Feeling Dizzy When You Stand Up May Damage Your Brain Years Later
Every day, an estimated 6,800 new peer-reviewed academic articles are published. That’s a whole lot of science to wade through—but don’t fret. We’ll do the legwork for you, each and every morning. Here’s your daily dose of the latest discoveries from journals, research institutions, and news outlets from around the world.
Monitor Your Blood PressureEver feel dizzy after standing up quickly? You might have orthostatic hypotension, or a drop of 20 mmHg or more in systolic blood pressure or 10 mmHg or more in diastolic blood pressure. And it could be dangerous: People who suffer from the condition when they’re middle aged were 40 percent more likely to develop dementia years later, researchers from Johns Hopkins found. The reduced blood flow to the brain—even during these temporary episodes—may lead to lasting damage, they believe.
Put Your (Food) Waste to UseFood waste clogging the landfills could one day have a new use: tires for your car. Researchers from the Ohio State University cultivated a patent-pending method for turning eggshells, tomato peels, and other food wastes into a replacement for the petroleum-based filler used in manufacturing tires. In tests, tires made with this replacement exceeded industrial standards for performance.
Watch Your Diet If You’re a Night OwlPeople who consider themselves night owls might be at higher risk of weight gain than morning people, a new study in the journal Obesity found. That’s because they tend to make less healthy food selections. For instance, night owls ate less protein, but more sugar, fat, saturated fat, and calories overall. What’s more, the differences became even more pronounced on the weekends.
Give Her an OrgasmGiving her an orgasm might benefit you, too, a new study out of the University of Michigan suggests. After men read a vignette where they were told to imagine that an attractive woman orgasmed during sex with them, they reported higher levels of sexual self-esteem and feelings of masculinity than men who read that their partner did not orgasm.
Beware Fake WeedUsing synthetic pot may come with a range of serious effects: Teens who take fake weed are more likely to experience violent behavior, risky sex, and abuse other drugs, according to HealthDay. What’s more, fake pot is often sprayed with dangerous chemicals, which can lead to harmful reactions, too.