Positive Thinking Really Can Boost Your Chances of Success

We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking. “Self-belief can do wonderful things.”  “You can do anything if you put your mind to it!” “If you believe in yourself anything is possible.“ Scientists have finally found some evidence that these mildly sickening adages may actually be worth more than you think. In a massive study, Professor Andrew…

Overweight? You’ll Live The Longest

“The research by Nordestgaard et al may be both a blessing and a curse. Years of trying to shed those last few pounds that just won’t budge could be at an end, but realising that we’ve been measuring weight incorrectly for decades puts us in a kind of limbo. We have our cake, but are we allowed to eat it?”

Anorexia May Be Caused by Bacterial Infection

Anorexia Nervosa is a notoriously difficult condition both to characterise and treat. It is generally known as an eating disorder but has strong links to anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attachment disorders, depression and even other eating disorders. There are a surprisingly small number of studies which have investigated how best to treat…

We’re Killing the Great Barrier Reef

Because of us, the Great Barrier Reef is dying. What’s worse, there’s not a lot we can do to help. The 1,600 mile-long landmark is currently undergoing its worst bleaching event ever, with over 93% of the reef affected. This is a huge problem. As well as being an astonishing spectacle, the colours of the…