Mixed martial arts and the danger of extreme weight cutting

The sight is well known to all fans of mixed martial arts (MMA). A fighter walks onto a stage on a Friday evening, waving to the cheering crowd before stepping onto a scale. The fighter waits nervously for a few moments as ...


Schools should strive to improve students' food literacy

An article published in the Journal of School Health stresses that food literacy—understanding the impact of food choices on our health, environment, and economy—should be a priority for K-12 schools during the COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging invasive disease linked to raw freshwater fish

Experts from the University of Stirling have contributed to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), warning of an emerging foodborne hazard in Southeast Asia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Swedish Midsummer holiday not associated with higher risk of suicide

A Swedish registry study, performed at the National Center for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) at Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm County Council, has shown that there is no significant increase in suicide risk ...


What we can learn about risk from the COVID experience

Life is risky and tends to end in death, which makes it easy to become paranoid—about the food you eat, the air you breathe or the strangers you walk past in the street. But what should we really fear, whether as individuals ...

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