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Defining the limits of human endurance
New research which reveals the physiological limits on maximum human energy expenditure
A new treatment for arachnophobia
Using arachnophobes’ heartbeats to help them overcome their fear of spiders
How successful are Chinese vaccination programmes?
They are hailed as a great success with 95% coverage rates, but what is the true picture?
A new unique discovery about Parkinson’s
Research uncovering the earliest signs of the disease, years before symptoms begin
Lighting the brain after birth
The infra-red device that can detect brain damage within minutes of a baby being born
The small, but increasing risk of stillbirth past term
The largest study of its kind provides precise estimates of potential risks of stillbirth
The psychology of motivation and procrastination
Does willpower work? And why being a chronic procrastinator is bad for your health
France to axe homeopathy funding
French plan to end homeopathy funding bitter pill for supporters to swallow
Autism: the problems of fitting in
Many people with autism learn strategies to help them blend in: but there can be costs
Postponing the menopause?
Are ovarian tissue implants the answer to the menopause?
When social media harms teen mental health
Social media harms teen mental health if it eats into sleep time and lets in cyberbullies
A tale of recovery from a former footballer
Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle on his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts
Daily 4-in-1 pill protects the heart
Is a ‘polypill’ the answer to reducing heart attacks and strokes worldwide?
Lack of sleep boosts heart attack risk
Too little or too much sleep can increase your risk of heart disease
Malaria eradication within a generation?
Can the world be rid of malaria by 2050?
Are you suffering parental burnout?
Being a parent can be tiring and stressful. But what happens when parents burnout?
Is vaginal delivery risky after c-section?
A new study is trying to help women make a more informed decision
How athletes prepared for Doha heat
Many athletes struggled with heat and humidity in Doha. How did they prepare?
Abuse of women in childbirth
Women in childbirth verbally and physically abused
Cheap drug cuts head injuries deaths
Hope for head injuries from clotting drug
Is drug addiction a criminal or public health issue?
What’s the best way to get addicts off drugs?
How the weather influences pain
Cloudy with a chance of pain: how humidity makes arthritic joints hurt more
How the smog in Delhi is harming people’s health
Hospital admissions up in Delhi because of seasonal smog
What’s behind the vaping deaths in the US?
Illicit cannabis behind vaping deaths in United States
Risk of depression higher in LGBT teens
Half of LGBT teens in British study experience depression
The global scale of corruption in healthcare
How widespread is corruption in healthcare?
When should you have a cholesterol test?
Could cholesterol tests in our 30s cut heart attack and stroke risk?
Mobile phones and head injuries
Risking head injuries by using a mobile phone on the go
Malnutrition – you can be fat or thin
Emergency food supplies help starving children – but may fuel obesity
The importance of play in childhood
Why play matters: balancing time spent on video games with time outside, being active
A doctor’s tale of stress at work
An ex-doctor and a psychologist offer tips on how to avoid stress at work