Category: Health

The Oldest Humans to Ever Live

The Oldest Humans to Ever Live

The one thing that we have continued to seek as humans is the ability to live a longer life. In these contemporary times, we are living longer than ever. This is due to the...

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army...

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Last fall, a new scientific paper made waves by declaring that the human lifespan has a fixed endpoint. It would be almost impossible, the researchers said, for humans to live much longer than 115 years. The...

Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

An ingredient commonly used in sunscreen can break down into toxic chemicals when exposed to chlorinated water and sunlight, a team of Russian researchers found. Avobenzone is used by millions of people in sunblocks,...

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s opioid epidemic. That’s one takeaway from a new report by Josh...

Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

After having a baby, the mums showed shrinking in some areas of the brain, changes not seen in any of the other groups. It may seem counter-intuitive that brain areas important for empathy shrunk...

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Gang Bao, a bioengineer at Rice University, and collaborators at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology report using magnets to help iron-oxide nanoparticles invade endothelial cells both in the lab and in...