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What are the hottest trends in neuroscience?

Join us live as we bring you the latest from the world’s smartest brains who are gathering in Copenhagen is just a few days time.

Air pollution hurts children’s mental health

Swedish research has shown that children and adolescents who live in areas with high air pollution levels run a greater risk of insomnia and psychiatric diagnoses.

Anorexics misjudge their own reflection

When a girl diagnosed with anorexia views herself in the mirror she acquires a less correct impression of how she looks than when she simply relies on her memory of her body.

Gut bacteria sends signals to the brain to make us fat

Our gut bacteria send signals to the brain and encourage us to eat more, and may cause us to put on weight.

Antidepressants decreased birthweights

The infants born to mothers who have used antidepressants during their pregnancy are more likely to be born prematurely and weigh less. That said, researchers are not advising women who use such medications to quit them when they get pregnant.

Learning from the best long-distance runners

A new study compares training programmes of different professional long-distance runners. The researcher behind the study says amateur athletes can also learn from how elite athletes train.

Are probiotics really that good for you?

We swallow billions of allegedly healthy bacteria in fermented foods, beverages and nutritional supplements. Scientists question whether this is always a good thing.

Better sleep without tonsils

Surgery can provide promising results for sleep apnoea, according to a Swedish study. But a chief physician says such surgery only works for some patients and the effect declines rapidly.

Should you exercise if your muscles are sore?

Is it OK to work out — or will you just make things worse?

Pollution can increase the risk of stillbirths

Living in a heavily polluted area can increase the risk of stillbirths, shows new study.

Here’s how to push yourself out of your comfort zone

And: Should you really push yourself to complete exhaustion every time you exercise?

How to boost your vitamin intake

Certain types of apples or cuts of salmon contain more vitamins than others. Find out how you can optimise your vitamin intake.