- Educated Women Trust Dr. Google, A Lot
A new paper in Health, Risk&Society reports that women concerned about breast cancer often go to "Dr. Google" first but how much they trust it varies- more educated women, for example, trust it more, while less educated women would rather see ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2018 - 1:33pm
- Probiotics For Bipolar Disorder? The FDA Really, Really, Really Has Not Evaluated That Claim
As many as three million Americans, an alarming one percent of the U.S. population, get a diagnosis of bipolar disorder each year. That is a fantastic amount, bordering on unbelievable, 12,000X as many gun murders that will occur. If being "bipolar&q ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 14 2018 - 1:54pm
- Christmas Versus Calories – How To Focus More On Celebration And Less On Food
Christmas and the holidays are a time to relax and celebrate with family and friends. But the festive season can also be a time of unwanted weight gain that won’t budge once the holidays are over. Research (mostly from the United States) has found adults ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 20 2018 - 1:08pm
- 'Goal Infrastructure' Creates A Road To Successful New Year's Resolutions
Every year most of us make New Year’s resolutions. Eat healthier. Exercise regularly. Invest more in valued relationships. Learn a language. And so on. Often they are the same resolutions as last year. Why do our resolutions often so swiftly wither away? ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 1 2019 - 1:10pm
- "All Five Major Health Certifications": Drake’s Organic Spirits Wants You To Think Its Booze Is Better For You
Drake’s Organic Spirits is touting it is the "first and only spirits line in the world to receive all five major health certifications." By "health", for four of them they simply mean manufacturing or cultural preferences; kosher, vegan ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 10 2019 - 10:22am
- Fear Memory- An Epigenetic Difference Between Genders
Is there sex-specific epigenetic regulation of fear memory? A new study says yes, for mice anyway, and if it later is found to be similar in humans it could explain why fear and stress-related disorders affect men and women differently. Fear and memory pro ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2019 - 2:09pm
- Marie Kondo With A Catch: The KonMari Method Of Tidying May Make You Feel Worse
Have your friends recently begun obsessively folding their t-shirts, or explaining how they have got rid of a book that no longer “brings them joy”? If so, they’ve probably been caught up in the new craze from lifestyle guru and “tidying consultant” Marie ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 22 2019 - 4:46pm
- If You Are Going To Communicate Science, Be Yoda Instead Of Spock
Nothing killed science culture more than Spock from the 1960s television show "Star Trek." He was wildly popular because he was so logical and reasoned. Emotions did not enter into his decisions. Scientists flocked to that mystique and so a whole ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 29 2019 - 5:12pm
- More Religious Belief Correlated To Lower Belief In Organic Food Claims
In a recent experiment, participants were asked questions to gauge how religious they were and then about their willingness to purchase a fruit cup. Half were told the fruit cup was organic and half were told it was gluten-free. People who were very religi ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 2 2019 - 9:00am
- The Science Reason So Many People Believe In Psychic Powers
Mind reading and the ability to predict the future are not skills people generally associate with the human race. Yet, research shows many people genuinely believe in the existence of psychic powers. ...
Article - The Conversation - Feb 4 2019 - 3:13pm