Antibiotic hunters hit pay dirt
The solution to antibiotic resistance could come from soil.
It might come as a surprise to learn that dirt, that canonical cause of infection, is also a megafactory for antibiot...
Hospitalisations linked to antibiotics
Higher risk of infections in kids whose mothers took antibiotics.
Children born to mothers who were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy have a 20% higher risk of subsequently bein...
Obesity is “contagious”
Living among obese people increases the risk of obesity.
Obesity runs in communities, and moving into a town with high rates of it increases your own risk of becoming overwei...
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...