Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
The brain itself can’t actually feel pain. It can't sense damage to itself the way your finger can. We know this because people can have brain surgery while they are totally awake.
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
Bribery in Uganda's health care system is on a downward trend but researchers fear that it is not sustainable.
Despite the fact that rare diseases aren't actually so rare, it appears they suffer from a branding problem in Canada.
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
Added to the complications of dealing with such a unique type of loss, is the fact that many people feel uncomfortable talking about personal issues with their colleagues.
Young people turn to social media for support and encouragement, when society fails to help.
The more water, the more mosquito eggs are laid, and the more mosquitoes end up buzzing about. But to spread disease to people, they first need to bite infected wildlife.
Mindful eating can help to reduce emotional eating and promotes the consumption of smaller portions and fewer calories.
The Conversation has access to top academic experts, and we want them to use their knowledge to answer questions from teenagers.
As gas from your stomach comes up your food pipe, it makes the surface of the upper part of your oesophagus rattle and vibrate. It is a bit like windows that rattle during a windy storm.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
Many health professionals leave Africa because they don’t know how to handle the non-clinical systemic problems.
While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
Regional deprivation is causing thousands of northerners – especially men – to die young each year.
People with obesity earn less and have a harder time finding work.
The NHS has promised that by 2024, up to a third of hospital outpatient consultations will be undertaken by video link. This is unlikely to be realised quite so quickly.
Looking after animals and saving the planet sounds like a good idea. But getting there is not as simple as a some people seem to imagine.
If you think VO₂max is just important for athletes, think again.