Parental Memory Is Inherited Across Generations
Saturday, July 13 2019 | Lifestyle
Are our personalities and behaviors shaped more by our genes or our circumstances? While this age-old "nature vs. nurture" question continues to confound us and fuel debates, a growing body of evidence from research conducted over recent decades suggests that parental environment can have a profound impact on future generations.
Working With Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain
Thursday, June 27 2019 | Lifestyle
Using our hands may actually be key to maintaining a healthy mood, and the lack of this type of activity may contribute to feelings of irritability, apathy, and depression.
How You Feel Determines Who Can Influence You
Thursday, June 20 2019 | Consciousness
In a new study, Stanford psychologists examined why some people respond differently to an upsetting situation and learned that people's motivations play an important role in how they react.
Growing Up With Animals Dramatically Reduces Asthma and Allergies
Wednesday, June 19 2019 | Allergies
A child's risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.
Where We Carry Our Fat Linked To Cancer Risk
Wednesday, June 12 2019 | Cancer
In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive form of cancer.
We Understand The Minds of Others Because Our Cells Do
Tuesday, June 4 2019 | MentalHealth
Psychologists and philosophers have long suggested that simulation is the mechanism whereby humans understand the minds of others. However, the neural basis of this complex process had not been identified until a group of researchers identified a type of neuron that had not previously been described that actively and spontaneously learns from decision-making by other individuals and simulates their mental processes.
The Most Cancer Suppressing Compounds Are Found In These Veggies
Tuesday, May 21 2019 | Prevention
New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body's most potent tumor-suppressing genes.
Anger More Harmful Than Sadness
Wednesday, May 15 2019 | MentalHealth
Although constructive anger can aid intimate relationships, work interactions and social expressions, it may be more harmful to an older person's physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Disruptions In Our Internal Body Clock Increase Cancer Risk
Tuesday, May 7 2019 | Cancer
While it's reported that chronic disruptions of circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, can lead to an increased risk of cancer, the underlying mechanisms by which the disturbances promote tumor growth had been largely unknown until now.
Pigging Out Is Fine, As Long As It Is Short-Term
Thursday, May 2 2019 | Lifestyle
Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases.
Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important For Brain Growth
Monday, April 29 2019 | Breastfeeding
Preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children's National.