Can we drink pure fruit juice instead of eating whole fruit?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Pure fruit juice and fruit consumption and the risk of CVD: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition–Netherlands (EPIC-NL) study’.


Trypanosomatids: a Different Way of Being a Eukaryote

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘Recent advances in trypanosomatid research: genome organization, expression, metabolism, taxonomy and evolution‘ by Prof.…


Machines may soon replace healthcare workers in some aspects of their traditional roles

Machines may soon replace healthcare workers in some aspects of their traditional roles. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly mastering rule-based tasks, and acting as a powerful decision-making tool  and monitoring system to support clinicians. Providers in Radiation Medicine are becoming familiar with the ways in which AI could both augment care and necessitate a shift in professional roles While related innovations could create major efficiencies and improvements in care, it could lead to job loss and to ethical and legal risks for those working alongside AI.…


Suicidal thoughts not a reliable warning of suicide

A major Australian study from BJPsych Open shows that most people who died of suicide dismissed expressing suicidal thoughts to health professionals, prompting calls to review the way treatment is managed and resourced.


Hearing loss in the trenches – a hidden morbidity of WWI

The latest Paper of the Month from The Journal of Laryngology & Otology is ‘Hearing loss in the trenches – a hidden morbidity of World War I‘ by K Conroy and V Malik.…


Using human head lice to unravel neglect and cause of death

Abandonment, neglect, sexual abuse, and even what triggers an individual’s death can be unwrapped by just studying the biology and reproductive behaviour of human lice.…