Too Much Caffeine May Stress the Heart

A sudden jolt from cortisol prompts your blood pressure to rise, heart to beat faster and energy level to soar, which no doubt enabled some early humans to escape a hungry lion in pursuit. Few of us today have to worry about becoming prey to a wild beast. Still, many live in a near-constant state […]

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat. PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals […]

The War to End All Measles

Any time you crowd children — or adolescents, or young adults — together, there’s an opportunity for some of the more contagious childhood diseases to take advantage of those who are susceptible. That was true in the First World War, where barrack life and troop ship transports contributed to the virulent spread of the 1918 […]