Category: Health

How The Food You Eat Affects Your Brain
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How The Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

What Would Happen If You Didn't Drink Water?
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What Would Happen If You Didn’t Drink Water?

Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration.

What Are Those Floaty Things In Your Eye?
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What Are Those Floaty Things In Your Eye?

Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Michael Mauser explains the visual phenomenon that is floaters.

What Causes Dandruff?
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What Causes Dandruff?

On top of our heads, there is a type of yeast that lives and dines on all of our scalps. Feasting constantly, it’s in paradise. And in about half of the human population, its activity causes dandruff. So, why do some people have more dandruff than others? And how can it be treated?

Can You Be Awake And Asleep At The Same Time?
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Can You Be Awake And Asleep At The Same Time?

Many animals need sleep. But all of the threats and demands animals face don’t just go away when it’s time to doze. That’s why a range of birds, mammals, and even humans experience some degree of asymmetrical sleep, where parts of the brain are asleep and other areas are more active. So, how does it work? Masako Tamaki explores how animals’ brains remain vigilant even at their most vulnerable.

Why Do Some People Snore So Loudly
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Why Do Some People Snore So Loudly?

A leather mask that clamps the mouth shut. A cannonball sewn into a soldier’s uniform. A machine that delivers sudden electrical pulses. These were all treatments for a problem that has haunted humanity for millennia: snoring. It might seem harmless, but snoring can be a sign of something more dangerous. So, what exactly causes snoring?

What Happens To Your Body When You Start Exercising
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What Happens To Your Body When You Start Exercising Regularly?

Whether you’re trying to get fit, build muscle, or you’re just tired of the couch, leading a more active lifestyle takes time, effort, and determination. Tech Insider explores what will happen to your body when you exercise regularly— and why it’s ultimately worth the effort.

Which is Better: Soap or Hand Sanitizer?
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Which is Better: Soap or Hand Sanitizer?

Your hands, up close, are anything but smooth. With peaks and valleys, folds and rifts, there are plenty of hiding places for a virus to stick. If you then touch your face, the virus can infect you. But there are two extraordinarily simple ways you can keep that from happening: soap and water, and hand sanitizer. So which is better?

The coronavirus explained and how you can combat it
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The Coronavirus Explained and How You can Combat It

The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every nation on Earth. Whether it is the deadly nature and rapid transmission of this new virus or the life-changing economic impacts being felt around the world, we are being called into action to cure a new disease and to reconsider how we as humans interact.

The science of laziness
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The Science of Laziness

It can feel good lounging around doing nothing… sometimes too good! Whether it’s to avoid work or escape physical activity, we’ve all had those days. But why are some people way lazier than others? Is there a couch-potato gene that causes lazy behavior? ASAPScience investigates the science of laziness.

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