Mars One: The psychology of isolation

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother Those sent to live and die on the red planet face untold risk of mental illness Colonizing Mars will be as much a challenge of psychology as engineering. Since April, [...]

Sniffing for bad air

Handheld carbon dioxide sensor can help identify classrooms with unhealthy ventilation rates The air quality in many classrooms is unhealthy, due to poor ventilation. But simple solutions such as opening a window can help get rid of bad air. [...]

World Health Statistics 2012: One in six adults obese, one in three … – India.Com Health

As per WHO’s The World health statistics 2012 report,one in six adults obese, one in 10 diabetic and one in three has raised blood pressure. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO says “this report is further evidence of the dramatic [...]

Exercise modifies brain to help weight loss

A study examining the neuro-relationship between exercise and diet has found that in addition to fostering healthy eating habits, exercise also increases people’s sensitivity to signs of fullness and satiety and helps overcome food temptations. According [...]

Can I go without a refrigerator?

­When refrigerators hit the market in the late 1800s, it was a huge leap forward for civilized living. It offered a simple solution to the problem of bacteria-laden, disease-causing old food, not to mention the issue of losing money buying [...]

World Heart Day – September 29, 2011

How important is it to keep your heart healthy? According to World Health Organization (WHO), every year heart diseases claim 17.3 million people around the world. The World Heart Day is observed to make people realize the risk of heart diseases [...]

Magic Mushroom’ Hallucinogen Might Help Cancer Patients

Scientists in the US have found that the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, can reduce anxiety and improve mood in people with cancer. Charles Grob from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and colleagues, recruited [...]

Why we have different weights despite same diet?

Ever wondered why two people could eat the same high fat diet, but one becomes obese and prone to diabetes while the other maintains a slim frame? Well, Yale School of Medicine researchers have answered this question—weight is set before [...]

Key enzymes getting damaged – courtesy smokeless tobacco

The side effects of smokeless tobacco are causing harsh effects on the human body. It is far more damaging than the harm it causes to the mouth. According to a report, the enzymes that are present in every part of the body are getting seriously [...]

Medicinal Uses for Food

Clearing up infections? Healing wounds? Getting rid of head lice? There are pills and creams that can help, but also amazing foods that will work in a pinch. We asked Lynne C. David, ND, LAc, a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist [...]