Health

Brain Waves from Thoughts Used to Move Cursor

Apr 7th, 2011 | By John Waller | Category: Health, Top Story

A cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. Brain signals have been translated into motion or even pictures before, but the current research showcases a nascent technique called electrocorticography using sensors placed directly on the surface of the brain.



The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

Jan 20th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Health

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.



Listening to Mozart can help premature babies gain weight

Jan 12th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Health, Music

Playing Mozart to premature babies can help them gain weight, according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that new research has shown that babies hearing the music used less energy, which might help them gain weight faster. The study behind this news looked at 20 healthy premature babies and found that exposure to 30 [...]



Remarkably, Medicines to Deter Cancers Are Not Taken

Nov 13th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Health

Many Americans do not think twice about taking medicines to prevent heart disease and stroke. But cancer is different. Much of what Americans do in the name of warding off cancer has not been shown to matter, and some things are actually harmful. Yet the few medicines proved to deter cancer are widely ignored.