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Melatonin could be an overlooked treatment for cancer

Cancer patients have a greater chance of survival if treated with the sleep hormone melatonin in addition to chemotherapy.

Infections can damage your intelligence

Serious infections damage your cognitive abilities and can lead to fatigue, headaches, and stress.

This artificial poop could be the end of constipation troubles

Scientists create high-tech device that will help them figure out what is going on inside our bowels.

Ants care for their sick to avoid epidemics

Even though ants live and work close together in colonies, their nests are rarely hit by epidemics.

Why compulsive gamblers can’t control themselves

Dopamine makes us more conscious of ourselves which may explain why compulsive gamblers, sex addicts and people with ADHD are more impulsive than others.

First aid is not only saving lives but also jobs

Immediately helping someone with heart failure will increase the chance of them being able to return to work by 40 per cent.

Children taking unapproved sleep meds for several years

More children are being prescribed melatonin as a sleep medication, although it is not approved for this use and little research exists on its long-term side effects.

Regular exercise slows the progress of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's grip on the brain and the mind is halted by exercise, new study shows.

Telomeres do not determine your mortality but they protect against cancer

Researchers have found that short telomeres do not lead to increased mortality. Surprisingly, they reduce the risk of dying from cancer.

Bad air quality makes children perform worse in schools

School students fared better in tests after the classroom had been circulated with fresh air, shows new study.

No place like home for dieting success

Obese people tend to lose the most weight when they are treated intensively in their daily environments.

Diarrhoea stunts development of Indian children

A study by Norwegian researchers in New Delhi indicates that young children suffering frequent bouts of diarrhoea experience developmental delays compared to healthy children.

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