A new type of wearable health monitoring device, currently under development, analyzes the sodium content of your sweat to track hydration levels. This information obtained from a skin worn patch can be transmitted to a smart phone and potentially alert the wearer to low hydration levels. For more information, click here.
Nyein HYY et al. (2019) Regional and correlative sweat analysis using high-throughput microfluidic sensing patches toward decoding sweat. Sci Adv 5, eaaw9906.
“Huh?” is used in at least 31 languages around the world! A version of the word can be found in nearly every language on Earth (Dingemanse et al, 2013). This research concluded that all languages studied included a word similar, in both sound and function, to the English “huh?” Regardless of language, the word is…
If you have a dog or cat, you’ve probably seen their ears moving toward an interesting or startling sound. For professional equestrians, watching the ears of their horse allows them to gauge their shifting attention. Humans still have these same muscles, and even more interesting is their relationship to our brain and how we pay attention. …
Tai Chi is not just for increasing balance; it may also help improve cognitive performance. In a recent randomized controlled trial, study participants who practiced a form of Tai Chi twice a week for six months improved their scores on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) when compared to a control group (Fuzhong et al, 2023)….