WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF COOKED VS. RAW FOOD ON THE GUT?
It seems intuitive that cooked food and raw food likely impact the gut microbiome in different ways, but there has been little to no research on this topic — so far. A new study in mice and humans now confirms this notion.
DRUG EFFECTS HIDDEN BY POOR PLACEBO REPORTING
A recent study concludes that medical research papers often do not describe placebos adequately. The authors believe that this could cause underreporting of harms and overreporting of benefits.
DRUG THAT TARGETS BODY CLOCK MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACK DAMAGE
A preclinical study in mice has tested a new method that could prevent the scarring that occurs after a heart attack and thus prevent heart failure. The researchers have used a drug to target aspects of the body clock that trigger harmful immune responses.
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE WITH CANCER STOP SMOKING
Helping people with cancer to stop smoking is vital because quitting improves health outcomes significantly. A recent study finds that nearly 46% of people with cancer quit smoking through a tailored tobacco treatment program.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TRIPHALA?
Triphala is an ancient herbal remedy with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. Triphala may have various health benefits, such as improving oral and digestive health and supporting skin healing.
POSTPARTUM WEIGHT LOSS: DIETS AND PLANS
Some women wish to lose weight after pregnancy. It is possible to achieve postpartum weight loss safely by breastfeeding, eating a healthful diet, and exercising.
Claudication is muscular pain, cramping, or fatigue that typically occurs during exercise and goes away with rest. Claudication is primarily a symptom of conditions that reduce blood flow in the legs, especially peripheral artery disease (PAD).
The term claudication comes from the Latin word for limp, which is 'claudicare'. Claudication is also commonly referred to as intermittent claudication.
WHY COFFEE MAY STIMULATE BOWEL MOVEMENTS
Many people believe that coffee makes them poop, and some doctors may advise people with certain intestinal conditions to avoid coffee. Despite this, researchers have yet to confirm the theory that coffee makes you poop.
AGING AND CANCER: A SURPRISING TWO WAY RELATIONSHIP
A new study has shown that the relationship between aging and cancer may be more intimate and complex than previously thought. In fact, some aspects of cellular aging may hinder the development of cancer.
EVEN NATURALLY SWEET DRINKS MAY INCREASE DIABETES RISK
While researchers already knew that drinks with added sugar could increase a person's risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that the same may be true for naturally sweet drinks, such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as "diet" soft drinks.
IS THIS HOW FRUCTOSE WORSENS THE EFFECT OF HIGH FAT DIETS?
New research on mice adds detail to the potential harms of combining sugar sweetened drinks with a high fat diet. Building on previous findings, that fructose promotes body fat, the latest study shows that fructose sweetened drinks can also disrupt the liver's ability to burn fat.
CHINA TO PROMOTE HAINAN'S MEDICAL TOURISM PILOT ZONE
The Chinese government presented a set of measures to further advance the project for the construction of a pilot zone for international medical tourism in southern Hainan. The plans were announced in Beijing at a press conference by the deputy head of the Chinese State Committee for Reform and Development Lo Wen.
SCIENTISTS TO CREATE MOLECULE-BASED MADICINE CAPABLE OF SPOTTING CANCER SELLS
Scientists have completed one of the key stages in development of "therapeutic" molecules, aptamers, which can find the target cells of the body and affect them. The experiments may allow to create new drugs for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases, the Siberian Federal University's press service said on Thursday.