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Warming waters make their shells more porous

Undermining mussels’ overall health.

Vitamin D deficiency was common among children during the industrialization period in England

The deficiency was indicated in the teeth of three-quarters of individuals, especially males.

A correlation between the UK’s austerity policies and increased frailty among the elderly population

The implementation of UK austerity politics and increased frailty among the oldest adults.

More babies were born on weekdays than on weekends or holidays

The frequency of births increased, and the gap between deliveries on weekends/holidays and weekdays widened.

DNA extracted from ancient feces can provide insights into the gut environment of ancient Japanese

The samples also contained evidence of bacteria and viruses from the ancient human gut microbiome.

Relationship satisfaction linked to better mental health, says Australian study

Finances and general demographics account for 3% and 2% of mental health variation, respectively.

In pre-Roman times, humans were buried with dogs, horses, and other creatures

Co-burials are still a mystery, but might indicate animal companionship or religious customs.

Vittrup Man lived on the Scandinavian coast before moving to a farming community in Denmark

DNA, isotope, protein analysis reveal genetic ancestry and migration of a human found in a peat bog.

The sharp increase in childhood obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic

BMI data from over 1 million children in England will cost society post-pandemic obesity rates.

People of color victims of lethal violence and suicide in the US die younger than their white counterparts

Access to firearms, medical and mental health problems, and socioeconomic factors may help explain inequities.

Mindfulness and compassion sessions linked to reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression

An approach that can be easily adopted in a range of contexts.

Musculoskeletal pain leads to premature retirement

Musculoskeletal pain alters retirement timing and work cessation in older adults.

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