How-To Scientifically Predict Your Death: Micromort
Ever heard of a micromort? To put it simply, a micromort is a “unit” in measuring the risk of one’s chance of dying. So when you hear people say that the chance of dying from some sort of activity is “ Read More..
Diesel Exhaust Linked to Elevated Lung Cancer Risk
Elevated levels of diesel fumes seems to increase risk of lung cancer in non-metal miners, says a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Read More..
Obesity: The Epidemic Strikes Again Forcing 23 Year Old Robert to Plead For Help Online
Meet Robert, a 23 year old American man with a problem that is becoming increasingly common: his weight. Not only is he overweight, he is obese, weighing in at well over 600 pounds. After several diets and hospital treatments, he still has Read More..
Children Who Snore Are More Likely to Develop Behavior-Related Problems Later in Life
A recently-published study reports that children between the ages of six months to approximately six years who experience “sleep disordered breathing” the likes of sleep apnea, mouth breathing, or snoring, are more Read More..
Mind Traning Could Help Improve Your Memory
Wonder where you kept your car keys? Or where you left your cell phone lying in your apartment? Good news is you can train your brain to remember these things more effectively. A new research published in the online journal Hippocampus Read More..
Sleeping Aids Mightbe Death-Aids in Disguise
Sleeping pills may help you get through the night so that you can wake up the next day and carry on with your life. It may also keep you from insomnia induced conditions like obesity and high blood pressure. However, it may also put you at Read More..
Anti-Oxidants in Citrus Fruits May Decrease Stroke Risk in Women
A recently concluded study conducted by University of East Anglia in Norwich, England’s Dr. Aedin Cassidy discovered that a compound commonly found in citrus fruits the likes of grapefruits and oranges (among others) may lower Read More..
India Taken Off WHO Polio List
Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced earlier this week that the country has been declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). This pronouncement was made after no new polio cases were registered throughout the Read More..
FDA Advisory Panel Gives New Obesity Drug the Green Light
After a decade of not approving prescription-grade diet pills, the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently recommended approval of the experimental weight- Read More..
Women With Migraines at Higher Risk for Depression
In a recently-concluded study which will be presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology this April, women who have suffered and are still suffering from migraine headaches may just be at a higher risk for Read More..
Engineers at Stanford Create Miniscule, Implantable Medical Device
For decades scientists have been trying to find a way to create miniscule implantable devices that could travel throughout the bloodstream of a human being. There are several obstacles that were in the way. For one, technology Read More..
Wireless Smart Device Allows Physicians to Personalize Treatment
Imagine having a wireless device that can be customized so as to provide relevant and real-time information regarding a patient’s recuperation after surgery without having to resort to x-rays, tests, and other potentially invasive Read More..
Irregular Sleep Could Weaken Your Immune System
We have all heard about just how important sleep is for our bodies. Not only is it necessary for us to function, but it also plays an important role on our weight and metabolism, our mood, our cardiovascular health, and disease . Read More..
Video Games Might Improve Eyesight and Even Cure Cataract
Is having 20/20 vision a thing of the past for you? Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, but don’t want to resort to surgery? If that is the case, then you may want to try your hand at setting up a gaming console, and Read More..
Air Pollution Now Linked To Stroke And Cognitive Decline
Recent studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest that exposure to air pollution, no matter how minute, may have serious and debilitating implications on your cardiovascular and cognitive health. In a study conducted at Read More..
Intestinal Bacteria Could Be Making You Fat
If you’re one of the millions who feel like you’re waging a losing battle against the bulge, then chances are that one particular area that you’re most frustrated with is your mid-section. However, an increasing amount of Read More..
The Secrets Behind Ancient Chinese Herbal Remedy Revealed
Chang shan (also known as the dichroa root) has been known for centuries by Chinese herbalists to be a powerful remedy for malaria, and more studies have come out that show that a compound which is derived from this beautiful type of Read More..
Coffee May be The Cure for Type 2 Diabetes
Coffee has long been touted for its ability to get us up and moving in the morning, but along with it comes a host of other benefits such as: Coffee drinkers are less likely to Read More..
Are Older People Happier Than The Rest ?
Did you know that older people are actually happier than most of us? According to psychologists it’s because of the fact that they spend most of their time reminiscing about their happy experiences in the past and forgetting about Read More..
Write Your Way to Weight Loss in The New Year
More studies have shown recently that have shown the effectiveness of writing 15 minutes a day in losing weight. Study participants who wrote more about religion, music, and relationships were shown to be able to lose more weight compared Read More..