Health

Gene drives can beat pests, but we can’t afford any mistakes

Possums are protected in Australia but reviled in New ZealandThorsten Milse /Robert Harding/Getty Pest control can sometimes get out of…

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Common condition endometriosis reprograms brain for depression

Women with endometriosis can experience anxiety as well as painMichele Constantini/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou Endometriosis can reprogram the brain, causing…

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Medical cannabis vendors must stop making bogus health claims

A pot of potPortland Press Herald/Getty Cannabis can make scars disappear, reverse Alzheimer’s disease and even cure cancer – that…

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Daytime injuries heal twice as fast as wounds sustained at night

Healing cells are more active during daytimeVSHYUKOVA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Andy Coghlan If you’re going to get injured, try…

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Gluten-sensitive? It may actually be a carb making you ill

Have we had the wrong culprit all along?Jesper Mattias/Getty By Alice Klein Gluten might not be the bad guy after…

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State of unrest: Can fidgeting really help you concentrate?

Is everybody concentrating?Vladimir Godnik/Plainpicture/fStop By Christian Jarrett I WONDER whether you will stay completely still until you reach the end…

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How social stress makes your brain vulnerable to depression

Changes in your brain can be brought on by stressful situationsGordon Spooner/Plainpicture By Andy Coghlan Social stress can trigger changes…

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Coffee and plant-based diets linked to lower heart failure risk

Salad with a side of coffeed3sign/Getty By Alice Klein Less meat, more coffee. That’s the secret to reducing your risk…

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NHS reforms have failed to boost community-based care in England

By Andy Coghlan Reorganising the National Health Service in England has failed to increase the amount of care taking place…

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How long should you let a pregnancy run before being induced?

Safer to be born at 40 weeksKohei Hara/Getty By Clare Wilson If your pregnancy runs past its due date, how…

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