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Bacterial metabolism of soy may lower dementia risk

28 October, 2020

A metabolite produced following consumption of dietary soy may decrease a key risk factor for dementia — with the help of the right bacteria.

How does diet influence stroke risk?

02 October, 2020

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

Exercise before menopause to develop muscle strength

28 September, 2020

The small blood vessels in muscles of women after menopause are less able to grow compared to young women, according to new research.

Health warning for high-heat red meat

21 September, 2020

Culinary experts recommend high-heat caramelisation to boost the flavour of meat, but the results from a recent study suggest that this could be bad for our health.

'Morning sickness' can occur at any time of day: study

17 September, 2020

The term 'morning sickness' is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, according to UK researchers.

New treatment for advanced ER+ breast cancer shows promise

15 September, 2020

A proof-of-principle laboratory study has shown promising results for the treatment of oestrogen receptor positive breast cancers that are resistant to current approaches.

Broccoli, brussels sprouts help prevent blood vessel disease

14 September, 2020

Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease in older women.

Natural killer cells best for fighting lung cancer

09 September, 2020

Researchers have revealed that natural killer (NK) immune cells — but not T cells — are essential for slowing the aggressive spread of lung cancer.

Liver protein could improve type 2 diabetes treatment

04 September, 2020

Researchers have found that the SMOC1 protein, which is naturally produced by the liver, can decrease blood glucose levels.

First confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection

25 August, 2020 by Lauren Davis

Researchers have reported a case of COVID-19 reinfection in a 33-year-old Hong Kong man, in news that scientists have broadly deemed disappointing but not surprising.

Faecal microbial transplantation treats C. diff infection

20 August, 2020

An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection has been shown to be more effective and cost-efficient than using antibiotics.

Target these risk factors to prevent or delay dementia

10 August, 2020

Around 40% of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented by modifying 12 risk factors over a person's lifetime.

High BMI negatively impacts brain function

07 August, 2020

Being overweight or obese seriously impacts brain activity and increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Heart disease risks differ between men and women

15 July, 2020

Traditionally, doctors have treated men and women as the same when it comes to heart disease — but Dr Leslie Cho says it is time to start thinking differently.

What do asthma and the gut have to do with Alzheimer's?

09 July, 2020

Recent studies have suggested new treatment approaches for Alzheimer's disease — one utilising an existing asthma drug and another targeting the gut.

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