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A clinical trial for pregnant women at high risk of a low-birth-weight baby has demonstrated that Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions during pregnancy reduce the prevalence of low birth weight by 29-36%.   Low birth weight babies (birth weight...
A trial comparing placebo, 5% and 10% minoxidil solution on the scalps of men experiencing male pattern baldness surprisingly found that the efficacy of minoxidil was not dose-dependant as 5% minoxidil was significantly more effective at regrowing hair than...
A recent human study showed that just 10 days of caffeine consumption caused a significant dose-dependant reduction in grey matter volume in the medial temporal lobe1, which has many important functions such as cognition, emotional regulation and storage of...
Recent research studying almost 44,000 men and women finds that higher levels of vitamin C and vitamin E in the diet are associated with lower risk of Parkinson's Disease1. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants2. Antioxidants counteract oxidative stress, which...
A recent study suggests that combining a high load resistance exercise for a muscle group (such as relatively heavy dumbbell bicep curls) with a low load exercise (such as very light weight dumbbell bicep curls for many repetitions) is...
New study suggests that increased dietary intake of fructose (fruit sugar) may have negative effect on immunity. This further adds reason to caution dietary intake of fructose, with regard to its effects on the immune system. Fructose is a simple...
Use of GABAB (GABA type B) agonist, ADX71441, in preclinical trials caused significant reductions in alcohol intake. The drug potently reduced motivation to drink and alcohol-seeking behaviours. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter1. GABA is one of the...
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a prominent growth factor which conducts many of the growth-promoting effects of growth hormone (GH) through GH's stimulation of IGF-1 release from the liver.1. IGF-1 signalling promotes growth and spread of cancer and...
Intermittent fasting has a wide range of effects on the endocrine system of which many could be detrimental. Therefore, time-restricted feeding (TRF) should not be prescribed generically without a health professional examining individual-specific costs and benefits to see if...
Endurance, or "aerobic" exercise, is generally viewed as cardiovascular exercise and is not generally associated with skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Endurance exercise is defined as exerting a low-intensity load on a muscle over a long period of time, such as...
AN AMBULANCE service stalwart is celebrating a half-century of saving lives in North Wales. Fifty years ago today, on 08 June 1970, an 18-year-old Barry Davies from Drury, Flintshire, joined the ambulance service inspired by a childhood in the St...
Scurvy, a disease caused due to deficiency of vitamin C in diet is supposed to be non-existent, however there were several reports of cases of scurvy among children, especially among those with special needs due to developmental disorders. Dentists...
Founded by NHS workers to help NHS workers, has raised funds to financially support workers during the national health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A UK charity HEROES has raised £ 1 million to financially support NHS to cover...
The Welsh Ambulance Service is asking the public to be open and transparent about the nature of their call and their symptoms so it can signpost patients to the most appropriate care and safeguard its crews from contracting the...
Women need safe, effective and comfortable sanitary products for menstrual management. New study summarizes that menstrual cups are safe, reliable, acceptable yet low-cost and environment-friendly alternative to existing sanitary products like tampons. Enabling menstruating girls and women to make...
Study shows a positive association between consumption of sugary beverages and 100 percent fruit juices with increased risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. The study adds evidence to support policy decisions to restrict consumption of sugary drinks by...
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time effects of Matcha tea powder and extract in reducing anxiety in an animal model. Matcha is a safe, natural alternative to relieve anxiety and elevate mood. Mood and anxiety disorders are becoming commonplace...
Scientists have incorporated a nanomaterial having antibacterial property into composite filling material. This new filling material can effectively prevent reoccurrence of tooth cavities caused due to virulent bacteria. Tooth decay (called dental cavities or dental caries) is a very common...
Study shows that engaging in long-term physical activity can help middle-aged and older adults lower their risk of diseases and mortality. The benefit of exercise is regardless of previous levels of physical activity when the person was younger. World Health...
Synchronizing sleep-wake pattern to night-day cycle is critical for good health. WHO classifies body clock disruption as probably carcinogenic in nature. A new study in The BMJ has investigated direct effects of sleep traits (morning or evening preference, sleep...
Two studies provide evidences that associate high consumption of ultra-processed food with increased health risks The food that we consume regularly has long term effects on our health. One way of classifying food items is by their level of industrial...
A systematic review provides comprehensive evidence that regulating microbiota in intestine could be a possible approach to relieve symptoms of anxiety Our gut microbiota – trillions of natural microorganisms in the gut– are known to perform important roles in immunity,...
A long follow up cohort study shows that loss of sense of smell could be an early predictor of health problems and higher mortality among older adult It is well known that as we age our senses start to decline...
Study in mice shows that excessive long-term intake of dietary protein containing high amounts of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) can result in imbalance in amino acids and appetite control. This affects metabolic health and causes reduced lifespan. A healthy diet...
Feeding regulates level of Insulin and IGF-1. These hormones play key role in maintaining blood sugar level. This study proposes that these hormones also act as primary signals of feeding time to body clocks. They reset circadian clocks by...

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