How to treat and prevent insect bites and stings

From mosquitos to midges, everything you need to know about treating and preventing insect bites and stings. By Annie Hayes and Medically reviewed by Dr Roger Henderson Insect bites and stings are the scourge of the summer. No matter...

How to gain weight quickly and safely, according to a doctor

Being underweight has been linked to a number of health risks. By Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP and Dr Roger Henderson While we often hear about the health risks of obesity or being overweight, there are serious health...

Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

Research found marked differences in immune response of medical staff six months after contracting virus Researchers say vaccination offers a robust response, while natural infection shows more diversity in responses. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA The Guardian-Ian Sample...

Study: Intermittent fasting ‘no magic bullet for weight loss’

by University of Bath New research published this week challenges a popular belief that intermittent fasting diets such as alternate day fasting or the '5:2' are the most effective ways to lose weight. Over recent years, diets...

P-glycoprotein removes Alzheimer’s-associated toxin from the brain

by Southern Methodist University A team of SMU biological scientists has confirmed that P-glycoprotein (P-gp) has the ability to remove from the brain a toxin that is associated with Alzheimer's disease. The finding could lead to new...

Worried about a lump behind your ear?

6 common causes of lumps behind the ear and when to see a doctor. By Dr Roger Henderson Finding a lump on the area of skin behind your ear can cause anxiety. Fortunately, lumps and bumps are usually completely...

Baby sleep regressions explained

How to navigate baby sleep regressions from four to 24 months. By Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) Just when you think you’ve cracked your baby’s routine and they’re finally sleeping for longer chunks of time, along comes sleep regression. If...

That song is stuck in your head, but it’s helping you to remember

by Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis If you have watched TV since the 1990s, the sitcom theme song, "I'll Be There for You," has likely been stuck in your head at one point or another. New research...

Anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

by King's College London The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in oily fish. Researchers from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre assessed...

Even Vaccinated People Are Nervous About Going Back to ‘Normal.’ Here’s How to Cope

https://time.com-Courtesy of Claudia Campos By Jamie Ducharme Claudia Campos, 34, wanted there to be no doubt about why she continues to wear a face mask at the Florida car rental company where she works. She...

Here’s why you hate the sound of your own voice

The Conversation-By Neel Bhatt, University of Washington- CNN.COM Physiology and psychology may be to blame for why we hate the sound of our own voices. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the...

Study finds association between head impacts and imaging changes in youth football players

by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center With preseason football training on the horizon, a new study shows that head impacts experienced during practice are associated with changes in brain imaging of young players over multiple...

New treatment stops progression of Alzheimer’s disease in monkey brains

by NYU Langone Health A new therapy prompts immune defense cells to swallow misshapen proteins, amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles, whose buildup is known to kill nearby brain cells as part of Alzheimer's disease, a...

How to get clear skin, according to a dermatologist

The solution to clear skin in 32 simple steps. By Annie Hayes Many of us expose the delicate skin on our face to punishing treatments, harsh products and lengthy multiple-step regimens in the quest for a radiant, blemish-free complexion....

Raspberry leaf tea health benefits, backed by research

The proven health benefits of drinking raspberry leaf tea for pregnancy and more. By Anna Bonet Raspberry leaf tea is a herbal tea made from the leaves of the red raspberry plant. Rather confusingly, it's not the same as...

Fag end: 21 unusual ways to quit smoking, from changing your teeth to taking...

If patches, hypnosis and self-help books don’t work, maybe it’s time to think laterally. Readers reveal the unlikely methods that encouraged them to kick the habit The  Guardian-There will be no trigger in the shower,...

Research identifies potential antiviral compound for COVID-19, flu, other viral infection

by Jim Fessenden, University of Massachusetts Medical School UMass Medical School scientists Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.; Fiachra Humphries, Ph.D.; and Liraz Galia, Ph.D., working with the British-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, have identified a novel molecule capable...

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays

by Massachusetts General Hospital Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital...

Music listening near bedtime disruptive to sleep, study finds

by Baylor University Most people listen to music throughout their day and often near bedtime to wind down. But can that actually cause your sleep to suffer? When sleep researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of...

Forget me not: Novel target shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s and related dementias

by Matthew Greseth, Medical University of South Carolina Researchers remain perplexed as to what causes dementia and how to treat and reverse the cognitive decline seen in patients. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the Medical...