Matthew Leslie

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Standing Desk Benefits - Why Use One

Standing desks aren’t exactly a fad or a quirk of some of the more open-minded office workers: They address the very real health concern of sitting …

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours

<b>Scientists are continually seeking new ways of targeting cancer - and the latest is high-tech goggles.</b><p>Currently doctors treating cancer have two main approaches - bombard the tumour with drugs and radiotherapy or cut it out.<p>The second option is very common but not always successful - because it is …

Cancer

Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Take a deep breath: the stethoscope is dying

That cultural symbol of medics – from Kenneth Williams in Carry On Doctor to Edie Falcon's Nurse Jackie – is being replaced by cheaper and more accurate ultrasound devices<p>If you Google "Hugh Laurie" and "stethoscope", you will come up with a clutch of stories from February 2012 about how …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …