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November 22nd, 2017 Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease, but new research from the universities of Oxford and Coventry...

November 15th, 2017 A Swedish study has shown that poor academic performance, measured as grade point average (GPA) at age 16, was a robust and strong predictor of suicide attempt up to middle age. For the study, researchers followed 26,315 Swedish girls and boys up...

November 15th, 2017 Seasonal malaria chemo-prevention is saving thousands of children in West Africa, according to studies presented this week at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. In a sea of high-tech...

November 8th, 2017 Doctors in the US have pioneered an anew treatment for spina bifida in which the baby is operated on before birth. Spina bifida occurs when a baby’s spine and spinal cord do not develop properly causing a gap in the spine. It affects 24 babies...

November 8th, 2017 When exposed in a laboratory to pollution levels comparable to those found in the atmosphere of the Amazon region during the forest and crop burning season, human lung cells suffer severe DNA damage and stop dividing, while after 72 hours of...

November 1st, 2017 ‘Bonespiration’ — the celebration of skeletal images of bodies featuring protruding bones and pencil-thin limbs — is being promoted on social media, University of Exeter research shows. The study shows how Twitter and Instagram accounts are...

October 25th, 2017 Observers perceive women with increased facial contrast - how much the eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out in the face in terms of how light or dark they are or how colourful they are - as younger, regardless of the ethnic background of the women or...

October 25th, 2017 In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers at Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China have shown a potential link between healthy ageing and...

October 25th, 2017 Brain stimulation has been demonstrated to be an effective way to improve endurance in cyclists, in a small placebo-controlled study from the University of Kent. The findings are expected to advance our understanding of the brain's role in...
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