7 Terrifying Diseases of the FUTURE

What do you think of when you picture a terrifying disease? Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com Addiction is a disease; it doesn’t matter whether you’re hooked on hashish, seduced by the sauce or totally groped by the great gambling gremlin, some people are just genetically destined to a life of dependency. Don’t …

WTF Is Kombucha?

What is kombucha, why is this craze sweeping the nation, and does it have any real health benefits? Read More: What Is Kombucha? “What smells like beer, tastes like carbonated vinegar and looks like something you forgot in the back of the refrigerator? Why, kombucha tea, of course!” Kombucha Fermentation and its Antimicrobial Activity “Kombucha …

The Actual Impact Of The Placebo Effect On Science

We know the placebo effect works, but researchers are starting to figure out exactly why and how doctors could use it to treat patients. Does The Placebo Effect Work On You? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Placebo Effect May Account for Half of Drug’s Efficacy “Even when a medication …

Are Artificial Sweeteners REALLY Safe?

When artificial sweeteners were first released, scientists were finding links to various forms of life-threatening cancer! A lot has changed since then, but are they really safe? Laci takes a look at the top three most popular sweeteners to try to figure out which is the safest. Read More: Gain weight by “going diet?” Artificial …

Does Your Birth Month Really Affect Your Health?

We’ve debunked a lot of pseudoscience before, but could your birth month actually affect you? Read More: Birth Month Affects Lifetime Disease Risk: A Phenome-Wide Method “An individual’s birth month has a significant impact on the diseases they develop during their lifetime.” Babies Born In Pollen And Mold Seasons Have Greater Odds Of Developing Asthma …

5 Unique Uses for Urine

Turns out our pee is chock full of cool stuff. We’re talkin’ information about our health, and even little bits of rocket fuel! Trace has the details. Read More: Weird Microbe Turns Pee into Rocket Fuel “Scientists on Sunday said they had gained insights into a remarkable bacterium that lives without oxygen and transforms ammonium, …

Do Video Games Really Count As Exercise?

Can walking around catching Pokémon really be considered exercise? What about different consoles? Can you plug one in and skip the gym? How Exercise Improves Your Memory – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Gotta catch’em all! Pokémon GO and physical activity among young adults: difference in differences study “Games that …

Unpopular People May Die Sooner, Here’s Why

Is there scientific proof that social standing affects your health and helps you live longer? How would it do this? How Poverty Changes Your Brain – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Social Status Alters Immune Response In Monkeys “In a new study, a team of researchers led by Dr. Luis …