An interactive map showing the connections between various categories of emotion. Credit: Courtesy of Alan Cowen The Emoji Movie, in which the protagonist can’t help but express a wide variety of emotions instead of the one assigned to him, may have gotten something right. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, challenges a

Oral contraceptive pills. (stock image) Credit: © areeya_ann / Fotolia New evidence to confirm the link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE) has been provided by a new study. About 9% of women of reproductive age worldwide use oral contraceptives, rising to 18% of

The findings reveal that every 5 years of oral contraceptive use reduces the risk of womb cancer by about a quarter. Credit: © Kwangmoo / Fotolia Use of oral contraceptives (usually referred to as “the pill”), even for just a few years, gives substantial long-term protection against endometrial (womb) cancer, and the longer the pill

Hormonal IUDs do not affect breastfeeding, say researchers. Credit: University of Utah Health Having a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) implanted immediately after birth does not affect a woman’s ability to lactate and breastfeed, according to new research by investigators at University of Utah Health and University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The results of

An assortment of foods containing omega 3 healthy fats acids. Credit: © autumnhoverter / Fotolia Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids — a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and

Dr. Jon Ramsey with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine holds a mouse. His study found that a high fat diet makes mice live longer. Credit: Don Preisler/UC Davis As more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent

After two hours, special nanoparticles accumulated in cancer cells (red and yellow) in mice and destroyed most of the tumor within a day (right). Credit: American Chemical Society Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence within a few years. Recurrences and tumor spreading are likely due to cancer stem cells that can

Glioma is one of the most common types of cancerous tumors originating in the brain. Credit: © ibreakstock / Fotolia New research further illuminates the surprising relationship between blood sugar and brain tumors and could begin to shed light on how certain cancers develop. While many cancers are more common among those with diabetes, cancerous

Using data from the Rotterdam Study researchers determined that frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption were inversely related with liver stiffness but not steatosis in the general population. Credit: L. Alferink and S. Darwish Murad Chronic liver diseases rank as the 12th cause of death worldwide and many of these disorders are associated with unhealthy

The biofuel cell can stretch and flex, conforming to the human body. Credit: University of California San Diego A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area

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