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Long COVID: Can improved sleep cure breathlessness?

Long COVID: Can improved sleep cure breathlessness?

A joint study led by The University of Manchester and Leicester has linked disturbed sleep to breathlessness in long COVID patients and proposes possible treatment solutions.
Review: Family Tree

Review: Family Tree

Mojisola Adebayo’s Family Tree unburies the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells transformed the trajectory of medical research.
Maternal review: A moving exploration of medicine, motherhood, and misogyny

Maternal review: A moving exploration of medicine, motherhood, and misogyny

Maternal examines what it’s like to be a working mother in today’s NHS
Early warning signs of breast cancer

Early warning signs of breast cancer

Breast cancer can be a scary thing that many people have to face in their lifetime, but being aware of the early warning signs can help reduce the fear of uncertainty. Let’s look at some of the early symptoms
World Cancer Day: Patient focused treatment in Manchester

World Cancer Day: Patient focused treatment in Manchester

Progressive health care in oncology is essential for effective treatment, but what are Manchester hospitals and Universities doing to close the cancer patient care gap?
The invisible disease: Endometriosis

The invisible disease: Endometriosis

Endometriosis is known as an “invisible disease”, we explore why this common condition is so often ignored or misdiagnosed
Stealing Our Thunder: Does Biology Deserve its Own Nobel Prize?

Stealing Our Thunder: Does Biology Deserve its Own Nobel Prize?

Biologist Svante Pääbo won a 2022 Nobel Prize for his sequencing of the neanderthal genome – so why did is the category Physiology or Medicine?
New blood test could revolutionise cancer treatment

New blood test could revolutionise cancer treatment

Catching cancer in its early stages can transform patient outcomes – this new test claims to make it easier than ever
This is Going to Hurt: how should you read this med school bible?

This is Going to Hurt: how should you read this med school bible?

Intrigued to learn more about the life of a junior doctor? Look no further as Adam Kay’s novel is your perfect read!
Can pharmacogenomics be introduced to the NHS?

Can pharmacogenomics be introduced to the NHS?

We have the technology to precisely match peoples drugs to their DNA, but should it be introduced to the NHS?
Are women more likely to die post-surgery under a male surgeon?

Are women more likely to die post-surgery under a male surgeon?

A terrifying and headline grabbing statistic has drawn plenty of media attention., but is there anything to the claims?
Pig heart transplant sparks controversy

Pig heart transplant sparks controversy

The world’s first successful human-pig heart transplant procedure has swung open new doors in medicine, but how ethical was the experiment?
Disease X and the next pandemic

Disease X and the next pandemic

Concerningly, the next global pandemic could be just around the corner. Here’s why.
What does spiking do to your body?

What does spiking do to your body?

Find out the most common drugs used, and their effects
Justice at last for Henrietta Lacks?

Justice at last for Henrietta Lacks?

A new lawsuit from the family of Henrietta Lacks represents a new chapter in her tale of race, money and consent.
A new era of alarms

A new era of alarms

New developments in cardiovascular healthcare at Manchester could save millions of lives
New COVID Antiviral pill inspires hope

New COVID Antiviral pill inspires hope

A new antiviral pill has been found to reduce rates of hospitalisation in COVID-19 patients.
Could Malaria Become a Problem of the Past?

Could Malaria Become a Problem of the Past?

The R21/Matrix-M vaccine has been found to have aa 77% efficacy rate, and could save millions of lives
Rediscovering folk remedies before it’s too late

Rediscovering folk remedies before it’s too late

New drugs could be hiding in charming, traditional remedies
How will COVID vaccines be distributed across the globe?

How will COVID vaccines be distributed across the globe?

Lauren Holland discusses the importance of the global vaccination scheme.