Can we recognize if people around us are stressed, anxious or fearful without observing their facial expressions, body language and actions or hearing their voice and messages? What about our own stress - assuming we don't rely on heart rate, blood pressure, dry throat, sweating, drops or surges in energy? Yes, we can - by using our nose - as humans, too, recognize and transmit their emotions through chemical senses ...
IBS can increase anxiety and depression and dramatically reduce the quality of life, more than any other digestive disorder. It affects school, work and life, putting the sufferers at risk for social isolation. ...
If you suffer from IBS, chances are you're very considerate of others and even possibly an anxious "catastrophizer." It was repeatedly concluded based on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and psychological questionnaires - for students and non-students, Easterners and Westerners, right-handed and left-handed individuals.
Could methane produced by sauropod dinosaurs have helped drive Mesozoic climate warmth? Probably, as some 520 million tons of methane (a “greenhouse gas” emission) were estimated to be produced by the flatulent beasts every year. This begs the question, do flatulent humans today also contribute to global warming? And even if they don't, how could we reduce the harmful effects of intestinal gas on human health?