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Health in the Media

The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in a turkey flock of 40,000 birds and...
In a speech billed as a ‘meat fight-back’ at the Oxford Farming Conference, Alice Stanton,...
The landmark legal case was brought by Jordi Casamitjana, who believes he was unfairly dismissed by...

Health features

What is the gut microbiota?
The term ‘microbiota’ is used to describe the collection of different microbes that inhabit different parts of the body. For example, the microbiota of the skin is made up...
The most common mistake is someone pointing at their little canine teeth and saying: “What are these for, then?” I seriously doubt they would or could snatch up a rabbit and tear into the flesh with...
In 1945, Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, warned of the danger of over-reliance on antibiotics and the threat of bacteria developing resistance. Now, 74 years later, his fears have been...
Lactose Intolerance
After returning from the Beagle expedition in 1836, Charles Darwin wrote: “I have had a bad spell. Vomiting every day for eleven days, and some days after every meal”.
Darwin...
“My body was telling me to eat meat!” is another of those old chestnuts. No it wasn’t, it was just a misguided notion that meat contains something missing from plant ...
Vole pups born in the winter come out growing thicker coats. Vole mothers are able to communicate the season to their babies in utero and tell them to put a coat on even before they’re born. We’re no...
Free radical damage
To understand the benefit of antioxidants, we first have to understand the damaging effects of harmful molecules called free radicals that seem hell-bent on wreaking havoc in your...