Tag: body

Carrying Too Much Extra Fat Can Up Your Odds of Depression by 17%

Having excess body fat, no matter where that fat is located, increases risk of developing depression, according to a new study published in Translational Psychiatry. Carrying about 20 pounds of excess body fat increased depression risk 17 percent, the researchers found. Exercise can help improve body image and mental well-being,

Scientists could have a better way to spot early signs of dementia

As our body’s central control center, the brain has to keep going at all costs. It makes sense that it’s surrounded by biological safeguards: a bony skull, a sack of tissue, and blood vessels that filter out most infectious bugs. When neurons start to decline—as some do naturally with age—the

How to Get Rid of Skin Tags, According to a Dermatologist

What are skin tags? As you get older, little growths called skin tags might start popping up on your body. You’ll recognize them because they’re thinner at the base and get wider at the top. They look like a little out-pouching of skin, says Dr. Jennifer Gordon, board-certified dermatologist, Westlake

Cell-sized robots could help find disease within your body

Small robots aren’t anything new, from DARPA’s insect-sized disaster relief bots to diminutive inchworms powered by humidity. Now, though, researchers at MIT have likely created the smallest robots, yet: Microscopic, cell-sized electronic circuits made of two-dimensional materials that catch a ride on colloids, insoluble particles that stay suspended in liquid or even air. Since these

World’s first ever colour X-ray performed on human body

Scientists from New Zealand have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human body, using the imaging technology developed for the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN physics lab. Scientists claim that this new imaging technology will help in providing more information about the tissues and mass surrounding the