It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of anthropology. What killed off the Neanderthals, and why did Homo sapiens thrive even as Neanderthals withered to extinction? Was it some sort of plague specific only to Neanderthals? Was there some sort of cataclysmic event in their homelands of Eurasia that lead to their disappearance? A… Continue reading Did Ear Infections Kill Off The Neanderthals?
In a fascinating study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, sleep restriction was once again shown to have remarkably negative affect on humans. In this case, only a few days of sleep restriction affected how full participants felt after eating, along with altering fat metabolism. A full night of recovery sleep wasn’t enough to reverse… Continue reading Want To Screw Up Your Fat Metabolism? Sleep Like An American
New research out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School sheds light on how our stress responses, especially the “fight-or-flight” response, may be harming our health over the long term. Specifically, Dr. Mark Alkema, professor of neurobiology, and his crew have been investigating the way in which the dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone modulates… Continue reading Science Gives Us An Insight Into How Stress Weakens The Body’s System
If you’re getting older, you may have noticed something. Something disturbing is happening to your waistline and other parts. It’s very common for people to gain weight and body fat as they get older. So common, in fact, that it’s been largely an accepted reality, even though we really haven’t understood why. At least, not… Continue reading Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why
Are you this guy while you workout or afterwards? Soon, science may be able to give you clothes that prevent you from smelling “not so fresh.” Or even downright gross. Of course, it’s not just exercise that does it. Hot summer weather, stressful situations, yard work or a tough day on the job can leave… Continue reading Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem
If you’re a parent struggling to get your kids to eat vegetables, there’s hope! There is at least one way to get your kids to accept and even eat more vegetables. The good news? It doesn’t involve threats, punishment or banishment to the “naughty corner.” In fact, researchers in Australia may have hit on a… Continue reading Want to Get More Vegetables Into Your Kids? Offer More Variety!
Is there a single vitamin, mineral or element that makes “the” difference between staying healthy and catching every annoying bug that comes along? Probably not. Even so, there are plenty of medical experts, nutritionists and researchers who make a strong argument for zinc being the difference maker for your immune system, among other things. Zinc… Continue reading Get Zinc or Get Sick?
Want to improve your heart health? Get a dog! Most dog owners will tell you that having a dog makes them feel better. They’ve got “someone” in their lives that provides unconditional love, is always happy to see them and just makes them feel better. It turns out that there may be something to their… Continue reading For a Healthier Heart, Get a Dog
New research from the University of Copenhagen has shown that the conventional wisdom around nutritional therapies for type 2 diabetics may not be so wise after all. The study, part of CutDM, funded in part by a DKK 4 million grant from Arla Food for Health, involved 28 patients who were studied over 12 weeks.… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet
In research which was published in the journal Nature this week, scientists revealed results which they say have far-reaching implications for the way that we understand how the brain ages and how we may be able to develop therapies for age-related brain diseases. The research deals with the stem cell dysfunctions that occur as a… Continue reading Can Rats Tell Us How To Make Our Brains Younger?