Three-person IVF baby for infertile couple

By BBC A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of "three-person IVF". The Times reports that doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what...
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Which foods can improve your gut bacteria?

By BBC Can what you eat change the bacteria in your gut for the better? Dr Michael Mosley has been finding out which foods and drinks can make the most difference. The gut microbiome - the...

The 3 Biggest Challenges That Are Preventing You From Losing Weight

By Business Insider  It's about more than just eating less and working out. To put it simply, losing weight is not easy. You've cut back on sweets, you're attending more fitness classes, and that's great, but it may not be...

One drug is ‘new hope’ for three killers

By BBC One drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show. It has been described as a "new hope" for tackling the parasitic infections which...

Doctors issue new year detox health warning

By BBC Doctors have issued a warning about the potential harms of undertaking a radical new year detox. They highlight the case of a woman they treated last year who became critically ill after taking herbal...

Brain shrinks less in older people who eat Mediterranean diet

By Margaret Kalekye/Agencies Eating a Mediterranean diet has been linked to less brain shrinkage in older adults. Human brains naturally shrink with age. But a study that followed 401 people in their 70s found that the...

‘Flashing light therapy’ for Alzheimer’s

By BBC Health A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer's, say US scientists after promising trials in mice. The Massachusetts team found shining a strobe light into rodents' eyes encouraged protective cells to gobble...

Mosquitoes in Kenya found to carry symbiont that blocks malaria

Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and the University of Glasgow, UK, have identified a microbe in malaria mosquitoes that is capable of blocking transmission of the disease from...

7 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

By Business Insider Mosquitoes choose their prey — you — based on a whole bunch of factors. But there's good news: Some of the things that might make you especially attractive to them are things...

Women are Working Themselves to Death, Study Shows

By (h/t Fusion) Working more than 40 hours a week is really bad for you. Stop stressing! Take a break! You don't need to work so hard! Doesn't it seem like everyone you know—your mother, your...
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