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Sci-fi or fact? The future of modern medicine
November 18, 2014 1:00 am

Sci-fi or fact? The future of modern medicine

n my last column, I discussed how genetic testing in healthy individuals continues to evolve, opening up a new era in medicine known as predictive medicine, where latent genetic anomalies can be identified and corrected before they trigger cellular...

Speaking through their hands
November 18, 2014 1:00 am

Speaking through their hands

Disabled kids aim for the top spot and a place in the Guinness Book of Records with their handprints

A strong case of tunnel vision
November 15, 2014 1:00 am

A strong case of tunnel vision

Japan's smartphone "zombies" are wreaking havoc on the streets

Living happily in the 'golden years'
November 11, 2014 1:00 am

Living happily in the 'golden years'

Menopause, or the "Golden Years", is the phase of a woman's life when her ovaries stop working and menstruation is ended.

A plate full of PALEO
November 7, 2014 1:44 pm

A plate full of PALEO

Health is yours, says Chef Daniel Green, if you swap around ingredients in four-fifths of meals

Brain abnormalities seen in people with chronic fatigue: study
November 4, 2014 1:00 am

Brain abnormalities seen in people with chronic fatigue: study

A study of 15 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has found that patients' brains have at least three distinct abnormalities when compared to healthy people, researchers said Wednesday.

Genetic testing: the "Angelina" effect
November 4, 2014 1:00 am

Genetic testing: the "Angelina" effect

It was perhaps inevitable that Angelina Jolie's decision to go public about her double mastectomy last year would lead to a sudden and dramatic increase in the number in women signing up for genetic testing

Colorectal cancer: early detection can mean a cure
October 28, 2014 1:00 am

Colorectal cancer: early detection can mean a cure

Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and once it is established, it cannot be cured.

Skin cancers: be aware of the dangers
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

Skin cancers: be aware of the dangers

Skin cancers are among the fastest growing tumours worldwide and often rank among the top 10 most common malignancies in western countries.

A glimpse into an unseen world
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

A glimpse into an unseen world

The first zoo for microbes sets up house in Amsterdam