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Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day linked with longer lifespan

When compared with avoiding coffee, it was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sep 27, 2022
Science

Family ties give animals reasons to help or harm as they age, research suggests

When living in a group of close relatives, it might be in an animal’s interest to behave in a way that helps the whole group., the study found.
Sep 26, 2022
UK

New method of preserving donated kidneys ‘could mean fewer organs wasted’

The technique could keep kidneys viable for longer and increase the number available for transplant.
Sep 26, 2022
Health

Children who had Covid may be at higher risk of developing diabetes

Researchers highlight that it is not clear why type 1 diabetes appears to be more common after coronavirus infection

Sep 23, 2022
UK

Reusable contact lenses ‘more than triple risk of rare eye infection’

Researchers suggest people should avoid wearing their lenses while swimming, or in the shower, and that packaging should include ‘no water’ stickers.
Sep 23, 2022
UK

Icy swim may cut ‘bad’ body fat but further health benefits unclear – study

Researchers say it is uncertain whether or not winter swimmers are naturally healthier.
Sep 23, 2022
Science

Study sheds light on why whales do not get brain damage when they swim

Scientists suggest special blood vessels in the animals’ brains may protect them from pulses in their blood that would damage the brain.
Sep 22, 2022
Science

Astronomers detect hot gas bubble around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The finding helps to us to better understand the mysterious environment of the black hole called Sagittarius A*.
Sep 22, 2022
Health

UK’s first institute dedicated to early cancer research opens in Cambridge

The Early Cancer Institute (ECI) will house as many as 120 researchers who will focus on cancers that are hard to treat
Sep 21, 2022
UK

Extra-terrestrial water found for first time in meteorite that fell in UK

The Winchcombe meteorite could also hold clues about where the water in the Earth’s vast oceans came from.
Sep 16, 2022
Science

Switch on your favourite playlist to avoid overeating when stressed, experts say

While how music works to help people eat less is not known, researchers suggest it could be linked to the release of dopamine and serotonin.
Sep 16, 2022
Science

‘People in their 30s could be developing diabetes and should cut carbs’

The NHS currently says carbohydrates should make up just over a third of our diet, but an expert has suggested this should be changed to around 10%.
Sep 15, 2022
Science

‘Primary school children miss out on sleep as they scroll through social media’

The study found that children who used social media more were more likely to report higher levels of Fomo, anxiety, and worse sleep.
Sep 14, 2022
Science

Device could help stroke survivors to feel loved one’s hand, researchers say

Often after a stroke people lose sensation and muscle control in one arm and hand, making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks.
Sep 13, 2022
Science

Up to a third of Shakespeare’s plays ‘may have been co-authored’

Experts have long suspected the Bard collaborated on a number of projects, and new methods are revealing how much this might have been the case.
Sep 13, 2022
Science

Researchers find new way to extract high-purity silver from used solar panels

The process retrieves more than 90% of the silver and aluminium in 10 minutes, experts suggest.
Sep 13, 2022
Science

Passionate football fans ‘likely to be hostile to rival fans but also more kind’

Researchers found that women were significantly more likely than men to be altruistic to fellow supporters.
Sep 13, 2022
Science

How fast you walk is as important as doing 10,000 steps – study

Research found that a faster pace showed benefits beyond how many steps were recorded.
Sep 12, 2022
Science

New method could detect explosives with 100% efficiency, research suggests

The findings could have significant implications for the security sector, potentially healthcare and industry, experts suggest.
Sep 9, 2022
Science

Planets with water are more common than previously thought, research suggests

When scientists look for signs of life throughout the galaxy, planets with water are always at the top of the list.
Sep 8, 2022
Science

New malaria vaccine could cut deaths by 70%, say Oxford scientists

The WHO estimates that malaria caused more than 640,000 deaths in 2020.
Sep 8, 2022