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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…

Cuddling babies

Cuddles can alter the DNA of newborns

We know how the first months of life are decisive for the physical and mental health of a newborn….

pasta

Pasta won’t make you fat if you eat a balanced diet, finds new study

Eating pasta regularly would not make people fat, at least if they eat a balanced diet, according to a…

Sahara Desert

The Sahara desert is getting bigger

Since 1920, the Sahara has grown steadily. Its size would have increased by about 10%, according to a scientific…

Earth-Theia Collision

Earth already had water before its collision with Theia

A recent study suggests that the earth already had a lot of water before the collision with the protoplanet…

Sea Level rise

Global warming: Even a warming of 2 °C will have a significant impact

Rising seas, loss of biodiversity, complicated access to food, lower standard of living… Even if the world manages to…

Genetic Cause Sudden Infant Death

Sudden infant death linked to a rare genetic mutation

A rare gene mutation that causes respiratory muscle dysfunction is said to be over-represented in infants who fall victims…

coffee

Drinking three cups of coffee a day would reduce the risk of atherosclerosis

A new study by researchers at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, reveals that drinking at least three cups…