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It is not unusual for GPs to mention the importance of physical activity as well as healthy diet and lifestyle during medical consultation. However, to what extent do GPs actually practise what they preach to patients?


Breast milk is hailed as a superfood for babies, and while mothers are harnessing this liquid miracle to boost their babies’ immunity, scientists are debating whether this goodness can be extended to adults as well.


This week, researcher find links between fat distribution and breast cancer subtypes, use smartphone apps to treat depression and look at acupuncture as a means of improving fertility in women.


Since its first inception by the father of vaccination, Edward Jenner, smallpox has been successfully eradicated from the world in 1980. The vaccine has saved countless lives from succumbing to smallpox, and though its success is acknowledged, little is known about its composition. New findings show that smallpox vaccine is made up of horsepox – not cowpox, as originally believed.


Morphine supplies are inaccessible to many patients in dire need of pain relief around the world—leading to preventable deaths. It is especially apparent in poorer countries, where supplies are not only inadequate; but, also costlier. On the other side of the coin, richer countries not only have it cheaper – but in excess to abuse.


Doctors are avoiding seeking help over their mental illness issue over fear of losing their medical licenses, as research shows.


Recent discoveries have unveiled a new diagnostic method and a potential new target for treatment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers from the Department of Energy have also discovered a unique substance that closely mimics the pattern of forgetfulness that occurs in the brain.


3 modern breakthrough technologies in the world of medicine have shown how advanced the medical world is becoming.


Given the abhorrent lifetime complications many women, who have had the transvaginal mesh fitted, are having—should the device be banned, even though a small minority of women’s lives are better because of it?


This year, three scientists were announced Nobel laureates in Chemistry, for their revolutionary discovery of cryo-electron microscopy – a technique which facilitates more elaborate and efficient visualisation of biological cells.


Does your egg count determine your fertility level? While biomarkers may estimate a woman’s ovarian reserve, a new study suggests it does not predict a woman’s chances of getting pregnant
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The puzzling origin of the smallpox vaccine

Since its first inception by the father of vaccination, Edward Jenner, smallpox has been successfully eradicated from the world in 1980. The vaccine has saved countless lives from succumbing to smallpox, and though its success is acknowledged, little is known about its composition. New findings show that smallpox vaccine is made up of horsepox – not cowpox, as originally believed.