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Is there clear evidence for the hygiene hypothesis?
Hello everyone, Whether it is to nuts, animals or pollen, most of us have or know someone with an allergy. I personally suffer from hay fever, which is…
Is fish oil good for heart health?
Hello everyone, Fish oil has been widely reported to help against a myriad of ailments from ADHD to gut health. Fish oil has most often been reported to…
Does creatine improve cognition?
Hello everyone, Dr Oliver Baumann, an assistant professor at Bond University in Australia recently wrote in a The Conversation article that “the brain…
Metafact Review: Supplements
Chances are that you have some sort of supplement in your kitchen cupboards. Depending on the product that could be tablets, pills, oils or even drops…
Can AIs feel emotions?
Hello everyone, AI or artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives. Whilst simple forms of AI perform limited tasks…
Is most of the ocean unmapped and unexplored?
Hello everyone, Oceans cover more than 70% of our planet and are predicted to be home to more than 2 million marine species. According to the U.S…
Do I need to get vaccinated if everyone else is?
Hello everyone, Most of us have had many shots in our lives. Vaccines are commonly given against infectious diseases like tetanus, diphtheria and…
Can breaking down brain plaques prevent Alzheimer's?
Hello everyone, Many of us may know someone who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Its prevalence and devastating consequences on the patient…
Can take-home microbiome kits really predict disease?
Hello everyone, Our bodies are filled with trillions of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. These bugs coexist with each…
Are probiotics worth it? $63 billion. That’s the estimated amount people spend worldwide on probiotics in 2021. That includes sales of supplements…
Does increasing renewable energy generation decrease reliability or security?
Hello everyone, Many of you who are reading this will be accustomed to a constant power supply: warming (or cooling) your home, switching on your lights…
Is anxiety a lifelong condition?
Hello everyone, The national institute for mental health estimates that over 30% of US adults experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their…
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