Did you know that 17.5 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. That means that a third of all deaths on our planet are attributed to CVD! World Heart Day helps us to take stock of what we know and […]
Modern understanding of the structure of the human body really started with Leonardo Da Vinci. Although better known for his painting, Da Vinci was most interested in how the human body functioned and is thought to have dissected dozens of bodies to deepen his understanding of muscles, bones and tissue. He created over 700 anatomical […]
What answer would you give if you were asked “What’s the difference between a Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?” How well do you know your own heart?
It sounds like something out of science fiction – being able to grow new body parts to replace one which has failed or been damaged in an accident. Medical Science has taken enormous steps since the first organ transplant took place in 1954, and now the main advances in medicine appear to be connected to […]
It is a curiosity that scientists have been working hard to crack – how is it that some animals instinctively find their way back to their base, even when sometimes they are hundreds of miles away? Is it feasible that the carrier pigeon “carries” an internal compass?
In the US, every year, roughly 50,000 hopeful students, in roughly equal numbers, male and female, apply to get into med-school, according to AAMC statistics*. However, just over 20,000 actually start the first year. Despite successful entrance to med-school increasing by almost 22% in the last 20 years, perhaps a bigger focus on teaching basic medical education to children would encourage these numbers to grow at a faster pace?
With the sad news that Australian cricketer, Phillip Hughes, has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball, is it time to reassess the safety of sport? What happens when a brain is injured and how can we help it recover? The tragic death of Hughes, who was only 25, was a […]