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Children's three strategies shed light on bullying

Children's three strategies shed light on bullying

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Children chose one of three ways of dealing with their peers says a new report on bullying which hopes to improve the outcomes when adults intervene in childhood conflict. Children who had most social success were those who dealt with relationships by trying to build friendships.

Children's three strategies shed light on bullying

Fruit under pressure - additive-free and more nutritious?

Fruit under pressure - additive-free and more nutritious?

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists at the annual American Chemical Society gathering in Denver have put a new feather in the cap for a natural additive-free method of preserving food – called pascalization. It seems that as well as knocking microbes for six, this high-pressure treatment can boost levels of anti-oxidants for some fruits, which are thought to be important for good health.

Fruit under pressure - additive-free and more nutritious?

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Babies raised with two languages keep important parts of their brains open to learning for longer finds a new study which is an important step in showing how our brains are shaped. The speed with which very young children learn languages fades very quickly if not used according to a new research.

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Don't go mad, warn researchers who have found a reduced risk of cardiac disease in those who eat chocolate. Work must be done to reduce sugar and fat content in chocolate products say the Cambridge University team. The team looked at seven recent studies of the effect of chocolate on cardiometabolic disorders which included over 110,000 participants.

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:26:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new study has shown that anti-depressants can be more effective when combined with an exercise regime. Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that when an initial anti-depressant is ineffective, prescribing an alternative medication along with a structured exercise programme can result in a greater chance of remission.

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Posted Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:51:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

As little as 15 minutes of exercise a day will let you live longer. Contrary to popular belief that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes to benefit from the workout, a study of more than 400,000 participants finds that even just 15 minutes of exercise will lengthen your life regardless of age, gender, tobacco and alcohol use, health status, including cardiovascular disease risk.

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:19:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Scientists at the University of Birmingham believe that a modified version of the 'dance' drug, ecstasy, could be effective at treating blood cancers. MDMA could be used to target leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma after researchers at the University of Birmingham ran tests showing that modifying the active ingredient in the drug, MDMA, boosted its cancer-killing properties.

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Could living with an anxious partner reduce your own life expectancy?

Could living with an anxious partner reduce your own life expectancy?

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Stressful conditions in early life can lead to a shortened life span in birds. Could the same be true in humans? Studying Zebra finches, researchers from the University of Glasgow saw that when glucocorticoid stress hormones were elevated early in life, the birds exhibited increased stress sensitivity in adult life and a reduced lifespan as a result.

Could living with an anxious partner reduce your own life expectancy?

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Two compounds found in green tea help to turn off the action of a chemical in the body that is at the root of some types of tumours and a potentially deadly genetic disease according to researchers who say new drugs could follow.

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Those who suffer from childhood maltreatment are more likely to develop depression in later life which is more likely to be serious, long-lasting and difficult to treat. Maltreatment in childhood was already known to have an effect on the brain, the endocrine system and the immune system.

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new study found that some drug treatments help to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers developing associated heart problems. Inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis itself is one of the reasons for the increased risk of heart disease according to the new research but some treatments may help reduce that risk.

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:56:09 GMT by Colin Ricketts

American scientists have found that the brain is rewired by stress in a way that could have an effect on appetite, opening a new door on the causes of obesity. The research looking at the hypothalamus, which helps control appetite and metabolism and is the home of the brain's stress response.

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

The practice by which developed countries send lead products to emerging countries for processing is resulting in higher levels of lead in workers and children in these developing nations. It's thought that many organisations are taking advantage of less strict legislation regarding lead processing in developing countries and seeing the economic benefits of sending lead products to be recycled there.

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:34:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new study finds dangerous levels of flame retardant chemicals in pregnant Californian women. High levels of PBDEs are known to cause a number of health problems including liver and thyroid damage. More significantly, PBDEs have been linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children following prenatal exposure.

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Spermless male mosquitoes could be used to prevent the spread of malaria by preventing female mosquitoes from successfully reproducing. A widespread release of such sterile males could have a major impact on transmission rates of malaria, which kills almost 800,000 people a year.

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Smokers who light up as soon as they wake are more addicted to their habit and more at risk from associated cancers says new research published by the American Cancer Society. Those who lit up a cigarette between 31 and 60 minutes after waking were 1.31 times more likely to develop lung cancer as those who waited for an hour.

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

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Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

7th April - World Health Day

Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:58:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:15:17 GMT by Michael Evans

Avoiding accidents on ice

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

Posted Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:42:45 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Contraceptive pills make teens' bones less dense

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:09:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

EPA/DOE Radiation Monitors Show No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached U.S.

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:32:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Children's cancers decoded

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Three genes tying migraine sufferers together

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:40:01 GMT by Laura Brown