Category: Health / Science

Why do we hiccup?

The longest recorded case of hiccups lasted for 68 years … and was caused by a falling hog. While that level of severity is extremely uncommon, most of us are no stranger to an...

Plant sources of protein

If you’re moving toward a plant-based diet, you may be concerned about getting enough protein. You needn’t worry: Many plant foods are good sources of protein, especially legumes, nuts, seeds, and many grains. The protein...

What are sugar alcohols?

Also called polyols, sugar alcohols are reduced-calorie sweeteners used in many “diet” foods—from candies and jams to baked goods and ice cream—as well as in sugar-free gums, cough drops, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products....

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems

If you’re prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat’s fault. A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) – characterised by explosive bouts of rage –...

What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu?

You might have felt it — the feeling that you’ve experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. There are over 40 theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon of déjà...

Whole grains: good for the gut

Whole grains provide a host of potential benefits, from reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease to improved digestive health and appetite control. Now two clinical trials from Tufts University, published recently in the American...