Is There a Right Answer in the Dieting Craze?

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?

Do Video Games Really Cause Aggression?

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?

Why Do So Many Drugs Fail?

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?

The Science Behind the Perfect Nap

Katie Jones Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill are amongst some of the most influential people in human history. Despite being run off their feet painting beautiful masterpieces, developing the general theory of relativity, and leading Britain through World War Two; they all still found time for a well-earned nap. But, what is the … Continue reading The Science Behind the Perfect Nap