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Researchers study strategies for talking to teens about substance use

A Canadian study finds that young people are more receptive to harm-reduction messages encouraging dialogue than zero-tolerance approaches to drugs and alcohol.

Little sun bear’s facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

Scientists discover sun bears are able to mimic another bear's facial expressions in a subtle type of communication.

UN: Environment damage behind 1 in 4 global deaths, disease

The Global Environment Outlook report depicts a widening gap between rich and poor countries and the effects the developed world has on the developing.

Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China, says study

Researchers say diabetes risk rises by about 16% for an increase of 10 microgrammes per cubic metre in long-term PM2.5 particle exposure.

Having a moderate muscle strength level may lower type 2 diabetes...

American researchers find that moderate muscle mass appears to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 32%.

Pregnant smokers may face increased sudden infant death risk

American researchers find that any amount of smoking – even just one cigarette a day – appears to double sudden infant death risks.

Little time for farmers to deal with rainfall changes from global...

Climatologist Maisa Rojas says time is running short for countries to prepare their agricultural sectors for the drastic effects of climate change.

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity linked to brain shrinkage

Researchers found various vascular risks factors are linked to greater brain shrinkage, less grey matter and less healthy white matter.

A bedroom TV could affect children’s physical and mental health

Canadian researchers find that having a bedroom TV at age four is linked to significantly poorer physical and mental health later in childhood.

Study: Even moderate drinking could lead to high blood pressure

American researchers found moderate drinkers are 53% more likely to have stage 1 hypertension and twice as likely to have stage 2 hypertension compared with non-drinkers.

Brain-boosting MIND diet appears to reduce the risk of dementia

The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet is linked to a 19% reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

High testosterone linked to serious heart conditions in men

The findings of a research study show that in men, endogenous testosterone was associated with a higher risk of blood clots and heart failure, but not heart attack.

Study: We may choose partners with similar lifespans to us

Professor Albert Tenesa says the study suggests people tend to pick partners for traits related to disease and longevity.

Including your partner in social media posts could benefit your relationship

Including a partner in a social media post seemingly validates the relationship and makes them feel cared for and included.

Poll: Many US adults, especially those in poor health, feel lonely

Researcher notes a link between poor health and loneliness and suggests participating in community and volunteer programmes to stay healthy.

Study finds potential new weapon in fight against malaria

Researchers find that low does of atovaquone completely kills malaria parasites in mosquitoes.

Working long hours or weekends increases depression in women

The British study found that generally, older workers, smokers, and those who earned the least with minimal job control were more depressed.

Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’, say scientists

Scientists say that humanity cannot afford to ignore evidence as satellite records prove man-made climate change.

Some reusable coffee cups more hygienic than others

British study finds that plastic cups contain a high level of bacteria even after being thoroughly cleaned.

Beware those scientific studies, most are wrong, researcher warns.

A few years ago, two researchers took the 50 most-used ingredients in a cook book and studied how many had been linked with a cancer risk or benefit, based on a variety of studies published in scientific journals.