Finding the trends in newborn lives
Karen Lamb is a part of one of the largest health data exercise.
The world is on the cusp of a digital health transformation, and integrated healthcare data is already enhancing the ...
Venoms promise new drug targets
Research techniques offer exciting new possibilitie
Venoms contain powerful proteins with fast acting precision and a wide range of devastating effects, but only six ven...
Modelling aims to predict virus outbreaks
Japanese data help refine disease behaviour.
China has a big problem with Hand Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD). According to the World Health Organisation, there we...
Trying to crack the cancer code
Researcher looking to halt endometrial cancer in its tracks.
Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest types, and a major factor in its lethality is a lack of early detection and ta...
Tarantula venom offers epilepsy treatment clue
One species could give an answer to a childhood disease.
An international team led by Australian scientists has used a peptide isolated from the venom of the West African tar...
Do ‘rescue remedies’ ease stress?
Are Bach's therapeutics any better than a nice cup of tea?
Bach flower remedies, which you may know as “rescue remedy”, were created in the 1930s by the English physician Edwar...
Using mice to explore Alzheimer’s and smell
Separate projects find geneticists using rodents.
One of the mechanisms by which Alzheimer’s disease causes memory impairment may have been uncovered, according to new...
Boy loses huge brain section, his IQ goes up
Drastic surgery reveals the brain is remarkably adaptable.
We used to think that brain circuits, controlling everything from walking and talking to seeing, hearing and feeling ...
Complementary medicine no cancer cure
Turning away from conventional medicine can have a cost.
Good press on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer does not abound. Steve Jobs famously...
Is glucosamine good for joints?
Is one of the most popular treatments a waste of money?
Pharmaceutical companies have been promoting glucosamine supplements as a treatment for osteoarthritis for many years...
Bugging bugs to learn about Chagas disease
Carriers of a nasty illness are almost impossible to find.
Scientists in the United States are attaching miniature radio transmitters to the backs of blood-sucking insects know...
Do herbal cold remedies work?
Many swear by herbal remedies but the evidence is thin.
When we have a cold, which is caused by a number of different viruses, we know we should stay warm, drink plenty of f...