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SAD starts in the eye

People with vision-loss could be three times more likely to develop seasonal affective disorder than those with normal vision, says a new study.

Europe hit by devastating tsunamis 8,200 years ago

New research shows how tsunamis hit Northwest Europe 8200 years ago, ravaging Stone Age coastal communities as far south as Denmark.

How our cells repair their damaged DNA

Researchers find important mechanism that allows cells to repair damaged DNA. Could answer questions about cancer development.

Surprisingly many women tested positive for drug use during pregnancy

A new study finds that many pregnant women tested positive for addictive drugs, begging the question, should pregnant women be routinely tested for drugs?

Crohn's, eczema, and psoriasis have the same genetic cause

Diseases like Crohn's, psoriasis, and eczema are all caused by defects in the same genes, reveals new study.

Study: Alcohol does not have any health benefits

Large study casts doubt on the health benefits of alcohol. It might be necessary to cut alcohol completely to lower risk of heart disease.

How poor sleep affects your body

Cells can age prematurely if we don’t get enough quality sleep.

Heavier babies become more trusting adults

The more you weigh at birth the more trusting you are as an adult, shows new research.

Loss of large animals has reduced global circulation of vital nutrients

Decline of large animals such as whales, sea birds, and salmon has led to a loss of 94 per cent of the transportation of nutrients on the planet.

The Black Death has been hiding among us for thousands of years

Fossil DNA reveals that the plague is much older than previously suspected. The discovery could shed new light on the evolution of a deadly disease.