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Don't rely on planting trees to be carbon-neutral, scientists say

Taking better care of nature could absorb many more climate-changing emissions - but will only work if big companies simultaneously slash their own emissions and focus on boosting biodiversity, not ...

Don't rely on planting trees to be carbon-neutral, scientists say

Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

A new study that analysed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted ...

A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on display in this illustration taken on 25 March

Sleep seen as essential for the brain

Scientists are providing a fuller understanding of the essential role that sleep plays in brain health, identifying an abrupt transition at about 2.4 years of age when its primary purpose shifts from ...

Sleep seen as essential for the brain

Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100

If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's melting ice sheets could together contribute more than 38 centimetre of global sea level rise by 2100, says a NASA-led study.

Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100

PTSD may double risk of dementia: Study

People who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are up to twice as likely to develop dementia later in life, warn researchers.

PTSD may double risk of dementia: Study

Reaching herd immunity in a viral pandemic

However, the extent of protection via natural infection is unknown with the new coronavirus. Moreover, more people would die while waiting for herd immunity than if a vaccine was produced.

Crowds of people shop in the capital's Shanir Akhra, Dhaka.

Loneliness has doubled among older adults amid pandemic: Study

Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 but a new study suggests that the pandemic has doubled loneliness among older adults.

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Wildlife population declined by 68pc since 1970: WWF

Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds' decline in less than half a century. This has contributed to environmental degradation, ...

Wildlife population declined by 68pc since 1970: WWF

Recovered COVID-19 patients may still have virus: Study

Researchers found that gut microbiota of patients with high SARS-CoV-2 infectivity were characterised by enrichment of pathogens and loss of "good" bacteria that are capable of producing short-chain ...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, rest in their beds in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21 August 2020.

Helping others and kindness may boost health, well-being

In a major study, the researchers have revealed that performing acts of kindness and helping other people can be good for people's health and well-being.

Helping others and kindness may boost health, well-being
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