Want to live longer? Eating healthy may be more important than weight loss

A new study has found that a healthy diet is more important than your weight when it comes to risk of death. By Rosie Saunders It is well-established that being overweight puts you at higher risk of several illnesses,...

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the Dangers of Politicizing the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Mandy Oaklander  - Time.com When a contagious, deadly pandemic sweeps around the globe, people look to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance. It’s not easy to be the person in charge under those...

Are people to be left to die? Vaccine pleas fill U.N. summit

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Neal Browning receives a shot at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential...

Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment

by Stuart Wolpert, University of California, Los Angeles During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother's intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal...

3-D bioprinting constructs for cartilage regeneration

by Thamarasee Jeewandara , Medical Xpress Cartilage injury is a common cause of joint dysfunction and existing joint prostheses cannot remodel with host joint tissue. However, it is challenging to develop large-scale biomimetic anisotropic constructs...

Running for weight loss: your essential guide

From how many calories you can expect to burn, to the foods you need to fuel your training. Medically reviewed by Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP and words by Annie Hayes Running is a great way to...

Binge eating disorder: symptoms, triggers and treatments

Binge eating disorder is a serious mental illness and is not just “overindulging”. Dr Louise Wiseman explains the signs to look out for, and how to get help early. By Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons),...

J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine Will Enter Phase 3 Testing, the Fourth To Reach That Stage

Johnson & Johnson By Alice Park  - Time.com Johnson & Johnson announced today (Sept. 23) that it is launching a large-scale Phase 3 test of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which was developed based on science supported...

Silk offers homemade solution for COVID-19 prevention

by Michael Miller, University of Cincinnati With personal protective equipment still in short supply, researchers at the University of Cincinnati examined what common household fabrics might work best as a face covering. Next to a single-use N95...

Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

by Trippe Ross, University of Georgia Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National...

Weight training: at-home exercises and how to get started

Weight training is an essential part of any workout routine – here’s an expert guide on how to get started. By Michelle Njagi Weight training, also known as strength training or resistance training, is beneficial for everyone, especially...

What Your Blood Tells You About Cancer

Getty Images/Cultura RF By Alice Park  -Time.com Blood tests can tell us a lot about what’s going on in our bodies—from whether we’re eating too much sugar to whether we’re harboring any infectious diseases. Scientists lately...

Forest bathing: health benefits and how to do it

The practice of forest bathing has been proven to be good for your mind, body and soul – but what is it exactly, and how do you do it? By Claire Chamberlain We all know that spending time...

Discovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in...

by University of Bristol A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the...

It is time to embrace cannabis for medicinal use, say experts

by British Medical Journal Attitudes towards cannabis products for medicinal use need to change with much greater appropriate use of such products to help alleviate patients' pain, suggests research published in the journal BMJ Open. Researchers found that...

Polio vaccine in the crossfire of misinformation

Vaccine-derived polio occurs in rare instances Photo: AFP/File By Monique Ngo Mayag and Simon Valmary - Japan  Today LIBREVILLE/PARIS As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of COVID-19, another deadly...

As U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 200,000, a nation grapples with grief

By Lisa Baertlein, Angela Moore LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony and Rosemary Terio, married for 65 years, died five days apart in separate New York hospitals last spring, two lives among the nearly 200,000 that the...

Eczema: symptoms, treatments, causes and types

Everything you need to know about eczema, and how to get rid of it. By Dr Roger Henderson Eczema is the term used to describe skin conditions that cause the skin to become itchy, red, inflamed and cracked. There...

Immune system may have another job—combatting depression

by Yale University An inflammatory autoimmune response within the central nervous system similar to one linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) has also been found in the spinal fluid of healthy people, according...

Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment

by Institute of Cancer Research A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a...