Amy Walker

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Your Precuneus May Be the Root of Happiness and Satisfaction

A team of neuroscientists in Japan reported today that people who scored higher on a happiness survey had more gray matter volume in a brain region …

How your gut serotonin levels might make you obese

If you’re obese, it’s incredibly likely that you’ll have double the amount of serotonin in your gut, according to a world-first Australian-led study …

Woman Dies After Receiving This Gwyneth Paltrow-Approved Treatment

Please don't do this.<p>A 55-year-old Spanish woman has died after receiving an acupuncture treatment that uses live bee stings instead of needles. …

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

Modulation of β-glucocerebrosidase increases α-synuclein secretion and exosome release in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease | Human Molecular Genetics

Glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA) mutations are the most common genetic contributor to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and are associated with decreased …

Video of DNA Mutating in Real Time Offers Surprisingly Comforting News

Not all mutations are as bad as they seem.<p>The word “mutation” carries some pretty negative connotations. In the world of human biology, mutation …

They don’t make baby poop like they did in 1926, that’s for sure. Here’s why scientists care.

Our stool is a window into the health of our guts.<p>Most of us do our best not to think too much about baby poop. But, as it turns out, stool has a lot more power than we think—and not just in terms of its pungent smell. Our poops can say a lot about our health, and that’s true from the first time we …

Microbiology

Death risk increased with two blood pressure drugs

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. But a new study has …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Martie Haselton: ‘Hormones don’t make us crazy or irrational’

The evolutionary scientist on her in-depth study on women’s hormones and their effects<p><b>Your book is all about reproductive hormones, and their impact on our behaviour. It only focuses on female hormones. Why not look at men’s too?</b><br>Two reasons. One is that the focus of research in my lab is to look at …

Women's Health

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

Train Like An Athlete: What To Eat Before, During, After Exercise

What you eat before and after you exercise makes a big difference in your performance and recovery, especially if you're an athlete. This training …

I Drank Moon Juice for One Week and Here’s What Happened

Moon Juice has had a cult following for its line of “dusts” that promise to help you look, think, and sleep better. While I love the concept (more zzz’s? Yes please!), the skeptic in me is wary of any line of products that seems too good to be true. So when a friend tipped me on her latest …

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary …

Everything you've been told about how much water you're supposed to drink is a lie — here's the real rule you should follow

You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, many of us were told as kids. The modern version of this is an astonishingly specific bit of advice from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who advises that people drink "at least one-half of your body weight in ounces of water every …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Flyers' and 76ers' post-Super Bowl success: It's unprecedented

No other city has seen such ridiculous immediate success as what the Flyers and Sixers displayed in the three weeks after a Super Bowl win. And it's …

Overhead View Of Eagles Championship Parade

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier -- as I'm sure most …

6 Haunted Hiking Trails

Many of the country’s trails have rich and creepy histories, and you’d be surprised at just how many ghosts have apparently chosen to spend the …

Hiking

Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

‘Philly Special’ Was Drawn Up By a Mad-Scientist Coach on a South Carolina Baseball Field in 2011

“Philly Special,” birth name “Detroit,” reached its zenith on Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, when Nick Foles suggested to Doug Pederson that the …

NFL

A Trip to "the Poopy Lab" In the Interest of Drug Development

GUELPH, Ontario—Outside of Emma Allen-Vercoe’s office is a bulletin board pinned with her team’s scientific papers since 2013. It’s the academic’s …

Michael Moore participated in anti-Trump rally allegedly organized by Russians

Michael Moore, the polemical filmmaker who has long accused President Trump of colluding with Russians, posted videos and pictures of himself participating in a protest in Manhattan that was allegedly organized by Russians in November 2016.<p>Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for …