Jonathan James It’s only been in the last few decades that long distance travel has become commonplace in our lives. With it has come the phenomenon of desynchronosis, a combination of symptoms including headaches, fatigue, and loss of concentration. This is better known as Jet Lag. Resulting from the disruption of our bodies circadian rhythms … Continue reading The Science of Jet Lag
Fern Wilkinson Looking for a diet to shift that Easter chocolate? From standard calorie cutting diets like Weightwatchers and carbohydrate restricted diets such as Atkin’s, to more outlandish claims such as the Cabbage soup and Juicing diets, there’s no shortage to choose from. Despite being bombarded with choice and information telling us how each diet … Continue reading Is There a Right Answer in the Dieting Craze?
Vanessa Kam Oh, sugar! Did I just single-handedly finish that 12 pack of creme eggs for lunch? Perhaps you were disciplined enough to give chocolate up for lent, or maybe you ate all your Easter eggs in one day. Either way, it begs the question, is chocolate really addictive? Can we really become hooked on … Continue reading Chocoholics Anonymous
Helen Alford Over the years, there has been much controversy over whether video games are linked to aggression and violence in the younger population. Usually, the games discussed are first-person shooters or action-adventure games where the player has the option to use weapons. This type of game has often been cited as a potential influence … Continue reading Do Video Games Really Cause Aggression?
Alys Dunn Since the Apple app store’s opening in 2008, $60 billion has been made by developers of apps. On New Year’s Day alone this year, $240 million was made by purchasing just apps. With 2.2 million apps to choose from on the Apple store alone, we have come a long way from playing snake … Continue reading There’s an App For That
Jonathan James Major pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) invested a staggering 140 billion US dollars between 1997 and 2011 in drug research and development. The cost to the consumer also varies widely, with the drug Copaxone (used to treat multiple sclerosis) costing nearly $4,000 a dose in the US, compared to just $862 … Continue reading Why Do So Many Drugs Fail?
Emma Brudanell You wake in the dead of night and look around the familiar setting of your bedroom. Everything initially looks normal, but something feels slightly different. You sense that you are not alone. Then out of the corner of your eye, you see an eerie shadow. You try to move, try to sit up … Continue reading Sleep Paralysis: Frozen to the Spot