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Australian boy at centre of cancer legal battle dies

2016-12-29

A six-year-old boy whose cancer diagnosis sparked a high-profile legal battle in Australia has died.

Why U.S. babies are more social than other kids

2016-12-28

Babies born in the United States are more social and impulsive than those from some other countries, a new study has found. They’re also, according to their moms, more likely to enjoy highly stimulating activities, less likely to be unhappy or angry and are easier to comfort when they do get upset.

Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study

2016-12-23

Too much Facebook browsing at Christmas - and seeing all those "perfect" families and holiday photos - is more likely to make you miserable than festive, research suggests.

Can low levels of vitamin D cause depression? Doctors not yet sure, but research shows a connection

2016-12-22

Feeling down? You might be lacking vitamin D. Emerging research is showing the role the vitamin plays in our heads. See five things to eat to raise your levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’, and other ways to get some

Processed meat 'may be bad for asthma'

2016-12-21

Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers.

Babies made from three people approved in UK

2016-12-19

Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK's fertility regulator.

Smartphone app lets users catch shrine deities in Miyazaki town

2016-12-15

Yosei Ito, who developed the “Takachiho GO” smartphone app, poses with a deity known as Susanoo no Mikoto at Mukoyamajinja shrine in Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture.

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

2016-12-13

Australian court approves intersex child's surgery

2016-12-12

A five-year-old Australian child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court agreed to her having surgery.

Regular social media use good for mental health: Aussie study

2016-12-09

Regularly using social media contributes to good mental health, an Australian study has found.