Category: Biology

If your kidney is in danger, the body will give you these 8 signs; Do not ignore it and share

If your kidney is in danger, the body will give you these 8 signs; Do not ignore it and share

When your kidneys are damaged, they may not work as well as they should. If the damage to your kidneys continues to get worse and your kidneys are less and less able to do...

Your Brain Changes All the Time, but Being a Mom Changes It Forever

Your Brain Changes All the Time, but Being a Mom Changes It Forever

Mother’s bodies go through tons of changes before and after giving birth, but so do their brains! What really makes a mom’s brain different?

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Many infections cause more severe illness in men than women. Men infected with tuberculosis are 1.5 times more likely to die than women; men infected with human papillomavirus are five times more likely to...

Thinking You’re Less Active Than You Are Could Be Killing You

Thinking You’re Less Active Than You Are Could Be Killing You

People who believe they are not exercising enough are more likely to suffer the consequences of inactivity whether or not they are sedentary, while those who believe they are active are more likely to...

I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymore.

I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymore.

The developments are worrying enough that two top vaccine researchers published op-eds earlier this year, warning about the risk of more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and mumps. “Even a modest decrease in [vaccine coverage]...

Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

People born with natural mutations that disable a specific gene have a lower risk of heart disease, with no apparent side effects. Now a single injection has successfully disabled this same gene in animal...

Hey, moms: eating your placenta could sicken or kill your baby

Hey, moms: eating your placenta could sicken or kill your baby

Raw, cooked, dehydrated, or steamed placentas: More American mothers are eating the organ that supports their babies after childbirth. There’s just one problem: There’s no good evidence that placentophagy — eating one’s own placenta...

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness. When researchers started...

Anxiety is a way of life for Gen Y. In an insecure world, is it any surprise?

Anxiety is a way of life for Gen Y. In an insecure world, is it any surprise?

Sometimes my anxiety will fester around a particular thing – a cascade of worry about my work, health, social life, or often a simple decision I have to make. This worry becomes totally paralysing,...