Tagged: health

The burning truth about e-cigarettes

The widespread use among teenagers of stylish e-cigarettes that can be charged in a USB drive has made headlines lately. Many young people do not even realize they are inhaling nicotine through the devices,...

Is Soylent the future of nutrition?

You may have fantasized, or feared, a future in which you could get all the calories and nutrients needed to survive from a pill or drink. Is that future here? Proponents of the meal-in-a-bottle...

A boy ate 150 gummy vitamins for breakfast

Health Risks from Excessive Vitamin A Because vitamin A is fat soluble, the body stores excess amounts, primarily in the liver, and these levels can accumulate. Although excess preformed vitamin A can have significant...

Understanding OCD

If you watched the HBO series Girls, you may remember that the lead character, Hannah Horvath, struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)—a condition the show’s lead actor, screenwriter, and producer, Lena Dunham, has lived with since childhood. Among the...

The origins of breakfast

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but where does that idea come from? And is it true? Vanessa Hill uncovers the history of breakfast and whether or...

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out...