The sayings “trust your gut,” and “follow your heart” may ring truer than we thought. A new study by researchers from Anglia Ruskin University demonstrates a link between negative body image and weak brain responses to signals from the gut and heart. The researchers believe that … [Read more...] about What’s interoception and how does it affect our self-image?
One more reason to get that good night’s sleep: people with healthy sleep habits may help protect themselves from heart failure. At least, those are the findings of a recent study that analyzed the relationship between healthy sleep patterns and heart failure. The study, which … [Read more...] about Study: A good night’s sleep can help stave off heart failure risk
One of the biggest challenges facing research around how the human heart develops is access to a developing heart. That may no longer be a problem thanks to a team of scientists who have created the first-ever functional miniature human heart in the lab. Grown from stem cells, … [Read more...] about Lab-grown mini hearts could help scientists treat cardiovascular diseases
Meditation has long been touted for its potential to improve individual well-being, including the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression. But little research has explored how the practice can benefit our physical health. A recent study, however, brings new evidence to the … [Read more...] about Study: Practicing mindfulness can keep your heart healthy
If you enjoy capers, we have good news for you. According to a new study, a commonly found compound in pickled capers, quercetin, activates proteins required for normal human brain and heart activity. The study, which was published in Communications Biology, found that … [Read more...] about Eating capers activates key proteins in the brain and heart