Wise Old Tortoise

The secret to a long, healthy life? Ask a tortoise! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Lonesome George was a tortoise who passed away in twenty twelve — at a SPRY one hundred years old. Seriously, one hundred is young for a tortoise! Some have

Sleep-athon

How’s that New Year’s resolution working out – NOT? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I know, I know – we vowed to exercise more this year! But our days are hectic – who has the time? Exercising at night might be the only option.

Cold Brew Conspiracy

Is the cure for cancer. . . cold brew coffee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, filtering out the truth! The health benefits of coffee have been highly touted lately. In particular, those of cold brew coffee. But the science is still, um, murky. murky.

Sick Days

Cold got you down? STAY HOME! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. More and more, people are told to stay home if they are feeling sick. Don’t infect the whole office! But does it really make a difference? Ask an ant! The highly social nature

Social Interference

Are you shy? Maybe your T-cells are to blame! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. T-cells are the body’s immune warriors. They fight off invaders and keep you healthy! But what if your army of cells is short a few good men? You might get

Sweet Deal

Getting a twenty-one isn’t just a win at blackjack! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In the endless pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, research is turning to our genetics. Specifically, the work of Tim Frayling and researchers at the University of Exeter. They’re leading an

Sitting or Smoking

Tell click-bait medical headlines to take a seat! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all know that sitting all day isn’t ideal. According to recent headlines, “sitting is the new smoking!” At Athabasca University, Jeff Vallance studies human health and behavior. He wondered: Could

Bile Away the Pounds

Is the next weight loss supplement BILE? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, what is bile, anyway? Doctors think of bile – a greenish fluid in your stomach — as the body’s detergent. It helps digest fat. Yay, that’s a good thing! What ELSE

Caffeine Fix

Hey! Before you reload that Starbucks card–is there such a thing as TOO MUCH coffee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Coffee is often, and controversially, associated with good health. But some people have trouble metabolizing caffeine. Could a coffee habit spell danger for them?

NUT-ricious Chocolate

Healthy milk chocolate. Sound nuts? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Unlike its more sophisticated cousin dark chocolate, milk chocolate isn’t known for its health benefits. But what if we could change that? Scientists at the USDA and North Carolina State University may have found