Tag Archives: Science Journal

Patterns Indicative of the Elastic Limits to Human Life-Span? (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary Italian research into longevity indicates that death rates tend to increase up to age 80, then decrease and actually level-off after the age of 105 years. This implies that the biological (absolute) limits to longevity may not yet have … Continue reading

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Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Memory / Ability to Learn? (BBC News / Science)

Summary A small US study indicates that electromagnetic stimulation of specific regions of the brain may improve the ability to remember. Researchers are already speculating whether similar techniques could help people with memory disorders and / or reduce memory loss … Continue reading

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BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet / Heart)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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Poverty and Cognitive Function (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary This NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” critical appraisal of research in the news relates to an article investigating whether poverty, and the financial worries arising from poverty, have an adverse effect on cognitive functioning. Full Text Link Reference Poverty … Continue reading

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