Slimy Solution

What’s slippery, slimy, and soon to be in your medicine cabinet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The answer? Sea snails, of course! Specifically, the Australian white rock sea snail. These escargot secrete a slime that has chemicals also found in prescription drugs. They’re called

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Binge-Eating Mind

In the immortal words of Homer, “mmmm… donuts!” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What’s today’s most common eating disorder? Binge eating! And it’s a major health crisis—more prevalent than breast cancer and HIV. Scientists are hard at work trying to find a solution. Enter

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Mind-Body Balance

Ommmmm….can mindfulness help us live longer? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Yoga, meditation and Tai-Chi are proven ways to relieve anxiety and stress. But could these activities also help prevent disease? Ivana Buric at Coventry University studied how our bodies react to mindfulness practices.

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Tell-tale Tattoo

Want a tattoo your parents would approve of? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For diabetics, tracking blood sugar is important – but annoying. Finger-pricking is painful. Patches that monitor blood sugar are expensive and can come unstuck. Is there a better way? Enter Ali

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Health and Wealth

What’s more significant – your zip code or your GENE codes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our genetic material is inherited from our parents. Their D-N-A influences everything we are, from our personalities to our looks. But can our environment ALTER this biological instruction

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Mind Control

I’ve got burgers on the brain – literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Do I want fries with that double-double? Of course!! Sure, it messes with my waistline. But is it also messing with my BRAIN? Meet Garret Stuber from the University of North

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Morning Workout

Trying to burn those extra calories? Have a second cup! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and some mocha-licious news. Nothing gets you going like that cup of morning joe! But can coffee BURN calories? Virginie Sottile and her team from the University of Nottingham

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Deadly Donuts

Donuts, mayonnaise, gin – worst martini ever? Or just the most unhealthy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Breakfast on the fly? Croissan-wich and coffee. For lunch? Pizza and a coke. Hey, it’s not the most nutritious diet, but what’s the worst that could happen?

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Ink of My Heart

What if a tattoo could save your life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Heart disease patients need continuous heart monitoring for optimum treatment. But traditional monitors are bulky and uncomfortable to wear. Electronic, or E-tattoos, are a comfortable, wearable alternative. These thin devices are

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Nature Nurtures

Take a chill pill… from Mother Nature? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being outdoors in nature is known to reduce stress and anxiety. For those living and working in cities, a stroll in the park can improve their well-being. But how much fresh air

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