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Pregnant Woman

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy makes kids smarter

While taking antidepressant medication during pregnancy is usually strongly discouraged by health professionals, a new study presented at the…

This is why women are more sensitive to cold than men

This is a major point of contention in male-female couples: the setting of the thermostat. While mister prefers to…

Autism, an urgent public health crisis in the United States

Between 2000 and 2014, the prevalence of autism in the United States increased by about 150%. Figures that worry…

Living near a fast food restaurant is bad for the heart

According to a new Dutch study, it is not good to live near a fast food restaurant. Having one…

Researchers may have finally developed a male contraceptive pill

Researchers believe they have succeeded in developing a male contraceptive pill, after achieving “unprecedented” evidence in a clinical trial…

This is how the brain reacts to unexpected change

When the human brain receives unexpected information, it releases dopamine to get used to the change and update the…

Hubble celebrates it’s 28th birthday

Happy birthday Hubble!! Twenty-eight years ago, on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was put into orbit by…

Physical activity after an infarction reduces the risk of death

Increasing physical activity after a heart attack reduces the risk of death by 50%, warns a study published by…

Chimpanzees caught eating the brains of their preys

In Tanzania, a study reports that chimpanzees were recently caught “sucking” on the brains of their youngest preys. Fruits account…

Sweet drinks also increase the risk of death

Sugary soft drinks (sodas) are associated with an increase in mortality according to a new study. Doctors must absolutely…

PET Scan

Depression: PET scan can quickly predict response to treatment

A new US study reveals that PET scan could quickly assess the response to antidepressant treatment. Depression is a very…

This is how birds manage to orient themselves in the air

For a long time, scientists have wondered about how birds manage to navigate in the air over hundreds of…

Climate change is slowing down the Atlantic currents

An international group of scientists has found that the recent weakening of the Atlantic current system can influence the…

Sweating promotes happiness according to a new study

Could sweating be the key to achieving happiness? Yes, according to the findings of this new American study that…

Food recalls

Canadians do not care about food recalls

A survey conducted last month with 1049 respondents shows that the majority of Canadians underestimate the number of food…

Midlife “wealth shock” leads to early death

Finding yourself suddenly financially ruined at the age of 50 or more would increase the risk of dying by…