最新麻豆视频 - Health 最新麻豆视频 - Health / 最新麻豆视频 - Health /build/images/ns-logo-scaled.ed2dc11a.png daily 1 The vital viruses that shape your microbiome and your health /article/mg26334991-200-the-vital-viruses-that-shape-your-microbiome-and-your-health/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 09 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Your body is home to trillions of beneficial viruses crucial for a healthy microbiome. We may one day be able to tweak this "virome" to treat obesity and anxiety mg26334991-200-the-vital-viruses-that-shape-your-microbiome-and-your-health|2438737 Your pupils change size as you breathe /article/2438666-your-pupils-change-size-as-you-breathe/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 12 Jul 2024 16:00:35 +0100 Our pupils shrink and expand as we breathe in and out, but whether this affects vision is unclear 2438666-your-pupils-change-size-as-you-breathe|2438666 Menstrual pads that turn blood solid could reduce the risk of leaks /article/2439166-menstrual-pads-that-turn-blood-solid-could-reduce-the-risk-of-leaks/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:51:20 +0100 Adding a polymer-alcohol mixture to menstrual pads causes blood to solidify, rather than being absorbed, which could ward off leaks 2439166-menstrual-pads-that-turn-blood-solid-could-reduce-the-risk-of-leaks|2439166 People with Alzheimer's disease benefit from spending time with horses /article/2439131-people-with-alzheimers-disease-benefit-from-spending-time-with-horses/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:00:44 +0100 Horse therapy helps people with Alzheimer's disease socialise and improves their mood to a greater extent than music therapy, which is more established for supporting people with dementia 2439131-people-with-alzheimers-disease-benefit-from-spending-time-with-horses|2439131 A long-standing mystery about breastfeeding may have been solved /article/2438996-a-long-standing-mystery-about-breastfeeding-may-have-been-solved/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 10 Jul 2024 17:00:29 +0100 Researchers have discovered a hormone in mice that prevents bone loss during lactation and could one day be used to treat osteoporosis 2438996-a-long-standing-mystery-about-breastfeeding-may-have-been-solved|2438996 Is ultra-processed food unhealthy? Here's why no one can agree /article/2438428-is-ultra-processed-food-unhealthy-heres-why-no-one-can-agree/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 08 Jul 2024 17:00:53 +0100 While ultra-processed food is the latest buzzword in nutrition, the scientific evidence for how it affects our health continues to point in different directions. Why can't researchers just tell us the perfect diet? 2438428-is-ultra-processed-food-unhealthy-heres-why-no-one-can-agree|2438428 Gene therapy could prevent the tau tangles linked with Alzheimer's /article/2438660-gene-therapy-could-prevent-the-tau-tangles-linked-with-alzheimers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 08 Jul 2024 13:00:07 +0100 Tests on lab-grown 鈥渕ini-brains鈥 show a one-off gene therapy treatment can prevent the formation of the tau tangles associated with several neurodegenerative conditions 2438660-gene-therapy-could-prevent-the-tau-tangles-linked-with-alzheimers|2438660 New anti-ageing vaccines promise to prevent diseases like Alzheimer's /article/mg26334982-800-new-anti-ageing-vaccines-promise-to-prevent-diseases-like-alzheimers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 03 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +0100 It may soon be possible to vaccinate ourselves against聽the diseases of old age, keeping our body and brain healthier for longer mg26334982-800-new-anti-ageing-vaccines-promise-to-prevent-diseases-like-alzheimers|2438006 3D-printed egg shells can help bones regrow /article/2438479-3d-printed-egg-shells-can-help-bones-regrow/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 05 Jul 2024 10:00:29 +0100 Crushed chicken egg shells have been turned into a structure that supports bone growth in the laboratory 2438479-3d-printed-egg-shells-can-help-bones-regrow|2438479 The benefits of anti-ageing medicines will outweigh the downsides /article/mg26334982-900-the-benefits-of-anti-ageing-medicines-will-outweigh-the-downsides/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 03 Jul 2024 19:00:00 +0100 We shouldn't fear life-extending medical advances based on unintended consequences. If we can make lives longer and healthier, potential problems are a price worth paying mg26334982-900-the-benefits-of-anti-ageing-medicines-will-outweigh-the-downsides|2438220 The temperature of your face could help diagnose medical conditions /article/2438168-the-temperature-of-your-face-could-help-diagnose-medical-conditions/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 02 Jul 2024 19:11:53 +0100 Small changes to the temperature of your cheeks, nose and around your eyes could聽let an AI estimate聽how old you are and flag issues like diabetes and high blood pressure 2438168-the-temperature-of-your-face-could-help-diagnose-medical-conditions|2438168 Layal Liverpool: 'Racism is the most dangerous public health threat' /video/2437928-layal-liverpool-racism-is-the-most-dangerous-public-health-threat/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 02 Jul 2024 14:35:15 +0100 In her new book 'Systemic: How racism is making us ill' Layal Liverpool delves into the notion of racism as a determinant of health outcomes, the entrenched bias of Western medicine and what can be done to mitigate its effects 2437928-layal-liverpool-racism-is-the-most-dangerous-public-health-threat|2437928 Baby-led weaning makes little nutritional difference vs spoon-feeding /article/2437814-baby-led-weaning-makes-little-nutritional-difference-vs-spoon-feeding/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 01 Jul 2024 12:42:03 +0100 Despite its growing popularity, there has been little scientific investigation into parents who give babies solid food to feed themselves, known as baby-led weaning 2437814-baby-led-weaning-makes-little-nutritional-difference-vs-spoon-feeding|2437814 Why antibiotic resistance could make the last pandemic look minor /article/mg26234971-400-why-antibiotic-resistance-could-make-the-last-pandemic-look-minor/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0100 People don't realise just how bad our antibiotic resistance problem is, says Jeanne Marrazzo, the top infectious disease specialist in the US mg26234971-400-why-antibiotic-resistance-could-make-the-last-pandemic-look-minor|2436690 Should weight loss drugs be used to treat obesity in children? /article/2437157-should-weight-loss-drugs-be-used-to-treat-obesity-in-children/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 28 Jun 2024 18:00:22 +0100 Two major US healthcare organisations have offered contradictory advice about the use of weight loss drugs in adolescents with obesity, underscoring just how little we know about the effects of these medications 2437157-should-weight-loss-drugs-be-used-to-treat-obesity-in-children|2437157 Pain during intercourse is common among women who have sex with men /article/2437416-pain-during-intercourse-is-common-among-women-who-have-sex-with-men/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 28 Jun 2024 09:00:06 +0100 A survey of women who have had vaginal sex with men found that 4 in 5 said they had experienced pain during intercourse 2437416-pain-during-intercourse-is-common-among-women-who-have-sex-with-men|2437416 'Bridge editing' could be even better at altering DNA than CRISPR /article/2437237-bridge-editing-could-be-even-better-at-altering-dna-than-crispr/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 26 Jun 2024 17:00:46 +0100 The CRISPR gene-editing technique has revolutionised biology, but now an even more powerful system called bridge editing could let us completely reshape genomes 2437237-bridge-editing-could-be-even-better-at-altering-dna-than-crispr|2437237 Why we should be wary of social media's obsession with the vagus nerve /article/mg26234972-900-why-we-should-be-wary-of-social-medias-obsession-with-the-vagus-nerve/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 26 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Influencers won't stop talking about the health benefits of stimulating the vagus nerve. But the science doesn't stack up, says Kevin Tracey mg26234972-900-why-we-should-be-wary-of-social-medias-obsession-with-the-vagus-nerve|2436915 Precision ultrasound could treat deep parts of brain without surgery /article/2436407-precision-ultrasound-could-treat-deep-parts-of-brain-without-surgery/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 26 Jun 2024 22:00:49 +0100 A non-invasive ultrasound device can stimulate deep parts of the brain with far greater precision than previously achieved, which could help to treat depression, long-term pain and post-traumatic stress disorder 2436407-precision-ultrasound-could-treat-deep-parts-of-brain-without-surgery|2436407 Could paying people to lose weight help tackle obesity? /article/2437096-could-paying-people-to-lose-weight-help-tackle-obesity/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 26 Jun 2024 14:00:53 +0100 Financial incentives have helped people with obesity lose weight in trials, but whether the approach is sustainable or cost-effective remains to be seen 2437096-could-paying-people-to-lose-weight-help-tackle-obesity|2437096 First ever US kidney transplant performed on an awake patient /video/2437178-first-ever-us-kidney-transplant-performed-on-an-awake-patient/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 26 Jun 2024 13:09:32 +0100 Surgeons have performed the first kidney transplant in the US where the patient was awake during the entire operation 2437178-first-ever-us-kidney-transplant-performed-on-an-awake-patient|2437178 Dangerous mpox strain spreading in Democratic Republic of the Congo /article/2436988-dangerous-mpox-strain-spreading-in-democratic-republic-of-the-congo/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 25 Jun 2024 18:10:39 +0100 A new strain of mpox transmitted mainly by heterosexual sex has emerged in a mining town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is now spreading to other towns 2436988-dangerous-mpox-strain-spreading-in-democratic-republic-of-the-congo|2436988 Little-studied pollutant from planes threatens the health of millions /article/2436783-little-studied-pollutant-from-planes-threatens-the-health-of-millions/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 25 Jun 2024 00:01:58 +0100 More than 50 million people living near airports in Europe may be at risk of health impacts from a little-studied form of air pollution produced at high levels by aircraft engines 2436783-little-studied-pollutant-from-planes-threatens-the-health-of-millions|2436783 The surprising mental health and brain benefits of weight-loss drugs /article/mg26234953-900-the-surprising-mental-health-and-brain-benefits-of-weight-loss-drugs/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have unexpected effects on the brain, opening up potential new ways to treat depression, anxiety, addiction and Alzheimer鈥檚 mg26234953-900-the-surprising-mental-health-and-brain-benefits-of-weight-loss-drugs|2435246 Dear David: How do I help my daughters deal with their social anxiety? /article/mg26234961-100-dear-david-how-do-i-help-my-daughters-deal-with-their-social-anxiety/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 19 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 In his evidence-based advice column, David Robson has some ideas for a reader worried about his daughters鈥 social anxiety. Self-compassion is key, he says mg26234961-100-dear-david-how-do-i-help-my-daughters-deal-with-their-social-anxiety|2435750 Can we finally reverse balding with these new experimental treatments? /article/mg25934580-200-can-we-finally-reverse-balding-with-these-new-experimental-treatments/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 26 Sep 2023 17:00:00 +0100 Male pattern baldness could soon be a thing of the past, with new hair loss treatments beginning to show tantalising results mg25934580-200-can-we-finally-reverse-balding-with-these-new-experimental-treatments|2393615 We finally know why some people seem immune to catching covid-19 /article/2436182-we-finally-know-why-some-people-seem-immune-to-catching-covid-19/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 19 Jun 2024 17:00:49 +0100 Unique cell responses mean some people may be immune to catching the coronavirus, even if they are unvaccinated 2436182-we-finally-know-why-some-people-seem-immune-to-catching-covid-19|2436182 Walking helps keep people free of lower back pain for longer /article/2436308-walking-helps-keep-people-free-of-lower-back-pain-for-longer/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:30:34 +0100 People who regularly have lower back pain go longer without the discomfort if they incorporate walks into their weekly routines 2436308-walking-helps-keep-people-free-of-lower-back-pain-for-longer|2436308 Stop criticising Ozempic - it could be a solution to more than obesity /article/mg26234952-600-stop-criticising-ozempic-it-could-be-a-solution-to-more-than-obesity/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 12 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Weight-loss drugs are proving their worth against addiction, high blood pressure and even depression, so let鈥檚 stop criticising them as a quick fix and start exploring their true potential mg26234952-600-stop-criticising-ozempic-it-could-be-a-solution-to-more-than-obesity|2435233 Light-activated drugs could keep sleep-deprived military pilots alert /article/2435695-light-activated-drugs-could-keep-sleep-deprived-military-pilots-alert/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 14 Jun 2024 23:15:44 +0100 A US military program led by DARPA is modifying the stimulant drug dextroamphetamine so it can be switched on or off in the brain using near-infrared light, avoiding risks like addiction 2435695-light-activated-drugs-could-keep-sleep-deprived-military-pilots-alert|2435695 Polycystic ovary syndrome could be treated with a malaria drug /article/2435532-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-could-be-treated-with-a-malaria-drug/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:00:45 +0100 The malaria treatment artemisinin improved hormone levels and regulated menstrual cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome 2435532-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-could-be-treated-with-a-malaria-drug|2435532 Lung-targeted CRISPR therapy offers hope for cystic fibrosis /article/2435568-lung-targeted-crispr-therapy-offers-hope-for-cystic-fibrosis/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:00:14 +0100 Gene therapies for cystic fibrosis have previously struggled to reach the faulty lung cells, but a new approach has succeeded in achieving long-lasting modifications in mice 2435568-lung-targeted-crispr-therapy-offers-hope-for-cystic-fibrosis|2435568 Walking with irregular strides may help you burn more calories /article/2435109-walking-with-irregular-strides-may-help-you-burn-more-calories/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:00:42 +0100 Taking a combination of short and long strides as you walk increases the amount of energy used by the body 2435109-walking-with-irregular-strides-may-help-you-burn-more-calories|2435109 Martin Rees: Why challenge prizes can solve our most pressing issues /article/2435384-martin-rees-why-challenge-prizes-can-solve-our-most-pressing-issues/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 12 Jun 2024 20:30:17 +0100 As the winner of the Longitude prize on antimicrobial resistance is announced, chair of the prize committee Martin Rees, the UK's Astronomer Royal, explains why it pays to reward ideas 2435384-martin-rees-why-challenge-prizes-can-solve-our-most-pressing-issues|2435384 Muscle zapping during exercise helps people recover after a stroke /article/2434065-muscle-zapping-during-exercise-helps-people-recover-after-a-stroke/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 12 Jun 2024 07:00:00 +0100 A small trial has found that electrical stimulation of arm muscles while people do physiotherapy exercises leads to more improvement 2434065-muscle-zapping-during-exercise-helps-people-recover-after-a-stroke|2434065 Astronaut medical records reveal the health toll of space travel /article/2435133-astronaut-medical-records-reveal-the-health-toll-of-space-travel/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 11 Jun 2024 17:00:05 +0100 The largest collection yet of detailed medical data and tissue samples from astronauts should help researchers better understand the impacts of space flight on health 2435133-astronaut-medical-records-reveal-the-health-toll-of-space-travel|2435133 How bad is vaping for your health? We鈥檙e finally getting answers /article/2406514-how-bad-is-vaping-for-your-health-were-finally-getting-answers/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 06 Dec 2023 14:00:00 +0000 As more of us take up vaping and concerns rise about the long-term effects, we now have enough data to get a grip on the health impact 鈥 and how it compares to smoking 2406514-how-bad-is-vaping-for-your-health-were-finally-getting-answers|2406514 Ozempic and Wegovy linked to lower risk of alcoholism /article/2434826-ozempic-and-wegovy-linked-to-lower-risk-of-alcoholism/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 11 Jun 2024 13:00:20 +0100 People taking semaglutide, also called Ozempic and Wegovy, either for weight loss or type 2 diabetes, were less likely to become addicted to alcohol 2434826-ozempic-and-wegovy-linked-to-lower-risk-of-alcoholism|2434826 How to easily satisfy your salt cravings without damaging your health /article/mg26234940-100-how-to-easily-satisfy-your-salt-cravings-without-damaging-your-health/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 05 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Could potassium fortification be the answer we're looking for when it comes to battling our unhealthy addiction to salt? mg26234940-100-how-to-easily-satisfy-your-salt-cravings-without-damaging-your-health|2433706 Sweetener xylitol linked to higher risk of heart attacks and strokes /article/2434553-sweetener-xylitol-linked-to-higher-risk-of-heart-attacks-and-strokes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 06 Jun 2024 13:00:36 +0100 People who had higher levels of xylitol in their blood were more likely to have a heart attack or stroke within the next three years, with lab experiments suggesting the sweetener promotes blood clotting 2434553-sweetener-xylitol-linked-to-higher-risk-of-heart-attacks-and-strokes|2434553 Periods are starting younger and we're struggling to pin down why /article/2433685-periods-are-starting-younger-and-were-struggling-to-pin-down-why/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 03 Jun 2024 13:00:50 +0100 Menstruation is occurring earlier and earlier in life for younger generations in the Western world, but researchers are puzzled as to why 2433685-periods-are-starting-younger-and-were-struggling-to-pin-down-why|2433685 Does coming off antidepressants really cause withdrawal symptoms? /article/2434463-does-coming-off-antidepressants-really-cause-withdrawal-symptoms/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 06 Jun 2024 00:30:25 +0100 People who stop taking antidepressants may get mental and physical symptoms as their bodies adjust to the lack of medicines - now we know how common this is 2434463-does-coming-off-antidepressants-really-cause-withdrawal-symptoms|2434463 There's a simple solution to our salt addiction - we must adopt it now /article/mg26234942-900-theres-a-simple-solution-to-our-salt-addiction-we-must-adopt-it-now/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 05 Jun 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Efforts to curb the amount of sodium we eat have mostly failed, so governments must now try a new strategy: adding potassium to table salt mg26234942-900-theres-a-simple-solution-to-our-salt-addiction-we-must-adopt-it-now|2434253 Eczema may sometimes be caused by eating too much salt /article/2434395-eczema-may-sometimes-be-caused-by-eating-too-much-salt/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 05 Jun 2024 17:00:10 +0100 People with eczema have higher levels of sodium in their urine than those without the skin condition, with every additional 1 gram linked to an 11 per cent increase in the risk of a diagnosis 2434395-eczema-may-sometimes-be-caused-by-eating-too-much-salt|2434395 New DNA tests predict your disease risk 鈥 are we ready for them? /article/mg25734303-400-new-dna-tests-predict-your-disease-risk-are-we-ready-for-them/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 14 Mar 2023 16:00:00 +0000 Polygenic tests can predict your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, but some doctors worry about the consequences for healthcare systems and for us mg25734303-400-new-dna-tests-predict-your-disease-risk-are-we-ready-for-them|2364173 Gene therapy enables five children who were born deaf to hear /article/2434183-gene-therapy-enables-five-children-who-were-born-deaf-to-hear/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 05 Jun 2024 11:00:08 +0100 Five children have had gene therapy to treat inherited deafness, this time in both ears, following the success of earlier treatments in just one ear 2434183-gene-therapy-enables-five-children-who-were-born-deaf-to-hear|2434183 Morning exercise may be optimal for improving bone health /article/2433833-morning-exercise-may-be-optimal-for-improving-bone-health/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 03 Jun 2024 20:22:34 +0100 Mice that exercised soon after waking up had stronger and longer bones than those that exercised later in the day   2433833-morning-exercise-may-be-optimal-for-improving-bone-health|2433833 Parkinson鈥檚 disease could be prevented by a recent tetanus vaccine /article/2433051-parkinsons-disease-could-be-prevented-by-a-recent-tetanus-vaccine/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 29 May 2024 17:00:14 +0100 People who have had a recent vaccine against tetanus appear to be less likely to develop Parkinson鈥檚 disease, suggesting that the bacterial infection is involved in the condition 2433051-parkinsons-disease-could-be-prevented-by-a-recent-tetanus-vaccine|2433051 Risk of bird flu outbreak in cows causing pandemic is less than feared /article/2433432-risk-of-bird-flu-outbreak-in-cows-causing-pandemic-is-less-than-feared/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 29 May 2024 18:00:29 +0100 Cow udders have lots of bird-like flu virus receptors but no human-like ones, a study has found, meaning there鈥檚 no reason for the virus to evolve to become better at infecting people 2433432-risk-of-bird-flu-outbreak-in-cows-causing-pandemic-is-less-than-feared|2433432 The new drugs preventing allergic reactions to peanuts and other foods /article/mg26234890-500-the-new-drugs-preventing-allergic-reactions-to-peanuts-and-other-foods/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 01 May 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Incredible results from trials of several new medications show they can prevent potentially deadly reactions to foods like peanuts, eggs and dairy - and may one day treat asthma mg26234890-500-the-new-drugs-preventing-allergic-reactions-to-peanuts-and-other-foods|2428772 Asthma treated in mice using offshoot of CAR T-cell cancer therapy /article/2432859-asthma-treated-in-mice-using-offshoot-of-car-t-cell-cancer-therapy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 27 May 2024 17:00:52 +0100 A single dose of genetically engineered immune cells reduced asthma symptoms in mice for at least a year 2432859-asthma-treated-in-mice-using-offshoot-of-car-t-cell-cancer-therapy|2432859 Why viewing cancer as an ecosystem could lead to better treatments /article/mg26234921-900-why-viewing-cancer-as-an-ecosystem-could-lead-to-better-treatments/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 22 May 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Researchers have come to see cancers as akin to organisms, existing in complex ecosystems and subject to evolutionary pressures. Now they are targeting cancer鈥檚 ability to adapt mg26234921-900-why-viewing-cancer-as-an-ecosystem-could-lead-to-better-treatments|2432008 Tamiflu seems to relieve noise-induced hearing loss in mice /article/2432293-tamiflu-seems-to-relieve-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-mice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 24 May 2024 17:00:59 +0100 Mice that were given a high dose of the antiviral drug oseltamivir phosphate, better known as Tamiflu, after prolonged and excessive noise exposure showed fewer signs of hearing loss compared with those not given the medication 2432293-tamiflu-seems-to-relieve-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-mice|2432293 Male birth control injection causes reversible infertility in mice /article/2432795-male-birth-control-injection-causes-reversible-infertility-in-mice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 23 May 2024 20:00:02 +0100 Male mice injected with a molecule that affects sperm movement were temporarily unable to impregnate a female, showing promise for a new type of birth control drug for people 2432795-male-birth-control-injection-causes-reversible-infertility-in-mice|2432795 To stay alive, try being more female /article/mg26234924-000-to-stay-alive-try-being-more-female/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 22 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 From infections to brain injuries, the female body is more resilient than the male. It is time to reassess the "weaker" sex, says Cat Bohannon mg26234924-000-to-stay-alive-try-being-more-female|2432210 About 1 in 9 children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD /article/2432684-about-1-in-9-children-in-the-us-have-been-diagnosed-with-adhd/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 23 May 2024 06:01:57 +0100 New survey data estimates that 7.1 million children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point, about 1 million more kids than had been diagnosed as of 2016 2432684-about-1-in-9-children-in-the-us-have-been-diagnosed-with-adhd|2432684 Food, sex, drugs and more 鈥 are we addicted to addiction? /article/mg26234924-200-food-sex-drugs-and-more-are-we-addicted-to-addiction/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 22 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 New proposals for addictions seem to keep cropping up, but the reality is we don't truly understand the mechanisms behind our cravings in the first place mg26234924-200-food-sex-drugs-and-more-are-we-addicted-to-addiction|2432449 Ancient viruses in the human genome linked to mental health conditions /article/2432668-ancient-viruses-in-the-human-genome-linked-to-mental-health-conditions/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 22 May 2024 18:31:56 +0100 People with higher genetic risk for depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are more likely to have unusual activity levels of "fossil viruses" in their genomes 2432668-ancient-viruses-in-the-human-genome-linked-to-mental-health-conditions|2432668 Could mental health conditions be 'transmitted' among teen classmates? /article/2432517-could-mental-health-conditions-be-transmitted-among-teen-classmates/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 22 May 2024 17:00:34 +0100 The largest study yet looking at whether conditions such as depression and anxiety could spread between teenagers finds that one person in a class being diagnosed is linked with a higher risk for their classmates 2432517-could-mental-health-conditions-be-transmitted-among-teen-classmates|2432517 Why we still don't know exactly how bird flu is spreading between cows /article/2432190-why-we-still-dont-know-exactly-how-bird-flu-is-spreading-between-cows/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 21 May 2024 20:15:07 +0100 Early evidence suggests that a bird flu virus called H5N1 may be infecting dairy cows through contaminated milking equipment 鈥 but poor surveillance has made it nearly impossible to rule out other possibilities 2432190-why-we-still-dont-know-exactly-how-bird-flu-is-spreading-between-cows|2432190 Acne-causing bacteria can treat dandruff by resetting scalp microbiome /article/2431970-acne-causing-bacteria-can-treat-dandruff-by-resetting-scalp-microbiome/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 21 May 2024 07:00:04 +0100 An acid produced by an acne-causing bacterium reduced the severity of people's dandruff by adjusting their scalp's microbiome 2431970-acne-causing-bacteria-can-treat-dandruff-by-resetting-scalp-microbiome|2431970 Zapping spinal cord injuries helps restore hand strength and movement /article/2431955-zapping-spinal-cord-injuries-helps-restore-hand-strength-and-movement/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 20 May 2024 17:00:19 +0100 Electrical stimulation on the back during rehabilitation exercises causes lasting improvements in people鈥檚 ability to use their hands. 2431955-zapping-spinal-cord-injuries-helps-restore-hand-strength-and-movement|2431955 Heatwaves seem to be driving severe asthma flare-ups in children /article/2431593-heatwaves-seem-to-be-driving-severe-asthma-flare-ups-in-children/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Sun, 19 May 2024 23:15:41 +0100 Children are more likely to be hospitalised for asthma complications during a heatwave, a problem that is expected to get worse with climate change 2431593-heatwaves-seem-to-be-driving-severe-asthma-flare-ups-in-children|2431593 Keto diet may accelerate organ ageing /article/2431747-keto-diet-may-accelerate-organ-ageing/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 17 May 2024 20:00:34 +0100 In mice, a ketogenic diet increases the build-up of zombie-like cells in the heart, kidney, lungs and brain, which can accelerate organ ageing and lead to health problems 2431747-keto-diet-may-accelerate-organ-ageing|2431747 Food 'addiction' should be treated like drug abuse, claim doctors /article/2431865-food-addiction-should-be-treated-like-drug-abuse-claim-doctors/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 17 May 2024 16:20:32 +0100 A group of doctors and scientists is getting behind the controversial idea that people can be addicted to certain trigger foods, in the same way as drugs and alcohol. The team says this addiction should be treated with abstinence, which goes against mainstream medical advice 2431865-food-addiction-should-be-treated-like-drug-abuse-claim-doctors|2431865 Some brain injury patients would recover if life support weren't ended /article/2431733-some-brain-injury-patients-would-recover-if-life-support-werent-ended/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 16 May 2024 18:51:22 +0100 After comparing people with brain injuries whose life support was continued with those who had it turned off, scientists calculated that around 40 per cent in the latter group may have made some recovery 2431733-some-brain-injury-patients-would-recover-if-life-support-werent-ended|2431733 Why it's vital we fight prejudices about the elderly once and for all /article/mg26234913-500-why-its-vital-we-fight-prejudices-about-the-elderly-once-and-for-all/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 15 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Ageism is a widespread global prejudice. It's about time we started acknowledging our unconscious bias towards old age 鈥 not least because our own future health depends on it mg26234913-500-why-its-vital-we-fight-prejudices-about-the-elderly-once-and-for-all|2431161 Frozen human brain tissue can now be revived without damage /article/2431153-frozen-human-brain-tissue-can-now-be-revived-without-damage/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 15 May 2024 12:07:59 +0100 Using a new approach, scientists have successfully frozen and thawed brain organoids and cubes of brain tissue from someone with epilepsy, which could enable better research into neurological conditions 2431153-frozen-human-brain-tissue-can-now-be-revived-without-damage|2431153 One-day mental health workshop improves teenagers' mood for six months /article/2431022-one-day-mental-health-workshop-improves-teenagers-mood-for-six-months/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 15 May 2024 00:30:32 +0100 The one-day courses were particularly beneficial to those pupils with worse mental health problems initially 2431022-one-day-mental-health-workshop-improves-teenagers-mood-for-six-months|2431022 Everything you need to know about semaglutide weight loss drugs /article/2371780-everything-you-need-to-know-about-semaglutide-weight-loss-drugs/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 14 May 2024 17:15:35 +0100 From how well they work to side effects such as hair loss, here鈥檚 the skinny on new weight loss injections that work by blocking a hormone that normally reduces appetite 2371780-everything-you-need-to-know-about-semaglutide-weight-loss-drugs|2371780 Flu vaccine for children linked to pneumonia risk for their relatives /article/2430141-flu-vaccine-for-children-linked-to-pneumonia-risk-for-their-relatives/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 14 May 2024 17:00:57 +0100 The nasal flu vaccine may reduce cases of pneumonia illness in population over the whole flu season because flu infections are likely to lead to even higher boost in bacteria 2430141-flu-vaccine-for-children-linked-to-pneumonia-risk-for-their-relatives|2430141 Ultrasound therapy could treat lung condition linked to heart failure /article/2430553-ultrasound-therapy-could-treat-lung-condition-linked-to-heart-failure/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 13 May 2024 22:06:22 +0100 Mice benefitted from ultrasound therapy for a rare lung condition 鈥 the treatment might work for common forms of high blood pressure, too 2430553-ultrasound-therapy-could-treat-lung-condition-linked-to-heart-failure|2430553 Edible gel prevents and treats alcohol intoxication in mice /article/2430828-edible-gel-prevents-and-treats-alcohol-intoxication-in-mice/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 13 May 2024 17:02:37 +0100 Mice given unlimited access to alcohol recovered faster after consuming a gel based on a milk protein, with the same treatment also preventing intoxication in another group of mice. If proved safe and effective in humans, it could offer a quick way to sober up 2430828-edible-gel-prevents-and-treats-alcohol-intoxication-in-mice|2430828 Your ultimate guide to ultra-processed food 鈥 how bad is it really? /article/2398937-your-ultimate-guide-to-ultra-processed-food-how-bad-is-it-really/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 23 Oct 2023 18:04:00 +0100 Highly processed foods, from pizza to bread, are said to be seriously bad for your health. Here is a digestible guide to what the evidence says, to help you make sense of the conflicting claims 2398937-your-ultimate-guide-to-ultra-processed-food-how-bad-is-it-really|2398937 Having more children protects parents鈥 brains from age-related decline /article/2430557-having-more-children-protects-parents-brains-from-age-related-decline/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 13 May 2024 14:00:46 +0100 The brains of adults who have raised children appear younger later in life. Child-rearing seemed to have this effect on both mothers and fathers, and it was stronger the more children they had 2430557-having-more-children-protects-parents-brains-from-age-related-decline|2430557 Does using the internet make us happier or sadder? /article/2430621-does-using-the-internet-make-us-happier-or-sadder/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 13 May 2024 01:01:14 +0100 A study of more than 2 million people in 168 countries suggests that having access to the internet is linked to higher life satisfaction, but many questions remain unanswered 2430621-does-using-the-internet-make-us-happier-or-sadder|2430621 Extreme exercise may help you live longer without stressing your heart /article/2430465-extreme-exercise-may-help-you-live-longer-without-stressing-your-heart/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 10 May 2024 00:30:17 +0100 People who can run a mile in less than 4 minutes generally live almost five years longer than would otherwise be expected, challenging the idea that too much strenuous exercise is bad for the heart 2430465-extreme-exercise-may-help-you-live-longer-without-stressing-your-heart|2430465 Lack of US bird flu tracking in cows may raise risk of human infection /article/2429912-lack-of-us-bird-flu-tracking-in-cows-may-raise-risk-of-human-infection/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 07 May 2024 13:00:32 +0100 The strategy for tracking bird flu in US dairy cattle falls worryingly short of what is needed to prevent the outbreak from widening and potentially spreading to humans 2429912-lack-of-us-bird-flu-tracking-in-cows-may-raise-risk-of-human-infection|2429912 The 'forever chemicals' toxic to your health - and how to avoid them /article/mg26234903-100-the-forever-chemicals-toxic-to-your-health-and-how-to-avoid-them/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 08 May 2024 15:00:00 +0100 From your popcorn bag to your waterproof jacket, forever chemicals are all around us. We're finally starting to understand what they are doing to our health - and how to get rid of them mg26234903-100-the-forever-chemicals-toxic-to-your-health-and-how-to-avoid-them|2429961 Heavy or painful menstrual periods are linked to worse exam results /article/2430388-heavy-or-painful-menstrual-periods-are-linked-to-worse-exam-results/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 10 May 2024 14:00:32 +0100 Heavy, prolonged or painful menstrual periods are associated with more days off school and scoring worse on compulsory exams in a UK study 2430388-heavy-or-painful-menstrual-periods-are-linked-to-worse-exam-results|2430388 A new understanding of tinnitus and deafness could help reverse both /article/mg26234870-800-a-new-understanding-of-tinnitus-and-deafness-could-help-reverse-both/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Investigations of the paradoxical link between tinnitus and hearing loss have revealed a hidden form of deafness, paving the way to possible new treatments mg26234870-800-a-new-understanding-of-tinnitus-and-deafness-could-help-reverse-both|2426860 It's time to clean up 'forever chemicals' and companies should pay /article/mg26234903-300-its-time-to-clean-up-forever-chemicals-and-companies-should-pay/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 08 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Artificial compounds found in things like food packaging can be a risk to our health. We can clean them up, but who will foot the vast bill? mg26234903-300-its-time-to-clean-up-forever-chemicals-and-companies-should-pay|2430128 Psychedelic toxins from toads could treat depression and anxiety /article/2430072-psychedelic-toxins-from-toads-could-treat-depression-and-anxiety/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 08 May 2024 17:00:01 +0100 A compound emitted by the Colorado river toad may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in a similar way to LSD and psilocybin, according to a study in mice 2430072-psychedelic-toxins-from-toads-could-treat-depression-and-anxiety|2430072 Autoimmune conditions linked to reactivated X chromosome genes /article/2429684-autoimmune-conditions-linked-to-reactivated-x-chromosome-genes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 03 May 2024 20:00:47 +0100 The inactivation of one copy of the X chromosome in female mammals may start to fail as they get older, which may be why women have a higher risk of autoimmune conditions such as lupus 2429684-autoimmune-conditions-linked-to-reactivated-x-chromosome-genes|2429684 Implantable heart pump could let children wait for transplants at home /article/2429889-implantable-heart-pump-could-let-children-wait-for-transplants-at-home/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 07 May 2024 11:00:40 +0100 An implantable heart pump could help children with heart failure awaiting transplants forego bulky devices that require long hospital stays 2429889-implantable-heart-pump-could-let-children-wait-for-transplants-at-home|2429889 Swallowable sensor unfurls in stomach to monitor gut health /article/2429850-swallowable-sensor-unfurls-in-stomach-to-monitor-gut-health/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 06 May 2024 11:00:44 +0100 A ribbon of electrodes could nestle in the gut to help diagnose gastrointestinal diseases linked to Parkinson鈥檚 2429850-swallowable-sensor-unfurls-in-stomach-to-monitor-gut-health|2429850 Being angry for just 8 minutes could increase risk of a heart attack /article/2429249-being-angry-for-just-8-minutes-could-increase-risk-of-a-heart-attack/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 01 May 2024 13:18:52 +0100 People who were asked to recall past events that made them angry experienced a change to their blood vessels that has been linked with heart attacks 2429249-being-angry-for-just-8-minutes-could-increase-risk-of-a-heart-attack|2429249 MMR vaccines may not always give lifelong immunity against measles /article/2428688-mmr-vaccines-may-not-always-give-lifelong-immunity-against-measles/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 02 May 2024 14:00:46 +0100 Levels of protection measles provided by the MMR jab fall by a small amount every year, according to mathematical modelling 2428688-mmr-vaccines-may-not-always-give-lifelong-immunity-against-measles|2428688 Father's gut microbiome may affect infant health /article/2429169-fathers-gut-microbiome-may-affect-infant-health/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 01 May 2024 17:00:01 +0100 Disrupted gut microbiomes in male mice increase their offspring鈥檚 risk of low birth weight, stunted growth and premature death 2429169-fathers-gut-microbiome-may-affect-infant-health|2429169 Want to move fast? Look for these materials in your next running shoes /article/2428793-want-to-move-fast-look-for-these-materials-in-your-next-running-shoes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 01 May 2024 07:00:36 +0100 Spiked running shoes with a rubbery material between the inner and outer soles, and a stiff plate to improve stability, seem to help people move faster 2428793-want-to-move-fast-look-for-these-materials-in-your-next-running-shoes|2428793 Why you may have a stealth liver disease and what to do about it /article/mg26234861-000-why-you-may-have-a-stealth-liver-disease-and-what-to-do-about-it/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 08 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 One in three adults have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 鈥 often without knowing. Now we understand what causes this stealthy condition and how to reverse it mg26234861-000-why-you-may-have-a-stealth-liver-disease-and-what-to-do-about-it|2425897 Genetically modified golden rice may yet succeed in the Philippines /article/2428632-genetically-modified-golden-rice-may-yet-succeed-in-the-philippines/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Mon, 29 Apr 2024 14:00:56 +0100 A court in the Philippines revoked the permit to grow rice genetically modified to boost vitamin A, but the government is expected to appeal against the decision 2428632-genetically-modified-golden-rice-may-yet-succeed-in-the-philippines|2428632 How the US is preparing for a potential bird flu pandemic /article/2428710-how-the-us-is-preparing-for-a-potential-bird-flu-pandemic/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 26 Apr 2024 23:11:01 +0100 As the US grapples with an ongoing bird flu outbreak in dairy cattle, the country鈥檚 health agencies are ramping up surveillance efforts and working to develop a vaccine if needed 2428710-how-the-us-is-preparing-for-a-potential-bird-flu-pandemic|2428710 How to get the right balance of omega-3s and omega-6s in your diet /article/mg26234884-600-how-to-get-the-right-balance-of-omega-3s-and-omega-6s-in-your-diet/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 23 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 The balance of omega fatty acids in the food we eat affects our health. But what does the evidence say about claims you should be seeking to reduce omega-6 intake as well as boosting omega-3s? mg26234884-600-how-to-get-the-right-balance-of-omega-3s-and-omega-6s-in-your-diet|2427717 Rare mutation that causes short stature may shed light on ageing /article/2428635-rare-mutation-that-causes-short-stature-may-shed-light-on-ageing/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 26 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100 The genetic variant, which causes people to be insensitive to growth hormone, may also protect people from heart disease 2428635-rare-mutation-that-causes-short-stature-may-shed-light-on-ageing|2428635 Two medicines for opioid addiction also help with compulsive gambling /article/2428206-two-medicines-for-opioid-addiction-also-help-with-compulsive-gambling/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Fri, 26 Apr 2024 07:00:10 +0100 The medicines nalmefene and naltrexone helped compulsive gamblers reduce their betting activities, trials have shown 2428206-two-medicines-for-opioid-addiction-also-help-with-compulsive-gambling|2428206 India鈥檚 healthcare system falls short despite Modi鈥檚 improvements /article/2427161-indias-healthcare-system-falls-short-despite-modis-improvements/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Thu, 25 Apr 2024 11:00:51 +0100 More than 1.4 billion people live in India, giving its healthcare system a major role in planetary well-being. In the past 10 years, prime minister Narendra Modi has worked to improve India's healthcare, but there is still much work to be done 2427161-indias-healthcare-system-falls-short-despite-modis-improvements|2427161 Why we need to modernise our emotional relationship with cancer /article/mg26234882-900-why-we-need-to-modernise-our-emotional-relationship-with-cancer/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 24 Apr 2024 19:00:00 +0100 Cancer has been one of the world's most feared diseases for decades. But this "cancerphobia" no longer matches the evidence and is doing great harm, argues David Ropeik mg26234882-900-why-we-need-to-modernise-our-emotional-relationship-with-cancer|2428018 Your diet may influence how effective vaccines are for you /article/2428000-your-diet-may-influence-how-effective-vaccines-are-for-you/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Wed, 24 Apr 2024 13:00:25 +0100 Obese mice that lost weight on a low-fat diet before getting a flu shot had better immune responses than those that lost weight afterwards, suggesting diet and weight loss influence vaccine efficacy 2428000-your-diet-may-influence-how-effective-vaccines-are-for-you|2428000 Glucose monitors may misclassify people as being at risk of diabetes /article/2427834-glucose-monitors-may-misclassify-people-as-being-at-risk-of-diabetes/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=health Tue, 23 Apr 2024 13:00:10 +0100 Our blood sugar levels vary a lot from day to day, so results from continuous glucose monitors need to be interpreted with caution 2427834-glucose-monitors-may-misclassify-people-as-being-at-risk-of-diabetes|2427834