Melanie McMenamin

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The 7 Worst Foods for Your Brain

Your brain is the most important organ in your body.<p>It keeps your heart beating, lungs breathing and all the systems in your body functioning.<p>That’s …

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

Genetics

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

Getting rid of fat can be exhausting, but it's as natural as breathing.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it</i> …

Nutrition

This Common Painkiller Could Be Negatively Affecting Male Fertility

Here's what you need to know.<p>Male fertility could be at a tipping point. Last year, scientists discovered sperm counts in western countries had …

Biomedicine

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Makeup

Why So Many People with Diabetes Stop Taking Metformin

People who take the number one most commonly prescribed drug for diabetes are also the most likely to stop taking their medication.<p>Metformin works by …

Diabetes