• December 16, 2017
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Science & Technology

  • ‘Opiophobia’ has left Africa in agony
    Dec 13, 2017 By Donald G. Mcneil Jr
    Palliative care experts wonder how they can help the 25m people who die in pain each year in poor and middle-income countries, and do so without risking an American-style overdose epidemic
  • Signs of serious mental disorders
    Dec 13, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    Trichotillomania and excoriation are two of several disorders collectively known as body-focused repetitive behaviours
  • Doctors grapple with how to treat depression
    Nov 29, 2017 By Nathaniel Morris
    Patients rely on medical professionals to help guide them, but they are often not sure which is the best approach — pills or psychotherapy
  • Altered genes might spread to places where the species is not invasive at all, but a well-established part of the ecosystem
  • Congo basin’s peaty swamps
    Nov 22, 2017 By John Vidal
    Ancient peatlands that store huge amounts of carbon are under threat from logging
  • A sore throat may not be just a cold
    Nov 22, 2017 By Jill U. Adams
    Itchy eyes and sneezing might suggest another condition: airway reflux
  • Ebola’s legacy: Children with cataracts
    Nov 15, 2017 By Denise Grady
    Cataracts usually afflict the old, not the young, but doctors have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five
  • Eye disorders plague women more than men
    Nov 15, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    Experts speculate hormones are involved because many eye diseases occur after menopause — dry eye in particular. But there is no evidence that shows a link
  • Once disparaged as borderline quackery, the procedure — called ankle arthroplasty — is now used to treat arthritis
  • Ancient viruses are buried in your DNA
    Nov 01, 2017 By Carl Zimmer
    Scientists have learned that a protein called Hemo, made by a foetus and the placenta, is produced from viral DNA that entered our ancestors’ genomes 100 million years ago
  • ‘After, I feel ecstatic and emotional’
    Oct 25, 2017 By Simon Hattenstone
    If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution
  • Curiosity, and cash, fight a fever
    Oct 25, 2017 By Donald G. McNeil Jr
    A clinical trial enlisted some of England’s brightest minds to help scientists prove a new typhoid vaccine works and could save children’s lives
  • Chips off the old block
    Oct 18, 2017 By Cade Metz
    New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors. To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature
  • The dizziness that has lasted years
    Oct 18, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    A puzzling neurological disorder leaves patients feeling as if they are rocking, swaying or bobbing when they are actually still
  • Vivid colours, naturally
    Oct 04, 2017 By Erica Goode
    To avoid toxic dyes, traditional Mexican weavers are embracing pigments produced from alternatives like crushed insects and forest plants
  • Lack of sleep and mental health problems
    Oct 04, 2017 By Nicola Davis
    Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients