across the world have had to acknowledge and respond to issues of stigmatised behaviours and human rights.
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 […]