It may be great for curing a splitting headache, but scientists have now discovered that aspirin also activates an enzyme that burns fat, a finding that could unlock its cancer fighting properties, according to a new study.
If you cut off all the skin between your index finger and your middle finger, and then kept the two fingers in constant contact with each other during the healing process, the skin would heal the two fingers together and thus creating one superfinger.
Many people presume that those who drop out of school must be desultory losers, right? Not so, according to Marta Zaraska, who reported in her April 2 Washington Post article, “Too Much Happiness Can Make You Unhappy,” that “excessive joy, or having lots of positive emotions and a relative absence of negative ones … may hamper your career prospects.”
Researchers carried out psychiatric assessments of almost 2,500 children aged between 11 and 16 in Dublin. They discovered that 21%-23% of younger adolescents, aged 11 to 13, had experienced auditory hallucinations.
Professor Jennifer Wiley of the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered that alcohol may enhance creativity problem solving by reducing the mind’s working memory capacity, which is the ability to concentrate on something in particular.
Not only is a firm handshake a sign of confidence, but doctors say it may be a barometer of your health, too. Researchers followed nearly 2,500 men and women for more than a decade, according to new research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting, and linked the risk of dementia and stroke to how strong their handshakes were at the beginning of the study.
According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) is linked to depression.
Researchers at the University of Colorado and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology analyzed data from a movie rental company and found that people’s preference for romantic movies increased when the weather outside was cold.