Thursday, November 30, 2023

Health & Medicine

Gut Bacteria Linked to Enhanced Neurodevelopment in Boys

Boys with high gut bacteria Bacteroidetes at one year of age were found to have enhanced neurodevelopment cognition and language skills one year later.

Tooth Loss Linked with Cognitive Failure

Does tooth loss increase cognitive impairment? A new analysis provided strong evidence of relationship between tooth loss and cognitive impairment.

Genes Shape Gut Microbiome—New Research

Lifestyle choices affect our gut health, but a new study shows that gene also plays a significant role in shaping the gut microbiome.

What Should I Eat to Avoid Heart Disease?

Low intake of animal-origin food, moderate intake of alcohol, coffee, tea, and increased consumption of plant-based foods are linked to low heart disease risk.

5-minute Workout Lowers Blood Pressure as much as Exercise, Drugs

Daily 'five minutes workout' described as "strength training for breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves vascular health, more than, aerobic exercise or medication.

SARS-CoV-2 Find Other Route to Infect Cells

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has the ability to enter cells through an alternative route other than ACE2.

Stress Does Turn Hair Gray, and It’s Reversible

Hair greying, a sign of aging, is widely believed to be irreversible. A new study provides evidence showing psychological stress turns hair gray and the process of greying is, at least temporarily, reversible.

Intermittent Fasting ‘No Magic Bullet for Weight Loss’

A new study challenges intermittent fasting, also known as alternate day fasting or the '5:2', as an effective way to lose weight.

Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce the Risk for Opioid Addictions

Vitamin D deficiency exaggerates the addiction to opioids, increasing the risk of dependence and effects on human health.

Drinking Alcohol Reduces Chances of Pregnancy

Women who want to conceive should avoid heavy drinking. Even moderate alcohol in the second half of the menstrual cycle is linked to reduced chances of pregnancy.

Antidepressant Helps Fight Cancer in Mice

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, a class of drug commonly prescribed to treat depression might have another health benefit: helping the immune system attack cancer.

Stem Cell Transplants Benefit Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Patients with type-2 diabetes (T2DM ) can benefit from their stem cell transplanted if: T2DM duration of <10 years and a body mass index <23.

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