Imogen Breen

Deputy Science Editor (2016/17)

Imogen Breen has written 19 articles for Nouse

The story of leprosy: from 2000 BCE to now

Throughout human history, very few diseases have carried the levels of stigma and shame that leprosy brings upon it’s sufferers.…

A brief history of the hangover

For the last 12, 000 years (at least) humans have been purposefully mixing fermented grain drinks, possibly even before the…

The sad story of Typhoid Mary Mallon

In the summer of 1906, the Warren family were summering on Long Island when six out of the eleven people…

World Penguin Day: Overfishing and climate change impacts penguin populations

World Penguin Day is celebrated on the 25th April every year. This coincides roughly with the start of the annual…

Warm winters drive the spread of Lyme disease

As climate change drives the spread of Lyme disease carrying ticks across new areas of the Northern Hemisphere, we still…

Marmite is good for the brain, York study suggests

Eating a spoonful of Marmite everyday could have a positive impact on your brain’s health, researchers at York have found.…

New approaches to childhood obesity

METABOLIC SYNDROME, sometimes referred to as insulin resistance syndrome, is a term used for the group of various medical conditions…

The spotted history of chicken pox

Most British children will contract chicken pox during their childhood. The disease is almost a rite of passage – the…

Diabetes in numbers: the worrying statistics

OVER THE PAST thousand years of medical progress, the human race has seen a slow but steady increase in human…

Launching a solution to the lithium-ion problem

YOU OFTEN find rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in phones, laptops, hoverboards and even planes and electric cars. They are light-weight, highly…

Dry January – Is it worth it?

Many people, at least on my Facebook timeline, are giving up alcohol for the month. Perhaps the New Year’s hangover…

Vaccinations: better late than never

ALMOST TWO years ago there was a measles outbreak at Disneyland, which started when an unvaccinated Californian woman contracted the…