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Study finds smoking e-cigarettes could cause cancer

A recent study hints that e-cigarette smoke may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in...

Breastfeeding rates increased by financial incentives

Breastfeeding rates increase when new mothers are offered financial incentives. Research from the University of Sheffield...

New method can tell how long bacteria takes to wait out antibiotics

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a major health concern in treating infectious diseases. Scientists at the...

Sleep unlocks secret of youth for the elderly

As we age, our nights can become more eventful with regular toilet trips, spells of wakefulness and the many other...

Beauty eShop Iparfumerie and Beautyspin is Rebranding to Notino!

With the best beauty products being sold in fourteen different countries, Notino is one of the most popular options in the...

The same hormone could be responsible for love and aggression

In our day-to-day lives we are called upon to make instantaneous "engage or avoid", snap judgments when encountering new...

Heart nano-patch makes a small bionic footprint

Heart disease is one of the biggest concerns for the aging populations. Someone has a heart attack every three minutes in...

Das Burnout: The Emotional Impact of Stress at Work

Burnout hits us all
Everyone has felt stress at work at some point, it's natural. Whether it be working to deadlines, an important meeting or...

Breakthrough for Preeclampsia

A team of scientists have created the first ever 3D printed placenta in order to study preeclampsia more effectively....

How forgetting helps us learn

Our brain is a complicated part of our body. We knew that...but that knowledge does not stop us from being taken aback...

Gut microbiome protects against malaria

The WHO estimates that 214 million cases of malaria were reported worldwide in 2015, mostly in Africa (88%), South-East...

Friends or Foes: the GMO debate

AuqaBounty Salmon grow to market size in half the time it takes Atlantic salmon.
Love them or loathe them, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are very much part of modern life. It has been normal...

Sperm carries memories of dad's eating habits

At some point in our lifetimes, we have all inherited family heirlooms passed on from generation to generation. Our...

No more exercise, just pop a pill...

The concept of an exercise pill- a drug that you could take which mimics the beneficial effects of physical exercise, is...

New Imaging Tool lights up the Brain

Harvard scientists have developed a new tool that could lead the way in brain imaging at a level previously thought...

Changing views on vaccines

More parents in support of vaccines.
Increasing outbreaks of whooping cough and measles in the U.S. have triggered national conversations about the safety and...

The link between sleep therapy and Alzheimer's

Better sleep, better prospects for Alzheimer's patients.
Our sleep patterns change with age. For older adults sleep disorders are common and they often struggle with early waking...

Surgical anaesthesia linked to lower IQ in children

New study shows the deleterious effects of surgical anaesthesia in children
Scientists have shown that children under 4 years old, who received general anaesthesia for surgery, are likely to have...

Staying fit helps your brain age well

The importance of keeping healthy by increasing our physical activity has been a constant topic of discussion by medical...

Practice mindfulness to improve your life

Breathing exercises can help you cope with stress in your life.
We all live under pressure. Stress impacts our well being, our decision making processes, ways of solving conflicts and...

Flu virus becomes more virulent in pregnant women

When a woman is pregnant, her immune system is dampened to protect the unborn foetus. This is because the baby is...

High-salt diet linked to dementia in mice

Scientists have discovered that a diet which is high in salt, can have major effects on the brain and in mice, can lead...
Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy eating is essential for our body to stay fit and in shape. You do not want to die prematurely and miss the awesome...

The Alternative Treatment for Lower Back Pain - Yoga Myth Debunked

Chronic lower back pain is costing the United States more than $200 billion every year. As the leading cause of disability...

You have proteins on your mind

Food cravings are something we are all familiar with but scientists have only just begun to understand the science behind...

Why black and white stripes trigger seizures

Those prone to migraine headaches might want to give anything with black and white repetitive stripes, such as zebra...

New treatment might provide faster recovery from Tuberculosis

A study has revealed that that a new drug regimen for tuberculosis could reduce treatment time by up to 75% as well as...

Genes not solely to blame for different types of autism

Scientists have revealed a new cause of autism spectrum disorders that has nothing to do with your DNA. These disorders...

Scientists teach computers to read mammograms

Today, when we visit the website of many companies dealing in consumer goods (e.g. - banks), we are greeted by a chat...

Scientists teach computers to read mammograms

Today, when we visit the website of many companies dealing in consumer goods (e.g. - banks), we are greeted by a chat...

The dancing cells make the embryo

A powerful study in embryology by a team from European Molecular Biology Labs (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany and Institut...

Reading literary fiction is good for your social skills

For most of us, our childhood includes visits to the libraries with our parents. As we were growing up, perhaps for some...

Scientists uncover remarkable protein diversity in corn

Corn, or maize as it is otherwise known, is a major food source of the world, and now a whole new aspect of corn has been...

Clean your workplace to sharpen your brain

Ever felt bogged down right at the start of the day as you approach your cluttered desk? A recent study finds a link...

Touching a cause of autism

When Arjun (name altered to maintain patient confidentiality) was about eight years old, one of his teachers decided to...

Bending proteins to make breast cancer drugs more effective

Imagine you are trying to prevent a water leak, so you plug the hole from where the water is escaping. Except after a...

Gluten free diet- is it worth the hype?

We've all seen the gluten-free labels in supermarkets and cafes or know someone who is "gluten-free" at the moment for the...

Gut bacteria help brain cell growth

Antibiotics have been shown to have a profound effect on the growth of new brain cells and memory retention in mice. A...

Stuck with your Ex's DNA

To be told that you look like your father can be a comforting thing. To be told that you look like your mother's...

Burning sugars to light up brown fat

Do you recognize that warmth when you wake up on a cold morning snuggled under a blanket? A recent study reveals that you...
Worry as Zika escalates

Meet Zika, 2016's Ebola

Just as we thought that we had turned a corner and had Ebola under control, a new monster rears it's ugly head in the form...

Worry as Zika Escalates

Title Ideas: DSC03415-MosquitoW2 Meet Zika, the new Ebola. Zika: the new terror of 2016 Worry as Zika escalates Just as...
High use of hormones may be hurting the chances of IVF success

A question of how much hormone helps improve IVF success

Infertility is the impossibility to conceive after one year of regular attempts in the absence of a...

Life happens, coffee helps..

Consider your morning; your alarm goes off, you get up and get dressed, probably yawn and then pour yourself a nice mug of...
Recent study finds a protein that could predict the risk of breast cancer migrating to the brain

A marker for migratory breast cancer spreading to brain

Genetically speaking, breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease. Primary tumors are classified in types and subtypes...
Study shows new potential way for predicting Alzheimer's disease using spatial navigation network in the brain of young adults

When the young lose their way

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States with only 45% of people knowing...

Your brain has room for optimism

Optimism is a personality trait that has been defined by psychologists as the tendency to hold overall favorable...
C-sections might affect babies' ability to focus

C-sections may affect babies' cognition

Researchers have shown that babies' delivered via a caesarean section have altered concentration capabilities compared to...

Innovative brain probe allows control of neurons

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

Germany leads in new methods for acute stroke treatment

Suddenly somebody is having difficulty speaking, part of their face unexpectedly droops and one arm weakens - you might be...

Say Hello to your pocket psychiatrist!

Don't think you can trick your smart phone with a fake smile as it can figure out if you are depressed! Much as it sounds...
Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Predicting drug failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research has found that it may be possible to determine which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will not respond to...

So you think you can eat anything...

"So, you are a Foodie?" Does this feel like being teased or reproached for your gluttonous behavior? Fear not, for here's...
Image: Crystal

Crystallizing steps towards improving drug and vaccines development

Our body consists of countless molecules: water, micro- and macro-elements, sugars, fatty acids, proteins and others. We...

Miscarriage still misunderstood

Most people wrongly believe that miscarriage is rare and its possible causes are shrouded in myth, a new study shows. The...

Will future sunscreens come in a pill?

It is June and in Europe the summer is on. The allure of beach time has made some of us work out, so that we could show...
Bee useful

"Sweet nectar for me", says the sick bumblebee

Several animals reach inside Mother Nature's medicine cabinet when they get sick. Chimps with parasitic worms have been...
Research shows people with thrifty metabolism are less likely to lose weight.

It doesn't pay to be thrifty

It was a commonly held belief but now its evidence-based fact: some people lose weight more easily than others based on...

Brain Map for Language

A multi-site research project has given a new perspective on diagnosing different forms of aphasia, a condition that often...

A Sweet Deal for Antibiotics

Scientists have shown that a concentrated extract of maple syrup has the capacity to make disease-causing bacteria more...