Category: This Day in History

Green spaces boost mental health

Green spaces boost mental health

A new research conducted by the British researchers unveils the long-lasting positive effect of green landscape on health, well-being and feelings of social safety. The team made efforts to explore the relationship between the amount and type of green space in people’s living environment and their health, well-being, and feelings of safety. They also tried [&hellip

Brain blow leaves life-long dangers

Brain blow leaves life-long dangers

Injuries to the head can leave victims susceptible to early death even years later through impaired judgement, a major analysis of survivors shows. Those with a history of psychiatric disorders before the injury are most at risk of dying prematurely. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, of 40 years of data on more than two million [&hellip

Caffeine may boost memory

Caffeine may boost memory

Caffeine can improve mental and cognitive functions through stimulating many regions of the brain that regulate wakefulness, arousal, mood and concentration. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University found that those people who regularly consumed caffeinated products had better results on the memory tests. The study results were confirmed after monitoring the memories of 160 people [&hellip

Bacteria linked to premature birth

Bacteria linked to premature birth

A major cause of premature birth – where waters break too soon, triggering labour – may be caused by specific bacteria, according to research. The findings could lead to screening and possible treatment for women at risk of early labour, says a US team. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests certain bacteria [&hellip

Heart attack ‘leaves cellular trace’

Heart attack ‘leaves cellular trace’

Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers. Their study on 111 people, published in the journal Physical Biology, could spot the difference between healthy and heart-attack patients. They are investigating whether testing for the cells can be used to predict those about to have a heart [&hellip

Altering diet may combat asthma

Altering diet may combat asthma

A new research carried out by the Swiss scientists has demonstrated that certain types of food containing more fiber can protect lungs against asthma. Researchers say animal study shows that soluble fiber, which comes from fruits and vegetables, can reduce inflammation in the lungs, according to study report published in the journal Nature Medicine. They [&hellip

‘Sticky balls’ may stop cancer spreading

‘Sticky balls’ may stop cancer spreading

Cancer-killing “sticky balls” can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests. The most dangerous and deadly stage of a tumour is when it spreads around the body. Scientists at Cornell University, in the US, have designed nanoparticles that stay in the bloodstream and kill migrating cancer cells on [&hellip

Samsung unveils bendable TV

Samsung unveils bendable TV

Samsung has shown off the Bendable TV – an 85in (216cm) prototype that allows the curvature of its screen to be adjusted by remote control. The LED (light-emitting diode) set was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. LG has also announced a smaller 77in (196cm) flexible TV of its own that is [&hellip

Bedroom kit promises ‘smarter sleep’

Bedroom kit promises ‘smarter sleep’

The maker of a set of communicating bedroom sensors that control a changing-colour lamp claims to be able to wake sleepers at the best moment. Withings unveiled the Aura “smart sleep” system on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One part slides under the mattress to study the dozing owners while [&hellip

Vitamin D ‘boosts child muscles’

Vitamin D ‘boosts child muscles’

Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers. The study on 678 children,  published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four. The team at the University of Southampton say the muscle [&hellip