Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.

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Chicago announces new police training for dealing with mentally ill

Chicago announces new police training for dealing with mentally ill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing sharp criticism over police shootings of civilians, announced reforms on Friday to address how police and other emergency workers respond to the mentally ill, including new crisis training for officers.

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Researchers discover a natural food additive that blocks skin cancer cells

Researchers discover a natural food additive that blocks skin cancer cells

Researchers have discovered some rather special properties in the natural food additive, annatto: properties that can block the development of certain skin cancer cells in mice. It would appear that annatto – which was used by ancient tribes as body paint, but is now more likely to be found as food colouring – contains a compound that prevents the formation of cancer cells caused by ultraviolet radiation.

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What’s The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting?

What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting?

Mosquitoes have quirky olfactory preferences. For example, many of them, especially the Aedes variety that transmits the Zika virus, love the smell of feet. Researchers who need to avoid mosquito bites tell what works and what doesn't for them.

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