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Feeling your age

As you read this last night’s New Year revelries, whatever form they took for you from “fireworks” to “fromage by the fire”, will linger with you in some ...

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News from: JAMA Internal Medicine

The healthy selfie

It might not have been the word of the year again this year but the “selfie” is certainly a sign of the times. As well as revealing the mobile ...

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News from: Psychoneuroendocrinology

Magazine morality

Not every page of a scientific journal is turgid and potentially profound. At the end of every year for instance the British Medical Journal throws open its pages to ...

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News from: British Medical Journal

The mysterious mineral

Humans love a mystery. Just look at our collective fascination with the Loch Ness Monster, Jack the Ripper, Donald Trump’s hair, Adam Sandler’s movie career, and the continued culinary ...

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News from: Science

The brain balance

Flamingos have a lot going for them. They can fly at up to 56 kilometres per hour, they mate for life, they have their ankle where you would expect ...

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News from: Stroke

Hug for health

Here it is...Christmas Day...and amidst all of the gift-giving, carol warbling, fruit-cake inhaling, and samurai-shopping, hopefully you are also getting and giving some hugs. Christmas itself may not be ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Yoga your heart

Sometimes a fad comes along and just grabs the collective consciousness by the short bits so that society just has to follow. Tablet computers and mobile phones are one ...

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News from: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Burnout and depression

It is the end of a hectic year and as you make your way around the season’s frantic festivities there are also moments to stop and reflect on what ...

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News from: International Journal of Stress Management

Blueberries cut fat effects

Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) were originally a wild crop, growing in cold swamps in northern America and Europe. They were introduced to Australia in the 1960s and grow on ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

The family name

If you want to study a history of names then England is a good place to go because genealogical records date back well into the Middle Ages and surnames ...

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News from: Human Nature

New Earths

It’s the time of year to let your mind your mind expand and wander across new territory before the business of another new year consumes you. So stretch your ...

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News from: Astrophysical Journal Letters

Seas of plastic

Lots happened in the year 1860. For a start it was a leap year, so it had an extra day in which things could happen, and happen they did. ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Salty headaches

There are probably things that you do even when you know they are bad for you. It might be that favourite burger joint you occasionally indulge in, that turquoise ...

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News from: BMJ Open

Mediterranean ageing

What could be nicer than a meal of freshly cooked garden vegetables, a salad drizzled in olive oil, some lightly cooked fish, a glass of wine and the company ...

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News from: British Medical Journal

Face of masculinity

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” we all wisely acknowledge, yet we do it all the time. This superficial judgement of course is not just restricted to ...

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News from: Perception

Bugs and kisses

It’s that time of year that is full of pit-falls for the unwary party goer. The lackadaisical reveller may well find herself dipping into a previously double-dipped corn and ...

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News from: Microbiome

Koala dining

The archaeological record tells us that koalas have existed unchanged for around 30 million years. That is a long while to remain at your evolutionary peak, if you consider ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Spray on solar power

Things advance quickly in the realms of technology. Fifty years ago when television first began broadcasting who would have thought that people could one day choose what they want ...

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News from: Advanced Materials