Blog Profile / Discover Magazine: Health

Filed Under:Health
Posts on Regator:212
Posts / Week:3.1
Archived Since:August 24, 2016

Blog Post Archive

'Man Flu' and Giant Wine Glasses: The BMJ's Christmas Issue

Scientists aren’t always considered to be the most festive group of people. But The British Medical Journal does its part to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with its annual Christmas issue. Once a year, the journal opens submissions for studies with a slightly lighter tone, but just as much science. Show More Summary

Stay warm with winter projects from home!

This week we are highlighting projects that help advance research on penguins, seals, the Antarctica and more. Cheers! The SciStarter Team FjordPhyto Maria Stenzel This one involves a little travel to an unexpected biodiversity "hot" spot: Antarctica. This project connects you with teams of scientists to study communities of phytoplankton liv

For Homo Sapiens, This Is as Good as It Gets

Well, that’s it. Pack it in, boys. Show’s over for us as a species: We’ve peaked. At least, we might have, according to a paper in Frontiers in Physiology. If anything, it looks like we might be going downhill, with climate change and...Show More Summary

Never Pop a Zit With Woodcarving Tools

Let’s preface this whole story with a disclaimer: It’s never really a good idea to pop a pimple. But, if you must, absolutely do not use a dirty woodworking blade. How do we know? Because a 23-year-old man from Chicago did exactly that,...Show More Summary

We're Throwing Away Too Many Viable Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers found that thousands of potentially usable kidneys have gone to waste across the United States in recent years, leaving many patients waiting unnecessarily for transplants. The study, published Thursday in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, highlights inefficiencies in the transplant system. Show More Summary

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

You may consume coffee to get your day started, as a pick-me-up, or to get you through a lengthy meeting. You may also drink it to, perhaps, get things moving along on schedule. About 29 percent of people claim they felt the urge to poop after drinking coffee, according to a commonly cited study from 1990. Show More Summary

Large-scale Genetic Study Helps Untangle Male Sexuality

While the discussion of “nature versus nurture” dominates many areas of scientific research, the debate is particularly contentious when it comes to the origin of sexual preference. However, multiple studies have found links between DNA and homosexuality. Show More Summary

If You Stuck Your Head in a Particle Accelerator...

What happens when you stick your head inside a particle accelerator and get hit with a beam of trillions of protons? Well, if you're Anatoli Bugorski, you go on to finish your PhD. Bugorski is the only person known to have been exposed...Show More Summary

If Your Pet Has This Tapeworm, It Could Kill You

Dogs are sending us an early warning signal about the spread of a potentially deadly tapeworm in North America. The tapeworm, Echinococcus multilocularis, is normally found in rodents and other wild animals, including coyotes and foxes,...Show More Summary

They’re Taking Our Tires!

An unexpected meeting helps solve an epidemiological mystery.

Artificial DNA Base Pair Expands Life's Vocabulary

Scientists have taken another step towards putting two additional letters in the dictionary of life to work. Researchers at the Scripps Institute have engineered cells to successfully transcribe a brand new artificial DNA base pair and make a never-before-seen protein with it. Show More Summary

Heart-Stopping Sex? Forget About It

During sex, the heart races, blood pressure rises and the breath quickens, sometimes to a pant. Muscles tense and euphoric feelings flood the brain. This is not a time to be thinking, “I hope my heart doesn’t stop.” But according toShow More Summary

Degrees of Separation

From gene variants to stamp-sized digital storage.

How Good Is Good Cholesterol?

High HDL levels don’t always mean a lower risk of heart attack.

Patients Say Poop Pills Are Both Effective and Preferable

Swallowing poop is ok. That's the conclusion of a recent study assessing the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) delivered in pill form, versus given by colonoscopy. It sounds a bit off-putting, but validating the safety...Show More Summary

More Than Skin Deep

When multiple specialists can’t solve the mystery of a toddler’s persistent rashes, grandma offhandedly offers a clue.

Be thankful for your gut microbes this Thanksgiving

By: Daniel McDonald While you kick back and relax after your Thanksgiving dinner,  your gut microbiota – the collection of beneficial microbes, mostly bacteria, that inhabit your lower intestine – will be hard at work breaking down the food you ate and carrying out all kinds of other essential functions. Show More Summary

How Breathing Links Mind and Body

Whether it’s regulating a burst of anger or calming down a bout of anxiety, taking a deep breath can have a potent effect. There are compelling hints that controlled breathing can improve overall physical wellbeing, but the neurophysiology — the link between our minds and bodies — of controlled breathing hasn’t been very extensively researched. Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ben Kreckx All of us at SciStarter want to thank you for learning about, sharing, or engaging in science. You inspire us. Thank you. Below, you'll find a cornucopia full of Thanksgiving-themed citizen science projects. Gobble 'em up! Cheers! The SciStarter Team American Gut llnl Stuffed yet? Did you know that what you eat affects you

PTSD: An Overlooked Consequence of a Cancer Diagnosis

Roughly one in five cancer patients struggle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the aftermath of diagnosis and treatment. A recent study from Malaysia indicates that PTSD is a fairly common result of the long and difficult process of living with and treating cancer. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC