Myths Busted – Can you really die from a broken heart?

In the latest of our Research Videos for 2016, Prof. Brian Hughes investigates whether the belief that feelings of misery and loneliness can cause someone to die of a broken heart, is in fact true. Brian's work in the NUI Galway School of Psychology explores the link between emotional stress, the functioning of our hearts, and our … Continue reading Myths Busted – Can you really die from a broken heart?

Science and Me – Functional Foods

In the third in our series of Research Videos for 2016, Dr. Louise Horrigan, Physiology Lecturer in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, introduces the topic of Functional Foods. These are foods that, as well as having nutritional value, have been scientifically proven to give other health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol or treating heart disease. … Continue reading Science and Me – Functional Foods