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2019-03-03 08:08:01

Trump may be very flawed but that doesn't make him mentally ill

MarioTama/GettyImagesDonaldTrumpisunlikeanyotherpresidentinUShistory.Thecountryhashaditsshareofstupidpresidents

2019-03-03 07:16:03

Seagrass meadows help remove dangerous bacteria from ocean water

ReinhardDirscherl/UllsteinBild/GettyImagesByChelseaWhyteComeonin

2019-03-03 07:16:03

NHS to start prescribing health apps that help manage conditions

OxfordUniversityHospitalsNHSFoundationTrustByMattReynoldsThefutureofhealthcarecouldbeinyourpocket.Twonewmedicalappsthathelppeoplemonitortheirhealthathome

2019-03-03 07:13:04

Timing when you get pregnant could prevent a miscarriage

JohnFedele/GettyByJessicaHamzelouMiscarriagecouldbecausedbytoomanyageingcellsandafluctuatingimmuneresponse.Thisfindingsuggeststhatcarefullytimingapregnancycouldpreventmiscarriageandincreaseawoman’scha

2019-03-03 06:06:02

Junk food tax and veg subsidies could add 500,000 years of life

JasonFreeman/AlamyStockPhotoByAliceKleininSydneyTaxingjunkfoodandsubsidisinghealthieroptionscouldsaveAustraliabillionsofdollarsbypreventingpeoplefromgettingsick.Astudythatlookedatconsumerhabitsfindsth

2019-03-03 05:12:03

Software helps musicians stop slouching by ruining their music

Sputnik/AlamyStockPhotoByTimothyRevellTheaudience’santicipationrisesasthemaestrohunchesoverthepiano.Thefirstnoteechoesaroundtheroom

2019-03-03 05:11:01

We need transparent trials to keep confidence in medicine

SimonDanaherTENSofmillionsofpeopletookVioxxfortheirarthritisbetween1999and2004.Tensofthousandsprobablyhadaheartattackasaresult.Itwasasimilarstorywiththeanti-diabetesdrugAvandia.Inbothcases

2019-03-03 04:10:06

Key Alzheimer’s drug shows ‘virtually no chance of working’

SciencePhotoLibraryByAndyCoghlanAnotheronebitesthedust.PharmaceuticalgiantMerckhashaltedatrialofapromisingAlzheimer’sdrug

2019-03-03 03:03:03

Human genome editing shouldn’t be used for enhancement – yet

EllaMaruStudio/SPLByJessicaHamzelouWhilegeneeditingisalreadysavinglives

2019-03-03 02:20:01

Screening soldiers doesn’t protect them from mental illness

CharlesOmmanney/GettyByClareWilsonMentalhealthchecksdonothelpsoldierswithpsychologicalproblemsafterreturningfromwar.Sosaysthefirsttestofsuchscreening

2019-03-03 02:13:05

Warning: Wakefield's anti-vax film may make you sick

PeterMacdiarmid/GettyAndrewWakefield

2019-03-03 01:14:02

Heal yourself from inside your dreams

RonaldKurniawanByMichelleCarrIWASscramblingawayfromamonstrousdarkfigurewhenIstartedtohavethesneakingfeelingthatIhadbeenherebefore

2019-03-03 01:11:03

Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome

plainpicture/Caiaimages/PaulBradburyByAndyCoghlanIt’sasifaswitchhasbeenflicked.Evidenceismountingthatchronicfatiguesyndrome(CFS)iscausedbythebodyswappingtolessefficientwaysofgeneratingenergy.Alsoknown

2019-03-02 07:08:02

Blind people tap unused brain to hear better

PEOPLEblindedearlyinlifeoftendevelopbetterhearingthansightedpeople.Nowitseemstheydoitbyselectivelytakingoverthepartsofthevisualsystemthatareeasiesttoadapt.Insightedpeople

2019-03-02 07:03:02

Death special: Turning the dead

ByInterviewbyLucyMiddletonApaintedtombcontainingancestorsThepeopleofMadagascarbelievethedead

2019-03-02 06:07:04

Gluttons can blame overeating on the brain

Findithardtosaynotodessert?Blameitonyourbrain

2019-03-02 06:07:04

Brain 'hunger pathways' pinpointed

ByAnnaGoslineThebraincircuitrythatinfluenceshowmuchfoodapersonwilleat–whethertheyfeelstarvingorfull–hasbeenrevealedbyanewimagingstudy.Theresultsmayhelptargetnewtreatmentsagainstobesity

2019-03-02 06:05:05

Virus traps: Weapons of mass deception

ByJanetGinsburgIMAGINEwalkingthroughanunfamiliarcityonthelookoutforaplacetoeat.Youcomeacrossabeguilingvenuewithamenubythedoor

2019-03-02 05:17:03

Forget rockets – go to Mars in a cosmic fruit bowl

ByPaulMarksTheshapeofaspacecraftmaybecrucialtokeepingitscrewsafeonlongflights.Theidealform

2019-03-02 05:04:05

Scale of pharma payments to med schools revealed

Stockoptions

2019-03-02 04:18:01

Healthy women warned over egg freezing

ByRoxanneKhamsi

2019-03-02 03:20:04

Modern life is making us fat

Firstthegoodnews:it’smodernlifethatmakesusfat

2019-03-02 03:19:04

Nanoparticle lights up at the site of cancer

ByNoraSchultzAnewnanoparticlecanmultitaskasadrugcourierandadeliveryreporterbyglowingwhenitdumpsitscargoinsidetumourcells.Thetechniquecouldallowdoctorstoseeexactlywhichcellshavesuccessfullyreceivedadru

2019-03-02 03:18:03

Gene silencing could 'turn off' fertility

ByRoxanneKhamsiAgene-silencingtechniquethatstopsspermbindingtoeggsmightonedaytranslateintoanentirelynewtypeofcontraceptive

2019-03-02 03:15:04

Editorial: Get ready for synthetic life

SOMETIMEsoon

2019-03-02 03:12:01

World is failing on poverty

ByDanieleFanelliItisperhapsasdismalataleasitgets.Asmanypeoplearestrickenbypovertytodayaswere30yearsago

2019-03-02 03:11:04

Family planning lowers abortion rates

ByAndyCoghlanPassionsundoubtedlyrunhighonwhetherabortionshouldbelegal.Butwhetheryouaccepttheneedforabortionoropposeitoutright

2019-03-02 03:10:03

US beaches harbour dangerous diseases

Fancyheadingdowntothebeachtoswimamongahostofpathogensthathavecomefromhumanfaeces?Ifnot

2019-03-02 03:09:05

Chlamydia reduces male fertility by ravaging sperm

ByRoxanneKhamsiinWashingtonDCChlamydia–themostcommonsexuallytransmitteddiseaseintheUSandUK–causesdramaticgeneticdamageinspermleadingtomaleinfertility

2019-03-02 03:08:01

Meditation really does reduce stress

NEEDtochilloutandpayattentiontoo?JustfivedaysoftraininginaChinesemeditationtechniquecanhelp.Previousstudieshavesuggestedthatvariousformsofmeditationcanimproveattentionandreducestress

2019-03-02 03:06:01

Inventors of 'knockout' mice scoop Nobel prize

KNOCKINGoutamouseisonewaytowinaNobelprize.Thisyear’sNobelprizeformedicineissharedbyMartinEvansofCardiffUniversity

2019-03-02 02:08:02

Suspect health products debunked

Wouldyoubuyacompactdiscthatclaimstochannel34

2019-03-02 02:07:05

Ebola evolves deadly new tricks

ByDeboraMackenzieTHEEbolavirusthatiswipingoutgorillasandchimpanzeescouldbecomeevenhardertostop.Itnowappearsthereareatleasttwostrainsoftheso-calledEbolaZairevirus

2019-03-02 02:06:04

Dual vaccine-antitoxin tackles anthrax threat

ByMichaelDayAnanthraxtherapythatactsasbothvaccineandtreatmentrepresentsakeybreakthroughagainstthisfearedbiologicalweapon

2019-03-02 01:16:04

Death special: The great taboo

ByDouglasDaviesADVANCESinscience

2019-03-02 01:14:01

Super-sensitive test spots cancer virus early

Moreaccurateandsensitivetestsforvirusesmaybeontheway.Today

2019-03-02 01:11:02

Chromosome caps may explain cell immortality

Telomeres

2019-03-02 01:09:01

Eating soya could slash men's sperm count

ByRoxanneKhamsi

2019-03-01 08:16:06

Plastic ingredient makes fish court other species

ByMichaelMarshallIt’slikebeergogglesgonewrong.Acommonchemicalusedtomakeplasticsalsocausesfishtoindiscriminatelycourtmembersofotherspecies–behaviourthatcouldresultininterbreedingandthemergeroftwospecie

2019-03-01 08:15:06

Parents less likely to catch colds and flu

CHILDRENbringmanythingstotheirparents’lives:happiness

2019-03-01 08:15:06

Tale of two runners exposes flawed Olympic thinking

EVERYtimethesummerOlympicscomesaround

2019-03-01 08:14:04

Exome sequencing gets to the root of rare diseases

ByLindaGeddesIT’Snotquitethelong-heralded$1000genome

2019-03-01 08:11:05

First case of alleged stem-cell fraud enters US courts

ByDeboraMacKenzieThedaysof“stem-celltourism”couldbenumbered.SixresidentsofLosAngeles

2019-03-01 08:08:02

Silky scheme for vaccine storage without refrigeration

ByDeboraMacKenzieSilkwormsmayprovideanovelwaytostorevaccines.Preventableinfectionskillmillionsofchildreninpoorcountries

2019-03-01 08:06:04

Threatwatch: Florida's TB epidemic is bad news for all

ByDeboraMacKenzieThreatwatchisyourearlywarningsystemforglobaldangers

2019-03-01 08:06:03

Panel questions location of US bio-defence lab

ByDeboraMacKenzieTheUSneedsanewhigh-securitylabforanimaldiseases–butitwillcostahugeamount

2019-03-01 07:17:03

Physical inactivity kills as many people as smoking

ByAndyCoghlanIfeveryouneededashocktothesystemtomakeyougetoffyourbacksideandintoapairoftrainers

2019-03-01 07:12:03

Where you look predicts what you're going to say

ByDouglasHeavenWatchwhereyoulook–itcanbeusedtopredictwhatyou’llsay.Anewstudyshowsthatitispossibletoguesswhatsentencespeoplewillusetodescribeascenebytrackingtheireyemovements.MorenoCocoandFrankKellerat

2019-03-01 07:10:06

Rip up new Olympic sex test rules

ByKatrinaKarkazisandRebeccaJordan-YoungEditorial:“TaleoftworunnersexposesflawedOlympicthinking“ITISjustdaysuntilthestartoftheOlympics–anexhilaratingfeastofelitecompetitionwatchedbytheworld

2019-03-01 07:06:01

Fukushima increases risk of cancer – but not by much

BySaraReardonRadiationfromJapan’sFukushimaDaiichinuclearpowerplantwillleadtodeathsfromcancer–butsofewthatprovingalinkwiththenuclearaccidentcouldbeimpossible.Inthewakeoflastyear’spartialmeltdownatthepl