Category Archives: Medical sciences

Why Speaking Languages Is Inspiring, Enjoyable, and Healthy

Cognitive neurolinguist Professor Edna Andrews examines the links between languages and the brain, the benefits of multilingualism, and the role of semiotics. Continue reading

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Genes and Culture that Make You Drink (Alcohol)

Neuropsychopharmacologist Jaanus Harro and ethnologist Aimar Ventsel shed light on the genetic and cultural aspects of alcohol consumption. Continue reading

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Facing the Truth of Growing Old

Let’s face it: most of us are afraid of growing old. But how to age gracefully? What is age management and how does it differ from anti-ageing treatments? Continue reading

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Health in 2032: Many Elderly People, But No Retirement

What will health and medicine be like in 2032? University of Tartu professors discuss healthcare, new medical technologies, advances in genetics, and more. Continue reading

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Why Do We Dream?

Brain researcher Jaan Aru explores the question: ‘Why do we dream?’ He presents a recent theory, according to which dreams do the hard work of storing our memories. Continue reading

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How Old Is Your Body?

Research shows that the age written in a passport and physical age can differ in a substantial way. Calculate your physical age with the help of an online calculator that combines six variables to estimate your maximal oxygen uptake. Continue reading

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What’s the Secret of the Slim?

How do some people stay slim? What’s different about their behaviour? Psychologists look into the success formulas of slim people to help those worried about their excess weight. Continue reading

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