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Sun Screens Can Get Toxic

Oregon State University scientists say that sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The research, published in the…

Dairy Fat Not As Bad As Believed

New research amongst the world's biggest consumers of dairy foods has shown that those with higher intakes of dairy fat, measured by levels of fatty acids in the blood, had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with low…

Common Weight Loss Drug Aids Heart Health

Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA, have announced successful results of a clinical trial for a commonly prescribed weight-loss drug called liraglutide, which, when combined with lifestyle interventions, significantly…

Air Pollution Impedes Mental Performance

Exposure to air pollution, even over the course of just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, according to a new Columbia University study, published in the journal ‘Nature Aging’. The pollution could include forest fires, smog,…

What Your Voice Says About You

Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person's voice. But can we believe our ears? What can a voice really reveal about our character? Now an international research team led by the University of Göttingen has shown that…

3D Print Pills Possible!

Customised medicines could one day be manufactured to patients' individual needs, with University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers investigating technology to 3D 'print' pills. The team identified a new additive manufacturing method to…

Your Co-workers Shape Your Food Choices

Will you choose a doughnut or a salad? Depends on what your colleague is having! New research, from the journal ‘Nature Human Behaviour’, says that the foods people buy at a workplace cafeteria may not always be because of preferences. When…

Help Seniors To Walk Faster

Being unable to walk quickly can be a problem, especially as people age. Engineers at Stanford University have tested how well a prototype exoskeleton system they have developed, which attaches around the shin and into a running shoe,…

Think Like Da Vinci

Education researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh argue that there is a compelling case for a drastic shake-up of the school curriculum, so that subjects are no longer taught independently of one another. Instead, the…

Remote Work: Mothers Bear The Brunt

For many parents, the COVID-19 pandemic has made life's everyday juggling act, managing work, school, extracurricular, and household responsibilities, much, much harder. And according to a new study led by Penn sociologists, those extra…

Brain Disease, Men & Women

A report from the American Institute of Physics says that gender differences play roles in how patients respond to brain diseases. Men and women are impacted differently by brain diseases, like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.…

Leisure Reading Improves Language Skills

A new study from the Concordia University shows that the more people read any kind of fiction, the better their language skills are likely to be. Researchers have found that people who enjoy reading fiction for leisure and who identify as a…

What Causes IBS?

Researchers have identified the mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. Gastroenterologists at KU Leuven University in Belgium have revealed a mechanism that connects certain foods with…

Leisure Reading Improves Language Skills

A new study from the Concordia University shows that the more people read any kind of fiction, the better their language skills are likely to be. Researchers have found that people who enjoy reading fiction for leisure and who identify as a…

Insomnia Surge During Lockdowns

A study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has found that there was a serious surge in online search queries for 'insomnia' during the lockdowns. Results show there was an increase of 58% compared with the same period from the…

Exercise Classes Reduce Elderly Loneliness

Older adults who join group exercise classes experience decreased loneliness and social isolation, a new Cedars-Sinai study, published in the ‘American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry’. Loneliness is connected to higher rates of depression,…

The Next Beauty Trend? Being Generous!

People spend a lot of money on beauty products and cosmetic surgery to improve their looks, yet it is possible that doing good could help to draw inner beauty to the surface, says research from Indiana University. Along with an increase in…

Work Stress Gives You Heart Disease

People who report work-related stress are more likely to be hospitalised for peripheral artery disease compared to those who don’t have work-related stress, says research published in the ‘Journal of the American Heart Association’, an open…

That Third-hand Smoke!

People can carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke that cling to their bodies and clothes and then release those compounds into non-smoking environments - exposing people nearby to cigarettes' adverse effects, a study from the Yale…

Walk Your Way To 100th Birthday

Older adults may be able to live longer, healthier lives by increasing physical activity that doesn't have to be strenuous to be effective, says research by the American Heart Association. Say the researchers, finding a way to physically…