George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.
Image copyright Getty Images A new treatment for severe asthma is set to be made more widely available on the NHS in the UK by the end of 2018. The procedure, bronchial thermoplasty, “melts” away excess muscle tissue in the lungs using radio frequency, making breathing easier. Previously there were strict criteria about who was […]
Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is no longer the envy of the world, an independent analysis produced for the BBC says. The report – to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday – said the UK was a “below-average” performer on preventing deaths from heart attacks, strokes and cancer. There were mitigating circumstances, though, as the […]
Image copyright Getty Images There is a critical cut-off age for learning a language fluently, according to research. If you want to have native-like knowledge of English grammar, for example, you should ideally start before age 10, say the researchers. People remain highly skilled learners until 17 or 18, when ability tails off. The findings, […]