Chemicals in household products linked to £1bn in European women's health care costs
A range of chemicals found in some pesticides, cosmetics, toys and food containers, are thought to contribute to reproductive health problems in hundreds of thousands of women. This could cost the EU more than 1.4bn Euros (£1 billion) a year in health care costs and lost earning potential, according to...
Lethal genetic blindness found in a rare Scottish bird
The last remaining Scottish populations of the rare red-billed chough are being affected by a genetic mutation causing lethal blindness, a new study from the University of Aberdeen and the Scottish Chough Study Group and funded by NERC and Scottish Natural Heritage has shown.
Livestock sector key to mitigating greenhouse gases
A team of scientists led by CSIRO researcher Dr Mario Herrero, and including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, have found that the global livestock sector offers a significant opportunity to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the economic and social benefits of the sector.
Children born by planned repeat c-section no worse off than vaginal births after c-sections
Repeat caesarean sections don't lead to substantially worse long-term health in children compared with vaginal births after caesarean section, according to new research.
Low childhood IQ linked to premature death in adulthood
Lower levels of intelligence measured in childhood are associated with an increased risk of premature death in adulthood.
Researchers find key to stubbing out smoking
Partner support (not nagging!) could be key to stopping smoking.
Agricultural fertiliser could pose risk to human fertility, sheep study finds
Eating meat from animals grazed on land treated with commonly-used agricultural fertilisers might have serious implications for pregnant women and the future reproductive health of their unborn children, according to new research.
Specific brain areas found to be linked to depression
Damage in specific brain structures has been found to be associated with a greater risk of depressive symptoms in late life according to research from the University of Aberdeen.