Wellness & Lifestyle
- Consumer Health: Breast cancer in menby Laurel Kelly on June 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It’s the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer
- Consumer Health: Treating cluster headachesby Laurel Kelly on June 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm
June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times
- Consumer Health: Life after cancerby Laurel Kelly on June 6, 2021 at 6:00 am
National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed on Sunday, June 6, which make this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive today, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates
- Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes?by Jason Howland on June 3, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive
- Consumer Health: Men’s health threats and strategies for healthier livingby Laurel Kelly on June 3, 2021 at 12:20 pm
Do you know the greatest threats to men’s health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men’s Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart
- Researchers identify brain regions involved in seeking information about negative eventson June 12, 2021 at 2:00 am
The term “doomscrolling” describes the act of endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media and reading every worrisome tidbit that pops up, a habit that unfortunately seems to have become common during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- New radiopharmaceutical shows therapeutic efficacy in preclinical model of ovarian canceron June 12, 2021 at 1:50 am
Preclinical trials of a new radiopharmaceutical to treat ovarian cancer have produced successful results, dramatically limiting tumor growth and decreasing tumor mass.
- Study elucidates how Omega-3 fatty acids poison tumor cellson June 12, 2021 at 1:33 am
So-called “good fatty acids” are essential for human health and much sought after by those who try to eat healthily. Among the Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is crucial to brain function, vision and the regulation of inflammatory phenomena.
- DFG funds four collaborative research centers at Goethe Universityon June 12, 2021 at 1:00 am
Researching intricate geometric and arithmetic objects is the goal of the new Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 326 (TRR 326), coordinated by Goethe University.
- ‘Cognition IX’ artwork wins Art of Neuroscience competition 2021on June 12, 2021 at 12:52 am
The eleventh edition of the Art of Neuroscience competition is won by Yas Crawford, an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and independent artist.
- Working spaces and attitudes need to change to attract, retain disabled geoscientistson June 12, 2021 at 12:46 am
Inaccessible workplaces, normative departmental cultures and ‘ableist’ academic systems have all contributed to the continued underrepresentation and exclusion of disabled researchers in the Geosciences, according to an article published today (Thursday 8 June) in Nature Geosciences.
- Children of well-educated parents survive more often than otherson June 12, 2021 at 12:37 am
Every day, around 15000 children under the age of five die from causes that could have been prevented.
- High single-dose efficacy of Pfizer vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in older adultson June 11, 2021 at 7:31 pm
In British Columbia (BC), Canada, vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began with the Pfizer/Moderna mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines began with nursing home residents and frontline healthcare workers. These are known to have a high protective efficacy of 92-93% after a single dose, but this data comes from younger and healthy adults, for the most part.
- Are You the Weak Link in Your Relationship?by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on June 12, 2021 at 1:53 pm
In a close relationship, both partners influence overall satisfaction. New research shows how to determine if you or your partner have become the weak link.
- The Secret to Building International Alliancesby Sarb Johal Ph.D., D.Clin.Psy. on June 12, 2021 at 11:45 am
With diplomacy ramping up once again in 2021, what do we know about the psychology of international relations?
- How to Get Your Partner to Open Up to Youby Alexandra H. Solomon Ph.D. on June 12, 2021 at 11:40 am
Does your partner feel emotionally unavailable to you? This is why some people struggle to open up and how to foster the meaningful conversations you crave.
- Why Some People Never Masturbateby David W. Wahl Ph.D. on June 12, 2021 at 11:39 am
Not everyone is interested in self-pleasure. There are several socio-psychological reasons why.
- What Are Life’s Biggest Regrets?by Adrian R. Camilleri Ph.D. on June 12, 2021 at 11:39 am
Research points to life’s most common regrets—and suggests ways to avoid enduring regret.
- What Are Couples Fighting About? The Top Sources of Conflictby Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on June 11, 2021 at 6:55 pm
Have you ever wondered whether what you and your partner argue about is normal? Findings from several research studies give you a glimpse into what other couples fight about.
- 8 Surprising Facts About Your Gut Microbiomeby Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on June 11, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Your gut microbiome has important effects on brain-based disorders, including anxiety and depression.
- A New and Simple Way to Gauge How Exercise Helps Our Brainsby Christopher Bergland on June 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm
Until recently, scientists relied on complex and costly brain scans to assess the brain benefits of exercise. Now, a simple blood test shows promise for measuring these benefits.
- Storytelling Is Good for Us and Our Bodiesby Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on June 11, 2021 at 12:14 pm
Shared storytelling lowers cortisol, raises oxytocin, helps us manage stress, and increases empathy, according to new research.
- 10 Steps to Increase Your Psychological Flourishingby Mark Travers Ph.D. on June 11, 2021 at 2:16 am
Weekly challenges aimed at improving your mood can produce lasting benefits.
- Harvard Medical School professor discusses future of psychedelicson June 10, 2021 at 8:03 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital’s new Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics aims to better understand psychedelic drugs for therapeutic purposes.
- Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine effective against variants, study sayson June 9, 2021 at 9:40 pm
The COVID-19 vaccine that requires just one shot has been shown to generate a robust immune responses against variants.
- A small chip under the skin may predict second strokeon June 2, 2021 at 7:07 pm
A clinical trial found that for certain patients, a small chip under the skin may help predict the likelihood of a second stroke.
- Student project on understanding emerging diseases via internet searcheson May 24, 2021 at 6:03 pm
A College senior’s research project has shown a way to more quickly understand the characteristics of emerging diseases, by examining global internet searches for symptoms.
- Community health worker intervention reduces hospital readmissionson May 24, 2021 at 5:14 pm
The results indicate that CHW interventions may help reduce hospital readmissions and improve preventive care.
- Michael Mina shares insight on how to prevent another pandemicon May 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm
How to stop a pandemic? Spot it early, let the pros spread the news, and engineer the heck out of it.
- Experts lower recommended age for colorectal cancer screeningon May 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm
An independent expert panel has recommended that individuals of average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening exams at 45 years of age instead of the traditional 50.
- How unjust police killings damage the mental health of Black Americanson May 13, 2021 at 5:40 pm
Harvard Chan’s David Williams, whose research looks at how discrimination affects Black people’s health, talks about his pioneering work to assess the toll that police killings are having on Black mental health.
- Researchers reprogram cells to fight brain canceron May 13, 2021 at 3:10 pm
Regulatory T cells in the brain can be reprogrammed from guarding glioblastoma tumors to attacking them from within.
- How our dreams have adjusted to the pandemicon May 7, 2021 at 7:56 pm
The data gathered by Deirdre Barrett shines a light on how our subconscious is grappling with a time like no other.