Kids Health

Scents that surprisingly make women more attractive to men

“Seductiveness is embedded in the history of perfume — that’s why it’s lasted across the globe and across the millennia,” Mandy Aftel, perfumer and author of the book Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent told Refinery29. “The height of that was Cleopatra filling her ship with rose petals, wading knee-deep through them to go and meet […]

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Urban parks could make you happier

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Occupational Therapy have published new findings that suggest spending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier regardless of whether they are engaging in exercise or not during the visit. According to the study, published in International Journal of Environmental Health Research, urban […]

Health Problems

Scientists seeking to regrow kidneys make promising discovery

Scientists seeking to regrow damaged kidneys have discovered that blocked kidneys in newborns have a remarkable ability to repair themselves after the obstruction is removed. The finding offers insights into how that happens and could eventually help doctors regenerate kidneys in adults. The new research, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, looked at […]

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How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes

Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection between canines and people to good use. Dogs are currently trained to sniff out illegal drugs at airports, to support people with impaired vision, as therapy animals for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even, sometimes, […]

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Playing Christmas music too early can raise stress levels

Playing Christmas music too early could be BAD for your health: Experts say jolly jingles trigger stress over pressure to buy, spend and be happy Playing Christmas music early is a reminder of your holiday obligations such as hosting parties and buying presents  Employees at stores who hear the carols on repeat become irritated due to […]

Health Problems

‘Orphan’ RNAs make cancer deadlier, but potentially easier to diagnose

Scientists have long known that cancer can hijack a cell’s existing regulatory circuitry and transform healthy cells into deadly malignancies. But a new discovery from UC San Francisco demonstrates that cancer is more than just a mutineer that seizes control of the cell’s administrative operations—it’s also a clever engineer, capable of constructing entirely new disease-promoting […]