Category: Lifestyle

The Best Gourmet Restaurants in Lima

Peru has quickly gained a reputation as the ultimate in gastronomy and Lima is home to the best high-end restaurants the country has to offer. These restaurants will take you on a culinary tour of Peru’s diverse landscape and history. They boast the best ceviche you can find and some other dishes you’ll find hard to name. […]

BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect mother’s placenta and developing baby’s brain

Using “BPA-free” plastic products could be as harmful to human health—including a developing brain—as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For decades, scientists have studied BPA extensively in animal models with […]

Study finds empathy can be detected in people whose brains are at rest

UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks. Traditionally, empathy is assessed through the use of questionnaires and psychological assessments. The findings of this study offer an alternative to […]

Study reveals how low oxygen levels in the heart predispose people to cardiac arrhythmias

Low oxygen levels in the heart have long been known to produce life-threatening arrhythmias, even sudden death. Until now, it was not clear how. New findings, in a study led by Steve A. N. Goldstein, MD, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of California, Irvine, and distinguished professor in the UCI School […]

Time of day affects global brain fluctuations

As the day progresses, the strength of the brain’s global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a study published on February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Csaba Orban and a multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the Faculty of Engineering, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and N.1 Institute of Health […]

Study reveals how too much fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, is published in Science Signaling. Fluoride is a naturally occurring […]

Study: Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive

First-of-its-kind study accounts for when couples are most likely to start trying to conceive, finding couples conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. In the US, birthdays peak in early September, but in Northern states—and Scandinavia—the peak comes earlier, in the summer or even spring. Although many factors likely go […]

Saliva Can Predict Excess Body Fat in Teenagers

In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body fat, a new study suggests. For the findings, published in the journal Nutrition Research, the researchers in Brazil performed a study in which they used […]