Endometriosis causes debilitating period pain and can lead to fertility problems, bladder issues and even suicidal thoughts. But treatments for the condition, which do not have severe side effects, are sorely lacking. Natalie Healey explores whether there are any promising therapeutic candidates in the pipeline.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a truly harrowing condition but improving diagnosis could mean more people receive the help they desperately need. Natalie Healey reports on a new blood test that hopes to determine the condition as accurately as a psychiatric assessment.
All homes across Great Britain will be offered a smart meter now or in the near future. Researchers believe this could be a great opportunity for increasing the safety and independence of dementia patients.
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One international grower has found an ingenious way to use up surplus produce – while also benefiting its local community.
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Foetal and newborn heart-monitoring best practice can be the difference between life and death. But the current technology has several disadvantages. Natalie Healey speaks to Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill about designing devices to give expectant mothers and their healthcare professionals greater peace of mind.
A tiny neural implant, capable of delivering multiple medications and coloured lights and controllable from a smartphone, could speed up research into neuropsychiatric diseases such as addiction and depression. Natalie Healey explores why a meeting of materials engineering and neurobiology might be key to furthering our understanding of the brain.
Historically, our choosy attitude to what we eat has contributed to food waste, but some suppliers are using innovation, imagination and ‘digital potatoes’ to give uneven (edible) spuds a second chance
ResApp uses machine-learning algorithms to analyse cough sounds and diagnose conditions such as asthma, pneumonia and bronchiolitis from a smartphone. Natalie Healey speaks to creator Professor Udantha Abeyratne to find out how the platform could help patients worldwide.
Guardian Labs content sponsored by Tesco. Salmon is the best-selling seafood in the UK, which is why the aquaculture industry needs to reduce the environmental impact of farming it. A Norwegian company is using a more eco-friendly way of producing the much-loved fish
After wetting herself on her doorstep, Elaine Miller thought: "enough". She wasn't going to suffer in silence any more. She was going to tell the world about 'leaky' pelvic floors and how to solve them. Stand-up comedy was her chosen vehicle.
When we think about the type of skin we have, we might ponder words like 'dry', 'oily' or 'sensitive' to describe it. But according to dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto, we should also be thinking about our skin in a slightly different way, in order to better protect ourselves from the sun.