The first report of the fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was made in 1973 by Jones and Smith. A lot of focus and advice since has been given to expectant mothers. But what about fathers? Does men’s health and behavior pre-conception impact on fetal development? Specifically, does paternal alcohol consumption pre-conception affect fetal development? Short answer, yes.
Out of fright, out of mind. How fear could have led to the persistence of ‘fake news’ surrounding COVID-19
Misinformation or ‘fake news’ has been rife in recent years. Have you ever wondered why people persist in believing something false? Even when we are shown verified sources contradicting what we believe, often it is hard to let a belief…
A recent study reported that ‘plant-based’ diets had a lower risk of developing moderate-to-severe COVID-19. This large study involved 2884 front-line healthcare workers from six countries. The plant-based group had a much lower percentage (9.8% vs 24.3%) of moderate-severe disease in participants who had Covid-19. Does this mean that we should consider a plant-based diet to protect from Covid-19?
NASA has approved 2 new missions to investigate our closest planetary neighbor, Venus. These missions, costing ~$500 million each, aim to understand how Venus became such a furnace and the potential Venus once had oceans. This could give insights that are crucial to understanding our own atmosphere and how it could change with global warming.
Have you ever imagined what a planet of aliens that survive primarily on photosynthesis would be like? Could an animal get enough energy from photosynthesis to move and evolve intelligence? How did plant cells evolve the ability to photosynthesize? Check out this article to find out.
Cancer researchers said, “a drug productivity crisis emerged in the pharmaceutical research and development area (R&D)” (2) with funding increasing to R&D without an increase in developed new drugs. A potential solution is to repurpose drugs we already have and that we know are safe in humans and use them to treat cancer.
The pandemic has seen the numbers of grant applications from female academics plummet. Currently, less than 20% of professors are women and the pandemic will set back gender equality in academia even more.
AI or self-driven cars are going to take over. What will the world will look like when all cars are self-driving. What will the speed limit be? Will there be traffic lights? Will anyone own cars? Read more to find out.
Did you know many everyday plastics are water soluble? So that plastic you see around you: It's inside you. And it may be affecting your health, especially your reproductive health. Find out how.