Binge-drinkers’ brains have to work harder to feel empathy for others
End of the COVID-19 pandemic ‘in sight’, World Health Organisation says
The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is "in sight", the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. The organisation said weekly deaths from the virus around the world are at their lowest since March 2020 - the month Britain first went into lockdown.
Immunity on the surface
Why our skin microbiome is just as important as our gut microbiome. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microscopic living things are referred to as microorganisms, or microbes, for short. Trillions of these microbes exist mainly inside your intestines and on your skin, and in fact, there are as many bacterial cells in your body as there are human cells.
How healthy diets like the mediterranean diet help protect brain health
New research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has further confirmed what is already known about the link between diet and cognition - that what we eat can impact our brain health.
Multivitamins may slow cognitive decline in older adults, study says
A study published today in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia is reporting that taking a daily multivitamin may help reduce cognitive decline.
What Cancer Experts Think About New Wearable Monitoring Devices
Doctors have more tools than ever for treating cancer, but the method for measuring the size of tumors located just under the skin is often primitive.
Maintenance therapy the ‘biggest breakthrough in decades’ for ovarian cancer
Although maintenance treatments have helped patients with ovarian cancer live longer, experts note there are still some unmet needs that must be addressed.
Overcoming the fear of cancer recurrence
This common anxiety is called the fear of recurrence and can affect 2 in 3 cancer survivors, according to a recent study.
Food as medicine: could prescribing fruit and vegetables become part of healthcare?
Decades of healthy eating advice have failed to stem the tide of lifestyle-related disease. Could prescribing healthy food help?
Swapping 30 minutes of social media per day with exercise benefits mental health
Social media use exploded with COVID-19’s lockdowns and contact restrictions. Millions turned to Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and other platforms to escape feelings of isolation, anxiety, and hopelessness.
Drinking tea may lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, mounting research shows
Several large studies have recently found that consuming several cups of tea per day could bring a range of health benefits.
Nature-based physical activity as an early intervention for teenagers
How nature-based group activity such as sea swimming can have a positive effect on the mental health of teenagers
The Spiritual Side of Cancer
Receiving a pancreatic cancer diagnosis has caused me to reexamine my spirituality, which led me to believe that my life is a line, rather than a single dot in time.