Breast-feeding halves maternal diabetes risk
Data finds long-term protection arises after just one pregnancy.
Breast-feeding for at least six months can reduce the subsequent risk of a woman developing type 2 diabetes by almost...
Eeewww! Man sneezes, rips his own throat open
Fear of letting loose can result in severe injury, doctors warn.
We’ve all done it – tried really, really hard to suppress the explosive reflex that epitomises a sneeze. It’s a perfe...
Pregnant and forgetful? You’re not alone
Research finds cognitive decline during pregnancy isn’t a myth.
“Baby brain”, the sub-optimal state of memory and planning abilities often reported by women during pregnancy, is rea...
Med diet may protect against frailty in old age
Cutting down on red meat might keep you strong in the winter of life.
Following a so-called Mediterranean diet is frequently attributed to a range of health benefits, from reducing the ri...
What is a superbug?
Bacteria immune to the effects of antibiotics are rising.
A superbug is usually defined as a microorganism that’s resistant to commonly used antibiotics – but not all superbug...
Science of Sexuality – we were born this way
Our preferences are often hard-wired into our bodies.
The science of human sexuality, as with anything to do with our intriguing and sometimes infuriating species, is comp...
Miscarriages in women over 40 causes
Lack of the protein securin plays a significant role.
The majority of miscarriages occur due to the embryo having an unusual number of chromosomes, an event that is partic...
Clear, white and green: why snot changes colour
The chemical compounds that help us power through a cold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbcUcYDejks&feature=emb_logo Ever wondered why our mucous changes colour and cons...
Why mosquitoes don't die of malaria
Finding out how could help develop new malaria drugs.
The risk of malaria looms over nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands of people each year...
Got high cholesterol? Here are five eating tips
When it comes to managing high cholesterol, confusion reigns.
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholestero...
Easy nanosensor test for E. coli contamination
A combination of magnetic resonance and fluorescence is the key.
US researchers have unveiled a detector that can pick up diarrhoea-causing bacteria in milk and water in less than an...
Why are some people lactose intolerant?
Where you are born is the big influencer.
Food can bring people together. But some foods can be a problem for dinner guests. A good example is milk, and the c...