Category: Lifestyle

Typical Dishes You Have To Try In Sweden

Swedish food is about more than just meatballs. Read our insider tips on what star dishes to try when visiting this stunning Scandinavian destination… Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. If you think there is any incorrect or out of date information in this […]

A fair reward ensures a good memory, study reveals

How does our memory work, and how can we optimize its mechanisms on a daily basis? These questions are at the heart of many neuroscience research projects. Among the brain structures examined to better understand memory mechanisms, the reward system is now at the center of investigations. Through the examination of brain activity in healthy […]

Wildfire smoke inhalation puts firefighters at risk

A recent study co-authored by CUNY SPH Professor Ilias Kavouras examined the cardiovascular and pulmonary effects of smoke inhalation in firefighters. The study revealed that firefighters are inhaling large quantities of tiny particles containing carcinogenic chemicals while they combat destructive and dangerous wildfires. These firefighters are often battling wildfires over long periods of time and […]

Happiness among Americans dips to five-decade low

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the public’s happiness is at a five-decade low despite most Americans being satisfied with their financial situation, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. The study highlights how Americans’ outlook and emotional health compare to nearly 50 years of trends in public opinion […]

Data show spike in family violence after stay-at-home orders

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that incidents of domestic violence in Dallas increased in the three weeks after local stay-at-home orders went into effect in response to the coronavirus pandemic, then they gradually declined. In the study, published online in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, researchers evaluated daily counts […]

A sugar hit to help destroy cancer cells

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar—namely glucose—to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular metabolize glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells. However researchers from USC Viterbi’s Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science have unlocked a weakness in a common type of cancer cell: […]

Multispecialty centers for pediatric dysphagia deliver better outcomes, reduced costs

Children who choke when they drink or eat may have what’s known as dysphagia, or a swallowing disorder—one of the most common medical complaints seen in young children. This condition can be due to various causes that require care from clinicians with expertise in areas including otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, gastroenterology, pulmonology, pediatric surgery, and […]

Mild thyroid dysfunction affects one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility

Mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility which is a prolonged time span of trying to become pregnant, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid disorders are common in women of reproductive age. Although the […]