The EU is making important progress in researching the links between environment and disease, but the field needs more collaboration from the rest of the world, according to its pioneering researcher Dr Chris Wild, director of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Parents may one day feed high-strength bacteria to their kids in order to stop them from developing early onset diabetes, after research showed that over-hygienic environments are leading to a rise in incidences of the disease.
Researchers have found that people with higher levels of vitamin D have a reduced risk of developing the most common form of liver cancer, a disease with a particularly poor survival rate as it is often diagnosed at a late stage.
Children born from mothers who were poorly nourished or stressed in the early weeks of pregnancy could be more prone to develop diseases such as diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or even end up with below-average IQs.
Landfill trash is being turned into industrial treasure.
The 9 to 5 is in decline, presenting problems for work-family balance.
Sleep expert says that around 10 % of people are at risk of insomnia and it is genetically correlated with depression.