Category: Uncategorized

‘Doctors learn nothing about nutrition’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health effects of nutrition and diet are not part of traditional training for medical students Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health – and they should be taught more. They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant …

‘Doctors learn nothing about nutrition’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health effects of nutrition and diet are not part of traditional training for medical students Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health – and they should be taught more. They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant …

10 charts that show why sleep is so important

Image copyright Getty Images 1. We’re told to get our eight hours We often hear that we should all be getting eight hours’ sleep a night. Organisations from the NHS to the US National Sleep Foundation recommend it. But where does this advice come from? Studies carried out around the world, looking at how often diseases …

Inside UK lab that identified ex-spy nerve agent

Image caption Porton Down is building a facility for the analysis of explosives The UK’s military research base at Porton Down has been at the heart of the investigation into what happened to Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The BBC has been granted exclusive access to the Wiltshire lab. The headquarters of …

Being an agent ‘messed up’ ex-spy’s life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSkripal ‘regretted being double agent’ Sergei Skripal regretted being “a double agent” because his life had become “all messed up”, a friend of the Russian former spy has told the BBC. Vladimir Timoshkov also said Mr Skripal did not see himself as a “traitor” because the “oath he …

The mother whose morning sickness has never gone away

Image copyright Caitlin Dean Image caption Caitlin Dean with daughter Orla: “Even though my second pregnancy was my worst, I knew I wanted three kids” Extreme morning sickness has been given a higher profile in recent years because of the trials of the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her third child. But few people …

Parsons Green Tube bomber jailed for life

Image copyright Met Police A teenager has been described as “dangerous and devious” by a judge as he was jailed for life for planting a bomb on a Tube train at Parsons Green. Ahmed Hassan’s device partially exploded in September, injuring 51. The 18-year-old, found guilty of attempted murder, was ordered to serve a minimum of …

England TB rates fall by third since 2012

Image copyright Science Photo Library New figures show rates of tuberculosis (TB) in England have declined by a third in six years, and are currently at their lowest level in 35 years. The data from Public Health England shows a 38% fall since 2012, with a 9.3% decline in cases in 2017 alone. Improved diagnosis, treatment …
Select Language