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‘Alarming’ one in five deaths due to sepsis

One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, shows the most comprehensive analysis of the condition.

Secrets of 1,000-year-old trees unlocked

Scientists have discovered the secret of how the ginkgo tree can live for more than 1,000 years.

Incredible footage shows water flowing upwards

A video of water rising from the sea and reaching on top of a cliff is breaking the internet.

Plant life ‘expanding over the Himalayas’

Vegetation is expanding at high altitudes in the Himalayas, including in the Everest region, new research has shown.

Does music make exercise more effective?

Along with losing weight, one of the most popular new year's resolutions is "to do more exercise".

Last decade was ‘second hottest in 100 years’

A series of new records for high temperature were broken in the UK in 2019, concluding a record-breaking decade, the Met Office has said.

10 symptoms of pneumonia

Pneumonia is a pulmonary condition that causes inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs.

World 'faces 80% calorie increase by end of century'

The amount of food needed to feed the world's population by the end of the century could increase by almost 80%, a study has suggested.

Cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy available on NHS

People with severe epilepsy will be able to access a cannabis-based medicine on the NHS from early next year after it was fast-tracked for use.

World’s oldest fossil trees uncovered in New York

The earliest fossilised trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York.

Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

An ancient relative of modern humans survived into comparatively recent times in South East Asia, a new study has revealed.

Vegans need to be aware of B12 deficiency risk

Experts are warning that people eating a vegan diet need to make sure they get enough B12 - because the risk of deficiency is "not a myth".

Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition

A third of the poorest countries in the world are dealing with high levels of obesity as well as under-nourishment, which leaves people too thin, according to a report in The Lancet.

Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'

Carbon-intensive firms are likely to lose 43% of their value thanks to policies designed to combat climate change, a report says.

Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish.