Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

Frangeline is aged two but weighs no more than a four-month-old—the terrible result of her battle with measles, which is cutting a deadly swathe through Madagascar.

Health

Ten tips for surviving a crowd crush

On July 24, 2010, more than a million dancing partygoers converged on an industrial zone in Duisburg, in Eastern Germany. They were attending the Love Parade, one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Decked out ...

Neuroscience

Concussion and its consequences

Professor Inga Koerte uses advanced medical imaging to study the immediate and long-term effects of repetitive head trauma on the brains of football players. In the following interview, she discusses her findings and their ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Going to bed with your ex might not be as bad you think

Conventional wisdom holds that people set themselves up for even greater heartache when they jump into bed with their ex-partner after a breakup. However, according to the findings of a study in Springer's journal Archives ...

Genetics

Holding infants—or not—can leave traces on their genes

The amount of close and comforting contact between infants and their caregivers can affect children at the molecular level, an effect detectable four years later, according to new research from the University of British Columbia ...

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