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...
Paracetamol linked to higher autism risk
Its use by pregnant women could affect their children.
In one of the more rigorous studies of its kind, researchers have found paracetamol use by pregnant women is linked t...
Thought decoding in the abstract
Our brain has distinct areas for all manner of ideas: research.
Researchers have deciphered the abstract concepts people are thinking about – for example justice, truth and forgiven...
Can cannabinoids help with mental health?
New study finds ‘insufficient evidence’.
The use of cannabinoids to treat mental health conditions cannot be justified based on current evidence, according to...
I know you’re counting, not just talking
Babies get the idea of numbers before they can say them.
Babies can’t say the words “one”, “two” and “three”, but they probably know that they refer to quantities, US researc...
Placebo effect can be a social thing
Doctors’ beliefs influence patients’ pain, study finds.
Researchers have found the placebo effect, where a medical treatment with no active ingredient still works, is “conta...
Dementia patients do better without drugs
Meta-analysis finds other interventions more effective.
An analysis of studies involving more than 23,000 people with dementia has found outdoor activities and massage are m...
Being pregnant and stressed not a good mix
Study underscores importance of social support.
A new study has unravelled the differential impacts of physical and psychological stressors during pregnancy on pre-t...
Canine pals could be key to longevity
Studies confirm that dog owners live longer, healthier lives.
As most dog owners will attest, four-legged canine companions generate boundless love and joy through their playful a...
The Internet of Humans
Researchers suggest new role for sensor technology.
Unexpected findings from sensors implanted in animals, a practice known as biologging, should cause a seismic shift i...