04 Jun 18'
Magnetic brain stimulation may reduce food cravings

Magnetic brain stimulation may reduce food cravings

Could brain stimulation treatment alter the ‘reward system’ that ‘feeds food cravings’? Findings from a new study presented at this year’s European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting (ECE) in Barcelona seem to suggest as much, and the team behind the research believe it could be a viable treatment option for obese individuals.


29 May 18'
Boiled or poached, a daily dose of egg may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke

Boiled or poached, a daily dose of egg may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eggs are good for you… At least, that’s the overall verdict from a new, and fairly extensive research study conducted by a team of experts from the UK and China. The recently published findings of the research claim that at least one egg a day could be helpful in reducing the likelihood of developing cardiovascular conditions, major coronary events and stroke. So, how do you like your eggs – boiled or poached?


25 May 18'
New study finds links between belly fat and vitamin D deficiency

New study finds links between belly fat and vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed in the human body, so much so that a recent study finds that a lack of it may be linked to belly fat and obesity...


17 May 18'
DRCs Ebola outbreak to be treated with experimental vaccine

DRCs Ebola outbreak to be treated with experimental vaccine

Earlier this month, 8 May 2018, the WHO (World Health Organisation) officially announced yet another outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At least 7 newly confirmed cases of the disease (and many other instances noted as probable or suspected), mostly from the Bikoro health zone (Equateur province) officially mark the ninth outbreak in the country. Along with coordinated rapid response efforts already underway, an experimental vaccine has now reached the DRC in an attempt to contain the acute and potentially deadly effects of this infectious disease.


14 May 18'
MDMA – Could the well-known party drug aid in treating PTSD?

MDMA – Could the well-known party drug aid in treating PTSD?

MDMA is commonly known as a popular party drug with mood-enhancing effects - but could this drug be used to treat PTSD?


11 May 18'
Soldier undergoes ear transplant after surgeons grow a new ear on her forearm

Soldier undergoes ear transplant after surgeons grow a new ear on her forearm

Thanks to the revolutionary surgery performed by plastic surgeons from the US army, a young soldier has undergone reconstructive surgery to replace the loss of her left ear...


04 May 18'
Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk

Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk

A group of symptoms associated with memory dysfunction and cognitive skills, dementia is a condition which many fear they may develop during old age. The symptoms associated with this condition can have a disruptive effect on a person’s ability to go about daily routines, inhibiting normal function. A new study has assessed whether anticholinergic medications could influence the risk of developing dementia, and it appears that there is a potential link worth noting…


26 Apr 18'
Recreational running will not increase chances of preterm pregnancy

Recreational running will not increase chances of preterm pregnancy

Just how safe is running while pregnant for the expecting mother and developing baby? A new study finds out...


26 Apr 18'
Music may be good for your heart

Music may be good for your heart

A recent study suggests that music may act as a mediator for heart health in patients taking medication for high blood pressure...


20 Apr 18'
Painkillers and pregnancy – Could you be harming your baby’s future fertility?

Painkillers and pregnancy – Could you be harming your baby’s future fertility?

The use of painkillers at the recommended dosages for women treating minor aches and pains during pregnancy is fairly common practice. But does even the lowest dosage still carry some degree of risk for an unborn baby? A new study suggests that popular over-the-counter varieties, paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen (a popular NSAID) taken during pregnancy may harm the future fertility of unborn babies of both sexes and have an epigenetic impact on the fertility potential of generations thereafter.


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