New Scientist – Health

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New Scientist – Health New Scientist – Health https://www.newscientist.com New Scientist – Health https://www.newscientist.com/wp-content/themes/new-scientist/img/ns-logo-scaled.png https://www.newscientist.com daily 1 Spray-on gel slows down the regrowth of tumours after cancer surgery https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187755-spray-on-gel-slows-down-the-regrowth-of-tumours-after-cancer-surgery/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000 A spray applied to the wound left by cancer surgery encourages the immune system to attack any cancer cells the surgeons left behind, a study in mice has found https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187755 The most comfortable running shoes may actually increase injury risk https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187709-the-most-comfortable-running-shoes-may-actually-increase-injury-risk/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:30:00 +0000 Shoes with extra padding are meant to prevent impact-related injuries, but they may do the opposite by making our legs stiffer when we run https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187709 Phone app can diagnose anaemia from photos of fingernails https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187194-phone-app-can-diagnose-anaemia-from-photos-of-fingernails/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000 Two billion people have anaemia – now a smartphone app that analyses photos of their fingernails can help them monitor the condition https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187194 Tiny sun sensor warns you when your skin is about to burn https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187383-tiny-sun-sensor-warns-you-when-your-skin-is-about-to-burn/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0000 A miniature sensor that can be stuck to your skin, clothing or jewellery monitors your UV exposure and lets you know when it’s time to get out of the sun https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187383 Baboons live for months after getting genetically modified pig hearts https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032074-100-baboons-live-for-months-after-getting-genetically-modified-pig-hearts/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Genetically modified pig hearts have kept baboons alive for more than 90 days, a threshold that may now allow trials of this type of transplantation in people http://mg24032074.100 Three Identical Strangers review: a good film about bad science https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187515-three-identical-strangers-review-a-good-film-about-bad-science/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +0000 What begins as a feel-good human-interest documentary about the dance of nature and nurture will leave you feeling very angry indeed – and much better informed https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187515 UK DNA project hits major milestone with 100,000 genomes sequenced https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187499-uk-dna-project-hits-major-milestone-with-100000-genomes-sequenced/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0000 The UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project has hit its target for sequencing the genetic data of people with cancer and rare diseases https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187499 First baby born thanks to womb transplant from deceased donor https://www.newscientist.com/article/2187397-first-baby-born-thanks-to-womb-transplant-from-deceased-donor/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:46:00 +0000 A woman has successfully given birth after receiving a uterus taken from a dead person. The success could make womb transplants much more widely available https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2187397 The truth about supplements: do they work and should you take them? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032060-100-the-truth-about-supplements-do-they-work-and-should-you-take-them/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:40:00 +0000 Fish oils, multivitamins and other supplements are a huge industry, but the latest research indicates they are often of little use. Here’s what you need to know http://mg24032060.100 14 great science and tech books to give as presents this Christmas https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032060-300-14-great-science-and-tech-books-to-give-as-presents-this-christmas/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 From the true nature of time to the world’s most extraordinary brains to why you should ditch social media, Culture picks the best books to give this year http://mg24032060.300 ‘Scientists are now very sure that the babies really were gene-edited’ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186956-scientists-are-now-very-sure-that-the-babies-really-were-gene-edited/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:32:00 +0000 He Jiankui has now presented his controversial work at a gene editing summit in Hong Kong. CRISPR expert Helen O’Neill of University College London was there https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186956 Gene therapy eases Parkinson’s symptoms by rewiring parts of the brain https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186723-gene-therapy-eases-parkinsons-symptoms-by-rewiring-parts-of-the-brain/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 A gene therapy treatment for Parkinson’s blocks faulty brain circuits. This seems to help create alternate neural pathways for movement and eases symptoms https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186723 Miniature placentas grown in lab give positive pregnancy test result https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186695-miniature-placentas-grown-in-lab-give-positive-pregnancy-test-result/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Researchers hope that tiny placentas grown from human cells can help research into why pregnancies sometimes lead to stillbirths or small babies https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186695 CRISPR babies: more details on the experiment that shocked the world https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186911-crispr-babies-more-details-on-the-experiment-that-shocked-the-world/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000 He Jiankui has now revealed far more about his CRISPR project, in which he edited multiple embryos to make future children resistant to some strains of HIV https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186911 CRISPR scientist says another woman is pregnant with an edited embryo https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186732-crispr-scientist-says-another-woman-is-pregnant-with-an-edited-embryo/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +0000 He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, says another may be on the way https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186732 Misuse of pregabalin painkiller has risen 900 per cent in Australia https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186454-misuse-of-pregabalin-painkiller-has-risen-900-per-cent-in-australia/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:55:00 +0000 Painkillers like pregabalin are increasingly being prescribed instead of opioids, but they are being misused for their mood-boosting and sedative effects https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186454 World’s first gene-edited babies announced by a scientist in China https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186504-worlds-first-gene-edited-babies-announced-by-a-scientist-in-china/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:49:00 +0000 He Jiankui has announced that a pair of twins that were CRISPR gene-edited as embryos have now been born, but the work hasn’t yet been independently verified https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186504 Breakdown of brain’s autopilot mode may explain Parkinson’s disease https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186460-breakdown-of-brains-autopilot-mode-may-explain-parkinsons-disease/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:45:00 +0000 Surprisingly, those with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to make the kinds of mistakes we all make when we aren’t concentrating on a task https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186460 MS symptoms improved by treatment that attacks glandular fever virus https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186387-ms-symptoms-improved-by-treatment-that-attacks-glandular-fever-virus/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:50:00 +0000 The suspected link between glandular fever – mono – and multiple sclerosis has grown stronger after a trial found that treating the virus improves MS symptoms https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186387 Morphing brain DNA hints at a whole new way to treat Alzheimer’s https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186180-morphing-brain-dna-hints-at-a-whole-new-way-to-treat-alzheimers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000 We’ve seen brain cells changing their DNA for the first time. The finding could help explain why many drugs for Alzheimer’s disease are ineffective https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186180 Diabetes can be diagnosed by simply shining a light on your skin https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186297-diabetes-can-be-diagnosed-by-simply-shining-a-light-on-your-skin/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:45:00 +0000 Researchers have developed a tool that diagnoses high blood sugar levels simply by analysing the pattern of fluorescent light reflected off the skin https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186297 No, statistics don’t show that Brexit made England more depressed https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186256-no-statistics-dont-show-that-brexit-made-england-more-depressed/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:27:00 +0000 It has been widely reported that antidepressants prescriptions rose more than usual after the UK referendum, but in fact their rate of increase slowed https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2186256 Silencing a gene may prevent deadly pre-eclampsia in pregnancy https://www.newscientist.com/article/2185897-silencing-a-gene-may-prevent-deadly-pre-eclampsia-in-pregnancy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0000 Pre-eclampsia affects up to 10 per cent of pregnancies and can have serious complications. A single injection may one day be enough to lower blood pressure https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2185897 How to solve the great global protein shortage that never was? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032041-100-how-to-solve-the-great-global-protein-shortage-that-never-was/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Sun, 18 Nov 2018 07:00:00 +0000 When dietary scientists thought half the world was suffering a serious protein deficit, they came up with solution that proved rather hard to swallow. http://mg24032041.100 Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low IQ https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032041-900-exclusive-a-new-test-can-predict-ivf-embryos-risk-of-having-a-low-iq/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 A new genetic test that enables people having IVF to screen out embryos likely to have a low IQ or high disease risk could soon become available in the US http://mg24032041.900 Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain https://www.newscientist.com/article/2185117-catching-up-on-sleep-at-weekends-may-aggravate-period-pain/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Getting up early on weekdays and sleeping in on weekends to compensate may cause period pain by disrupting the circadian rhythms that control hormone cycles https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2185117 Prefer tea or coffee? It may be down to your genes for bitter tastes https://www.newscientist.com/article/2185208-prefer-tea-or-coffee-it-may-be-down-to-your-genes-for-bitter-tastes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000 People with genes that make them taste caffeine more strongly tend to be coffee-drinkers, while tea-drinkers have genetic aversions to strongly bitter tastes https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2185208 A new DNA sequencing service wants to reward you for sharing your data https://www.newscientist.com/article/2185211-a-new-dna-sequencing-service-wants-to-reward-you-for-sharing-your-data/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Genetics pioneer George Church’s new company says it will sequence your genome for free and secure it on a blockchain, so that you can choose who uses your data https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2185211 New techniques may soon make designer babies a reality – are we ready? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032041-800-new-techniques-may-soon-make-designer-babies-a-reality-are-we-ready/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000 As tests that screen embryos for complex traits become available, it’s time to decide how to use these ethically – and where to draw the line http://mg24032041.800 Creams remove skin sun spots with minimal pain and may prevent cancer https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183725-creams-remove-skin-sun-spots-with-minimal-pain-and-may-prevent-cancer/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:57:00 +0000 Sun spots – or actinic keratoses – are caused by UV light. Now people are using medicated creams to remove them before they have a chance to turn cancerous https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183725 Three ways to find your purpose in life and reap the benefits https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119201-three-ways-to-find-your-purpose-in-life-and-reap-the-benefits/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Having a sense of what you want to do with your life can help you live longer, slash your risk of disease and improve your sex life – and it’s easy to do https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2119201 We’ve discovered a whole new defence system against germs in our noses https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184940-weve-discovered-a-whole-new-defence-system-against-germs-in-our-noses/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Billions of tiny sacs filled with weapons and warning signals to other cells are released into the lining of our noses when dangerous bacteria are detected https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184940 Unsavory Truth review – exposing the food industry’s abuse of science https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032030-300-unsavory-truth-review-exposing-the-food-industrys-abuse-of-science/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Exaggerated health claims, corporate funding, unpublished negative results: a new book exposes the way the US food industry hijacks science and fights for answers http://mg24032030.300 The cause of half of all developmental disorders is a genetic mystery https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184785-the-cause-of-half-of-all-developmental-disorders-is-a-genetic-mystery/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 More than 1 in 200 children have serious developmental disorders but we’ve only been able to find the genetic cause of half of them https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184785 Double the risk of death! The problem with headline health statistics https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184853-double-the-risk-of-death-the-problem-with-headline-health-statistics/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:22:00 +0000 The way in which a statistic is presented can entirely change how alarming it sounds. And too often, both newspapers and scientific journals choose the most alarming, but least informative, way https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184853 Blood test can spot DNA from eight different types of cancer https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184604-blood-test-can-spot-dna-from-eight-different-types-of-cancer/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 A blood test can detect if you have breast, bowel or other cancers by looking for characteristic tumour DNA fragments that have leaked into the circulation https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184604 How worrying is it that more and more teens are using e-cigarettes? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032034-400-how-worrying-is-it-that-more-and-more-teens-are-using-e-cigarettes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Many are alarmed by the fast-rising popularity of vaping among teenagers in the US. But experts are divided on whether e-cigarettes should be more tightly regulated http://mg24032034.400 A meat tax may save thousands of lives and millions of dollars https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184546-a-meat-tax-may-save-thousands-of-lives-and-millions-of-dollars/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 A study suggests that a special tax could reduce meat consumption and prevent 220,000 deaths a year worldwide https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184546 Hormone helps regrow frog legs and may one day lead to a human therapy https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184541-hormone-helps-regrow-frog-legs-and-may-one-day-lead-to-a-human-therapy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0000 Frogs partly regrew their hind legs after a dose of the female sex hormone progesterone was applied to the wound site for just one day https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184541 Gene therapy injection into spinal cord halts ALS in adult mice https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184536-gene-therapy-injection-into-spinal-cord-halts-als-in-adult-mice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:34:00 +0000 A new way to deliver DNA to spinal nerve cells brings us a step closer to a gene therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184536 Your gut is full of neurons and they are replaced every 2 weeks https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184470-your-gut-is-full-of-neurons-and-they-are-replaced-every-2-weeks/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:00:00 +0000 A mouse study suggests most neurons in the intestines die every two weeks. An imbalance in the number of neurons could lead to gut diseases or even Parkinson’s https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184470 Don’t Miss: a dance in virtual space, playable painting and podcasts https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032020-800-dont-miss-a-dance-in-virtual-space-playable-painting-and-podcasts/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Sat, 03 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Watch a powerful dance, play a painting created for the first world war centenary, listen to the latest about Saturn and read about the perils of our ever-cleaner homes http://mg24032020.800 Why air travel makes deadly disease pandemics less likely https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184266-why-air-travel-makes-deadly-disease-pandemics-less-likely/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000 Air travel may actually be reducing the risk of a deadly pandemic. This is because its harder for new microbes to stay isolated and become incredibly lethal https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184266 Health risks increase for babies born to fathers aged 45 or over https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184244-health-risks-increase-for-babies-born-to-fathers-aged-45-or-over/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:45:00 +0000 Babies with fathers that are 45 years old or over are more likely to have a low birth rate, be admitted to an intensive care unit, or be born premature https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184244 Spinal implants are getting better at reversing paralysis https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184204-spinal-implants-are-getting-better-at-reversing-paralysis/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:39:00 +0000 People whose spines have been crushed have regained some mobility thanks to electrical stimulation that seems to encourage the brain to grow new nerve pathways https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184204 Parkinson’s disease may start in the appendix and travel to the brain https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184110-parkinsons-disease-may-start-in-the-appendix-and-travel-to-the-brain/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0000 A toxic compound that builds up in the appendix may trigger Parkinson’s – and having your appendix out can lower the risk of developing the brain disorder https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184110 Scotland’s BSE case is a reminder that many more may be out there https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184024-scotlands-bse-case-is-a-reminder-that-many-more-may-be-out-there/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:33:00 +0000 A case of classical BSE was confirmed in Scotland this month. While the disease seems to be on the wane in the UK, many cases worldwide may be going undetected https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2184024 People who gave up smoking cannabis had a memory boost within a week https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183974-people-who-gave-up-smoking-cannabis-had-a-memory-boost-within-a-week/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Smoking cannabis can impair memory, but a new study has found that giving up can partially reverse the effect after several days https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183974 The psychedelic science behind dreamy new Netflix hit, Maniac https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183950-the-psychedelic-science-behind-dreamy-new-netflix-hit-maniac/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:36:00 +0000 Emma Stone and Jonah Hill cavort in multiple roles in a show exploring the use of hallucinogenic drugs to treat mental trauma and psychological disorders https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183950 Sunshine seems to protect babies from eczema – but we don’t know why https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183642-sunshine-seems-to-protect-babies-from-eczema-but-we-dont-know-why/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000 Sunshine seems to prevent babies from getting eczema and is more effective than vitamin D supplements, but moderation is advised due to the risk of skin damage https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183642 Skin tans the most when spending every other day out of the sun https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183502-skin-tans-the-most-when-spending-every-other-day-out-of-the-sun/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 A study suggests your skin tans most when you spend every other day out of the sun, which has the added effect of reducing DNA damage and premature ageing https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183502 Trump is wrong – millions of Americans breathe badly polluted air https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183687-trump-is-wrong-millions-of-americans-breathe-badly-polluted-air/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:29:00 +0000 President Trump claims the US has the world’s cleanest air, but he is ignoring urban pollution data while actively dismantling regulations that protect air quality https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183687 Data suggests 60 per cent of babies aren’t breastfed after 6 weeks https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183515-data-suggests-60-per-cent-of-babies-arent-breastfed-after-6-weeks/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:12:00 +0000 Guidelines recommend breastfeeding for 6 months, but data suggests that less than half of mothers in England choose or are able to breastfeed beyond six weeks https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183515 WHO calls for ban on ‘virginity tests’, including those used by police https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183482-who-calls-for-ban-on-virginity-tests-including-those-used-by-police/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:45:00 +0000 The World Health Organization wants governments worldwide to ban the ‘virginity tests’ used by some police, doctors and employers to assess women and girls https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183482 New clues to unravelling link between pregnancy and breast cancer risk https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183249-new-clues-to-unravelling-link-between-pregnancy-and-breast-cancer-risk/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Women are less likely to get breast cancer if they give birth before the age of 30. Now we know the effect kicks in specifically after 33 weeks of pregnancy https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183249 Bone hormone released during exercise may lead to new memory-loss drug https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183415-bone-hormone-released-during-exercise-may-lead-to-new-memory-loss-drug/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Age-related memory loss might be reversed by boosting the effects of a hormone released by bones during exercise https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183415 Fasting power: Can going without food really make you healthier? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032000-200-fasting-power-can-going-without-food-really-make-you-healthier/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:20:00 +0000 Fasting diets are getting ever more popular, amid promises of weight loss and better health, but does the science stand up? We put the latest one to the test http://mg24032000.200 Hot baths could improve depression as much as physical exercise https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183250-hot-baths-could-improve-depression-as-much-as-physical-exercise/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Taking a hot bath twice a week may help relieve mild depression. It may work by resetting circadian rhythms, which are often disrupted in people with depression https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2183250 The surprising foods that are messing with your gut https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931950-200-the-surprising-foods-that-are-messing-with-your-gut/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 We’re finally starting to understand which foods are causing tummy troubles for so many, and the culprits challenge everything we thought we knew about healthy eating http://mg23931950.200 Pregnancy changes how hundreds of genes work in a woman’s body https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182766-pregnancy-changes-how-hundreds-of-genes-work-in-a-womans-body/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Genes that alter their expression during healthy pregnancies have been identified for the first time, potentially helping us to predict at-risk pregnancies https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182766 Why plans to achieve zero suicides might actually be counterproductive https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032001-400-why-plans-to-achieve-zero-suicides-might-actually-be-counterproductive/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Health bodies and politicians are aiming for zero suicides, but doctors are warning this ambitious goal is simply unrealistic http://mg24032001.400 2019 Breakthrough Prize winners set to receive share in $ 22 million https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182781-2019-breakthrough-prize-winners-set-to-receive-share-in-22-million/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Silicon valley’s Breakthrough Prize reveals the 21 scientists who have been recognized this year for work in drug design, biology, astrophysics, and mathematics https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182781 Human placenta stem cells help people recover from hip surgery https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032002-900-human-placenta-stem-cells-help-people-recover-from-hip-surgery/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:30:00 +0000 The placenta is usually discarded after childbirth but it’s a source of mesenchymal stem cells – and they help people regain muscle strength after hip surgery http://mg24032002.900 Nicotine exposure in male mice may trigger ADHD in their offspring https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182614-nicotine-exposure-in-male-mice-may-trigger-adhd-in-their-offspring/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Mice are more active and have attention problems if their fathers had nicotine in their diet, perhaps because the chemical triggers epigenetic changes in sperm https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182614 Half-hearted cannabis legalisation move leaves patients in limbo https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182656-half-hearted-cannabis-legalisation-move-leaves-patients-in-limbo/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:07:00 +0000 Medical cannabis is to be available in the UK from November, but tight restrictions will drive patients to alternative sources, says Henry Fisher https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182656 Wheat flour to be fortified with folic acid in the UK https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182495-wheat-flour-to-be-fortified-with-folic-acid-in-the-uk/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:22:00 +0000 Folic acid helps prevent birth defects but is most effective taken around the time of conception. Adding it to wheat could benefit unplanned pregnancies https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182495 We can harness algae with magnets to deliver drugs inside our bodies https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182379-we-can-harness-algae-with-magnets-to-deliver-drugs-inside-our-bodies/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:51:00 +0000 If we attach tiny magnets to fast-swimming algae, we can load them up with drugs and steer them deep into the human body to deliver targeted medical therapies https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182379 Contagion: How the world’s biggest flu pandemic makes sense as dance https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182367-contagion-how-the-worlds-biggest-flu-pandemic-makes-sense-as-dance/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:45:00 +0000 Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh discusses her new dance work, a creation that is epic yet intimate and that straddles both the human scale and the submicrobial https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182367 Mice eat too much food if their great grandmother did the same https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182342-mice-eat-too-much-food-if-their-great-grandmother-did-the-same/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:01:00 +0000 When mice are given a high-fat diet their great grandchildren are more likely to put on weight – and they show a greater than expected taste for alcohol https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182342 Police can now use millions more people’s DNA to find criminals https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182348-police-can-now-use-millions-more-peoples-dna-to-find-criminals/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Consumer genetic databases are becoming powerful tools for identifying criminals, and a new technique could link you to forensic data held by US police https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182348 We are a step closer to making babies with same-sex genetic parents https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182212-we-are-a-step-closer-to-making-babies-with-same-sex-genetic-parents/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 We are getting better at creating mice with same-sex parents but we are still nowhere near the point at which this could be attempted in people https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182212 Medicinal cannabis will be available in the UK from next month https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182307-medicinal-cannabis-will-be-available-in-the-uk-from-next-month/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:24:00 +0000 The UK Home Secretary has announced that doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis from next month following a specially commissioned review https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182307 We need to get better at supporting people who lose a pregnancy https://www.newscientist.com/article/2182211-we-need-to-get-better-at-supporting-people-who-lose-a-pregnancy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:37:00 +0000 This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week, but more must be done to help those who, like me, have suffered a loss, says Petra Boynton https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2182211 Nobody can agree about antidepressants. Here’s what you need to know https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931980-100-nobody-can-agree-about-antidepressants-heres-what-you-need-to-know/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 For some they are lifesavers, for others ineffective and even addictive. Our special report looks at why even experts disagree on antidepressants, and what the real truth is http://mg23931980.100 What is ‘problem internet use’ and is it really a problem? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181904-what-is-problem-internet-use-and-is-it-really-a-problem/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 08 Oct 2018 23:01:00 +0000 Researchers are calling for recognition of mental health problems caused by excessive gaming, gambling and social media, but lumping these together may not be right https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181904 Swallowing a vibrating capsule could help relieve constipation https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181765-swallowing-a-vibrating-capsule-could-help-relieve-constipation/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Capsules that are programmed to vibrate when they reach the large intestine have been shown to stimulate bowel contractions and relieve chronic constipation https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181765 Spaces and Politics of Motherhood review – Truths about breastfeeding https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931980-600-spaces-and-politics-of-motherhood-review-truths-about-breastfeeding/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Sun, 07 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 From breastfeeding in public to the difficulties of leaving the home with their babies, two timely books explore the culture facing new mothers in the 21st century http://mg23931980.600 IVF success boosted by drug that helps embryos implant in the womb https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181632-ivf-success-boosted-by-drug-that-helps-embryos-implant-in-the-womb/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:07:00 +0000 Women given a drug that increases blood flow to the womb have a significantly higher chance of giving birth through IVF https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181632 Conquer your fear of public speaking by practising in virtual reality https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180969-conquer-your-fear-of-public-speaking-by-practising-in-virtual-reality/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:23:00 +0000 Practising public speaking in virtual reality lets people confront their fears in a safe environment and become more confident in front of real-life audiences https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2180969 Hundreds of tonnes of UK hospital waste piles up including human limbs https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181639-hundreds-of-tonnes-of-uk-hospital-waste-piles-up-including-human-limbs/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:38:00 +0000 A huge backlog of NHS hospital waste has been revealed in a leaked report. It is believed to include pharmaceutical waste and a small number of amputated limbs https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181639 Faecal swaps could help stop heart transplants from being rejected https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181561-faecal-swaps-could-help-stop-heart-transplants-from-being-rejected/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 Giving mice a faecal transplant made them more tolerant of a subsequent heart transplant, hinting the gut may be key to avoiding organ rejection https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181561 Fluke experiment hints deep brain stimulation really treats depression https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181031-fluke-experiment-hints-deep-brain-stimulation-really-treats-depression/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 People with depression treated with deep brain stimulation suffered unexpected relapses when the batteries went flat, hinting the treatment isn’t just a placebo https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181031 Cancer immune therapy recognised with Nobel Prize for medicine https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181067-cancer-immune-therapy-recognised-with-nobel-prize-for-medicine/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 01 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discovering how cancer can be treated by targeting the immune system https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181067 Art: The Science Gallery opens in London https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931970-200-art-the-science-gallery-opens-in-london/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Sat, 29 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000 From heroin to Playstation, we are all users argues Hooked, a captivating show to launch a gallery with ambitions to demolish the boundaries around science http://mg23931970.200 Does more than 2 hours of screen time really harm children’s brains? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2-does-more-than-2-hours-of-screen-time-really-harm-childrens-brains/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:47:00 +0000 A study says that children do better academically if they limit screen time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is time to ban their phones https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2181006 Monkeypox has reached the UK – here’s what you need to know https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180901-monkeypox-has-reached-the-uk-heres-what-you-need-to-know/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:09:00 +0000 Three people in the UK have caught the tropical disease, a relative of smallpox, the first time there have been cases in this country. But the smallpox vaccine provides immunity. https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2180901 Paralysis need not mean paralysis for life https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931973-000-paralysis-need-not-mean-paralysis-for-life/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Despite prevailing medical wisdom saying it shouldn’t work, implants have allowed paralysed people to walk again. We need to pin down the science to help others http://mg23931973.000 Fat and proud: Why body-positive activists say obesity can be healthy https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931972-100-fat-and-proud-why-body-positive-activists-say-obesity-can-be-healthy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Growing calls for “fat acceptance” fly in the face of accepted medical advice, but studies show you can be overweight and healthy http://mg23931972.100 Three people with paralysis can walk again with nerve-boosting implant https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180517-three-people-with-paralysis-can-walk-again-with-nerve-boosting-implant/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:35:00 +0000 Advances in implants that read signals from the brain and spine are helping people with paralysis to regain the use of their limbs https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2180517 Evolution-defying DNA makes mosquitoes infertile by changing their sex https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180458-evolution-defying-dna-makes-mosquitoes-infertile-by-changing-their-sex/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Malaria could be eliminated by a CRISPR ‘gene drive’ that wipes out the mosquitoes that spread it, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people for the better https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2180458 A tiny robotic capsule could roam your intestines and suck up mucus https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180276-a-tiny-robotic-capsule-could-roam-your-intestines-and-suck-up-mucus/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0000 A small robot could travel through your gut and collect mucus in a vacuum bag to help make diagnosing stomach diseases safer and less painful https://www.newscientist.com/?post_type=article&p=2180276 Zapping your guts with electricity can help relie
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