The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

Your gut bacteria may provide an answer for weight loss

A new study in the International Journal of Obesity found that a specific diet's success may come down to the bacteria mix in one's gut, as observed in stool samples

Wondering why a diet’s not working for you? Stop watching your waistline and consider something a little deeper — like the faeces lodged in your intestines. A study this month in the International Journal of Obesity found that a specific diet’s success may come down to the bacteria mix in one’s gut, as observed in […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]

Is there any way to prevent scars?

Despite many scientific advances, there is no definitive way of preventing or treating scars yet. But there are things that doctors and patients can do to reduce the extent of scar development

Scars are caused by the body’s inability to regenerate the complex connective tissue in our skin after injury. An anonymous researcher shared his own personal experiences, when it comes to talking about scars, he explained saying, “During my years as a research scientist, and I became very familiar with the sight of scars. From the […]

Ways to increase height as an adult

While adults cannot do much to increase their height, they can take steps to avoid age-related loss of height

Some people are unhappy with their height and wish they could be taller. Unfortunately for most adults, there is not much that can be done to increase height. After age 18, most tricks to increase height will not work, even with good nutrition and exercise. However, there are ways to appear taller and prevent loss of height, […]

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy ways

Researchers still are not exactly sure how and why kidney stones occur, although they are one of the oldest medical conditions known to affect humans

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy waysKidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together in the kidneys. Usually, the fluid in urine prevents waste products from coming into contact with each other. Kidney stones begin to form when there is not enough fluid or too much solid waste content in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in […]

Beware: Pigments from tattoos may reach the lymph nodes

According to researchers, microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes,

Along with pigments, tattoo inks contain preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt. “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously. No one checks the chemical composition of the colors, but our study shows […]

Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?

It is important to remember that anyone who experiences abnormal symptoms should visit their doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. It is important to do this because if doctors discover a more serious condition, the person can receive treatment immediately

Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?At some point in their lives, most men and women will experience itchy nipples. Many factors that can cause the condition, most of which are not cause for concern. However, some symptoms should not be ignored. Itching nipples can be a sign that something more serious is going on. What are the causes of itchy […]

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your health

Certain digestive issues can also cause a change in stool colour, usually making it appear pale, green, black, or red. Any concerns about changes in stool colour or consistency should be assessed by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate an underlying problem

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your healthVariations in the colour of a person’s stool can indicate a medical condition that may need to be investigated and treated. Orange poop is often a sign that a person should change something in their diet. Stool colour Healthy bowel movements typically produce stools that are brown in colour. Common colour changes that can indicate […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]