Body and Mind

  • Interactive dreaming

    Scientists communicate with people while they’re asleep.

    Scientists say they’ve achieved an “outlandish” phenomenon, showing that it’s possible to have two-way dialogue with ...

    Body and Mind February 19, 2021
  • Data dearth

    Access to clean big data could help us clear up a raft of COVID-19 questions.

    The data is in: children really are less susceptible to COVID-19, and more than 20% of US and UK residents are likely...

    Body and Mind February 12, 2021
  • Breast cancer focus

    Research groups find increased prevalence and suggest earlier screening.

    Breast cancer has hit the spotlight. While a global study finds it has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s most ...

    Body and Mind February 11, 2021
  • Quick saviour?

    Ketamine shows signs of reducing the desire to suicide.

    Ketamine has a wild reputation. It’s used as party drug thanks to its hallucinogenic effect, but it’s also widely use...

    Body and Mind February 10, 2021
  • Hearts stopped young

    Deaths from cardiac disease aren’t just an oldies’ problem.

    Sometimes, the heart just stops for no perceivable reason. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a prevalent hidden killer, ...

    Body and Mind February 10, 2021
  • Forget-me-not neurons

    Our brains are hardwired with visual working memory.

    How do you know where something is when you can no longer see it?  Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of...

    Body and Mind February 9, 2021
  • Tau tangles brains

    Toxic leakage of an otherwise useful cell protein leads to Alzheimer’s.

    As if Alzheimer’s wasn’t vicious enough, researchers have found the wrong type of breakthrough – a brutal process whe...

    Medicine February 3, 2021
  • Boozy impact

    How alcohol makes it harder for some people to stop at one or two.

    Enjoying a couple of drinks or three can be a great way to unwind, oil the conversation and unleash the inner merryma...

    Body and Mind February 3, 2021
  • It has an effect, period

    Global study finds menstrual cycles are a key driver of women’s moods.

    A huge, multi-country analysis of menstrual cycles has revealed their strong influence on individual mood, behaviour ...

    Body and Mind February 2, 2021
  • Toking takes toll

    Whether you start earlier or later, smoking marijuana is unlikely to be a winning move.

    More bad news for pot tokers: a study led by the University of Queensland (UQ) has found that regular cannabis use ha...

    Body and Mind January 27, 2021
  • Eating out: care needed

    Risk of HPV-related throat cancer is higher with multiple oral-sex partners.

    Seems we need to take care when going down, because the frequency of oral sex might increase the risk of human papill...

    Body and Mind January 11, 2021
  • Infertility time-bomb

    Mother’s pre-pregnancy weight can affect son’s reproductive health.

    Infertility is a heartbreaking experience that carries a huge emotional toll, and the reasons for it remain elusive o...

    Body and Mind January 7, 2021
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