Tag: Medicine & public health
Food fraud costs the UK over £400m every year
From adding fillers such as chalk to a loaf of bread to claiming a chicken is free range when it has spent its entire life in a cage, food fraud is widespread. Can anything be done about it?
On show: how scientists mapped the human mind
A new exhibition at London’s Science Museum reveals bold research into the uncharted territories of the human mind. After centuries of progress, are there still new secrets to discover?
Mankind, science and disease in deadly fight
As Britain announces a huge push to tackle the three most deadly developing-world diseases, a top scientist has warned about drug resistance. Can humans and science beat disease?
Free British healthcare to end, warn medics
The UK's National Health Service was founded 65 years ago this week on the principle that it would be ‘free at the point of use’. Is this founding doctrine now on life support?
Compassion ‘as important’ as brains in elderly care
A major report from charities and the NHS has called for an overhaul in care for the elderly. At the heart of the proposed reforms: treating the aged less like patients and more like people.
Horse history celebrated by new exhibition
In travel, conflict and agriculture, horses have helped humans for over 5,000 years. Now, an exhibition is celebrating that relationship – as technology brings it to an end.