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80 is the new 60: Staying healthy in an aging world

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them.

Women’s intimate health: The sobering truth about keeping quiet

Talking about your most intimate bodily functions can be embarrassing, but not seeking professional advice can have devastating consequences.

Meet Lucy Wills, the woman who transformed pregnancy nutrition

How one woman’s discovery led to the prevention of countless birth defects around the world.

Food for thought: Why B vitamins boost your brain

Your brain needs food too, and B-group vitamins should be top of the menu

The benefits of pets – how the human-animal bond is evolving

Pet owners have long known animals bring health and happiness, but could doctors soon be recommending animal interaction for more people?

The tanning delusion – why do we ignore the risks of skin cancer?

Skin cancer is on the rise yet many of us are unaware that we’re at risk.

Molecular mind-set: How we are completely rethinking cancer

Oncologists are increasingly understanding the genomic drivers behind cancers, leading to a host of promising new treatments.

Four innovations changing the lives of farm animals for the better

Maintaining the health and well-being of farm animals is hugely important. Technology is increasingly playing a central role in supporting that.

Finding a cure for cancer – is big data the solution?

The explosion in patient data has the potential to revolutionize how we treat cancer – but the big data solution still faces huge logistical challenges.

How the myth that heart disease is a man’s problem hurts women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, but early research focused on men. The result? A dangerous myth that heart disease is a man’s problem.

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