How music benefits children


Dawn Rose (TC) : Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter”. Shutterstock This interest in the relationship between musical aptitude on ability and intelligence has been around for some time. But despite these beliefs More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Ouch! The drugs don’t work for back pain, but here’s what does

TC : How’s your back? About a quarter of Australia’s population experience a back pain episode at any point in time, and nearly all of us (around 85%) will have at least one lifetime experience with back pain. But More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health

TC : The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Mediterranean diet may protect your brain in old age, new finding suggests

Paul Fletcher (TC) : Amid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing. More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, December 18th, 2016

How dogs are really affected by fireworks – and what you can do to help

Emily Birch (TC) : Whether it’s Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, or just an everyday celebration, every winter, as soon as the clocks go back, the fireworks begin. And while some aren’t affected in the slightest, More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, December 10th, 2016

New Study Validates Benefits of Ancient Breathing Exercises

nsnbc : A study carried out by researchers at Northwestern University, USA, shows that nasal inhaling and exhaling through the mouth has beneficial effects among others, on memory and on coping with stressful environments. The More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, November 20th, 2016

PTSD may affect brains of boys, girls differently

nsnbc : A recent study conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that a brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with post-traumatic More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, November 18th, 2016
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New study: Salmonella thrives in salad bags

Primrose Freestone (TC) : When you hear the term “food poisoning” it usually conjures up images of hurried journeys to the toilet and rueful reviews while there of what was eaten the previous day. Most of the More...

By nsnbc On Friday, November 11th, 2016

Vitamin D Correlated to Breast Cancer Survival

nsnbc  : Women with high vitamin D levels in their blood following a breast cancer diagnosis are more likely to survive the disease revealed a new study. While there is a significant correlation, the causes and More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Not all processed meats carry the same cancer risk

Elliott & Cantwell (TC) : Eating processed meat can increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that each 50g portion More...