Harnessing the power of fear

People love fear. Consider the enduring popularity, for instance, of thriller and horror movies since the invention of the motion picture. Think Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), M (1931) and Werewolf of London (1935), among scores of others. This year a sequel to the classic slasher-flick Halloween was released 40 years after the original. Sociologist Isabel Cristina Pinedo refers […]

Read more

For Silicon Valley parents, ‘the devil lives in our phones’

A dark consensus about screens and kids begins to emerge in Silicon Valley, writes Nellie Bowles. SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them. A wariness that has been slowly brewing […]

Read more

Obese mice lose a third of their fat using a natural protein

To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression of this protein in a laboratory strain of obese mice showed a remarkable reduction of their fat mass despite a genetic predisposition to eat all the […]

Read more

Air pollution leads to millions of asthma attacks annually worldwide: Study

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting about 358 million people, said researchers, including those from the University of York in the UK. Countries like India and China may be harder hit by the asthma burden because they have large populations. (Source: File Photo) Air pollution may be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma […]

Read more

Could Chinese takeaways help fight dementia?

Could Chinese takeaways help in the fight against dementia? Controversial additive MSG improves the memory of patients, claim scientists It’s a popular treat on a Friday night for many after a tough week at work  But a Chinese takeaway could actually have a medical benefit, experts say  Japanese researchers conducted tests on 200 patients battling dementia  Participants were split into […]

Read more

European Data Summit discusses next steps towards data-driven healthcare

How can European citizens be given union-wide, secure access to their health data? And how can Member States collaborate on the secure and authorised access to national genome databases? At the recent European Data Summit in Berlin, organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, a breakfast session supported by HIMSS Europe saw experts tackle these issues, with Marco Marsella, Head of the eHealth, Well-Being, and Ageing […]

Read more

Tumours push blood vessels with 200 TIMES the force of usual cells

Is this how cancer spreads so easily? Tumours push through blood vessels with 200 TIMES the force of ordinary cells Cancerous cells have more receptors, which allow them to cluster together Blocking these receptors may help to prevent cancers spreading in the body Cancer spreads when parts of tumours break into the blood or lymph system   e-mail View comments It’s a […]

Read more

The 5 Different Types Of Stress You Need To Know About

Most people are aware that stress affects our health in a variety of ways, but what does it actually mean in our modern world? Today, anything that compromises our immune system and promotes chronic inflammation, the common denominator in all preventable degenerative diseases, can be considered a ‘stress’. None work in isolation, with each affecting the other. Identifying and minimising […]

Read more
1 1,300 1,301 1,302 1,303 1,304 1,306