Anne Loughrain

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Start-Up Grand Rounds: The US Has Two Tiers of Medical Care, the Insiders and Everyone Else

Dr. Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann faced a nightmare no parent would wish even on their greatest enemy: losing their child to a disease that no doctor could identify, much less treat.<p>After a swim in California's Monterey Bay, his son Grady's eyes appeared yellow, a sign of possible liver failure. Dr. …

US sends F-22 fighter jets to Europe as part of Ukraine response

The US is to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe as part of efforts to support eastern European members of the Nato alliance unnerved by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.<p>“Russia’s military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern to us and to our European allies,” the air force …

Military

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Geoengineering: the ethical problems with cleaning the air

Intervening in climate change currently raises more questions than answers when it comes to manipulating the atmosphere<p>Last August, Berlin hosted an international conference on the controversial issue of geoengineering. We ask expert Dr Naomi Vaughan fromthe Tyndall Centre for Climate Change …