Fish Beat Flax For Cancer Prevention
January 31, 2018 | Antioxidants | J.Battaglia
The cancer-fighting potency of plant- versus marine-derived omega-3s has always been debated. Omega-3s from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.
End Of Life Presents A Unique Perspective And Wisdom
January 26, 2018 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
Wisdom is typically considered to be the fruit of a long life, the accumulation of experiences lived and lessons learned. In recent years, scientists have created a consensus definition of wisdom as a complex trait with several inter-related components, such as compassion, emotional regulation, spirituality and tolerance.
How Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood
January 24, 2018 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin -- the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color -- improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.
Another Animal Vaccine Study Shows Vaccines Do Not Prevent Disease
January 23, 2018 | Vaccines | M.Torres
The use of vaccines on animals is common throughout the world yet efficacy in disease prevention is scant. A new study shows that vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease.
How Belief In Our Limited Supply Affects Our Willpower
January 19, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, a new study suggests.
Extracting Electricity From Temperature Differences
January 18, 2018 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun's heat during a warm summer's day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution might one day become a reality.
Flawed Research Methods Exaggerate The Prevalence of Depression
January 17, 2018 | MentalHealth | M.Torres
The common practice of using patient self-report screening questionnaires rather than diagnostic interviews conducted by researchers has resulted in overestimates of the prevalence of depression, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Being Bilingual Helps Autistic Children
January 16, 2018 | ChildHealth | M.Chan
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.
How Effective is Punishment To Promote Cooperation?
January 8, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Battaglia
Punishment has been questioned for hundreds of years when it comes to getting members of society to cooperate for the common good. For example children who are spanked over the long term tend to be more difficult and noncompliant, have various behavior problems, can develop anxiety disorders or depression, and later develop antisocial behavior. A game to study human behavior has shown punishment is an ineffective means for promoting cooperation among players.
Another 40 Million People In The U.S. Now Have Access To The Medicinal Wonders of Marijuana
January 6, 2018 | Freedom | M.Torres
On January 1st, the most populous state in the U.S. became the sixth to make marijuana legally available for recreational use. The move could now accelerate the legalization of cannabis as accessibility to the medicinal herb becomes widespread.