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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.

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.

Quiz: Do kidneys help your heart? Test your knowledge

We often see the heart and the kidneys as independent organs but the two are far more closely interconnected than you might think.

Are we close to a cure for hemophilia?

How we treat hemophilia has changed remarkably over the past 50 years, enabling sufferers today to live full and active lives. The next generation of treatments could change it forever.

Your home is your castle – except when you're allergic to it

Allergies and asthma are on the rise and increasingly have become household concerns.

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.

Genomics: A revolution in health care?

Drugs affect people differently and we’re increasingly understanding why. For many of us, it’s down to our genes.

Family planning: empowering women in society

Family planning has had a huge impact on society and improving women’s lives. Providing safe access to contraception and proper sexual education remains a global challenge.

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.

Can we trust ourselves when it comes to gene editing?

Genetic editing could be one of our most powerful tools to treat illness and suffering, but could it change what it means to be human?


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