Have you ever wondered why you cannot keep off weight or why some diets are not sustainable? There is more to weight fluctuation than calories and metabolism. There are many hormones that are heavily involved in shaping our appetite and eventually our weight changes.
Right now, history is in its making in the world of biotechnology. It is a hot topic, full of new discoveries and on-going research. Whether that topic is on GMOs, Crispr, or human cloning, researchers are approaching it with an open mindset and optimism for the world improvements that could “stem” out it. Some of these topics are controversial, but let’s look at an overview of these topics with an impartial and scholarly viewpoint.
Social media is everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram, you name it. The average person spends nearly 2 hours on social media everyday, typically on those oh-so-convenient phones. Now I’m not an old whippersnapper trying to demonize social media, but take into mind the effects that social media can have on one’s health.
Have you ever had a traumatic experience you wanted to forget? That embarrassing time you peed your pants or that horrible breakup you can’t seem to get over? Sure, we all have; this desire to forget our troubles is often displayed in our woeful imagination and in sci-fi films.
On the flip side, there are people who chronically fall asleep too much, often at unusual times. Like Mr. Benedict from the Mysterious Benedict Society book series, narcoleptics are susceptible to sudden, uncontrollable sleep attacks. Sufferers of this disorder may stop talking midsentence and fall asleep or become extremely drowsy after being triggered by a stressor.
Obviously, randomly sleeping can be inconvenient for sufferers, like in driving, eating, or their daily careers. Narcolepsy is linked to a lack of the neurotransmitter hypocretin, which keeps humans alert and awake.