Cannabis could make people more prone to false memories

New research finds that intoxication with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in cannabis, makes people more predisposed to forming false memories. The findings have significant legal implications. Lilian Kloft, Ph.D. — of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands — and colleagues set out to investigate the effects of cannabis […]

Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch

There are a number of good reasons that touching, hugging, and kissing the people we love feels comforting and reassuring. In this Spotlight, we will explore how such displays of affection impact your health and well-being. When we touch, hug, or kiss a friend or partner, that gesture is loaded with meaning. We seek affection, […]

Coronavirus ‘close contact’ detection app launched; here’s how to use it

China has launched an app that allows people to check whether they have been at risk of catching the coronavirus. The ‘close contact detector’ tells users if they have been near a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having the virus. People identified as being at risk are advised to stay at home […]

Cases of Coronavirus on Japan cruise ship climbs to 174

Another 39 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine. With 174 confirmed cases, the ship that arrived with over 3,700 passengers and crew has become the largest single cluster of the newly […]

Coronvirus: Reps begin move to evacuate Nigerians from China.

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a call for the evacuation of Nigerians from China as coronavirus spreads from the country to other parts of the world.   The Chairman of the House committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu, had moved a motion praying that Nigerians stranded in China […]

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most people, that’s not enough motivation to get you to break a sweat with any regularity. Scientists are learning that exercise is, actually, medicine. However, below are seven surprising benefits […]

Physical Fitness Is Linked To Better Brain Function

The largest and most detailed study of its type concludes that there are links between physical fitness and improved cognitive performance. The researchers also show that this boost in mental powers is associated with white matter integrity. A new study tests the theory that a fit body goes with a fit mind. Over recent years, […]

5 Fitness Trends for 2020

Fitness fads come and go. But what about the trends that seem to stick around longer and end up becoming staples? What makes them stand the test of time? Why do we give the thumbs up to these innovations but not others? Annually, the editors of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® (FIT) publish the results […]

IMPORTANT: 8 Ways To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

The coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December has found its way into more than 24 countries. While many countries, especially those in Africa, are yet to report any confirmed case, there have been scares of the disease in Nigeria. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have advised countries to heighten their health […]