Ever felt tired and sluggish after eating sugar or a startling number of ginormous meals? That’s the effects of a sugar crash, which researchers at New Zealand have shown can impair cognitive performance – in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Sodium is the predominant electrolyte in our body. It plays many important functions, such as maintaining proper fluid balance in the body, in assisting nerves conduction and in regulating blood pressure. But drinking too much water can disrupt its functions and has adverse effect in our health.
Researchers have invented a groundbreaking method to detect tiny cancerous tumors and track their spread. The method uses infrared light-emitting nanoparticles that can detect the presence of micrometastases months before they grow big enough to be able to detect by traditional imaging techniques.
Sleep is so good for memory because it strengthens new and old versions of the same memory to similar extents, according to new study. Instead of overwriting the old version of the memory, the brain generates and stores multiple (new and old) versions of the same experience, helping you use your memory in the most flexible and adaptable way.
For the first time ever, researchers have tried editing a gene inside the body of a living human patient in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a rare genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome.
If you don't brush your teeth, bacteria in your mouth can push your immune system to go into overdrive, which can lead to all sorts of health issues such as coronary heart disease, dementia, pneumonia and even erectile dysfunction. So the consequences of not brushing your teeth at all is much worse than cavities or gingivitis your dentists warn you about.
A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and researchers in China indicates that Alzheimer’s disease could originate in parts of a body other than the brain.
DNA, also known as Deoxyribonucleic acid is the blueprint of life - meaning it stores all information that makes up any living organism. But, how does DNA store genetic information?
As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an individual’s control.