The teenage girls are reportedly afraid of labour and believe a smaller baby weight will make childbirth less dangerous and painful
Hollywood films such as Rain Man and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape have introduced neurotypical audiences to the complex condition that is autism (with the help on non-autistic actors). But on Autistic Pride Day, those living with it speak for themselves, and celebrate the unique way that autism affects each of them.
A new book claims pressure can make you stronger but, asks Kashmira Gander, can we train our brains to cope better?
If you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others
A major announcement from the UN health body follows a review of 1,000 scientific studies
Scientists conducting the research are hoping to show the medication can also help prevent arrhythmias - abnormal heart rhythms
The Harvard University study found a number of major health benefits linked to eating 70 grams of whole grain a day, equivalent to a large bowl of porridge
Many great thinkers embraced the idea of constantly questioning things
A panel of US experts has released new recommendations based on a scientific review of sleep duration and health evidence
Calorie intake has been found to fluctuate massively depending on a person's age
'We found that this disruption of the reward system correlates with the number of problems, such as family issues, individuals have because of their marijuana use. Continued marijuana use despite these problems is an indicator of marijuana dependence'
‘In the hospital, they thought we were sisters. I was always aware of the way people might be reacting to the fact that we were lesbians and felt less comfortable in a public ward. Being lesbian made an already traumatic situation worse. I constantly felt in general like I always had my out myself to explain my role was in her care and life’
There are widespread fears that children’s educational and emotional development is being damaged by digital culture. But, says Olivia Solon, there’s as much evidence to the contrary – if we factor in some parental involvement
'It will be the largest study that’s ever tested the impact of weight loss on cancer– any form of cancer. We are very hopeful'
Researchers in the US say that marijuana use has no negative effect on health, aside from a link with gum disease. Christopher Ingraham considers what this means for the legalisation of pot
Evidence presented at the world's largest cancer conference in Chicago this weekend shows personalised cancer treatments can be six times more effective than 'blanket' approach