Health, Mind & Brain:
Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?
Our lives are ruled by time; we use time to tell us what to do. But the alarm clock that wakes us in the morning or the wristwatch that tells us we are late for supper are unnatural clocks. Our biology answers to a profoundly more ancient beat that probably started to tick early in the evolution of all life.
Some of the earliest applied research into colour was carried out by Louis Cheskin at the Color Research Institute of America founded in the 1930s. A pioneer in the field of marketing psychology, Cheskin argued that consumers make automatic and non-conscious assessments of products based not just on the product itself but derived from all its characteristics as determined by each of the senses. One major sensory feature is colour.
Encouraging people to meet specific fitness goals when they are new to exercising can be ineffective. In fact, it may even make it harder to become active, according to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Cancer is, without a doubt, one of the most dreaded diagnoses a person can receive in their lifetime. While there are many forms of cancer and their respective prognosis depend on a multitude of factors — such as the patient, the cancer’s stage, and available treatments — for the millions of people who will be diagnosed this year, the word “cancer” is still a frightening one to hear.
The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?
It all starts with the immune system. Every person has one - a group of cells, tissues and organs in the body that helps you fight infections.
Researchers have discovered brain cells that control our appetite. Tanycytes—cells found in part of the brain that controls energy levels—detect nutrients in food and tell the brain directly about the food we’ve eaten, researchers report.
New research shows that one of the most toxic effects of the ApoE4 gene so important to Alzheimer's disease, may not arise from the β-amyloid protein, and instead may be the result of a damaging immune response to tau, a different protein.
It has already been observed that, as we age, the two halves of the brain increasingly communicate. New research explores why and what that might mean for our health.