Credit: NASA The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, says a new study in The Journal of Physiology. Scientists have simulated the impact of 21 day spaceflights on the body, and the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars. During spaceflights, and in future habitats […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Shutterstock/NilaNewsom In India, you can buy saffron that is “useful in asthma, indigestion, body pain, fever, dry skin diseases and pregnancy”, ghee that increases “memory power”, intellect and digestion, and lemon pickle that “improves your immunity level and helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents”. Such claims rely not on the credulity […]Continue Reading ...
Americans gathered to watch the final presidential debate ahead of 2016 US election that Donald Trump went on to win The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front their television last year, according to a report released Monday. Eurodata TV Worldwide said that television viewing was holding up despite […]Continue Reading ...
Dark side of bath toys. Credit: Andri Bryner, Eawag Scientific curiosity knows no bounds: a group of Swiss and US researchers have delved into “the dark side” of inviting rubber ducks and other flexible plastic toys into our tubs. Any plastic materials dunked in bathwater provide ideal conditions for bacterial and fungal growth, according to […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers led by an MIT economist has found that medical expenses account for roughly 4 percent of bankruptcy filings among nonelderly adults in the U.S. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology A team of researchers led by an MIT economist has found that medical expenses account for roughly 4 percent of bankruptcy filings […]Continue Reading ...
3D chemical structure of bisphenol A. Credit: Edgar181 via Wikimedia Commons New research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated “safe” human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life. The research […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: public domain People who use moist snuff snus have significantly higher levels of the protein cornulin in their blood than non-snusers. This previously unknown relationship was found in a new study from Umeå University, Sweden. Whether higher levels increase the risk of disease has, however, not yet been clarified. “It’s important to know about […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in the blood are connected to obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome. Researchers know less about the significance of the microbiome than reporting on the subject seems […]Continue Reading ...
These graphs shows suicides of black and white men across states in relation to state gun ownership. Credit: Corinne Riddell Southern and Western states have the highest rates of white firearm suicide, while Midwestern states have highest rates of black firearm homicide, according to new research from McGill University. The findings place a spotlight on […]Continue Reading ...
Online ads encouraging pregnant smokers to take up stop-smoking support could be more effective at reaching women than advice delivered in a clinical setting – according to new research involving the University of East Anglia. A new NIHR-funded study reveals that commercial online advertising about cessation support could engage large numbers of women earlier in […]Continue Reading ...
Many Australians turn to their local chiropractor to deal with acute and chronic back pain. A good chiropractor can help ease back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints. But a small element of the profession is attracting a worrying number of complaints. A University of Melbourne study of chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists across Australia found that […]Continue Reading ...
Engaging at-risk youth at every stage of program planning can help them build leadership and relationship skills, says a UAlberta researcher. Credit: University of Alberta At-risk youth will soon have a greater say in the types of recreational activities they participate in thanks to a University of Alberta research project that spawned a new bottom-up […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A sudden loss of net worth in middle or older age is associated with a significantly higher risk of death, reports a new Northwestern Medicine and University of Michigan study. When people lose 75 percent or more of their total wealth during a two-year period, they are 50 percent more likely […]Continue Reading ...
In this April 23, 2014 file photo, e-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago. Several medical and public health groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes, which they say pose a health threat to U.S. children. (AP Photo/Nam Y. […]Continue Reading ...
Public health and public affairs researchers at the University of Washington for the first time have measured the self-reported health status of people who obtain fringe loans. Credit: University of Washington School of Public Health Fringe loan services may cost poor and working class Americans not only their finances, but also their health, a first-of-its-kind […]Continue Reading ...
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