Prolonged fasting 're-boots' immune system

Fasting not only protects against damage from chemotherapy but also induces regeneration of the immune system, shifting stem cells from dormant to active states, says new study. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Why do we fart? Ten facts about why we fart

Although we rarely talk about it, all human beings fart. In fact, healthy people fart between 12 and 25 times a day. In this article, we look at why people fart and which foods are the most likely to cause flatulence. We also list ten interesting facts about this essential bodily … | Continue reading | 25 days ago

‘Aging clock’ uses AI to predict immune health, disease onset

New research details the workings of a novel clock that relies on immune-related biomarkers to identify the risk of disease and immune well-being. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Why do my eyes water when I yawn?

The eyes may water when yawning pulls on and stimulates the lacrimal glands, which produce tears. Learn more. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Fasting boosts exercise's effects on endurance

A new study, conducted in mice that exercised on a treadmill for 45 minutes per day for 2 months, found that feeding only on alternate days enhanced endurance. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Sleep and anxiety: Link, symptoms, and treatment

There is a connection between sleep and anxiety. Learn more about how they are connected and the treatment options that are available. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Study links drinking any coffee with lower risk of liver diseases

A large new study has found an association between drinking coffee — of any kind, including decaffeinated coffee — and having a lower risk of liver problems. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Is intermittent fasting or calorie restriction better for weight loss?

New research suggests that intermittent fasting is no better than calorie restriction for weight loss and is less effective for reducing body fat content. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Which are healthier, white or brown eggs?

This article explains what causes the color of an egg, how this impacts the taste, cost, and health benefits of eggs, and gives tips for choosing eggs | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Walking after eating: How to reap the benefits

Walking is a low-impact exercise with many benefits. Going for a walk after eating can help regulate blood sugar and improve sleep, among other things. Learn more. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

SARS-CoV-2 delta variant: Differences and risks

This Snapshot feature offers an overview of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, looking at how it differs from other variants and what symptoms it can cause. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

‘Metabolically healthy obesity’ still raises risk of disease

New research finds that people with obesity who are 'metabolically healthy' are still at increased risk of heart failure and respiratory diseases. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

New SARS-CoV-2 variants: How can vaccines be adapted?

With new, potentially more infectious coronavirus variants on the horizon, how will vaccine development keep pace? Medical News Today investigate. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

High dosages of Vitamin D may delay frailty in old age

A new study in mice suggests that a dosage of vitamin D five times the current recommended amount for older adults could slow the development of frailty. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Learned Helplessness

In this article, we discuss the psychology behind learned helplessness — a state in which a person feels unable to change a stressful situation, even when change becomes possible. We look at the background of the theory and ways to overcome this state. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

US cases of depression have tripled during the Covid-19 pandemic

According to recent data, cases of depression have tripled among adults in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly in response to it. | Continue reading | 12 months ago

35% of excess deaths from pandemic not caused by Covid-19

A recent study finds that in the United States, around 35% of excess deaths during the early phase of the pandemic were not directly caused by COVID-19. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

`Good` Viruses

Should all viruses be considered villains? In this feature, we meet bacteriophages. These viruses live in us and on us and easily outnumber bacteria. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

People with large social networks are more civil online

A recent study finds that individuals with larger social networks tend to be more civil when interacting online and speculates as to why this might be. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Humidity may affect Covid-19 outcome

A new review of existing studies considers how outdoor and indoor humidity levels can affect the transmission of the new coronavirus. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Smell helps the brain form memories during sleep

New research finds that smells can help the brain consolidate memories during sleep, and the findings may have implications for traumatic memories. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Anxiety: Are Mitochondria Involved? (2019)

Scientists link stress to disruptions in energy metabolism in mice and humans who have panic disorder, a form of anxiety disorder. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

One ketamine shot could help heavy drinkers cut down

An experimental study shows that a single shot of ketamine helps reduce drinking cravings, particularly after the retrieval of associated reward memories. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Fructose worsens the effect of high fat diets

A new mouse study reveals that adding fructose to high fat diets disrupts fat burning in the liver through effects on fat oxidation genes and mitochondria. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Facebook may benefit adult mental health

Contrary to what previous studies have found, new research suggests that Facebook may, in fact, benefit the mental health of adults. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal

Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Cryotherapy: Safety, what to expect, and benefits

We look at the benefits of cryotherapy including weight loss, inflammation reduction, and the possibility of it preventing dementia. Learn more here. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young

A ketone molecule produced by the body during calorie restriction keeps blood vessels young, staving off age-related chronic disease. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates

Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar

New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Reversing autism with a cancer drug

Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs. | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes. | Continue reading | 3 years ago

Probiotics might make us immune to stress

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