Why Do Some Kids Take Bigger Risks Than Others?

Summary: A parent’s wealth and social status can influence a child’s risk-taking behaviors. Source: Boston University Some kids are risk-takers. Others tend to play it safe. Are these differences simply based on personality, or do children’s environments help shape their willingness to take a gamble? A new study from researchers in Boston University’s Social Development and Learning … Read more

‘My life was turned upside down during a routine check-up when I was 31’

My mother was understandably very anxious about me getting into scrapes as a child. I can remember not being allowed to go on a lot of the rides at Oakwood Theme Park in Wales. The same happened at Disneyland in Paris, to which myself and three of my sisters won a trip through a raffle … Read more

We Busted 5 Running Nutrition Myths

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> It can be tough to identify what nutritional wisdom is outdated and what you should follow as an athlete. So we asked a sports dietician: what are some common myths about nutrition for runners that we need to retire? Here are the top five. Myth #1: Eating late at night will make me gain … Read more

Stroke genetics informs drug discovery and risk prediction across ancestries

Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, University of Bordeaux, Inserm, UMR 1219, Bordeaux, France Aniket Mishra, Quentin Le Grand, Ilana Caro, Constance Bordes, David-Alexandre Trégouët, Marine Germain, Christophe Tzourio, Jean-François Dartigues, Sara Kaffashian, Quentin Le Grand, Florence Saillour-Glenisson & Stephanie Debette Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), University Hospital, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany Rainer Malik, Marios K. Georgakis, Steffen Tiedt & Martin Dichgans Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Iwate Medical University, … Read more

‘Love hormone’ oxytocin may help mend broken hearts (literally), lab study suggests

Oxytocin, sometimes called the “love hormone,” may help heal broken hearts — literally. In a new study of zebrafish and human cells, scientists found that the brain-made hormone may help heart tissue regenerate after injury and, in theory, could someday be used in the treatment of heart attacks, according to the researchers. Because the new … Read more

Gynaecological health expert reveals the signs of five cancers you NEED to know

From feeling bloated to unexpected weight loss and unusual bleeding, a gynaecological health expert reveals the signs of five cancers you NEED to know A survey found that 1 in 3 people can’t name a single gynaecological cancer  Valentina Milanova, founder of Daye, lists the five cancers and their symptoms Spotting between cycles, pelvic discomfort, … Read more

People who age gracefully have bigger brain cells than the rest of us, study indicates

People who stay mentally sharp in old age have bigger brain cells than people decades younger than them, study finds They have special neurons larger than those in people 30 years younger The neurons also do not have ‘tau tangles’, a tell-tale sign of Alzheimer’s Researchers cut open postmortem brains of elderly people to compare … Read more