There is a common myth that ‘you’re ready for bed soon after Thanksgiving dinner’ because the turkey eaten by you has tryptophan in excess, which makes you sleepy. The sentence is often repeated but is no more than a myth.
Tryptophan is an amino acid. It is a precursor for the brain chemical serotonin, which is linked to healthy sleep. However, turkey doesn’t have tryptophan more than other common meats such as beef and chicken.Foods like nuts and cheeses have more tryptophan.
A study published Wednesday announced that giving supplemental progesterone to women with history of three of more miscarriages may not be beneficial. Progesterone does not improve these women’s chances of carrying a pregnancy, the study added.
Earlier, it was assumed that giving supplemental progesterone to pregnant women in first trimester could reduce the chances of miscarriage. Some past studies have even proposed that risk of recurrent miscarriages could be lowered in women with a history of miscarriages by giving progesterone.
A watchdog group has warned consumers about toxic in toys that could be a threat for your kids. The groups said that toys with chromium and phthalates could pose choking hazards and could impact children’s hearing.
The Public Interest Research Group’s (PRIG) Education Fund said that its ‘Trouble in Toyland’ report is now in its 30th year. The findings mentioned in the report have so far led in recall of more than 150 toys and other enforcement actions.
Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) among other investors have filed a lawsuit against Citigroup for having a role in the failure of mortgage-backed securities valuing $13.8 billion leading to the loss of $2.3 billion.
The asteroid mining company Planetary Resources praises US President Barack Obama for signing the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262). The law considers the right of US citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain.
The law also promotes the commercial exploration and utilization of resources from asteroids. Eric Anderson, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc. said in a statement that this is so far the greatest recognition of property rights ever made in the history.
Dogs are an important part of many families. They are the playful ones, jokers and the troublemakers. But, have you ever wondered that their presence can also do something more serious, such as prevent anxiety in kids? According to a newstudy, kids, who have dogs at their home are less anxious. The study has come up as the latest proof of the beneficial ‘pet effect’.
Researchers explored this question in a study named‘Pet Dogs and Children’s Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention’ released on Wednesday.
Researchers have found a new technique which could help them in influencing cells of flatworms to manipulate them to grow other flatworm species’ brains and heads, according to a new study. The finding could prove that genetics do not exclusively control the physical growth.
Researchers through some recent experiments have found that microbes living in your body that are part of the gut microbiome send signals to brain when they have had enough nutrients and stops you from eating further.
According to study researchers, almost after 20 minutes of continuous eating, E. coli bacteria, which are commonly found in human gut, starts producing proteins that scientists say are connected to a hormone responsible to suppress hunger.
The geomagnetic field of earth is not about to flip, as per a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study announced that the magnetic field may be getting weaker, but it is not below the long-term average.
Dennis Kent, a paleomagnetism expert and an author of the study, said the geomagnetic field of earth may ‘go back the other direction’ in about a century. The magnetic field is the prime reason life exists on earth. Without it, our planet would be a barren world.
A new study by Stanford University has revealed that California science textbooks portray climate change as a point of debate rather than a scientific fact. Researchers noted that these textbooks were published by some major publishers.
According to the paper published in the Environmental Education Research Journal, the textbooks analyzed during the study presented the public debate about climate change and not the scientific reality behind it.
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