26 Jan 2016
New research from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee, suggests that mindfulness training may help reduce childhood obesity.
A French NutriNet-Santé study from December 2015 showed that regular meditation could...
24 Jan 2016
Some kinds of debt, such as home mortgages and education loans, are linked to better child wellbeing while unsecured debt like credit card balances and overdue medical bills are tied to increasing behavior problems, according to a US study...
21 Jan 2016
An American study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that what we eat can influence the way we sleep. The study found that eating fibre and cutting down on saturated fat and sugar were associated with deep, more...
16 Jan 2016
When doctors are asked to perform virginity testing, they should refuse because it’s not medically necessary and may cause psychological harm, some US ethicists argue.
These pelvic exams are done in many parts of the world to...
10 Jan 2016
A new health guideline suggesting people should cut consumption of sugar while increasing intake of meat, coffee and cholesterol-heavy foods drew heated response on social media on Friday.
Hashtag #DietaryGuidelines was among the...
08 Jan 2016
Older obese people with mild cognitive impairment who lose a small amount of weight may see some improvement on tests of thinking skills, according to a new study.
Mild cognitive impairment causes slight but noticeable declines in...
06 Jan 2016
Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his New Year challenge for 2016 will be to take up running and is urging the Facebook community to join him.
After his Year of Books project in 2015 in which the busy Facebook founder pledged to...
01 Jan 2016
Smoking is bad for pets too, the University of Glasgow said, citing an ongoing study into the effects of second-hand smoke on dogs and cats.
Research under way at the Scottish institution has found that pets living in a smoky environment...
30 Dec 2015
This year saw the completion of several outstanding projects in architecture over the course of the year.
From the new Philharmonic in Paris to a new business school in Sydney, here are some of the more remarkable feats in...
29 Dec 2015
It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn.
Fans hail the smooth new velo routes as the answer to...