Body and Mind

  • 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
  • Marijuana: 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 marijuana use h...

    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
  • The brain knows when we’re feeling lonely

    Neural signatures show how our imaginations respond.

    Loneliness isn’t just a feeling; it appears to deeply affect our brain networks. When nobody is around, our imaginati...

    Body and Mind December 18, 2020
  • Would you hallucinate for science?

    Researchers could induce illusions on demand.

    Studying hallucinations is tricky business, and it can be distressing for people with conditions such as schizophreni...

    Body and Mind December 17, 2020
  • Building memory in the early years

    Brain and behaviour influence each other, study suggests.

    Memory is one of our most fundamental and important cognitive skills, but how it forms is not entirely clear. Now ...

    Body and Mind December 16, 2020
  • Do you both need to go walkies more?

    Dogs and owners may share risk of developing diabetes.

    Here’s some more fuel for “dog or cat” debate. Researchers have found that people who own a dog with diabetes are ...

    Body and Mind December 12, 2020
  • Making sense of our words

    How brains respond to the factual and the possible.

    Information presented as fact evokes a stronger response in our brains than when it contains words that convey uncert...

    Body and Mind December 8, 2020
  • History

    Margie Profet stirs things up

    Evolutionary biologist hailed a genius then disappears.

    Beginning in 1988, Margie Profet published three papers that caused considerable discussion within segments of the sc...

    Body and Mind December 5, 2020
  • I heard a scream, what did it mean?

    Possibly not the obvious, study suggests. It’s about context.

    If someone screams, most people will run to their rescue, fearing the worst. But they may be surprised to learn that ...

    Body and Mind December 3, 2020
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