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Healthcare, Exercise and your Health

September 27, 2017

People who regularly run or walk briskly appear to have healthier discs in their spines then people who do not exercise, according to one of the first studies to closely examine links between movement and disc health. Read More>>

September 25, 2017

Tattoos may permanently alter the physiology of skin in ways that affect sweating. According to a small study, the amount and saltiness of sweat change after skin has been dyed, a finding that might have implications for athletes who ink la...

September 23, 2017

Clinical trials have begun for ViaCyte's PEC-Direct, an implant that grows insulin-producing cells from stem cells to treat type 1 diabetes patients. If successful, the implant could eliminate the need for these patients to inject themselve...

September 21, 2017

Cram a bunch of people from different parts of the world into a flying tin can, recycle the air in the cabin, and you've got a pretty solid recipe for helping the spread of various infections. 

Air travel is an efficient way to transport bot...

Scientists in the US have released a paper showing that they have successfully edited human embryos to correct a mutation that causes an inheritable heart condition. The findings are hugely important as they demonstrate for the first time t...

September 19, 2017

The majority of research around obesity has examined the way the body alternates production of its two major fat cells – white and brown. The production of these fat cells, called adipocytes, are directed by signals from the brain, with whi...

September 17, 2017

Given the sole purpose of kitchen sponges is to, you know, absorb stuff, we probably shouldn't be surprised by how mind-bogglingly filthy these things can get – and yet here we are.

Scientists in Germany have conducted what they say is the w...

September 17, 2017

You can put gaining extra inches on your waistline to the list of health issues related to a lack of regular shut-eye – a list that already includes faster cell ageing, neuron damage, and reduced memory capability. 

That's the...

September 15, 2017

Scientists in Portland, Ore., just succeeded in creating the first genetically modified human embryo in the United States, according to Technology Review. A team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University is reported t...

September 13, 2017

Talking to yourself in the third person can help you keep your emotions in check, based on new research that aims to find simple and effective ways to reduce the impact of stress and other negative feelings. The study found that a few silen...

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Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing

November 25, 2016

In the face of holiday stress, better breathing reduces physical tension, promotes mindfulness, and helps us rest. 

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