If you’re having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. fMRI scans of women during a hot flash revealed the areas of the brain which control storing and retrieval of memories are affected during physiologic hot flashes.
To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. A study, by Keck School of Medicine of USC, shows that children whose mothers ate moderate amounts of fish during pregnancy were more likely to have a better metabolic profile — despite the risk of exposure to mercury — than children whose mothers ate fish rarely.
Harvard Medical School’s surprising discovery: Your happiness can be increased by someone you have never spoken to, have never met, and don’t even know exists. It turns out happiness contagious and spreads from one person to the next, up to a maximum of three degrees of separation. So a friend of a friend of a friend, who is happy, can eventually increase your happiness.