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Study shows stress could be just as unhealthy as junk food
Researchers found that when female mice were exposed to stress, their gut microbiota changed to look like the mice had been eating a high-fat diet.
Ridiculously healthy elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds
In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut.
A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy
Researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models
Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar and cancer
Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth
Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.
Omega-6 fats may help prevent type 2 diabetes
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, a new study suggests.
New smell test could aid early detection of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Smell problems can increase people's risk for health problems like depression, or even be a sign of neurodegenerative disease.
Home-brewed poppy seed tea can be lethal, study finds
A home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to research at Sam Houston State University.
Cleveland Clinic Researchers Find Link Between Bacterial Imbalances and Breast Cancer
Study compares bacterial composition in healthy vs. cancerous breast tissue
Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research
Women who drink three pints of water a day half their risk of getting urinary tract infections, a new study claims.
Celiac disease goes undiagnosed in 90% of cases, Canadian researchers find
Celiac disease is common but mostly goes undiagnosed, say Canadian nutrition researchers who studied the blood work of nearly 3,000 people.
Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Autism With Intellectual Disability
Children whose mothers took multivitamins during pregnancy are roughly 30 percent less likely to develop autism with a co-occurring intellectual disability,
Different Sugars, Different Risks to Your Liver
Studies in mice show that fructose plays a more damaging role than glucose in fatty liver disease and help to explain why.
Black tea may help with weight loss, too
UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut
Virginia Tech study finds that healthy bacteria in yogurt may reduce lupus symptoms in mice
findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupu
Harvard and MIT researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing color
The project was conducted as a proof of concept, and that further refinements would be needed for a medical product.
Elderly who have trouble identifying odors face risk of dementia
A long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85, found that those who could not identify at least four out of five common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five years.
New study identifies protein that could improve symptoms and reduce mortality in flu
Flu season is on its way, and a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has identified an innovative strategy for battling this deadly illness
UTA study says zinc can halt the growth of cancer cells
Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher.
Neurologist reverses claims on coffee for Parkinson's
A study suggesting caffeine improves symptoms of Parkinson's disease has been contradicted by follow-up work from the same researcher
Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows' milk
Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition.