Disturbed sleep patterns may be key to ADHD, study discovers

Research links disruption of body clock to number of chronic conditions Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy and being unable to control behaviour- the main manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder( ADHD)- have been linked to interruptions in sleep, researchers will reveal on Sunday. The findings underline a growing awareness among doctors that disturbed…

ASMR and ‘head orgasms’: what’s the science behind it? | Pete Etchells

Pete Etchells: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is the technical term for what some call head orgasms, or brain tingles. But what is the state of scientific research behind the sensation? Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is a curious phenomenon. Those who experience it often characterise it as a tingling sensation in the back of…

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

Being healthy is not about doctors, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardians Life Without Technology columnist When people learn of my decision to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten styles, their first line of investigation usually involves healthcare. Considering…

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

Being healthy is not related to doctors, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardians Life Without Technology columnist When people learn of my decided not to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten ways, their first line of investigation usually involves…

Caught in a spate: ‘raw water’ innovators blame ‘opportuni-vores’ for brouhaha

Amid ridicule over California trend for unfiltered water, some bottlers resent newer industries they feel are jumping on the raw food bandwagon for profit Bryan Pullen and Seth Pruzansky have been quietly bottling water in the woods of Maine for nearly a decade- straight from springtime to bottle without filtration or therapy. They began selling…

Transgressing bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they transgressed bad habits – and how this changed their life. Heres what you said Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give…

Should link between dementia and artificial sweeteners be taken with a pinch of salt?

How peoples capacity for forgetfulness and lies may have impacted on research tying stroke and dementia to diet drinks They were supposed to be the healthy alternative to their sugar-rich siblings. But now lovers of diet colas and other low-calorie drinks have been hit by news that will radically undermine those credentials: a counterintuitive analyse…

Fool’s gold: what fish petroleum is doing to our health and countries around the world

Omega-3 is one of our favourite supplements but a huge new survey has received it has little or no benefit. How did it become a $30 bn business? The omega-3 industry is in a twisting. Again. Last week, Cochrane, an organisation that compiles and assesses medical research for the public, released a meta-analysis- a study…

‘ I feel less stuffed after dinners- and less guilty ‘: why I stopped feeing meat

My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everything My experience of giving up meat has been a gradual process, starting about 30 years ago, when a vegetarian friend and her two little boys came to live with me and…