Muhammad Tahir Arshad

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

Why Sad Songs Make Us Happy

So. Many. Feels.<p>Even though listening to sad songs should leave us feeling terrible, we have a tendency to actually kind of like them. Case in point: A 2008 study found that minor-key music sounded sadder than major-key music to people, but that people found it <i>more</i> likable.<p>Well, a group of Japanese …

Not-So-Sweet Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

Scientists find how 'obesity gene' makes people fat

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.<p>A man sits on a bench in central London, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville<p>A common …