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Johann Hari doesn’t know depression’s real causes – no one does

Added: 16.01.2018 12:22 | 0 views | 0 comments


Taking a view on unsettled science is always likely to cause controversy, but the fiery debate Johann Hari's new book has sparked is worth having, says Samantha Murphy

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Blindness treatment will insert algae gene into people’s eyes

Added: 16.01.2018 7:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last – and could lead to treatments for several types of blindness

Tags: Genes
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No sweat: Should my muscles be hurting days after a workout?

Added: 15.01.2018 13:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Tiny tears in your muscles cause the aching that sets in a day or so after a heavy exercise session. But what sounds bad can help them to rebuild stronger

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Science helped cause the opioid crisis – now it must make amends

Added: 15.01.2018 11:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

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A US commission recommending how to solve the painkiller addiction killing 175 Americans a day also shows how opinion got in the way of fact to help cause the problem

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Copycat justice has turned US counties into execution hotspots

Added: 15.01.2018 11:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Criminals assigned the death penalty are five times more likely to be executed in some US counties than in others – a trend that some argue is unconstitutional

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The doctor who took on big pharma to stem the US opioid epidemic

Added: 15.01.2018 11:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

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When Andrew Kolodny raised the alarm over the dangerously addictive properties of prescribed opioids, he became both a hero and a figure of hate

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Surfers may be swallowing bacteria and spreading it to others

Added: 14.01.2018 15:24 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Surfers seem to swallow more antibiotic resistant bacteria from polluted water than swimmers. They may also be spreading it to vulnerable people they know

Tags: Bacteria
Source: www.newscientist.com

No sweat: Does listening to music make exercise easier?

Added: 14.01.2018 7:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Many gym bunnies live with headphones in their ears, and music can improve strength, power and endurance. Just be careful what tunes you choose

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No sweat: Does carb loading improve performance?

Added: 13.01.2018 7:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Many endurance athletes swear by piling on the carbohydrates before a race. That can work – but you should be wary of the downsides

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No sweat: Are sports drinks worth the money?

Added: 12.01.2018 11:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

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Dehydration is bad, and electrolytes are important. Sports drinks replace essential ions lost through sweat – but is that all just marketing hype?

Tags: Lost, Money
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No sweat: Does stretching before and after a workout help?

Added: 12.01.2018 7:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Stretches are a ritual for many would-be athletes – but some moves could be a waste of time, and others could hamper performance

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Sex tweets help track spread of sexually transmitted infections

Added: 11.01.2018 16:25 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Twitter provided a more sensitive warning signal for syphilis rates in US counties than the previous year’s disease levels

Tags: Sex
Source: www.newscientist.com

No sweat: Is exercising inside or outside better for you?

Added: 11.01.2018 16:25 | 4 views | 0 comments

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Running on the gym treadmill is tempting, especially in the cold, dark winter. But if you do, be prepared to go the extra mile

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No sweat: Is yoga a proper workout?

Added: 11.01.2018 16:25 | 4 views | 0 comments

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For some it’s spiritualist mumbo-jumbo. But while other disciplines will get you fitter faster, the psychological upsides of yoga are hard to deny

Tags: Yoga
Source: www.newscientist.com

No sweat: Can I tailor my exercise to burn more fat?

Added: 11.01.2018 7:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Exercise slowly, or on an empty stomach: myths abound at how best to de-flab. Sadly if you’re looking for a quick win most of them are just that – myths

Tags: Mac
Source: www.newscientist.com

Robotic implant could help children with rare disorder eat again

Added: 10.01.2018 14:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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The device lengthens the oesophagus so its two ends can be stitched back together, improving life for children with a birth defect called oesophageal atresia

Tags: Children
Source: www.newscientist.com

A single gene can either raise or lower Crohn’s disease risk

Added: 10.01.2018 14:00 | 5 views | 0 comments

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Comparing the DNA of 5700 Jewish people has identified a gene with two variants – one that lowers a person’s risk of Crohn’s disease, and one that raises it

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Hormone replacement therapy may prevent depression in menopause

Added: 10.01.2018 12:04 | 3 views | 0 comments

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A study of 172 women suggests that HRT treatment is more effective than a placebo at preventing symptoms of depression from emerging during early menopause

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No sweat: Does high-intensity interval training work?

Added: 10.01.2018 11:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Get fit in 4-minute bursts – that’s what high-intensity exercise enthusiasts preach. A false vision – or a legitimate shortcut to a healthier you?

Source: www.newscientist.com

No sweat: How can marathon runners avoid hitting ‘the wall’?

Added: 10.01.2018 9:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

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“Bonking” or “hitting the wall” is the biggest nightmare of many long-distance runners. Understanding why it happens can help you prevent it

Tags: Marathons
Source: www.newscientist.com

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