Starvation or fasting reduces feelings of tiredness and the need to sleep, according to research into fruit flies. Scientists have recognised the relationship between sleep and dietary metabolism for some time, and evidence that inadequate sleep increases risk of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease has been well explored. But this research highlighted the relationship between sleep and lipids – fatty molecules that include […]Read more "FOOD FOR THOUGHT: FAST YOURSELF AWAKE"
Using a warm air dryer after washing your hands, increases bacterial count on average by 250%. — (@UberFacts) February 22, 2015 A study conducted by the University of Westminster in London reported that warm air hand dryers increase bacteria counts by up to 254 per cent, as well as contaminating the surrounding area with bacteria too. The study […]Read more "PAPER TOWELS TRANSMIT FEWER GERMS THAN HAND DRYERS"
Receipts from restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores all contain high amounts of cancer inducing BPA. — (@UberFacts) April 11, 2015 The evidence supporting claims that BPA contamination in food, packaging and in some cases receipts poses a health risk to humans is ambiguous and in many cases misleading. Trying to find consistent research on the […]Read more "RECEIPTS AREN’T CANCEROUS DESPITE THE CLAIMS"
According to research, the citizens of Chad have the world’s healthiest diet, while the population of Armenia has the worst. — (@UberFacts) February 27, 2015 If you live in Sub-Saharan Africa you’re likely to have one of the healthiest diets in the world. Chad, Sierra Leone and Mali make up the top 3 countries for healthy eating according […]Read more "WHY WE SHOULD ALL EAT LIKE THE CITIZENS OF CHAD"
One study estimates that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40%. — (@UberFacts) August 28, 2014 Wouldn’t it be brilliant if something that you enjoy and are repeatedly told is bad for you actually had a health benefit? In the case of beer, some researchers say this exactly […]Read more "COULD A BEER A DAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY?"
Research shows indoor tanning exposure is linked to more cases of cancer than smoking. — (@UberFacts) February 08, 2015 According to a meta analysis of data collected from 88 studies conducted in the US, Europe and Australia into the indoor tanning habits of young people, half of college students and one in five teens in general has indoor tanned. The […]Read more "ARE TANNING SALONS WORSE FOR YOU THAN SMOKING?"
Researchers have found that they can accurately predict heart disease rates by analyzing negative tweets on Twitter. — (@UberFacts) March 12, 2015 The outpouring of daily gripes on Twitter could be used to predict heart disease rates, according to research published in Psychological Science this January. The team, led by scientists from the US and Australia looked at tweets […]Read more "CAN TWITTER BE USED TO PREDICT HEART DISEASE?"
Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for 26 minutes. — (@UberFacts) March 08, 2015 Calls for napping in the workplace following cases of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job are supported by research that shows short naps improve mental alertness. A ’26-minute nap improved performance 34% and alertness 54%’ according to a study from 1995, conducted […]Read more "WHY NAPPING ON THE JOB IS GOOD"
Using your mobile phone before sleeping, or even keeping your phone next to your bed, could increase the amount of time it takes for you to get to sleep. A study published in 2008 by researchers at Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University in Sweden and from Wayne State University in Michigan, US, found “measurable effects on the brain” caused by mobile […]Read more "One reason to stop using your phone before bed"