How Your Left-brain and Right-brain Function While it weighs just three pounds, your brain contains up to 100 billion neurons or brain cells. Your brain is divided into two sides, technically called hemispheres. Nerve fibers connect these two hemispheres and communicate with each other. Those hemispheres control different processes. The left hemisphere handles tasks including
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Health Differences and Sex: What’s the Difference? While we’re very much alike in many ways, a few key differences separate the physiology of men and women. Take hormones: While we all need testosterone and estrogen, men require more of the former and women the latter hormone for optimal health. Scientists even point out different ways
Propose that question at your next dinner party or group meeting and watch people become uncomfortable or infuriated. The answer is far from conclusive. Consider these statistics: After going to the bathroom, 93 percent of women wash their hands. Only 77 percent of men do. Researchers looked at 90 American offices and found men had
The Stress Response People these days are often stressed out. Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., correlates those increased chronic stress levels with higher amounts of depression, another mental disorder where the symptoms aren’t always obvious. But chronic stress goes far beyond depression, manifesting in many signs. You might get a pounding headache, have digestive issues, become
Essential Vitamins and Minerals Even the healthiest diet might not provide optimal amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. “Ninety-two percent of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals, 80 percent are deficient in vitamin D, and over 99 percent are deficient in the essential omega-3 fatty acids,” says Mark Hyman, MD,