The researchers measured each volunteer's energy expenditure after he or she ate and found it was highest in those volunteers who got the biggest doses of DCT – almost twice as high as in those who took the placebo. Not only that, the DCT prompted t
In this first-of-its-kind study, the researchers found both short and long-term benefits of cocoa flavanols for brain blood flow, offering future potential for the one in seven older Americans currently living with dementia.
It seems that going barefoot is good, not only for strengthening one’s ankles, but for helping boost immunity to disease.
After testing 1,000 different molecules on the memory hubs of rats suffering from memory loss, scientists there have come up with a compound that protects memory-forming cells in the hippocampus, which could lead to promising treatments for Alzheimer
The rapidly aging population of the United States as the Baby Boomers reach their golden years doesn't bode well for our collective vision: 30 percent of Americans over age 75 suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
A stunning visual representation of the sugar and carb equivalences of many common beverages - who would eat SEVEN Almond Joy candy bars!?!
University of Manchester scientists have discovered a naturally-occurring appetite suppressant that could be used to make a diet drug without side effects.
A startup hopes implanted insulin-producing cells will free diabetics from insulin injections.
DNA researchers in St. Louis say they're part of a team working to determine why decades of substance abuse didn't take down the Prince of Darkness.
When it comes to sex, we put this capacity to very good—or at least, very frequent—use. In a now-classic, pre-Internet-porn (I’ll get to that later on) study by British evolutionary biologists Robin Baker and Mark Bellis, male university students wer
Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things -- from alien abductions to dowsing rods -- boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.
(An Email from a Reader) On the Power Hour, Joyce read an email from someone who saw a news story of a couple of decades ago, in which five oil workers inhaled serious amounts of benzene. Benzene is one of the chemicals menacing those whoRead Letter
States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state de
Moms got tougher drunk-driving laws on the books and were directly responsible for passing and then repealing alcohol Prohibition. Now marijuana activists are trying to enlist the nation's mothers in legalization efforts
An AP Psychology teacher wrote a song enumerating several types of cognitive bias -- the blindspots in our thinking -- for his students. It's catchy, educational, and it might save you from getting conned, voting for a bastard, or having a stupid fig
This article provides a list of proven home remedies and self-help strategies that readers can begin utilizing today to maintain health while avoiding costly medical care.
Your own ultimate home of all homes—-your own body—-may benefit enormously from a spring cleaning.
Vitamin D is vital in activating human defenses and low levels suffered by around half the world's population may mean their immune systems' killer T cells are poor at fighting infection, scientists said. The findings by Danish researchers could help
Germs in the gut may help drive appetite, says new research into the link between obesity and bacteria. Previous studies have shown overweight people and normal-weight people harbor different types and amounts of microbes that naturally live in the i
Diet not working? Blame your genes. That's the pitch behind a test that claims to show whether people will do better on a low-fat or a low-carb weight loss plan. We're all hard-wired with DNA that controls how we burn and store calories from various
Digestive Permeability, nicknamed Leaky Gut Syndrome, is an alternative medical concept and diagnosis which forms the underpinning of many immune and auto-immune disorders.
Survival preparedness is more than just stocking up on food and supplies. Any plan should include an exercise routine designed to prepare oneself for an off-grid lifestyle.
How common culinary herbs and spices can help you feel better
Remember that pizza crust you picked up off the floor and instantly shoved in your mouth because of the long-trusted, mystical "five-second rule"? A new study might make you think twice about doing so next time.
According to a report just published in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, people at extremely high risk of developing a psychosis were found to be less likely to develop psychotic disorders after just 12 weeks of taking fish oil c
Indeed, the findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter.
A must-see short film about the connection between traditional agriculture methods and disease.
A list of books, links and resources for naturopathic healing in many different areas of practice, including herbs, acupuncture, nutrition, chiropractic, drug-herb interactions, and more.
Itching for a good after-school science experiment? Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have created a homemade bedbug trap using a plastic cat-food dish, an insulated jug and some dry-ice pellets. According
Are You Healthier than a Lab Animal?