Category: Lifestyle

The Best Beaches In South Africa

South Africa is the archetypal water lover’s paradise. Whether you want to be by the sea, on the sea, or even under it, there are countless ways to get your ocean fix—including snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and surfing. Swimming is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to enjoy the water, and many of South Africa’s best […]

Researchers consider marijuana use and mental health in emergency department patients

Led by Catherine Marco, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and surgery, students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine have helped to complete a study into the connection between marijuana use and mental health. Results of the analysis may spur future research into the understudied impacts of marijuana use. The research study surveyed […]

Researchers discover new method of detecting endometrial cancer

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have confirmed a new non-invasive test can be used to help with the early detection of endometrial cancer and at-risk patients. Published in the journal Cancers, the study signals the next step forward in providing an inexpensive tool for diagnosing patients with endometrial cancer and its common […]

Simple question can lead to remedy for older adults’ dizziness and impaired balance

Does lying down or turning over in bed make you feel dizzy? This simple question effectively identifies whether a person suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is harmless and treatable, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is common, and often undiagnosed, among senior citizens. Many suffer in silence from […]

How to recover from an exercise injury – according to a sports physiotherapist

Being active is beneficial for our bodies and mental health. But sometimes we can overdo it, resulting in sprains, strains, or pulled muscles. We need time to rehabilitate, or more injuries will occur. If you’ve sustained an injury, the first thing to ask yourself is whether there was a specific incident or moment when something […]

Found: Brain structure that controls our behavior

For our social life and our profession we must be able to deal with our environment and other people. Executive functions, meaning the basic intellectual abilities that control human thought and action, help us to do this. These include selective attention, otherwise known as the ability to concentrate on one stimulus and suppress others, or […]

Self-isolating? Get fit faster with multi-ghost racing

Eager to ramp up your fitness while stuck at home? A new generation of virtual reality (VR) exergames nudges home-based cyclists to perform a lot better by immersing them in a crowd of cyclists. And as all cyclists participating in the race are versions of the flesh-and-blood player, the Covid-19 norms of social distancing are […]

Women in criminal justice system less likely to receive treatment for opioid use

Pregnant women involved in the criminal justice system are disproportionately not receiving medications for opioid use disorder, as compared to their peers, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published today in PLOS Medicine. Researchers from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute in Minneapolis analyzed data from the nation’s treatment […]