Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness—the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment—can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle schoolers. The researchers found that more mindfulness correlates with better academic performance, fewer suspensions from school, and less stress. “By definition, mindfulness is the ability Continue Reading

Nanoparticles’ movements reveal whether they can successfully target cancer

Targeted drug-delivery systems hold significant promise for treating cancer effectively by sparing healthy surrounding tissues. But the promising approach can only work if the drug hits its target. A Northwestern University research team has developed a new way to determine whether or not single drug-delivery nanoparticles will successfully hit their Continue Reading

Brain scans of incarcerated men reveal reduced gray matter in homicide offenders

The brains of murderers look different from those of people convicted of other crimes—differences that could be linked to how they process empathy and morality. Examining brain scans of more than 800 incarcerated men, new research co-authored by a leading University of Chicago neuroscientist found that individuals who had committed Continue Reading

Incriminating documents reveal Monsanto knew they were poisoning the environment with their PCBs

Documents that have come to light recently show that Monsanto continued to make and sell polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for eight years after they knew that they were hazardous to the environment and human health. The firm was already exposed for this practice when internal documents were digitized and posted as Continue Reading

New numbers reveal more than 100 KIDS per day being seen in U.S. hospitals with opioid addiction

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has cast a grim new light on America’s opioid crisis. The organization found that hospitals in the United States attend more than 100 children and teenagers a day who are already hooked on opioids, reported DailyMail.co.uk. The researchers based this estimate Continue Reading

Diabetes SOLVED: “iThrive” videos reveal secret to reversing type-2 diabetes and healing yourself without dangerous pharmaceuticals

Diabetes is not a mystery. We know what causes it and we know how to reverse most cases (especially type-2). Yet the diabetes industry depends on widespread public ignorance to keep profiting from diabetes drugs, ineffective treatments and medical myths that are hopelessly obsolete. Meanwhile, the processed food industry profits Continue Reading

Anthropologists discover how teeth reveal vitamin D levels: X-rays can now be used to check for deficiency

We often take care of our oral health to make sure that our breath stays fresh, but did you know that dental X-rays can be used to determine vitamin D deficiencies (rickets)? While this is a grave health concern that often goes undiagnosed, Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley, anthropologists from McMaster University, have Continue Reading

Scientists reveal a zombie outbreak could wipe out humanity in 100 days: Here’s how to survive if it happens

The path to becoming a zombie is diverse. According to the Daily Mail, zombism is scientifically categorized as a “Conscious Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder, or CDHD.” This is “an acquired syndrome” with the hallmark of not having control over one’s actions. Fvza.org declares humans become zombies from rats bitten by ticks “infected with the human zombian virus Continue Reading

ADHD Is A Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Scientists Reveal

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is a genetic condition, say scientists who have provided compelling evidence. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in the latest issue of The Lancet. The researchers, from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and Department of Continue Reading