Your Brain Anatomy Plays A Role In Determining Your Food Choices
June 25, 2018 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Our indulgence in delicious but unhealthful food may not necessarily reveal a character flaw. Rather, our ability to exercise self-control is linked to our neurobiology, according to a study that has been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Algorithm Predicts Who Will Win A Debate
June 21, 2018 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
Northeastern professor Lu Wang believes that the right mix of linguistic analysis, artificial intelligence, and data visualization can produce more meaningful debates. Understanding what makes a persuasive argument is at the heart of an interdisciplinary project she is leading.
What Did Ancient Babylonians Eat?
June 20, 2018 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Even ancient Babylonians chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today's chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes of stews filled with savory meats, herbaceous herbs, and earthy vegetables.
Studies Based on Three Continents Show Higher Than Recommended Doses of Vitamin D Prevents Cancer
June 18, 2018 | Sunlight | J.Battaglia
Research utilizing combined data from 17 studies that included more than 12,000 people from the U.S., Europe, and Asia found that optimal levels of vitamin D for colon cancer prevention are higher than the current U.S. recommendation of 600 international units (IU) per day.
Skip The Turmeric Smoothies and Lattes
June 15, 2018 | Toxins | M.Torres
The internet is rife with claims about the healing powers of turmeric and many of the claims do have scientific merit. The claims have also caused a sharp increase in the marketing tactics of beverages in the fast food and restaurant industry. Is the quality of the turmeric you are receiving in everything from lattes to smoothies effective or toxic?
Thousands of Children Deceived By Liquid Nicotine Packaged Like Juice
June 14, 2018 | Toxins | J.Battaglia
Federal regulators have warned more than a dozen manufacturers, distributors and retailers that they are endangering children by marketing e-cigarette liquids to resemble kid-friendly products such as juice boxes, candy and whipped cream.
Scientists Identify 6 Foods That Fight Disease
June 13, 2018 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
The foods we eat play a significant role in our health. Scientists are discovering how eggs, nuts, fermented dairy, vegetables and even coffee can help protect against health problems. Nutrition 2018 will feature the latest research into how adding certain foods to our diet might help lower risk for diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other health issues.
People With Higher Empathy Process Music Differently Than Others
June 12, 2018 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
People with higher empathy differ from others in the way their brains process music, according to a study by researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and UCLA.
How Mangos Promote Gut Health
June 10, 2018 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Next time you suffer from constipation, you may want to consider grabbing a mango instead of reaching for a fiber supplement, suggests a new Texas A and M University pilot study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.
Why It Pays To Be Humble and Modest
June 7, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Why do people make anonymous donations, and why does the public perceive this as admirable? Why do we downplay our interest in a potential partner, if we risk missing out on a relationship?
Walking Faster Found To Reduce Cardiovascular Death Risk Over 50 Percent
June 4, 2018 | Prevention | M.Chan
Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, research led by the University of Sydney suggests.