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Dreams do come true: Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode

Night owls, I understand your perspective. Night time is the right time to hunker down, light a few candles, and get into the zone with your …

How can the sphincteric action of the diaphragm in humans be described? - What is the relationship between contraction at the esophagogastric junction and increase in intra-abdominal pressure?

How can the sphincteric action of the diaphragm in humans be described?<p>What is the relationship between contraction at the esophagogastric junction …

The effect of heart rate variability biofeedback training on stress and anxiety: a meta-analysis | Psychological Medicine

Beckham, AJ, Greene, TB, Meltzer-Brody, S (2013). A pilot study of heart rate variability biofeedback therapy in the treatment of perinatal …

Heart Rates

A single night light exposure acutely alters hormonal and metabolic responses in healthy participants.

2017 Feb;6(2):100-110. doi: 10.1530/EC-16-0097.<p>1Department of Biochemistry and PhysiologyCentre for Chronobiology, Faculty of Health and Medical …

Melatonin

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could be Responsible for Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Central Nervous System

HRV Training and its Importance - Richard Gevirtz, Ph.D., Pioneer in HRV Research & Training

How Sleep Loss Affects Your Heart

Getting too little sleep has been shown to have bad effects on the heart, and many studies have linked it to hypertension. Now, a small new study …

Molecules form gels to help cells sense and respond to stress: Specific protein is highly sensitive to threatening changes in the cell's environment and triggers a reversible, adaptive phase separation process

Specific protein is highly sensitive to threatening changes in the cell's environment and triggers a reversible, adaptive phase separation process<p>A …

Autonomic Nervous System Responses to Odours: the Role of Pleasantness and Arousal | Chemical Senses

Perception of odours can provoke explicit reactions such as judgements of intensity or pleasantness, and implicit output such as skin conductance or …

Parasympathetic Repair - Steve Fowkes (February 2015)

Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different: The Science

I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Remote Controls

How to Activate Your Diaphragm to Improve Breathing and Performance

It is usually assumed that respiratory muscle performance is ample for most people undertaking endurance sports like cycling. <b>However, studies have</b> …

The Buteyko Breathing Method

Buteyko breathing. Haven't heard of it? Neither had we, until very recently. If you've been suffering from asthma, stress or panic attacks throughout …

Get A Hold Of Yourself: 3 Kinds Of Deep Breathing

<i>By Therese Borchard</i><p>Deep breathing has become increasingly important in my recovery from depression and anxiety because I recognize that shallow breath contributes to my panic. In fact, at my worst hours, I would use a paper bag to keep from hyperventilating.<p>The practice of deep breathing stimulates …

Breathing Exercises for Improved Swimming

What is the most effective breathing exercise technique for swimmers? Coach Shev Gul takes a look at diaphragmatic breathing exercises for swimmers …

The Exercise–Affect–Adherence Pathway: An Evolutionary Perspective

Abstract<p>The low rates of regular exercise and overall physical activity (PA) in the general population represent a significant public health …

Trouble getting to sleep? Scientists say go camping

In our modern times, many of us sit up late into the night, watching TV, fiddling with our smartphones, or reading a book by lamplight. Getting up to …

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Genetics

Nutrition linked to brain health and intelligence in older adults

A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of 'crystallized intelligence,' the ability to use …

Viruses in genome important for our brain

Over millions of years retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. A …

Scientists switch on predatory kill instinct in mice

Researchers have isolated the brain circuitry that coordinates predatory hunting, according to a new study. One set of neurons in the amygdala, the …

Neuroscience

Insecticides mimic melatonin, creating higher risk for diabetes: Scientists provide first evidence that carbamates can upset circadian rhythms

Scientists provide first evidence that carbamates can upset circadian rhythms<p>Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products …

Women's microbiomes may give cancer warning

A woman's microbiome may signal if cancer is lurking in her body, a small new study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at the microbes found in women's reproductive tracts, and found that women with one type of uterine cancer had different microbes than women without this …

Light and B12 let red blood cells deliver drugs

A new technique uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released exactly when and where it is needed.<p>The …

Living near a highway may increase dementia risk by 7 per cent

Living close to a motorway or highway may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to a study of more than six million adults in …

Comment on Cooking, Cooling, and Reheating Starches For Even More Digestive Resistance by Melbolt

One thing confusing me about this whole thing. Since a loaf of white bread is flour that has already been cooked and cooled, why isn’t that already …