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Water is necessary. It helps carry nutrients to your cells, flushes bacteria from your systems, prevens dehydration and replacing fluids lost from sweating, but you may not need to drink as much as you thought. The Harvard Health Letter published new water recommendations challenging the long-standing eight 8-ounce glasses-a-day rule, which they say weren’t based
Pomegranates are a lot of trouble aren’t they? They have spiny skin, and if not sliced into just so, they make a mess and leave some of the seeds inside, which is the actual fruit part, cut and bruised; the surrounding white membrane is too bitter to eat. Pomegranate juice, too, easily stains hands and
Cancer may soon recruit help from a compound found in a normal bottle of red wine. Researchers from Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy are exploring the nascent benefits of resveratrol and quercetin—two naturally occurring antioxidant compounds found in grapes, green tea, berries, dark chocolate, and red wine. The study, published in the Journal of
Oh what a feeling, when we’re Dancing on the Ceiling. Chances are you’ve heard that song before — Dancing on the Ceiling, by Lionel Richie. And there’s also a pretty good chance that sometime today, that song will pop up in your head when you least expect it. That’s just the way it is with
A meal in a restaurant might seem to be healthier than food eaten in a fast food outlet, but according to a new study eating out at either location leads to a much greater consumption of calories than eating a meal at home. Meals consumed in restaurants were judged to contain higher levels of sodium
A British school boy — who happens to be only 15 — has developed a new test with the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease 10 years before the first symptoms appear. It may be able to stop the disease in the future. Krtin Nithiyanandam from Epsom, Surrey, came up with his creation for the Google
We have known for quite some time now that sleep is essential to forming long-term memories. In fact, a recent study by researchers at Brandeis University found that without sleep, memorization during all-night study sessions was completely worthless. In a new study that sheds more light on the link between memory and sleep, researchers from
Your body is really amazing. To prove how amazing the body is AsapSCIENCE has created a video all about what your body does in 24 hours. Take a look!
A new study has successfully restored hearing in mice that have a genetic form of deafness by utilizing gene therapy. Published in the journal, Science Translational Medicine, the study was a collaboration between Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital and the École Polytechnique Federale in Switzerland. The new study may lead the way for gene
UKCAT, otherwise known as the Uk Clinical Aptitude Test, is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental Schools. The test helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes. Some people find it a breeze