Poor sleep magnifies the brain’s response to pain
Just one night is all it takes.
Exploring the well-known link between sleep and pain, a new study has found for the first time that sleep impacts on ...
Should we rename some low-risk cancers?
It may reduce anxiety, but it may also cause confusion.
Cancer by any other name is still cancer, but should we rename some low-risk or indolent ones in a bid to reduce anxi...
You rock! The way to sleep well
Perhaps it's time to swap the bed for a hammock.
Two new studies support the age-old wisdom that being rocked can help people – and mice – fall asleep faster and slee...
Exercise does help prevent depression
And not exercising can make things worse.
An international study of the genetics of 300,000 people has confirmed that physical activity can help prevent depres...
Men may need to workout harder to age
But weight and height are a factor for women only.
Physical activity, weight and height may influence women’s lifespan much more than men’s, new research suggests. In ...
Blood test may give early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Protein from dying neurons reveals neurodegeneration.
A simple blood test could detect the early danger signs of Alzheimer’s disease long before confusion and memory loss ...
Frailty may increase dementia susceptibility
There are many factors at play and potentially more treatments.
Frailty makes older adults more susceptible to dementia and moderates the effects of dementia-related brain changes o...
Blood pressure, vampire bats and drug traffickers
Study on a bat with a scary image is interrupted by scary humans.
In the real world, there are much bigger problems than being attacked by vampire bats. Credit: CSA Images/Getty Image...
Study questions those who question GM foods
Objections linked to those without science knowledge.
Extreme opponents of genetically modified (GM) foods know the least, but think they know the most, a new study sugges...
No evidence to support a health claim for cocoa
A review of previous studies reveals inconsistent outcomes.
The evidence that chocolate and other cocoa-containing products reduce high blood pressure is not strong enough to wa...
Mind and Muscles – How to age well
Iit’s never too late, and it can change the dynamics of getting older.
I’ve driven through the coal-rich soils of Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, past the apocalyptic towers of Yallourn power s...
New light on opioid and driving
Treatment-level medication less affecting than low-level alcohol.
The risks of driving with treatment-level doses of opioids in your system appear to be quite low but it’s still best ...