Even with better prevention and earlier diagnosis, cancer will kill nearly 10 million people in 2018

The figures suggest that one in five men and one in six women will develop the disease in their lifetime.

MDMA or ‘ecstasy’ makes octopuses more social, too

This could help scientists uncover the origin of social behavior in all animals.

Most supermarket yogurt products contain too much sugar, new study warns

Do you like sweet yogurt? You might want to read this.

Worse foods cause higher rates of cancer, new study concludes

The connection between nutrition and the risk of cancer remains a complex and intricate topic.

Almost half of all resident physicians suffer from heavy burnout

This is a growing problem which needs to be addressed as soon as possible — otherwise, we all lose out.

Air pollution soots its way into mothers’ placentas — maybe the fetus, as well

Very Not Good™.

Canada bans artificial trans fats which cause heart disease

A welcomed policy that will save thousands of lives.

We might have our own natural ‘night vision’, new study says

The retina changes both software and hardware components to see better in the dark.

You won’t believe these three unexpected discoveries – and neither did the scientists who made them

Researchers at one of the UK’s leading genetics centres tell us about their serendipitous findings.

Painted rock points to higher cognitive function in humans 73,000 years ago

Artwork from waaaay before Photoshop.

Kidney stones form like any rock, may hold day-by-day history of your body’s health

We’re all Stonebenders in our kidneys!

New non-antibiotic treatment hijacks tuberculosis bacterium

It could prove a valuable alternative to the way TB is currently being treated.

MRSA originated in humans — but it frequently jumps to other animals and bounces back to us

The resilience and adaptability of these superbugs is impressive — and scary.

Scared? Here’s how your brain decides whether you freeze, flee, or fight

The infamous three F’s.

One broken gene made us very good runners

A genetic fluke two to three million years ago turned humans into the best endurance runners around.

When it comes to influenza — Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Flu vaccine seems more effective in women; men recover faster from the flu.

New research shows why some people get the common cold more easily

Bless you!

Activating a new language is easy — the effort goes in suppressing the old one

Oui oui, tres bien!

Europeans have been eating cheese for at least 7,000 years

I know it’s a bit cheesy, but this is definitely a remarkable find.

Artificial bacteria-killing cells could win the war against drug resistance

As the cells are much more robust and self-sufficient than previous ‘models’, they can be employed even in less-than-ideal or changing conditions.