Body & Health

A Cause of Aging That’s Reversible

A Cause of Aging That’s Reversible

Researchers at Harvard Medical School, National Institute of Aging and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia have identified a reversible cause of aging in mammals. The essence of this finding is a series of molecular events that enable communication inside cells between the nucleus and mitochondria. As communication breaks down, aging accelerates. By […]

By December 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Good Relationships Make Women Happy With Their Weight

Good Relationships Make Women Happy With Their Weight

Apparently, woman in good relationships are happier with their weight according to researcher Sabina Vatter from Tallinn University. For her research Sabina Vatter from Tallinn University collected quantitative data from 256 women aged between 20 and 45, of whom 71.5 per cent were cohabiting and 28.5 per cent were married. The women answered questions about […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Preventing Flu: What Really Works

Preventing Flu: What Really Works

Often mistaken for the common cold, the flu is an illness many people rarely forget. Once you’re unfortunate enough to experience the hard hitting symptoms of the flu, you’ll then understand how unpleasant the experience is and you’ll want to prevent it from happening again. Healthland Time has listed proven ways to prevent flu in […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Long Term Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

Long Term Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

According to a 35 year study at Cardiff University, long term exercise throughout a person’s life can reduce the risk of developing dementia. The Cardiff University study which began with 2,235 men from Caerphilly in 1979 found factors including diet and not smoking had an impact on preventing illnesses developing in older age. However exercise […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Futuristic Technology

Sperm Based Robots The Future of Medicine?

Sperm Based Robots The Future of Medicine?

A breakthrough by Scientists at the Institute of Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany sees the creation of the very first robots powered by sperm. These cybernetic microorganisms are an amalgamation of metal and a bull’s sperm cell. They are controlled by remote and can be used to fertilize an egg or administer a drug virtually […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Smallest Pacemaker Doesn’t Require Surgery to be Implanted

The Smallest Pacemaker Doesn’t Require Surgery to be Implanted

Austrian doctors have implanted a miniature wireless pacemaker which can be delivered to the heart through a vein in the thigh. On Monday, doctors in Austria implanted one such device into a patient—the first participant in a human trial of what device-manufacturer Medtronic says is the smallest pacemaker in the world. The device is 24 […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Meet the Foodini – A 3D Food Printer

Meet the Foodini – A 3D Food Printer

Researchers are working on a 3D printer set to totally transform the world of home cooking by launching the first food printer. It’s called the Foodini and it can print just about any food item you can think off – from chocolate to pasta. The idea is that users load capsules with fresh food into […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Is Google Glass the Key to Superhuman Vision?

Is Google Glass the Key to Superhuman Vision?

Google Glass has had a rocky time in the blogosphere. Public perception isn’t particularly favorable but it seems that it could have applications which would vastly benefit mankind. According to Stanford University Professor Marc Levoy, new advances in imaging and camera equipped devices will usher in an era of superhero vision capabilities. Rapidly increasing processor […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Mind & Brain

Do you Suffer From FOMO Addiction?

Do you Suffer From FOMO Addiction?

The proliferation of social media use is creating a lot of psychological problems. It gives the impression that everyone is out there living the dream while your life fizzles by the day in constant boredom. It seems we can’t get a minute to ourselves. As the alerts came in, my mind began to race. Three […]

By December 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Music Restores Memories in Brain Trauma Patients

Music Restores Memories in Brain Trauma Patients

Scientists have for the very first time used popular music to help brain injured patients recall personal memories. Neuroscientists Amee Baird and Severine Samson published the results of their research in the journal Neurophysical Rehabilitation. The study looked at music evoked autobiographical memories (MEAMs) in patients with acquired brain injuries (ABIs). In their study, Baird […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Continued Exposure to Bad News may Prevent a Bad Mood

Continued Exposure to Bad News may Prevent a Bad Mood

According to a study from the University of Tel Aviv’s School of Psychological Sciences, repeated exposure to something that has a negative effect on your mood can lessen the effect it has on you. “A bad mood is known to slow cognition,” said Moshe Shay Ben-Haim, Ph.D. “We show that, counterintuitively, you can avoid getting […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Long Term Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

Long Term Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

According to a 35 year study at Cardiff University, long term exercise throughout a person’s life can reduce the risk of developing dementia. The Cardiff University study which began with 2,235 men from Caerphilly in 1979 found factors including diet and not smoking had an impact on preventing illnesses developing in older age. However exercise […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Fitness

Science’s 7 Minute Workout

Science’s 7 Minute Workout

An article published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal shows a list of 12 moderate to high intensity bodyweight exercises which are thought to constitute a complete body workout. “There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much […]

By December 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Long Term Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

Long Term Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

According to a 35 year study at Cardiff University, long term exercise throughout a person’s life can reduce the risk of developing dementia. The Cardiff University study which began with 2,235 men from Caerphilly in 1979 found factors including diet and not smoking had an impact on preventing illnesses developing in older age. However exercise […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Can Athletes Legally Enhance Their Performance?

Can Athletes Legally Enhance Their Performance?

Every other day we hear of an athlete receiving a ban for taking banned performance enhancing substances. The competition at the top is stiff and when everyone at their absolute physical peak, it becomes tempting to try and gain an edge and gain it fast. With restrictions growing further stringent every year that passes, Gabriela […]

By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How Caffeine Can Be Used to Boost Strength and Endurance

How Caffeine Can Be Used to Boost Strength and Endurance

Did you know that the International Olympic Committee once enforced a ban on caffeine? As strange as that may seem, there is a lot of evidence to show that caffeine can boost physical performance. Many ‘pre-workout’ supplements are loaded with it and many so called sports drinks contain a healthy dose of it. A podcast […]

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Spirituality

Meditation Changes Gene Expression

Meditation Changes Gene Expression

The body of evidence supporting the benefits of meditation is growing by the day. A collaborative study conducted by researchers from France, Spain and Wisconsin is the first to show molecular changes in the body occurring following a period mindfulness meditation. The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What Meditation Does To The Brain

What Meditation Does To The Brain

We’re forever singing its praises here at Superhuman.ly, but we’re not just blowing smoke up your err.. let’s try again: we’re not merely hyping it up. It is the real deal! The many benefits of meditation are well documented and also backed up by scientific study. However, have you ever wondered what meditation does to […]

By September 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Meditation Being Integrated Into Healthcare Programs

Meditation Being Integrated Into Healthcare Programs

The healing powers of meditation have been common knowledge in the eastern traditions for centuries. Recently, science has caught up, proving it can ease anxiety, aid sleep and even help smokers kick the habit. Now, it seems medical field has caught up. Increasingly, mainstream medicine is waking up to the healing powers of daily meditation, […]

By September 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How To Lucid Dream

How To Lucid Dream

We have a slightly unusual one for you today; a guide to lucid dreaming thanks to the folks at Daily Cup of Yoga! They are positive lucid dreaming can be life changing and so they’ve served up a guide that will have everyone looking forward to going to bed! For those unaware, lucid dreaming is […]

By August 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Gamification

Villain – Could You Be One?

Villain – Could You Be One?

This humorous quiz from Buzzfeed is a nice breather from all this.. you know.. science. It’s a 12 question quiz that finds out some personality traits you either have or desire and then finds the closest match to a Disney villain. It has questions like – ‘What is your greatest quality?’ and ‘What is the […]

By October 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Online Games Teaching Cancer Stricken Kids About Their Illness

Online Games Teaching Cancer Stricken Kids About Their Illness

HopeLab, a non-profit company has created some online games which are helping cancer-stricken young children learn about their illness. The company conducted a survey among those who had suffered from the disease in order to find out how the games could be more appealing. HopeLab’s research found players were more likely to stick to their […]

By September 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video Games Improve Cognition In The Elderly

Video Games Improve Cognition In The Elderly

Another new study, another reason to pick up the gaming pad. Previously, it has come to light that gaming improves visual processing and could make you smarter, and now, it can keep your brain young. As incredible as these results are, we doubt your doctor will be passing out copies of the latest Grand Theft […]

By September 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video Games Don’t Negatively Affect Teen’s Behavior

Video Games Don’t Negatively Affect Teen’s Behavior

With all the good press gaming has received recently (you know… making people smarter and improving their visual processing), the party was bound to be spoiled sooner or later, right? Wrong! Gaming is standing defiant and boldly challenges any haters. So what on earth am I talking about? Well, people have always wondered if video […]

By August 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Could Your Olive Oil be Fake?

Could Your Olive Oil be Fake?

Journalist Tom Mueller published a pretty damning expose on olive oil. He revealed that more than 70% of the olive oil sold in the world is fake and ever since then, buyers have been trying their best to make sure they get the real stuff! So how can you tell if your stuff is not […]

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Are Fecal Transplants the Future of Medicine?

Are Fecal Transplants the Future of Medicine?

In a Western world obsessed with cleanliness and being germ-free, it appears our immune systems are suffering, not benefitting from our ultra-hygienic ways. As study after study continues to show, the bacteria in our gut have a surprisingly broad influence on our physical and mental well being. According to the ‘hygiene hypothesis’, autoimmune disease may […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Self Control Improved Through Electrical Brain Stimulation

Self Control Improved Through Electrical Brain Stimulation

Neuroscientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of California, San Diego have enhanced self control through a new way of stimulating the brain. Study participants were asked to perform a simple behavioral task that required the braking/slowing of action — inhibition — in the brain. In each participant, […]

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How to Be More Productive by Doing Nothing

How to Be More Productive by Doing Nothing

In a fast paced world, we’re always told to do more in order to achieve more. We’re required to fit more in our days and further extend the time we’re working. But for our well-being and productivity, it is sometimes good to do absolutely nothing. Do not do anything when you’re angry – Some people […]

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Mediterranean Diet Benefits Mind and Body

Mediterranean Diet Benefits Mind and Body

New research featuring in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that women in their 50s following a mediterranean diet as 40% likely to reach old age without developing chronic diseases of physical problems. 10,000 woman were tracked from the beginning of late middle age. They were asked to fill out surveys of their diets every […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Are Carrots The Secret To Healthy Sperm?

Are Carrots The Secret To Healthy Sperm?

Studies have found that orange coloured fruits and vegetables can improve male fertility. Of all the fruits and vegetables they studied, carrots were apparently the best as they had the greatest effect on sperm’s motility – its ability to swim toward an egg. Researchers at Harvard University in the US asked almost 200 young men […]

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