People Can Learn While They Are Asleep

The Weizman Institute of Science recently published an article that people are actually able to learn while they are asleep. Unfortunately, the information learned was much simpler than what most people would hope for. Using classical conditioning, also known as Pavlovian conditioning, the Weizmann researchers played certain sounds while wafting different odors to the volunteers…

Father’s Age Increases Risk of Autism & Schizophrenia

Previously, studies have only focused on older women having children but haven’t looked in depth into the risk older men having children. One Wednesday, the first study to quantify its effects was released. Older men are more likely to have children that develop autism and schizophrenia because of random mutations that occur with age.  Experts…

Chemical Common In Hand Sanitizers and Antibacterial Soaps Impair Heart

Introduced in the 1970s, the compound triclosan has become an increasingly popular ingredient in many antibacterial soaps and other personal-care items, such as deodorants and mouthwashes.  However, as the chemical’s popularity continues to grow, a recent report has raised concerns about some frightening risks that triclosan could pose to public health. A new study published…

Prostate Cancer Pill Adds Months to Cancer Patients Lives

A new drug helps men with advanced prostate cancer live longer, even after they have not been helped by other treatments, researchers reported Wednesday. The drug, called enzalutamide, is a pill that tackles prostate tumors from several different directions, interfering with molecular pathways that help them grow. It does not cause the nausea, hair loss…