Can taking painkillers curb your empathy for others?

Occasionally medical research throws up something ­intriguing that might, just might, affect your everyday life. Would you believe a painkiller could make you feel less affectionate? I’m not sure I entirely believe it but assistant professor Dominik Mischkowski, a psychologist … Read More

How coronavirus started and what we do now to control it

The coronavirus is a recent preoccupation but coronaviruses have been around for many years and were first discovered in the 1960s. They include viruses contributing to the common cold and a variety of animal and avian coronaviruses, such as infectious … Read More

Contact lenses raise your risk of suffering sight loss

When over 140 million people worldwide opt to wear contact lenses they put themselves into a vulnerable group. Contact lens wearers are prone to eye problems – particularly if they go for extended-wear lenses. Some complications of contact lenses can … Read More