Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects

Researchers at Brazil’s ministry of health have launched a study to explore why the country has a peculiar distribution of Zika-linked microcephaly cases —...

Malaria drug may help in cancer fight, early research finds

An off-patent malaria drug could help to destroy cancer cells by making them more susceptible to radiotherapy, according to early work that has prompted...

How to Go to an Outdoor Summer Event and Not Have Your Face Melt...

In theory, there is nothing more glamorous than an outdoor summer soiree. Whether it's a barbeque, a cocktail party, or a full-on formal affair,...

8 Tips for Leaving Yoga Class Totally Blissed-Out

Even though I've been practicing yoga for a few years now, I’m not ashamed to say that I'm just okay at it (and if...

Early bedtime for preschoolers may ward off teen obesity

It’s never too early to get kids into good sleep habits, and those habits might even protect against obesity later in life, a recent...

When children go to bed early, they’re far less likely to become obese as...

Need some encouragement at enforcing early bedtimes? A new study from Ohio State University links a child's hour of bedtime to the likelihood of...

Alcohol ‘a direct cause of seven types of cancer’

"Even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer: Alarming study reveals booze is linked to at least seven forms of...

3 key exercises to help you avoid knee surgery

As Baz Luhrmann told us in his 1999 song, Sunscreen: “Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.” Some two million people...

The new guidelines on vitamin D – what you need to know

"Experts recommend everyone consider vitamin D supplements over winter," says a headline in today's Daily Mail, while The Guardian urges "Tuck into tuna, salmon...

Study finds shop-bought food for babies can be better than home-made meals

Home-made meals for babies and toddlers are not always better than shop-bought ones, researchers say. A study found that while home-cooking costs half the price,...