Category Archives: Addiction

Alzheimer’s: How do tau tangles grow?

New research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry breaks down the process through which tau tangles grow as long as they do. The findings may lead to new ther

Alzheimer’s: How do tau tangles grow?

New research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry breaks down the process through which tau tangles grow as long as they do. The findings may lead to new ther

Ultraprocessed foods may increase death risk

According to one large new study, eating more ultraprocessed foods — such as sugary drinks and ready-made meals — increases the risk of all-cause mortality. Ult

How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues

A recent clinical review has now summarized the latest evidence concerning the use of e-cigarettes as aids to smoking cessation. A new review weighs up the bene

10 best foods for diabetes: What to eat and avoid

Eating certain foods while limiting others can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful prote

Salivary stones: Symptoms, causes, and how to get rid of them

Salivary stones are small stones that form in the glands of the mouth. They can block the flow of saliva and cause pain or discomfort. The medical term for sali

Liver cyst: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Liver cysts are abnormal sacs in the liver that may contain fluid or a solid mass of cells. Usually, liver cysts do not cause symptoms or require any treatment.

Here’s how the government shutdown could affect your health

(HealthDay)—Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.

How restaurants are wooing ‘flexitarians’

Flexitarians are those who still eat meat, but only on a part-time basis. Restaurants and fast-food chains have them top of mind,

A better strategy for quitting smoking

(HealthDay)—Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do, but studies have found that one strategy in particular can h

More proof high-fiber diets help prevent cancers, heart disease

(HealthDay)—A large, new analysis helps confirm that eating lots of grains, vegetables and fruit lowers your risk of dying ea

There’s no such thing as a safe tan. Here’s what’s happening

You might prefer the way you look with a tan (most Aussies do), but you won’t when your skin is prematurely aged. Credit: www.shut

Does a smart fitness device or app help you lose weight?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The new year is here, and that means new year’s resolutions are in full swing. For th

Cardiovascular diseases and nutrition in Europe: A lot of premature deaths preventable

Diet-related deaths from cardiovascular diseases in the WHO European region in 2016. Credit: MLU Of the 4.3 million c

When medicine makes patients sicker

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite the jackhammerlike rhythm of a mechanical ventilator, Alicia Moreno had dozed off i

Sugar’s sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay t

On average, Americans eat about 17 teaspoons of added sugars every day. That adds up to a whopping 57 pounds a year. Credit: UCSF

Three studies show gains being made in using AI to create speech from brainwaves

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Three teams working independently have uploaded papers to the bioRxiv preprint server outli

New antibiotic proves to be effective against river blindness in mice

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from the U.K., the U.S., Japan and Germany has developed an antibioti

Study finds a link between lowered levels of HDAC3 and infertility in endometriosis patients

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from the U.S. and South Korea has found a link between low levels of

Is that really a neglected disease?

M. leprae, one of the causative agents of leprosy. Credit: Public Domain Dangerous infectious diseases such as AIDS/H