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What it's like to stay awake during brain surgery

‘It’s Aliyana, not Ariana,’ Kelly Ann corrected her doctor when he started chatting about her horse. She could be forgiven for being a little snappy – he was asking the question while operating on her brain. Kelly Ann Alexander, 41, had an awake craniotomy – an operation where doctors work on the brain and wake […]

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What causes excessive sweating and how can you treat it?

Most of us sweat while we exercise, when it’s too hot, or if we’re on the London Underground (particularly the Central line). Perspiring is important because of how the body regulates temperature – sweat keeps us cool and comfortable and prevents the body from overheating. But you shouldn’t be sweating if your body doesn’t need […]

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What are Superfoods really?

Chia seeds, Açai or Goji berries: The supply of exotic foodstuffs in which particular effects can be attributed to the health or well-being is great. The German cancer research center (Deutsches krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) has now come to the judgment that it is in many of these Superfoods to be a sham. So-called Superfoods to protect […]

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Confused about what to eat? Science can help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not alone: More than 80% of Americans are befuddled. Yet it’s a lament that’s getting quite tiring—if you’re a nutrition scientist, that is. So […]