Why morning sickness may be a good thing

27 Sep 2016
For women with a history of miscarriage, experiencing nausea and vomiting during subsequent pregnancy attempts is linked to higher odds of success, a U.S. study suggests.   “This study came from the long-standing idea that...

The best and worst sugars to eat before your workout

23 Sep 2016
Many experts tout sugar as public health enemy number one. Considering eating too much of it can lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, the title does make sense. Also because most people overconsume it.  The American...

World's smartest schools

21 Sep 2016
It's easy to dismiss the way a school or university looks. As long as it's functional, the more pressing educational concerns for parents are usually the curriculum, quality of teaching and exam results. But the way educational...

Confirmed: Stress is stopping you from getting pregnant

A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, 2010.
17 Sep 2016
Reducing stress could help increase chances of conception suggests new research   Confirming what mothers-to-be may have already suspected, a new study has found that women with high levels of stress find it harder to conceive....

Dogs, like humans, distinguish words and intonation

A Strong Bond Between Seniors And Their Dogs Boosts Health
01 Sep 2016
Dogs distinguish words and intonation in the same region of the brain as humans, according to a new study of how man's best friend interprets our language.   Published Monday in the journal Science, the report by researchers at...

Sleeping between study sessions improves memory

01 Sep 2016
A French study of student sleep confirms the importance of getting enough sleep to perform better academically and remember more from revision sessions. Better still, it shows that sleeping between revision sessions boosts students'...

Obama to guest-edit issue of Wired magazine

01 Sep 2016
Is President Barack Obama already thinking about his next job? In the coming months, he will guest-edit an issue of tech-focused Wired magazine.   It is the first time a sitting president has guest-edited a magazine, the publication...

The effects of lifestyle changes on improving heart health

exercise / work out
27 Aug 2016
If you're not sure of the best way to improve your cardiovascular health, results of a US study suggest that it doesn't matter whether you choose to improve your diet, fitness, or both, as long as you lose weight.   Carried...

Study claims the more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
20 Aug 2016
A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health.   Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland,...

Volunteering to help others can improve your mental and physical health

Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
14 Aug 2016
Two new studies published this week have provided yet more evidence to suggest that staying active as we age, through working or volunteering, can promote both physical and mental health and wellbeing, especially in seniors.  ...