The truth about coconut oil (Marketplace)

[♪♪] [Asha] We’re setting up shop to talk to shoppers about a big health trend, coconut oil. What kind of cooking oil do you use? I do often shop for olive oil and coconut oil. At home, I use a lot of coconut oil. As a matter of fact, I’m from the Caribbean so we…

How Exercise Affects Your Brain

Hello and welcome to another video! Let me start this video by telling that almost everything you know about exercise is wrong. We usually associate exercise with loosing weight but thats a big misconception, in fact exercise is the least productive way to loose weight, so if you are thinking to loose weight, exercise should…

Can the “immortal” jellyfish help cure brain disease?

Scientists have tried very hard to kill this jellyfish. They’ve starved it, stabbed it, cut it into pieces… And it survives, by essentially aging in reverse, over and over again. It’s the size of your pinky nail, and a handful of researchers have become fascinated by it. Specifically, its ability to cheat death, and potentially,…

Vitamin D, Fish Oil Don’t Prevent Kidney Disease in Diabetes

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study, I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. It was Kidney Week – the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology last week and 14,000 practitioners descended on the nations capital to discuss the latest developments in the field. So it is in…

Can Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Help Fight Disease?

– Ah, the beginning of summer. Longer days, warmer weather, and mosquitoes. (upbeat techno music) If you’re anything like me, or really, any normal person on this planet, you hate mosquitoes and their nasty little bites. Mosquitoes are no joke. Worldwide, Malaria alone kills over 400,000 people a year. While in the US, we don’t…

Psychiatric Disease

Psychiatric disorders can be thought of as the severe chronic disabling disorders of the young. When you add it up they cause a disproportionate amount of suffering for individuals, for families. Unfortunately, we haven’t made as much progress as we would have imagined in the last 60 years. We need a revolution in both efficacy,…

Using genomics to predict disease risk

People with risk factors like high cholesterol or high blood pressure may know that they’re more likely to develop a common illness such as heart disease. But scientists are discovering that millions of people may also be living with an elevated risk for disease without traditional warning signs, simply due to subtle genetic variations in…

What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases? | Caroline Harper

I’d like you to imagine, just for a moment, that your eyelashes grew inwards instead of outwards, so that every time you blinked, they would scrape the front of your eyeballs, damaging the corneas, so that slowly and painfully, you went blind. Well, that’s what happens to a person who has trachoma. Now, this little…

What Too Much Exercise Does To Your Body And Brain

– [Narrator] Exercising is supposed to be good for you. It can help you stay at a healthy weight, improve your cardiovascular health, and even ward off depression. But, like most things, it’s possible to over-do it. And getting too much exercise can have serious consequences on your body and brain. So what exactly is…

The Scientific Method: Steps, Examples, Tips, and Exercise

Why are some kids sad? What makes the wind blow? How do birds fly? Our world is full of curious phenomena. To find answers or solve problems, we can use a process, which was first acknowledged by the scientist and philosopher Ibn al-Haytham, in the 11th century. Also known as Alhazen, he is considered to…