Health Problems

Study shows we like our math like we like our art: Beautiful

A beautiful landscape painting, a beautiful piano sonata—art and music are almost exclusively described in terms of aesthetics, but what about math? Beyond useful or brilliant, can an abstract idea be considered beautiful? Yes, actually—and not just by mathematicians, reports a new study in Cognition. Coauthored by a Yale mathematician and a University of Bath […]

Health Problems

Why are we so drawn to places of happy memories?

If somebody asks me “are you a coffee addict?” I may say, “Yeah it seems like, but on the one condition, only in my office.” I don’t have that much craving for coffee at home, but just being in the office, where I used to drink coffee all the time seeking to get caffeine jitters, […]

Health News

Are we using biologic therapy properly?

The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario, according to a study published by authors from several Canadian hospitals and ICES in the journal Gut. The authors […]

Personal Health

What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies

A second woman is said to be pregnant with a gene-edited baby in China, according to reports this year. It follows revelations last November that gene-edited twins had been born, which caused much debate. One of the fears expressed by scientists is that gene editing may result in unwanted side effects. But beyond the health […]

Health Problems

We need to learn from the men who rape

Approximately five times more women than men are victims of sexual assault and young adults are at especially high risk. The impact on young people’s psychological and physical health can be devastating, especially given that this developmental period is when young people should be developing and refining intimacy skills in close relationships. What is striking […]

Kids Health

These 2 Celeb Kids are BFFs, & We Can't Handle It

Apparently, Savannah Guthrie’s daughter, Vale, and Kelly Clarkson’s daughter, River Rose — both 4 years old — are now best friends. Gotta hand it to those Today parties. Today celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, and Guthrie and Clarkson happily led their girls onstage to participate in the festivities. And what festivities! […]

Health Problems

Time to rethink how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

With all the focus on Alzheimer disease in recent years as a result of the aging population, what have we learned? A symposium at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, will not only review conflicting evidence regarding the best way to diagnose the disease, but also the latest […]