Category: Health News

Comparing Mediterranean diet versus low-fat diet for metabolic syndrome

In a recent study published in Human Nutrition & Metabolism, researchers assess the impact of the Mediterranean diet compared to a low-fat diet (LF-Diet) on metabolic syndromes (MetS) outcomes. Study: Effects of the Mediterranean diet versus low-fat diet on metabolic syndrome outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Image Credit: Antonina Vlasova /

Mom’s dietary fat rewires male and female brains differently: Excess fat triggers immune cells to overeat serotonin in the brain of developing male mice, leading to depression-like behavior

More than half of all women in the United States are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. While being or becoming overweight during pregnancy can have potential health risks for moms, there are also hints that it may tip the scales for their kids to develop psychiatric disorders like autism or depression, which often

Pandemic fatigue fueled political mistrust and conspiracy beliefs across Europe and the United States, study finds

Many of us found it hard to keep up with official restrictions as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged on. We experienced pandemic fatigue. And this fatigue led to wide-spread political discontent in Western democracies, according to a new study from Aarhus University, which has now been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy

‘Modest’ Benefit for Lecanemab in AD, Adverse Events Common

SAN FRANCISCO — Widely anticipated data from a phase 3 trial of the monoclonal antibody lecanemab suggest the drug “modestly” relieved cognitive impairment in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — but at a cost. In the CLARITY AD trial, adverse events (AEs) were common compared with placebo, including amyloid-related edema and effusions; and a

Chemotherapy could increase disease susceptibility in future generations

A common chemotherapy drug could carry a toxic inheritance for children and grandchildren of adolescent cancer survivors, Washington State University-led research indicates. The study, published online in iScience, found that male rats who received the drug ifosfamide during adolescence had offspring and grand-offspring with increased incidence of disease. While other research has shown that cancer

Third kind of infection risk for soccer fans traveling to Qatar

A trio of researchers from Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Aix Marseille University, and the University of Zürich has found that fans flocking to the World Cup in Qatar will be at risk of acquiring Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In their paper published in the journal New Microbes and New Infections, Jaffar Al-Tawfiq, Philippe Gautret

Atherosclerosis: How the body controls the activity of B cells

LMU researchers have identified a protein that is involved in the regulation of immune cells and can curb the development of atherosclerosis. Their research is published in Nature Cardiovascular Research. Cardiovascular diseases related to atherosclerosis are the leading cause of death worldwide. In patients, the body deposits cholesterol esters and other fats in the inner

How NHS spends millions on treating patients ABROAD

How NHS spends millions on treating patients ABROAD: Taxpayer forks out for women to give birth, hip and knee ops and tooth extractions in Bulgaria, Belgium and beyond NHS data shows over 5,00 patient had taxpayer-funded elective care overseas The total bill for the planned care has reached just over £4million in four years The

Picky eaters are put off by food depending on plateware color

Academics have examined the effect of colour among picky and non-picky eaters, in a first-of-its-kind study. Previous research has demonstrated that the smell and texture of food can affect how it tastes for picky eaters, but little is known about other senses. A team from the University of Portsmouth has discovered the colour of the

The young mother whose dying wish will make TV history

The young mother whose dying wish will make TV history: Facing terminal eye cancer, Toni gave permission for her body to be dissected in a ground-breaking documentary. Now her courage and generosity could benefit up to a million other patients The first thing that springs to mind when Jo Crews is asked about her daughter

Parkinson's: Spinal fluid proteins could be new biomarker

Parkinson’s disease affects over 10 million people globally, with approximately 60,000 Americans receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis each year. Testing for the disease is based on clinical examination of typical symptoms that can lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. New research has found that some proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with Parkinson’s disease are

Lead toxin concerns spur recall of toddler sippy cups

Parents whose toddlers use certain Green Sprouts bottles or cups need to discard them immediately because of a risk of lead exposure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns. When the base of the cups come apart, it exposes a solder dot that contains lead, according to a CPSC news release. “Lead is toxic

Shionogi Seeks Japan Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shionogi & Co Ltd said on Thursday it had filed for approval in Japan of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The move comes two days after Japanese regulators granted emergency approval for Shionogi’s oral treatment for COVID, the first for a domestic drugmaker. The filing for the recombinant protein-based vaccine, known as S-268019,

Obesity linked to poor brain health in children

Using MRI data from the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States, researchers have found that higher weight and body mass index (BMI) in pre-adolescence are associated with poor brain health. The findings are being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).