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Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

Malaria

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

There are a number of effective ways and natural remedies to treat malaria fever.

Kids can't safely cross road before 14: Study

Children's health

Kids can't safely cross road before 14: Study

Children contend with two main variables when deciding whether it is safe to cross a street researchers said.

Placebo effect can mend broken hearts too: Study

medication

Placebo effect can mend broken hearts too: Study

The study is the first to measure placebos' impact on emotional pain from romantic rejection.

Scientists successfully test artificial womb in animals; say it could help increase survival chances in human preemies!

Pregnancy

Scientists successfully test artificial womb in animals; say it could help increase survival chances in human preemies!

The plastic 'womb' consists of a mixture of warm water and added salts, similar to amniotic fluid, to support and protect the foetus.

Jackfruit seeds could potentially replace cocoa beans to make chocolates!

Chocolates

Jackfruit seeds could potentially replace cocoa beans to make chocolates!

Scientists are investigating alternative sources that can mimic chocolate's distinct aroma and flavour.

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Malaria

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Researchers were inspired by toys such as a yoyo and whirlygig that is made using a spherical object suspended on threads which are then pulled to make it spin.

Study suggests regular, moderate exercise for those over 50 years to 'keep the mind sharp'

exercise

Study suggests regular, moderate exercise for those over 50 years to 'keep the mind sharp'

In this analysis of previous studies, researchers from the University of Canberra looked at the effects of at least four weeks of structured physical exercise on the brain function of adults.

Beware, parents! Offering kids their favourite snack to soothe them may be your worst decision – Know why

Healthy eating

Beware, parents! Offering kids their favourite snack to soothe them may be your worst decision – Know why

When children eat to soothe their negative feelings, their food tends to be high in calories (eg, sweets) so they consume more calories.

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

immunisation

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.