Gut bacteria could shape your persona
Sociable types have more of the right type.
A new study from Oxford University, published in the journal Human Microbiome, has linked gut bacteria strains and di...
Injured knee? Send in the microbots
Korean scientists propose novel way to treat damaged cartilage.
Researchers have invented a magnetic microbot that delivers stem cells to damaged cartilage in the knee, a discovery ...
Should you worry about your tongue getting fat?
Quite possibly, if you want a good night’s sleep.
Obesity is known to be the primary risk factor for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and a new US study suggests the ma...
India’s snakebite regime found wanting
Too many antivenoms are not fit for purpose, study shows.
Antivenoms commercially available in India are inefficient in treating the effects of many snakebites, researchers sa...
Vaping increases risk of lung disease, study finds
When combined with tobacco use, it’s even worse.
E-cigarettes significantly increase the risk of developing chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysem...
To really recover, maybe hold the ice
A cold-water bath shouldn’t be the first choice post-workout.
Cold-water baths – often called ice baths even though the water isn’t always that cold – are a popular post-workout r...
How stress speeds up the ageing process
The world of DNA, chromosomes and telomeres.
Ageing is an inevitability for all living organisms, and although we still don’t know exactly why our bodies graduall...
DDT linked to diabetes risk for immigrants
Study highlights ongoing threat of prior exposure.
Previous exposure to pollutants may contribute to the higher risk of metabolic disorders among Asian Indian immigrant...
Vaping linked to teen's lung inflammation
Doctors suspect trigger was immune response to chemical.
British doctors have sounded a new warning about e-cigarettes after treating a 16-year-old male for life-threatening ...
Molecular switch guards against muscle loss
French researchers taking the fight to sarcopenia.
Researchers in France have uncovered a molecular switch that may control and one day help reverse sarcopenia, the dra...
Jog on – and on and on
New analysis finds any amount of running lowers the risk of death.
Why did it have to be running? Wouldn’t a dignified stroll do the trick? Not to mention chess or Tiddlywinks… This j...
Scientists warn about the dangers of measles
Two studies highlight the potential long-term impact.
Measles is more harmful than previously suspected, scientists say. Two separate studies of 77 unvaccinated Dutch chi...