Doctors scramble to identify mysterious illness emerging in China

The cause of a pneumonia that has affected at least 59 people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, remains unknown, but authorities have...

How to breathe your way to better memory and sleep

More than half of us breathe the wrong way, missing out on many benefits from better health to altered consciousness. Here's how to do...

AI matches humans at diagnosing brain cancer from tumour biopsy images

Artificial intelligence can now diagnose some cancers from brain tumour biopsies with the same level of accuracy as humansOriginal source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2229306-ai-matches-humans-at-diagnosing-brain-cancer-from-tumour-biopsy-images/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health

One bad night’s sleep may increase Alzheimer’s protein in your body

It only takes one sleepless night to raise levels of a protein linked with Alzheimer’s disease in young men’s blood, but the long-term effects...

Discover how to sit to dodge the dangers of inactivity

Inactivity is the new smoking and is linked to heart disease and cancer, but we can learn from kids and modern hunter-gatherers to make...

The psychology behind the placebo effect just got stranger

Placebo drugs can relieve pain, particularly if people taking them are told how they work. Now it seems you don’t need detailed explanations to...

Ancient Romans may have used Chinese medicine to treat coeliac disease

A woman who died in Italy 2000 years ago may have had coeliac disease, and her dental plaque suggests she sought relief in ginseng...

Mysterious illness outbreak in China seems to be caused by a...

It isn't SARS or MERS, but a potentially new virus has infected 59 people in China – seven of whom are critically ill –...

Eating more slowly and dining with others can boost your health

From the mealtimes you keep and the speed at which you eat to your choice of dining companions, how you eat has a big...

Why walking your way to better health isn’t all about step...

Changing your footwear could be kind to your knees, a different gait could lift your mood, but the real secret of successful walking is...