Fooled ya Chocolate diet was a hoax

Fooled ya: Chocolate diet was a hoax

If you were one of millions of people who recently read that chocolate can help you lose weight, you’re about to be in for some disappointment. (If you’ve taken up eating extra chocolate...

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Lost memories arent so lost Optogenetics sheds light on

Results from a new study indicate that a widely accepted theory of memory may just have to be forgotten.

Tattoos could result in long-term health issues

Up to 10 percent of people who receive tattoos experience short-term complications such as pain, swelling, infection, and delayed healing, and just one-third of those individuals went on to seek medical attention or treatment for those issues.

Cynical You might be making less money

If you approach life with a high degree of cynicism, you may be costing yourself money in the long run. According to a new University of Cologne study, a skeptical viewpoint when it comes to other people’s motives is linked with lower income levels later on in your own life.

Cerebellum may be site of creativity

The cerebellum, viewed as the movement-coordination center, unexpectedly plays a role in creative problem solving according to this study.

Infants can compare and contrast objects study

Think before you speak, baby! In this case, babies actually do think before they speak, and they can tell if two objects are the same or different.

Osteoporosis medicine may prevent secondary cancers

Scientists in London believe they have identified a key player in the development of metastatic breast cancer—and they might have found a way to stop it in the same blow.

Can you smell if someones happy

Could you walk into a football team’s locker room after a big game and tell if they won based on smell alone? According to a new study, you can.

Is ADHD biological or environmental

A 2012 article in Psychology Today discussed the fact that French children are treated very differently for ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) compared to American children, and are diagnosed far less often. The suggestion was that American doctors could be wrong in treating ADHD as biological, and prescribing drugs, and rather should take the French approach of considering it environmental and adjusting environmental factors accordingly.

Specialized fats essential for brain growth

Fat is good for your brain, and actually helps it develop. This study shows that the brain actually does not produce all the fat it needs, but instead transports some in.

Depression linked to heart failure mortality increase

Congestive heart failure patients who experience moderate to severe depression face a five-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to those that do not suffer from the mood disorder, according to this new research.

Noise pollution linked to love handles study finds

Scientists studying residents in Stockholm, Sweden have found a link between noise pollution from transport and a larger waist line – an apparent example of the ways in which stress can quietly seep into our lives and affect our wellbeing.

Decoding the body language of flirting

Think he’s flirting with you? How do you know if she’s interested? Read on to learn the signs.

Hoarders an interview with Matt Paxton

Matt Paxton, host of the Emmy nominated TV show Hoarders: Family Secrets agreed to speak with redOrbit about his experiences with the show.

FDA approves acute radiation injury drug

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever drug for use in treatment of acute radiation injury, thanks in part to research led by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine that evaluated the medication using a non-human clinical model.

Mothers milk shields infants from pollution

Breastfeeding can protect a baby from the harmful effects of environmental pollution, according to a new study where researchers from the University of the Basque Country found that breastfeeding can mitigate the impact of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on infants.

Caffeinated coffee may help reduce ED risk

Drink up! Experts say that drinking two to three cups of coffee per day could reduce the likelihood that a man will suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Is fish oil really good for you

In March of this year, the New York Times reported that fish oil claims are not supported by current research. However, it’s too early to make that type of sweeping statement because that research was only about cardiovascular health, and not the other benefits of fish oil supplements. A more recent report identified some of the other benefits of fish oil, noting that the cardiovascular research was about people with known cardiac disease or people with strong risk factors and most of those people were probably taking other treatments that may have masked the added benefits of fish oil supplements.

Computer-designed antibodies to help fight HIV

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have decided to cheat nature and use a sophisticated computer program called Rosetta in order to design new weapons in the battle against AIDS.

Does faking it make you feel immoral

Whether it was in a job interview or a first date – we’ve all done or said things that didn’t represent who we really are or how we’re feeling in order to give a certain impression.

How a smiling iron fish could help cure anemia

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, but this little iron fish is here to save the day!

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Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).
Quote of the Day
The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium. What a very few are acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism.

- Primo Levi (1919 - 1987)
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