Do older mothers have smarter and healthier children?

A recent study suggests that later mothers may have smarter children because they receive more care from them. The study, conducted in Sweden by experts from the Max Planck Institute for Democratic Research in Germany and the London School of Economics and Political Science, was carried out among 1.5 million Swedes born between 1960 and … Read more

Is biting your nails as a child beneficial?

A team from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, analyzed the prevalence of both habits in more than 1,000 New Zealand children when they were 5, 7, 9 and 11 years old, finding a correlation between finger sucking and nail biting during childhood and having good health : then they were subjected to … Read more

Is the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder identified?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by persistent, recurring, and intrusive thoughts that produce restlessness, apprehension, fear, or worry. Also, in order to reduce this anxiety, repetitive behaviors take place. Despite the various symptoms of the disease, new research suggests that OCD may be mediated by a single brain receptor , thus providing … Read more

Anthrax outbreak in Siberia due to global warming thaw

An outbreak of anthrax, a disease known as anthrax and forgotten for almost a century , could be killing the first people. The reason this ancient bacterium reappears is that it remained frozen and, due to global warming and thawing, has revived. The first to die from this disease that was believed to be extinct … Read more

Beware of incense – it could be more toxic than tobacco smoke

The recent tendency to embrace what is dictated by cultures that are many time zones away from us, especially if they are Eastern, has its risks : among all the hodgepodge of information there are not a few examples of pseudoscience, as I explain more fully in Why India is so exotic and cool? Alternative … Read more

The physiological effects of the internet slowing us down

The Internet has become such a ubiquitous and necessary technology for our daily performance that it should even be a right, and therefore its connection should also be free . In fact, the connection becomes so important to our lives that its slowing down, for whatever reason, can be subject to measurable physiological effects . … Read more

Does reading more books mean having a higher life expectancy?

According to a study carried out by a team of researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine, and published in the journal Social Science & Medicine , reading books could increase your life expectancy (which, from the point of view poetically, it means living more lives and, moreover, longer). The correlation makes no distinction … Read more

A good diet to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in the West, accounting for 60-80% of all dementias we diagnose. The most positive forecasts speak that the number of people affected will triple in the coming years. A new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry by researchers at the University of California, Los … Read more

Your month of birth could influence whether you are celiac

Although astrology does not have any scientific evidence, as we already explained in The Mars Effect, the day of our birth can tip the balance to one place or another in matters such as the tendency to suffer from diseases. At least this is what happens with celiac disease , an autoimmune disease produced by … Read more

Do you lose the desire to work for money if you use cannabis?

Working for money was something like prostitution . Without a basic income and a life of free time it was impossible, in Aristotle’s view, to enjoy the highest pleasures that philosophy and music provided. However, for now we have to work to pay bills. A new study would suggest, however, that cannabis use would discourage … Read more

Getting too little sleep makes you prone to negative thoughts

Until recently, sleep was considered a purely part of rest, however the eccentric experiments of one researcher revealed that in some phases of sleep our brain is active as if it were awake, which suggests that sleep is much more important than it is. it seems . And that serves for something more than rest. … Read more

433,000 people die each year from sitting too long

We already knew that going up (or going down) a ladder was a risky activity that took many souls to heaven, and especially many wounded, what we could not suspect is that chairs also did it. Almost half a million people die from them . Specifically for being too long sitting in them. This is … Read more

Zuckerberg joins Gates in his quest to eradicate the world’s diseases

The richest person in the world is, with his fluctuations, Bill Gates , technology mogul, and the person who is investing the most money in the development of medicine. In 2014 alone, through his foundation, he donated a total of nine thousand eight hundred million dollars to research and charitable causes. And now Mark Zuckerberg … Read more

Smoking will damage your DNA (almost) forever

Even if you’ve already quit smoking, doing so may have damaged your DNA almost permanently. This damage can, in fact, extend for thirty years of your life after you have kicked the habit . This is what a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School indicates and which has been published in the journal … Read more