Liquid bread

Yes, this post is about beer, so here is a health warning: Alcohol is bad for your health. A little alcohol is a little bad for your health, a lot of alcohol is very bad for your health. Now let’s talk beer… ;-) Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks … Continue Reading

Getting a new face… and hands

Doctors in New York have performed the world’s first successful face and double hand transplant. A car crash in 2018 left Mr DiMeo with third-degree burns over 80% of his body. His fingertips were amputated and he lost his lips and eyelids. He says the operation has given him a “second chance at life”…

What’s the difference between Covid vaccines?

The three Covid-19 vaccines that have been approved in the UK are from Pfizer-BioNTech, the University of Oxford and Astra-Zeneca and Moderna. These vaccins are similar in some ways but there are many differences between them. Here is a video from BBC health correspondent Laura Foster that looks at how much immunity they give, how … Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the disease?

In the Reading Club series, we read (mostly) books together, enjoy them, and learn from them. In today’s Reading Club, let’s read an thought-provoking article about a problem we are all facing. You can read the beginning of the article here. There’ll be a link at the end to take you to the source, where … Continue Reading