The Measles Outbreak

The Measles Outbreak

Across the world, there has been a call against childhood vaccines, claiming that they’re linked to various mental health issues.  However, vaccines exist for a reason.  Look at the current situation in Europe, where an outbreak of measles, a disease that can be...
What Brains Say About Autism

What Brains Say About Autism

Autism affects roughly 1 out of 68 children in the US.  While early diagnosis and intervention can help children with autism, there’s so far no method for diagnosing it before children start showing symptoms.  However, I recently read about one study funded by the...
Feathers or No Feathers?

Feathers or No Feathers?

Up until a few years ago, the general consensus about dinosaurs is that they looked like giant, scale-y and featherless lizards.  However, discoveries of well-preserved feathered dinosaurs in China has led researchers to suggest that theropod dinosaurs (the...
Yoga and Old Age

Yoga and Old Age

Everybody knows that yoga is good for you.  I’ve never gotten into it, but I’m well aware of its health benefits.  A new study from the University of Connecticut in the US has found that practicing yoga could help improve protein utilization among older women, leading...