Pain: Grimacing can make an injection more bearable, study claims ahead of COVID vaccine rollout

Grin and bear it: Scientists claim smiling or grimacing can make an injection feel less painful ahead of rollout of COVID vaccine US researchers recruited 231 students to pull expressions while being injected These included a neutral face, regular smiling, a ‘genuine’ smile and a grimace The latter two expressions lowered the pain felt by … Read more Pain: Grimacing can make an injection more bearable, study claims ahead of COVID vaccine rollout

Half of us broke lockdown curbs, study shows 

Half of us broke lockdown curbs: Almost 50% failed to follow rules during last month’s shutdown, study shows Half of Britons have admitted breaching the letter of last month’s lockdown rules A Covid-19 Social Study at UCL has followed 70,000 people for 36 weeks  Respondents told scientists they believe their mental health is being affected  … Read more Half of us broke lockdown curbs, study shows 

Alcohol blocks a chemical in the brain that focuses our attention, study finds 

Alcoholism is the most severe form of alcohol abuse and involves the inability to manage drinking habits. It is organised into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of alcohol abuse can spiral out of control.  Individuals struggling with alcoholism … Read more Alcohol blocks a chemical in the brain that focuses our attention, study finds 

Ice Age figurines indicate a fetishisation of female obesity, study claims 

Curvy ‘Venus’ figurines dating from Ice Age Europe indicate a fetishisation of female obesity among starving hunter gatherers, a new study claims.   Venus figurines, which were carved around 30,000 years ago, have intrigued researchers for nearly two centuries.   One of world’s earliest examples of art, some scientists have described them as having a ‘derriere like … Read more Ice Age figurines indicate a fetishisation of female obesity, study claims 

There would have been four TIMES as many flightless bird species if not for humans, study reveals

There are 60 species of flightless birds walking the Earth today, but a new study reveals there would be at least four times the amount if not for human influences. These findings were uncovered by a team at the University College of London who compiled a list of every bird species known to have gone … Read more There would have been four TIMES as many flightless bird species if not for humans, study reveals

Experimental drug can reverse age-related cognitive decline within THREE DAYS, new mouse study finds

Scientists believe they may have created the first drug that reverses age-related cognitive decline in just days.     It works by rebooting the protein production machinery of the cells in our brains after it gets smothered by a stress response from our body. Research conducted on aged mice showed the compound restored memory and mental flexibility as … Read more Experimental drug can reverse age-related cognitive decline within THREE DAYS, new mouse study finds

Video game players are NOT typically obese, but are healthier than the general public, study reveals

Video game players are NOT typically obese, but are healthier and in better shape than the general public, esports study reveals A survey of 1,400 gamers reveals they may be healthier than the general public They are 21% more likely to have a healthier weight than the average person Players are 7.8% more likely to … Read more Video game players are NOT typically obese, but are healthier than the general public, study reveals

Vaping raises lung disease risks by more than 40%, study finds

Vaping raises lung disease risks by more than 40%: Study finds young e-cigarette users face higher risks of asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD Boston University researchers found that even among vapers who don’t smoke, risks of lung disease are 43% higher for current e-cig users  Current vapers are 34% more at risk for chronic bronchitis and … Read more Vaping raises lung disease risks by more than 40%, study finds

Video game players are NOT typically obese, but are healthier than the general public, study reveals

Video game players are NOT typically obese, but are healthier and in better shape than the general public, esports study reveals A survey of 1,400 gamers reveals they may be healthier than the general public They are 21% more likely to have a healthier weight than the average person Players are 7.8% more likely to … Read more Video game players are NOT typically obese, but are healthier than the general public, study reveals

Insect wings evolved from an outgrowth on a crustacean ancestor, study reveals

Insects’ wings evolved from a random outgrowth or ‘lobe’ on the legs of one of their crustacean ancestors that moved to land about 300 million years ago, a new study has revealed. US researchers claim sections of the crustacean’s leg were gradually pushed back and fused into its body to support its weight when it … Read more Insect wings evolved from an outgrowth on a crustacean ancestor, study reveals