​Ushqimet që shkaktojnë ankthin


A e dini se ajo që hani mund të kontribuojë në ankth? Sjellja dhe gjendja shpirtërore mund të kontrollohen nga ushqimet që marrim në trupin tonë. Stresi mund të ndikojë në dietën tuaj, por ushqimi gjithashtu mund të ndikojë në nivelet e stresit tuaj. Sipas Institutit Kombëtar të Shëndetit Mendor, gati një e treta e […]

Genomic analysis of human samples from dry caves shows stark differences with modern industrialized bacterial populations. — ScienceDaily


Scientists are rapidly gathering evidence that variants of gut microbiomes, the collections of bacteria and other microbes in our digestive systems, may play harmful roles in diabetes and other diseases. Now Joslin Diabetes Center scientists have found dramatic differences between gut microbiomes from ancient North American peoples and modern microbiomes, offering new evidence on how […]

Earthworms could help reduce antibiotic resistance genes in soil — ScienceDaily


Earthworms improve the soil by aerating it, breaking down organic matter and mineralizing nutrients. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have dug up another possible role: reducing the number and relative abundance of antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) in soils from diverse ecosystems. These results imply that earthworms could be a natural, sustainable solution […]

Researchers elucidate how the insect regulates the accumulation of plant toxins via special transporters — ScienceDaily


When horseradish flea beetles feed on their host plants, they take up not only nutrients but also mustard oil glucosides, the characteristic defense compounds of horseradish and other brassicaceous plants. Using these mustard oil glucosides, the beetles turn themselves into a “mustard oil bomb” and so deter predators. A team of researchers from the Max […]

Research could open the doors for a Trojan horse in cancer therapy — ScienceDaily


New research led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) points to a promising strategy to boost tumors’ intake of cancer drugs, thereby increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The group’s findings are published in Nature Nanotechnology. Getting enough anticancer drugs into a tumor is often difficult, and a potential strategy to overcome this […]

Vegetarians have healthier levels of disease markers than meat-eaters — ScienceDaily


Vegetarians appear to have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption, according to a new study in over 166,000 UK adults, being presented at this week’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO), held online this year. Biomarkers can […]

Beaming infrared light into the ear could combat hearing loss, tests show 


Shooting infrared light into the ear may prevent one of the most common causes of hearing loss — and even restore hearing that’s been damaged. That’s the thinking behind a new U.S. trial. Previous research suggests that infrared light can prevent the death of hair cells, which are key to hearing, as well as trigger […]

Can ‘smart coffees’ really boost your brain?


Beyond the welcome caffeine lift, research shows that regularly drinking coffee may help you live longer, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  But now manufacturers are ‘pimping up’ coffee with everything from added vitamins to brain boosters.  Angela Dowden asked dietitians Noor Al-Refae, based in Doncaster, S. Yorks, and Helen Bond, from Derbyshire, to […]

Scientists insist a woman’s fertility doesn’t always fall off a cliff after 35


One of the UK’s top fertility experts has hit out at older celebrity mothers who ‘mislead’ women into thinking having a baby in their 40s is easy. In March, BBC presenter Christine Lampard, 42, became the latest in a line of famous faces to give birth in their 40s, following the likes of Nicole Kidman, […]

Stunning therapy lands knock-out blow to cancer


While it sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a cancer treatment in which a patient’s own cells are engineered to hunt down and wipe out their disease — and then linger in the body to stop the cancer returning — is helping to save patients’ lives. The results of the treatment, known as CAR […]

C. albicans’ ability to shift forms can help it cause dangerous infections, and a study suggests that a protein called Sir2 aids this transition — ScienceDaily


You might call Candida albicans a shape-shifter: As this fungus grows, it can multiply as single, oval-shaped cells called yeast or propagate in an elongated form called hypha, consisting of thread-like filaments. This dual nature can help the pathogen survive in the body, where it can cause disease, including dangerous hospital-acquired infections. But how does […]

Sugary beverage consumption in adolescence, young adulthood associated with increased risk — ScienceDaily


Colorectal cancer diagnoses have increased among people under age 50 in recent years and researchers are seeking reasons why. A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a link between drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in women under age 50. The findings […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can eating too much be a sign your body lacks nutrients?


For most people, the past 12 months have been really tough, but some businesses have thrived — it seems 2020 was a fantastic year for supplement manufacturers, with nearly £500 million in UK sales, up a record 14 per cent compared with 2019. We swallowed their products in record numbers partly because we’re all more […]

Engineering T cells to attack cancer broadly — ScienceDaily


Through T cell engineering, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center show that it’s possible to arrest tumor growth for a variety of cancers and squash the spread of cancer to other tissues. This research will be published in tomorrow’s print edition of Cancer Research. The paper builds on decades of research by study […]

New mechanism for regulating RNA maturation that depends on diet — ScienceDaily


Particularly sensitive to chemical modifications, messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are molecules responsible for transmitting the information encoded in our genome, allowing for the synthesis of proteins, which are necessary for the functioning of our cells. Two teams from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), have […]

Should you ignore the food traffic lights?


You see them on food packets — red, amber and green colours that are supposed to depict whether the food you are putting in your basket is healthy — or not. Introduced in 2013 by the Food Standards Agency, the traffic light colours are assigned for levels of fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. The […]

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria getting into watershed — ScienceDaily


It’s well established that infectious disease is the greatest threat to the endangered chimpanzees made famous by the field studies of Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park in Tanzania. Now, new research led by scientists at Emory University shows that nearly half of the fecal samples from wild chimpanzees contain bacteria that is resistant to […]

Breastfed babies score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds


Breastfeeding can boost your child’s IQ: Babies who consume breast milk for even just a few months score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds Scientists reviewed test results of more than 9,000 nine and ten-year-olds Children who were breastfed for at least 12 months scored the highest But children who were breastfed […]

Processed diets might promote chronic infections that can lead to disorders such as diabetes — ScienceDaily


Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections, but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. This study used […]

Preclinical discovery triggers wound healing, skin regeneration — ScienceDaily


Difficult-to-treat, chronic wounds in preclinical models healed with normal scar-free skin after treatment with an acellular product discovered at Mayo Clinic. Derived from platelets, the purified exosomal product, known as PEP, was used to deliver healing messages into cells of preclinical animal models of ischemic wounds. The Mayo Clinic research team documented restoration of skin […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints


An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused by […]

Scientists generate synthetic mouse embryos containing the three fundamental cell types normally found in pre-implantation embryos — ScienceDaily


In their effort to understand the very earliest stages of life and how they can go wrong, scientists are confronted with ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryos. The use of animal embryos is also subject to restrictions rooted in ethical considerations. To overcome these limitations, scientists have been trying to recreate early embryos […]

Having a sweet tooth could lead to heart disease and death in middle age, study finds


Having a sweet tooth could lead to heart disease and an early death, a study has suggested. University of Oxford scientists tracked 116,000 people’s eating habits for up to 15 years and checked whether they had been admitted to hospital or died.  They found people who regularly indulged in chocolate bars and sugary drinks were more […]

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer — ScienceDaily


Next time you make a salad, you might want to consider adding mushrooms to it. That’s because higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study, published on March 16 in Advances in Nutrition. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 […]

Can the new cheeses with added probiotics, protein and charcoal really be gouda for your health? 


Sales of cheese — one of the UK’s favourite comfort foods — were up by a massive 15 per cent at the height of the pandemic last year, according to market researcher Kantar.  While many of us find cheese delicious, it does tend to be packed with fat, calories and salt. So could one of the […]

New type of cell contributes to increased understanding of ALS — ScienceDaily


The causes of the serious muscle disease ALS still remain unknown. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, among others, have examined a type of cell in the brain blood vessels that could explain the unpredictable disease origins and dynamics. The results indicate a hitherto unknown connection between the nervous and […]

JOHN STAPLETON on the ‘cure’ that killed his wife Lynn Faulds Wood


This Saturday will be the first anniversary of the death of my wife Lynn Faulds Wood. Her passing prompted an amazing response — glowing obituaries, 70,000 tweets of condolence, and more than 400 letters and cards This Saturday will be the first anniversary of the death of my wife Lynn Faulds Wood.  Her passing prompted an […]

Dr MAI THI NGUYEN-KIM on the hidden chemistry that rules our lives and loves


As a chemist, sometimes I feel like the mother of an ugly child whose beauty only I can see ‘Chemistry’ is more than just a throwaway word when discussing relationships. In fact, it is key not only to what’s going on around us but also inside our bodies, as a compelling new book explains.  Written […]

Defects in a specific cell type may cause ulcerative colitis — ScienceDaily


There are many variants of “goblet cells” in the intestines and they seem to have different functions, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. The study indicates that defects in goblet cells of a particular type may be a factor contributing to ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. The entire inside of […]

How Big Brother star was released from hospital 12 hours before she died weighing less than 31kg


Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital twice […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why won’t anyone fix these upsetting marks on my face?


I have suffered from acne since the age of 12 – I am now 78. As I’ve got older, I’ve also developed skin tags on my eyelids, and brown marks.  My GP tried to refer me to a dermatologist, but they wouldn’t see me as my problems are cosmetic. I get really upset at the state […]

The NHS failings that cost Nikki Grahame her life


Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of NHS care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital […]

Mediterranean diet with lean beef may lower risk factors for heart disease — ScienceDaily


Eating red meat may have a bad reputation for being bad for the heart, but new research found that lean beef may have a place in healthy diets, after all. In a randomized controlled study, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet combined with small portions of lean beef helped lower risk factors for developing heart […]

Amoeba biology reveals potential treatment target for lung disease — ScienceDaily


In a series of experiments that began with amoebas — single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around — Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out mucus from the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a widespread lung ailment. “Physician-scientists […]

Inside the protein channel that keeps bacteria alive — ScienceDaily


Almost all bacteria rely on the same emergency valves — protein channels that pop open under pressure, releasing a deluge of cell contents. It is a last-ditch effort, a failsafe that prevents bacteria from exploding and dying when stretched to the limit. If we understood how those protein channels worked, antibiotic drugs could be designed […]

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits — ScienceDaily


Humans cannot live on protein alone — even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almost all salmon. In a new paper led by Washington State University anthropologist Shannon Tushingham, researchers document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people in North America likely employed to […]

Did catching Covid-19 help these patients fight cancer?


When doctors at a hospital in Cornwall carried out a follow-up check last summer on a 61-year-old man recently diagnosed with cancer, they found something extraordinary. The tumours, which scans just a few weeks earlier revealed were littering his torso, had almost gone. The patient, who was unnamed but was featured in a paper in […]

UMD-led study warns cascading effects of salts require coordinated management and regulation to avoid contaminating natural resources — ScienceDaily


When winter storms threaten to make travel dangerous, people often turn to salt, spreading it liberally over highways, streets and sidewalks to melt snow and ice. Road salt is an important tool for safety, because many thousands of people die or are injured every year due to weather related accidents. But a new study led […]

Brisk walking 5 times a week may combat brain aging, study suggests


A brisk walk around the block several times a week could do wonders to preserve a healthier mind – as well as body – as you age, a new study suggests.    In a year-long study conducted by University of Texas, Southwestern, researchers found that middle aged and older Americans scored higher on cognitive tests and […]

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan describes how, against all odds, his life is filled with joy


The most extraordinary thing about scientist Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, aside from his optimism, is his relentless capacity for joy. Except for his eyes and a few facial muscles, he cannot move. Neither can he breathe unaided. His sense of smell and taste have deserted him.  He can only speak haltingly, through a voice synthesiser. A year […]

New tablet promises to prevent AND treat crippling migraines


One of those involved in the rimegepant trials, Darlene LeBlanc, 63, describes how the drug was the first treatment she’d tried in over 40 years that worked well for her debilitating symptoms For almost three decades, Jennifer Farrington’s life had been dominated by migraines so bad that the GP had to go on sick leave […]

Scientists say human embryos could be grown in a test tube for FIVE WEEKS after mice develop in jars


Human embryos could be the next test subjects of a groundbreaking study that kept mouse embryos alive outside of the womb that developed a heart, stomach, head and limbs in six days. A team of Israeli scientists grew filled small jars with nutrients inside that were placed on rotating roller and pumped each with a pressurized […]

The best nutrition and exercise to get toned and powerful thighs


Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise to get toned and powerful thigh muscles Celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather reveals how to get fit in 15 minutes  She advises people to try side shuffle squat touch-downs to get toned thighs Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton recommends eating healthy fats such as oily fish While Liz […]

Metabolic changes in fat tissue in obesity associated with adverse health effects — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the Obesity Research Unit of the University of Helsinki have found that obesity clearly reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissue, or adipose tissue. Mitochondria are important cellular powerplants which process all of our energy intake. If the pathways associated with breaking down nutrients are lazy, the changes can often have health-related consequences. […]

Teen reveals she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to EXERCISE 


A teenager has revealed how she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to exercise. Lisa Fouweather, 19, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was so addicted to working out she ran half marathons before breakfast and hid in the toilet to jog on the spot. She initially hoped to improve her running personal bests […]

Food myths exploded! NHS doctor turned nutrition expert serves up comforting home truths


As a newly qualified NHS hospital doctor, Joshua Wolrich became obsessed with the idea that a good doctor shouldn’t be overweight  An NHS doctor now specialising in nutrition Dr Joshua Wolrich has written a new book, Food Isn’t Medicine, in which he debunks common food myths and sets out his philosophy around weight and health. […]

New pig brain maps facilitate human neuroscience discoveries — ScienceDaily


When scientists need to understand the effects of new infant formula ingredients on brain development, it’s rarely possible for them to carry out initial safety studies with human subjects. After all, few parents are willing to hand over their newborns to test unproven ingredients. Enter the domestic pig. Its brain and gut development are strikingly […]

Shtimi i një luge sheqeri në kafen tuaj të mëngjesit mund t’ju ndihmojë të humbni peshë


Po qe se jeni duke u përpjekur të angazhoheni për një mënyrë jetese më të shëndetshme, largimi i sheqerit është një hap i parë i shkëlqyeshëm. Konsumi i lartë i sheqerit shoqërohet me shtim në peshë, mbipeshë, diabet (sëmundja e sheqerit) dhe sëmundje kardiovaskulare. Në të kundërt, konsumi më i pakët i sheqerit ka qenë […]

Shafrani, bima “çudibërëse”


Shafrani frenon një sëmundje të rëndë degjenerative të shikimit. Sipas një studimi të spitalit universitar Gemelli, i publikuar në revistën “Nutrients”, sindroma e Stargardt mund të kurohet me pilula që kanë përmbajtje shafrani, duke qenë kështu një trajtim mjaft i thjeshtë dhe pa efekte anësore. Kjo sindromë është një sëmundje degjenerative e trashëguar që prek dhe dëmton […]