People who live past 105 years old have genes that stop DNA damage
Supercentenarians and semi-supercentenarians – people who reach the ages of 110 and 105 – have genes that reduce the number of mutations that accumulate in their cells (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK under-40s to get alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Worrying about bad jet lag could actually make your jet lag worse
Concerns about jet lag may lead to a " nocebo " effect, in which believing something to be harmful can actually increase its negative effects on you (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Blood test could predict when pregnant women will give birth
Current due date predictions are made by counting 40 weeks from a woman's last period, but a blood test looking at 45 biomarkers could predict when labour will actually begin (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Cases surge in Seychelles despite high vaccination rate
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

India's covid-19 crisis: What happens next and how long will it last?
As cases continue to soar, what does the country need to do to curb the epidemic, how long with the current wave last, and which other countries are at risk of a similar situation? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Prior infection boosts response to single Pfizer jab
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

A baby ’s first poo reveals if they are at risk of allergies and asthma
If the first stool passed by a baby is rich in a diverse set of chemicals, this may encourage the growth of beneficial gut bacteria that support a healthy immune system (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why can ’t we stay awake indefinitely? Science with Sam explains
Sleep is clearly extremely important, but what ’s going on in our brains while we’re out of it? Why can’t we stay awake all the time? And how can we make sure we’re getting enough? Let Science with Sam explain (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Multiple negative events before birth could lead to poor mental health
Children who experienced multiple negative events before birth, such as exposure to alcohol or pre-eclampsia, are at higher risk of experiencing poor mental health (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

' Smart' immune cells kill tumours and stop them regrowing in mice
In animal studies, " smart " immune cells genetically engineered to attack tumours in a new way eradicated brain, ovarian and asbestos-related tumours where normal immune cells failed (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

India's crisis should be a warning against covid-19 complacency
As India's death toll from covid-19 rises it is a stark warning to us all of just how quickly a seemingly good situation can change (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Allergies are on the rise – here's how to help scientists find out why
If you experience seasonal allergies, you can track your symptoms to help researchers investigate their environmental triggers, finds Layal Liverpool (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

We'll soon be able to tell whether you are immune to covid-19
Researchers are searching for a simple measure of the entire immune response that tells you whether somebody is protected against covid-19, in order to develop a true immunity test (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 lockdown has left young children vulnerable to some illnesses
As some parts of Australia see a delayed surge of respiratory disease in children, there are concerns that young immune systems may be suffering from lockdowns and social distancing (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Air pollution halved in first UK lockdown but fell less in the third
During the first coronavirus lockdown, air pollution halved in the UK, but more recent lockdowns saw a drop of only 28 per cent as more people used gas boilers while working from home and keeping warm during the winter (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Medical supply donations begin to arrive in India
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Science with Sam: Why can ’t we stay awake indefinitely?
We spend one-third of our lives asleep, but why is it so essential? In this episode, we explain the science of sleep and why we can ’t stay awake indefinitely. (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

One in four people in England exercised less during and after lockdown
A large number of people did less exercise through lockdown and never increased it back to normal levels, with potentially long-term repercussions for physical and mental health (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Old tom cats have more mutations in their sperm like older human males
Genetic sequencing shows that cat sperm accumulates more mutations as males age, just like in humans, suggesting this is a universal phenomenon in animals (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Countries send supplies to India as crisis deepens
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 vaccine side-effects: Here ’s everything you need to know
As growing numbers of younger adults get vaccinated against covid-19, we look at what side effects they might experience, and whether they relate to your immunity against the virus (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Oxygen Express trains deliver supplies as India hit by covid-19 surge
Newly conceived " Oxygen Express " trains are re-routing supplies across India to meet a severe shortage of medical-grade oxygen, as the country ’s coronavirus cases hit a record peak for the fifth day in a row (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Japan to declare state of emergency ahead of Olympics
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Can we finally wipe out malaria with a vaccine 37 years in the making?
Efforts to make malaria history have had huge success in recent years. Now, there ’s hope that a long-awaited vaccine can go the last mile (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Malaria vaccine from Oxford covid-19 team is most effective ever made
A malaria vaccine produced by the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is 77 per cent effective in trials, offering hope of controlling a disease that kills an estimated 400,000 people each year, many of them children (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: India reports a record number of new cases
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

We shouldn't use Renaissance watermelons to judge nutritional value
Many crops have changed over the years through cultivation, but that doesn't mean they have become less nutritious nor is that possible to judge from a picture, writes James Wong (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

3 million deaths: Despite new covid-19 milestone, there is hope ahead
As the world passes 3 million deaths from covid-19, New Scientist explores the pandemic's trajectory and discovers many reasons for hope that the worst will soon be over (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

UK should set tougher air pollution limits, says Kissi-Debrah coroner
The UK government should impose tougher limits on air pollution, in line with World Health Organization recommendations, to prevent more deaths like those of 9-year old Ella Kissi-Debrah, a coroner has urged. (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Further restrictions on AstraZeneca jab in Sweden
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Sputnik V: Russia's vaccine is going global – how well does it work?
Non-Western vaccines are serious players in the global effort against covid-19, but  we need more transparent data on their efficacy and safety as they are rolled out to millions (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Infections in England at lowest level in 7 months
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Human cells grown in monkey embryos raise ethical concerns
Human-monkey chimeras produced by implanting human stem cells in macaque embryos could be used to study how cells develop, but some ethicists have raised concerns (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How to keep your brain healthy: The 7 things you should do every day
Keeping your brain in good shape will not only stave off mental decline, but can also improve your relationships and boost your well-being – and it's never too late to make a difference (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

We have overlooked a crucial cause of the world's nutrition crisis
Attempts to tackle undernutition in children around the world often overlook an important part of the puzzle, says Priti Parikh (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How a return to offices after covid-19 lockdown affects mental health
Returning to work in offices brings concerns over office socialising and using public transport, but working together brings mental health benefits too (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

5 steps to make offices as coronavirus-proof as possible
Good ventilation is one of the most effective measures offices can take to stop the spread of coronavirus, while relying on people to change their behaviour should be a last resort (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

What causes the rare blood clots linked with some covid-19 vaccines?
Johnson& Johnson covid-19 vaccines have been paused in the US after rare reports of blood clots, similar to those linked with the AstraZeneca vaccine in other countries. Could the cause of the clots be the same? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: One vaccine dose produces strong response in over-80s
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

India sees record surges in cases due to coronavirus variants
India's daily coronavirus cases are currently the highest in the world, with modelling suggesting the country's total tally could be close to 450 million (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: US authorities call for Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How good are the coronavirus vaccines at blocking transmission?
Some covid-19 vaccines seem to excel at stopping the virus spreading as well as preventing disease, but vaccines alone still might not be enough to achieve herd immunity (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: EU drugs regulator reviewing Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Dementia risk doubles if people have both vision and hearing loss
Over six years, a study following thousands of people aged 58 and up found that those who started to lose their vision and hearing were more likely to develop dementia (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why the UK changed covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine advice for under-30s
Guidance in the UK now says healthy people under 30 should be offered a different vaccine – here's everything you need to know (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK to offer under-30s alternative to AstraZeneca jab
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Experimental events offer glimpse of safe, post-lockdown nightlife
Allowing thousands of people to party side by side in different conditions is showing governments the best way to reignite the entertainment industry while keeping people safe (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 vaccine passports tested in UK as lockdown restrictions ease
The UK government says covid-19 vaccine passports are likely to become a “feature of our lives,” despite mounting political opposition (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research