Woman lookink at the mirror.

Scientists say you can change your personality

It has long been believed that people can't change their personalities, which are largely stable and inherited

Man running on side of road.

Running research: Heel-toe or toe-heel?

New research suggests there is no evidence that changing a runner's strike pattern will help prevent injuries or give them a speed boost

Man walking alone on the street

Have you found meaning in life? Answer determines health and well-being

The study found the presence of meaning in life is associated with better physical and mental well-being.

The Alfred Wegener Institute's Neumeyer-Station III in Antarctica.

How extreme environmental conditions affect the human brain

The researchers found changes to the dentate gyrus, an area of the hippocampus responsible for spatial thinking and memory

Man dunking the ball.

Play sports for a healthier brain

A new study shows that, in the absence of injury, athletes across a variety of sports - including football, soccer and hockey - have healthier brains than non-athletes

Workers packing tomatoes at the market of Madanapalle in India.

How much will we eat in the future?

Researchers at Göttingen University investigate the relationship between our body size and human global calorie demand.

Group of woman doing pilates.

Did you know about these 7 benefits of Pilates?

Trying Pilates at least once in your life is a must. Here´s why

The Ebola Treatment Center in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Investigational drugs reduce risk of death from Ebola virus disease

The investigational therapeutics mAb114 and REGN-EB3 offer patients a greater chance of surviving the Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Red bow, symbol of the fight against AIDS.

Latin America and the fight against AIDS

On December 1st, World AIDS Day is celebrated, and from LatinAmerican Post we tell you about the situation in Latin America.

Mother and pregnant daughter.

Guidebooks or grandmas? Where to get pregnancy advice

Most pregnant women still rely on their mothers for emotional support and guidance, although books argue about a "generational disconnect".

Woman wearing a skirt and practicing ballet.

Dance and sexual violence: a little explored relationship

Catherine Busk talks about the importance that the movement can have in treating women victims of sexual violence in the context of the Colombian conflict

Woman holding her face in dark room.

Is someone you know being victim of abuse?

Here are some signs that someone you know is being a victim of abuse and a few ways in which you could help her.

Woman holding blue vape cigarette.

New type of e-cigarette vaping injury described in CMAJ

A lung injury related to e-cigarette use in a 17-year-old Canadian may be the first documented case of a new form of damage from vaping products.

Cannabis plant

Daily cannabis use lowers odds of using illicit opioids among people who have chronic pain

For those using illicit opioids to manage their chronic pain, cannabis may be a beneficial - and a less dangerous - alternative.

Group of pregnant women.

Living in ethnic enclaves may improve pregnancy outcomes

Asian/Pacific Islander women living in ethnic enclaves in the United States are less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications.

Doctor is preparing a syringe shot.

Trying to help parents decide to vaccinate kids against HPV?

Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, if they inject a narrative into information-based posts

Long-tailed mouse

Chileans create vaccine against Hantavirus

The carrier of the virus is mainly the long-tailed mouse (Oligoryzomis longicaudatus) inhabiting the southern forests of South America.

Mom working while carrying her baby.

What makes a happy working mom?

New research shows that the well-being of a working mum depends more on whether her own psychological needs are met rather than the temperament of her baby

Brown dog lying on the floor

Mexico, a country with many problems but without rage

Mexico is the first country in the world declared free of rabies in humans transmitted by dogs, according to the World Health Organization.

Healthy sleep brain-waves are similar to earthquakes

Findings link healthy sleep to brain-wave bursts that mathematically mimic earthquakes.

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