Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, according to ‘robot scientist’

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)’robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University who used the AI robot to conduct high-throughput screening said […]

Anxiety, depression in young people could be early symptoms of bipolar disorder

A study has recently found that early anxiety and disorders of attention or behaviour are two patterns of psychiatric symptoms that may help to identify young people at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD). According to researchers, early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic “homotypic” pattern, […]

Would-be moms, beware: Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause facial defects in the babies, a study warns. The findings suggested that e-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of mammalian neural crest cells to saline infused with e-cigarette vapour. Frogs, […]

Just two hours of walking each week could help you live longer, says study

It’s one of the easiest and cheapest ways of staying physically active, and now a study suggests that even small amounts of walking may significantly reduce your chance of an early death. The study, led by Dr Alpa V.Patel strategic director of the Cancer Prevention Study-3 for the American Cancer Society, […]

Today’s teens are sleeping less than ever before and the culprit could be smartphones

Quality sleep is an essential part of a good lifestyle, yet many of us compromise on it. A research team led by San Diego State University along with professors from Iowa State University, looked at data from two long-running, nationally representative surveys of more than 360,000 teenagers. One survey asked […]

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

According to a latest study, those with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels. Calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and joints, strong teeth and healthy blood vessels. It also helps regulate blood pressure […]

Exercise could help beat postnatal depression, study finds

Doctors say excercise could be considered a management option for women at risk of postnatal depression. Picture: Getty Images Exercise could help women alleviate symptoms of postnatal depression, a study has found. Aerobic exercise should be considered as a “management option” for women who have recently given birth and are […]

How interest rate rises could tip households into mortgage stress

Mortgage stress will spread quickly if interest rates rise ABC News It’s a “perfect storm” that means mortgage stress will spread swiftly, even with small increases in interest rates, according to mortgage industry expert Martin North. Kirthi Demeijer is one of the thousands of Australians having trouble making her home loan […]