If you often find yourself overindulging in fatty foods, even when you know you should feel full, you might be able to take solace in the fact it is not your willpower to blame, but your brain.
New research from the UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests when we are eating something particularly toothsome, the fat from that item can make its way to the brain. There, the fat molecules cause the brain to send misleading messages to your body. The body's cells then ignore any signals from leptin and insulin that usually suppress appetite.
This means that you may overeat as…
Microsoft are currently working on a new invention which may change your eating habits – and your lingerie drawer – forever.
The tech company are expanding into the underwear market with new research looking to create a bra that can monitor your moods.
Built in physiological sensors can judge your moods and send an alarm to your smartphone if the 'smart bra' senses that you are likely to reach for the ice cream.
It compares heart rate, movement and perspiration against data from your history to calculate the chemicals excreted when you are feeling stressed, bored, discouraged or on edge.
Research indicates these…
FebFast is very proud to work with Family Drug Support. On a rainy afternoon in Melbourne, we recently picked up the phone to NSW and had a chat with Theo, the program manager for their award winning Stepping Stones to Success program. Here’s a mini extract of our chat.
Febfast: “In over 10 years, and with 1000 participants, Stepping Stones to Success has had made a great impact helping families. How did it begin?”
Theo: It all began with Tony Trimingham and the work he did as a relationship counsellor and group leader. Prior to…
New research has discovered alcohol and caffeine affect the human genome in completely different ways.
While that daily flat white can shorten your telomeres, alcohol can lengthen them.
Telomeres are "the endpoints of chromosomal DNA, implicated in aging and cancer", according to the study by TAU's Blavatnik School of Computer Science and Columbia University's Department of Biological Sciences, released on December 5.
These endpoints are essential parts of DNA ensuring the individual strands are repaired and copied correctly. Each replica has slightly shorter telomeres.
Eventually the telomeres become so short the cells die, with the exception of fetal and cancer cells, which continue…
Christmas has rapidly crept up on us, which means it is nearly time for the annual work party conundrum – to drink or not to drink?
While you don't want to be the sad sack in the corner nursing a water, you also don't want to be the subject of office gossip on Monday.
Here are a few tips to make sure you keep your job, while still having a good time at the party.
Consider it "work"
While you might enjoy a drink or two at a party, would you really knock them back before a big presentation? No?
There are many ramifications…