New method preserves vaccines without refrigeration

Vaccines stored in thin sheets of sugar survived for months exposed to temperatures of 40°C.

Farmers actually work more than hunter-gatherers, have less leisure time

Toil all day, very little pay.

Algeria and Argentina are now malaria-free

The two countries join many others who have recently eliminated malaria from within their borders.

Medicinal plants used in the Civil War can stomp our modern antibiotic-resistant germs

Old tricks, new ways to implement them.

Do stress balls really work?

You seem them in every corporate office but do these squishy foam balls actually relieve stress?

It’s official: soda tax offers “net good” to society

It really works.

Ultra-processed foods cause weight gain, over eating, according to a new study

Just because it tastes good, it doesn’t mean it’s good for you.

Study proposes five new rules to prevent antibiotic resistance “disaster”

Appear weak where you are strong. Appear strong where you are weak. Show “humility in the face of natural selection.”

Eating processed food linked to eating too much and being overweight

Simple takeaway: eat less processed food.

Researchers create bacteria synthetic DNA

Move away, Nature — come in, Life 2.0.

How to prevent dementia, according to new WHO guidelines

If you want to save your brain, here are the do’s and don’ts from the new WHO guidelines.

New app can hear if your child has an infected ear

It’s one of the most common reason why parents visit a pediatrician.

3D scans reveal how an infant’s head changes shape during birth

Babies undergo severe stress during vaginal birth.

Dogs quarantined after vets find dangerous disease that can be passed to humans

A pet’s sickness shouldn’t normally be transmissible to humans — except in this case.

Heavy coffee drinkers can smell its aroma much easier than other people — and it seems tied to craving

Mmmm, good bean juice make brain go fast.

Obesity is rising faster in rural areas than in cities

Contrary to popular belief, rural areas are harder hit by obesity across the world.

Philadelphia’s sugary drink tax worked: one year later, consumption dropped by 38%

Moral of the story: people really don’t like taxes.

Team sequences the pan-genome of tomatoes in a bid to make them tasty again

Tastefully done.

Around one-quarter of those who meditate experience unpleasant symptoms — we don’t know why

The subconscious is long and full of terrors.

Charcoal toothpastes don’t work and are a ‘marketing gimmick’

Stop washing your teeth with charcoal, scientists urge.