As well as this blog, I also write journalistic pieces for The Munich Eye (click here to go to my biography page). Here are the links to all the journalistic articles I have written for them:
Chronic lower back pain is costing the United States more than $200 billion every year. To help give evidence towards alternative chronic lower back pain treatments, a new study lead by Robert B. Saper at Boston Medical Centre, carried out over 1 year set out to see if yoga sessions were as effective as physical therapy (PT) sessions in treating chronic lower back pain.
Food cravings are something we are all familiar with but scientists have only just begun to understand the science behind them.
Trust plays an important part in any friendship.However, a recent study on chimpanzees has shown that trust is not a uniquely human characteristic; showing that chimpanzees place special trust in their friends compared to their non-friends.
We've all seen the gluten-free labels in supermarkets and cafes or know someone who is "gluten-free" at the moment for the health benefits. But is a gluten-free diet really worth all that effort?
Climate change is a looming threat of the 21st century, and seems to be the talk of the town. One way that the human impact on the globe is being felt is through the weather- drought or flooding is become more common, as well as "freaky" weather events.
More and more drastic climate change related events are occurring, like new diseases and natural disasters, which result from an increase in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The agricultural sector contributes to about 22-24% of these emissions.
The concept of an exercise pill- a drug that you could take which mimics the beneficial effects of physical exercise, is of huge consumer interest. Research into these types of pill have been underway since 2004, however, most of the front-runner candidates are still in experimental stages.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States with only 45% of people knowing that they have the disease. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease where proteins build up in lumps called 'plaques' in the brain, stopping nerves talking to each other.
Heart disease is one of the biggest concerns for the aging populations. Someone has a heart attack every three minutes in the UK, with 30% of these attacks being fatal. New technologies to help patients recover from a heart attack are desperately needed, which is where a new paper by Harvard researchers focuses on.
Consider your morning; your alarm goes off, you get up and get dressed, probably yawn and then pour yourself a nice mug of coffee to allow you to start the day. This general routine is carried out by millions and is seen as nothing more than wake-up call. However, a recently published study on the benefits of coffee has found that drinking one to five cups of coffee a day, both caffeinated and decaffeinated, actually lowers the risk of total mortality (or death).