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Walking could help prevent recurring back pain – study

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Regular strolls improved patients’ quality of life and the amount of time they had to take off work almost halved, the researchers said.

Wednesday, Jun 19

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Rare genetic mutation ‘could help stave off early-onset Alzheimer’s’

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Researchers found the ‘Christchurch’ gene to have a protective effect in people who are at very high risk of developing the disease.

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Drugs for enlarged prostate ‘may protect against common form of dementia’

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The ‘promising’ medicines have the potential to greatly reduce effects of the progressive disorder, researchers say.

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Microplastics found in penis could be linked to erectile dysfunction, study says

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Scientists suspect dilation of blood vessels during erection may lead to microplastics accumulating in penile tissue

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River Ganges abruptly changed course after major earthquake 2,500 years ago

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River’s main channel previously ran about 100km south of Dhaka in Bangladesh

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Lab-grown burgers and cricket salads ‘could be meal staples by 2054’

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The next 30 years will see consumers turn increasingly to laboratory-grown meat cultured from animal tissues, researchers believe.

Tuesday, Jun 18

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Astronomers witness ‘sudden awakening’ of massive black hole in far-away galaxy

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Astronomers believe they may have witnessed a massive black hole wake up and become active in a far-away galaxy.

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Blood test could predict Parkinson’s seven years before symptoms – study

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The test uses artificial intelligence to predict the disease.

Sepsis patients ‘could get the right treatment faster, based on their genes’

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Researchers hope the findings could help identify who would benefit from certain treatments and lead to the development of targeted therapies.

Monday, Jun 17

Alzheimer’s disease on mother’s side linked to ‘increased risk’ of the condition

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People with a history of Alzheimer’s on either their mother’s side, or both parents’ sides, had increased proteins linked to the disease.

Friday, Jun 14

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Thursday, Jun 13

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Men tend to eat meat more often than women, study suggests

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The differences in meat consumption tended to be greater in countries with more gender equality, researchers found.

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Hidden tunnel under Mayan temple reveals new gruesome details of human sacrifices

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The findings disprove previous theories that the majority of the victims of human sacrifice were girls

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Being facially expressive may make you a better negotiator – research

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Facially expressive people are also seen as more likeable, scientists say.

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Brian Cox hopes new Classic FM show will get listeners looking at the universe

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He will join Global’s Classic FM station to host his first Saturday show from 9pm to 10pm for six weeks.

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Archaeologists stumped by huge 4,000-year-old Greek wheel building that could stop an airport

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Resembling a huge car wheel from above, the ruins came to light during a recent dig by archaeologists

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Wednesday, Jun 12

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Pairing shelter dogs together ‘could cut stress and help them find homes sooner’

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The findings offer one possible solution for animal shelters struggling with limited space, researchers say.

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Just thinking about a location activates mental maps in the brain – study

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Mental maps may be created and activated when you just think about the route, researchers say.

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Avocado farmer’s discovery in Australian outback is new species of pterosaur, scientists say

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Kevin Peterson, who also has a deep interest in paleontology, found the bones while fossicking in fossil-rich central Queensland

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Archaeologists stumped by huge 4,000-year-old Greek wheel building that could stop an airport

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Resembling a huge car wheel from above, the ruins came to light during a recent dig by archaeologists

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Scientists raise alarm over common sunscreen ingredient being found in frozen pizzas and candies

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Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is a synthetically produced substance that is not classed as hazardous and used in a vast range of industrial and consumer goods

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Elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

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New research shows African elephants call each other and respond to individual names, something few wild animals do

Tuesday, Jun 11

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Can the bodies of astronauts survive Mars missions?

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The new research analysed samples collected from the first all-civilian crew from the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission.

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Stone Age humans flocked to latest models of flint tools – and worshipped where they came from

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Ancient humans developed more streamlined ‘Quina’ scrapers to hunt and butcher smaller prey after elephants disappeared in their region, study says

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Scientists grow ‘mini-guts’ to study Crohn’s disease

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Around one in 350 people in the UK have the lifelong condition which is characterised by inflammation of the digestive tract.

Monday, Jun 10

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Male dolphins ‘use social play to hone mating skills years before they mature’

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Male bottlenose dolphins are known to form lifelong bonds that help them find mates.

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Scientists discover smallest ever great ape that only grew to size of human toddler

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Findings represent first case of a European fossil site from this period with multiple ancient ape species

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Our brains try to predict the future when we sleep, study finds

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Rats running a maze work out new routes to take when they sleep, scientists say