Science

My Expats World | Air pollution causes lung cancer

The latest research made at Sir Gangaram Hospital in India, reveals that today children are exposed to toxic air right after birth. That leads to the increase of lung cancer among non-smokers and women.  According to the data of the Lung Care Foundation, 50% of people, who have a lung cancer, are non-smokers. The study took 6 years (2012-2018) to research 150 lung cancer patients. It was also disclosed that 70% of these people were less than 50 years old and they didn’t ever smoke.  Pollution and lung cancer An oncologist and a chairman of the hospital, Dr. Arvind Kumar, assures that today the air we breathe contains the same element as cigarette smoke. This element is called carcinogen whose particulate matter reaches 2.5. This amount is harmful for human beings. “These fine particles can...

Why people seem so mean as they age?

The differences between each living generation are based on diverse experiences that accordingly shape different approaches and can create barriers of communication or even provoke the inability to listen to each other. But this doesn’t necessarily need to be the case.  The latest studies show that the generation gap might not be relevant when it comes to the question why older people seem to be so mean. The aging process shrinks certain parts of our brain and that affects people’s embarrassment level.  This causes people to become less worried about what they are saying. It might mean that older people express their opinion that would normally keep only for themselves. Moreover, it is possible that people have always been this way, and aging simply reveals ones’ true character...

What our face tells about our internal system

Face mapping has been known since the ancient world. In the past, it was the main way to diagnose and prevent diseases and prescribe treatment. However, this ancient practice is also a widely used technique in today’s world, especially when it comes to nutrition and healthy life style. It works quite simply: an organ or body part is identifying with a specific point on the face, which shows existing disorders and diseases. Here are the main areas of our face that talk loudly, let’s take a look! Forehead It is related to gallbladder and liver issues. The forehead reveals the condition of our nervous and digestive systems. The main threats come from the stress, internal stagnation and dietary habits: deep lines on a young forehead can’t be mixed up with age wrinkles. It is a sign of some kin...

Why men and women process emotions differently

In our society there is a strong stereotype that women are more emotional than man. However, new researches reveal that different gender brain process emotions differently. Earlier studies reported that women have higher levels of emotional stimulation. The researches from the University of Basel explored the difference of emotion processing among genders. They claim that it is related with the diversity of gender-specific variation in memory and brain activity. A case study The team of researches created a particular test to learn if the way females process emotional information has an impact on better memory performance. The experiment contained 3,400 images with emotional content which were shown to participants. It disclosed that these images were more emotionally stimulating for women...