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Cerebral malaria risk is gene-linked

Europeans are three times more likely to develop cerebral malaria than Africans. The difference appears to be caused by a gene which has mutated in Africans but not in Europeans.

A big butt can be a great asset

Fat on the hips and thighs is not unhealthy – it helps you live longer. It’s the belly fat you should worry about, say scientists.

Weight loss without exercise – really?

A newly discovered hormone could lead to a drug that can raise the body's energy conversion and minimise the risk of type 2 diabetes – without exercise.

Stress and exercise repair the brain after a stroke

New research reveals that a combination of stress and exercise can shorten the rehabilitation period after a stroke.

Parkinson’s treatment minus side effects

A new drug combination may be able to eliminate the negative side effects of medicine used for treating Parkinson’s disease.

Poor sleep linked to premature death

People with sleeping problems have poorer health and a shorter life expectancy. Research indicates that poor sleep is a problem to be taken seriously.

Get in shape in half the time

A new exercise method gives joggers better fitness results in half the time.

Vietnamese farmers smell health risk of faeces

Vietnamese farmers fertilise the soil by spreading human excrement on the fields with their bare hands. But it is only the smell they believe to be a health risk.

Poisoned from the inside

Can such a diversity of ailments as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, autism and irritable bowel syndrome all originate in the intestines?

Doctors get hangovers from night work

Night work leaves doctors fatigued, uneasy and unfocused, a new hospital survey reveals. Researchers fear these 'hangovers' could affect the patients.