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How good is your eyesight? This viral photo could show if you have astigmatism

Twitter users were baffled by a comparison of two night time pictures with many realising they had the condition astigmatism for the first time. In recent years there has been an influx of viral photos blowing everyone’s mind, showing how differently we see some common objects. The most famous of course being ‘the dress’ that… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Could an ingenious vaccine help treat colon cancer?

Vaccines are one the most potent protective medicines we have. They work by encouraging the body to ­protect itself, in almost all cases, against specific invaders like an infection. Vaccines are responsible for ridding the world of many scourges like smallpox, TB and childhood infectious diseases. But a vaccine can be a lot more ingenious… Read More »

Can chewing gum kill you? Common food additive could lead to colorectal cancer

Scientists can’t prove titanium dioxide is dangerous and they can’t prove it’s safe — but this common food whitener is almost impossible to avoid, and manufacturers aren’t required to list it as an ingredient. Titanium dioxide is behind the sheen on sweets and the bleach-white colour of toothpastes and chewing gums, but new research shows… Read More »