Day: May 7, 2019

He’s a man for the big games – Bernardo Silva wants Kompany to stay

Bernardo Silva is keen for Vincent Kompany to remain his team-mate for a “few more years” after the Belgian defender’s brilliant strike saw Manchester City move closer to retaining the Premier League title. Kompany was City’s unlikely hero in the 1-0 victory over Leicester City on Monday, his long-range effort finding the net to move

Experts React to Sunscreen Blood Absorption Warning: Keep Using Sunblock

Scientists have urged the public to continue using sunscreen to protect against skin cancer, after a study showed the body can absorb ingredients found in common sunblock products. The study involved 24 healthy people who applied four common types of sunscreen on their skin. Researchers randomly assigned the participants one

Why you love coffee and beer?

Scientist Marilyn Cornelis searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our beverage preferences, because understanding those preferences could indicate ways to intervene in people’s diets. To Cornelis’ surprise, her new Northwestern Medicine study showed taste preferences for bitter or sweet beverages aren’t based on variations in our

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries this year, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded to fast during