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Will The Dead Sea Die Again?

Rapidly dropping water levels of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface heralded for its medicinal properties, has been a source of ecological concern for years. Now a drilling project led by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew [...]

April 10, 2012 Science
The Pain of a Breakup is Literally All in Your Head

The Pain of a Breakup is Literally All in Your Head

The pain of a breakup has always been likened to physical pain.  For the first time, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colombia has linked the pain caused by unwanted breakups to areas of the brain that [...]

July 11, 2011 Health & Medicine
Foods To Help You Concentrate

Foods To Help You Concentrate

Here’s a food for thought: aging doesn’t have to mean a decline in mental well-being.  Do you find it diffiuclt to concentrate while you are studying, working or reading? Don’t worry,  there are foods for the brain that can help keep [...]

July 10, 2011 Health & Medicine
Reduce Your Risk of Dying Young: Spend More Time on Your Feet and Less on a Chair

Reduce Your Risk of Dying Young: Spend More Time on Your Feet and Less on a Chair

Who would’ve thought that sitting can be harmful to health? According to a large-scale study conducted by the American Cancer Society, spending hours at a time each day sitting on a chair can dramatically shorten a person’s life span. Findings [...]

July 8, 2011 Health & Medicine
The Universal Formula for Happiness

The Universal Formula for Happiness

Does individual happiness have a universal quality? Abraham Maslow and his theory of needs suggest that humans need to fulfill a hierarchy of needs in order to attain happiness. And for the first time, researchers from the University of Illinois [...]

July 6, 2011 Health & Medicine
The Time of the Month When Risk of Death is Highest

The Time of the Month When Risk of Death is Highest

People who have a steady paycheck are supposed to have healthier lives because they have less financial worries, have access to healthcare, and are able to take better care of themselves.  All these should translate to the ability to live [...]

July 5, 2011 Health & Medicine
Saliva Can Accurately Predict Your Age

Saliva Can Accurately Predict Your Age

“With just a saliva sample, we can accurately predict a person’s age without knowing anything else about them.”  This was the statement made by Dr. Eric Vilain, professor of human genetics, urology, and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of [...]

June 27, 2011 Health & Medicine