Gulf Of Mexico's 2017 "Dead Zone" Could Be Largest On Record

Gulf Of Mexico's 2017 "Dead Zone" Could Be Largest On Record

Actions have consequences, and this is no better illustrated than when it comes to human actions on the natural world. One particularly striking example can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, where an oxygen-starved “dead zone” can be directly attributed to our behavior. Pollution – particularly agricultural practices using nitrate- and phosphorus-heavy treatments –…

Scientists Have Managed To Erase Memories In A Snail's Brain

Scientists Have Managed To Erase Memories In A Snail's Brain

A study has suggested it may be possible to delete memories that trigger anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), based on experiments in snails. The research was carried out by scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University. The findings were published in the journal Current Biology. Part of the way brains create…

More Sex In Old Age Is Associated With A Sharper Brain

More Sex In Old Age Is Associated With A Sharper Brain

Want to keep your brain fit and healthy even when your hairs are all gray? Well, dim the lights and get that bed frame creaking. Researchers from Coventry University and the University of Oxford in the UK have found that increased sexual activity in your golden years is associated with better mental abilities. The study,…

Breastfeeding Mothers Have Lower Chance Of Heart Disease And Stroke

Breastfeeding Mothers Have Lower Chance Of Heart Disease And Stroke

It’s long been known by medical experts that there are multiple health benefits to mothers breastfeeding their baby. These include, but aren’t limited to, boosting your baby’s immune system, reducing their risk of childhood leukemia, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even slashing their chances of getting cardiovascular disease in adulthood. The benefits of breastfeeding are…

Five ways virtual reality is improving healthcare

Five ways virtual reality is improving healthcare

Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications, from treatments to training. Here are a few of them. 1. Pain management There is good scientific evidence that virtual reality (VR) can help relieve pain. The parts of the brain…

How to eat your way to better grades

How to eat your way to better grades

The saying goes that you are what you eat, so when it comes to exam time it makes sense to think carefully about what you are feeding your body. Food is fuel and knowing what to eat and drink ahead of exams can make all the difference to your performance. A key factor in how…

Is it OK to run in heat of 30℃ or more?

Is it OK to run in heat of 30℃ or more?

Most of Britain is experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures reaching up to 32℃. The public health watchdog for England has issued an amber health warning, advising people to take care in the hotter weather. But what does it mean for runners? Is it ever too hot to go for a run? With the recent high…