Can you go from 200m to 21km in two months?

“Do you reckon it’s easier to jog while carrying a bottle of Pinot in a backpack or in your hand?” This is me, messaging the friend whose house I’d agreed to “run” to for dinner, and realising I’d probably poured myself too big a glass. How easily can a non-runner…

HIV could increase risk of death from heart failure

After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows. The study is the largest to date to look at how HIV status affects people diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic…

Nerve cell protection free from side effects

The hormone erythropoietin (Epo) is a well-known doping substance that has a long history of abuse in endurance sports such as cycling. In addition to promoting red blood cell production (erythropoiesis), which improves the oxygen supply, Epo also protects nerve cells from cell death. In order to use this effect…