Gut bacteria produce an appetite suppressant than can strengthen the effect of an exercise-based weight loss program. Share on PinterestA supplement may boost the fat-burning effects of exercise long after it has finished. The many health benefits of regular exercise are well known. However, its impact on weight loss is less clear, as exercise increases
A new study published in Science Advances discovers that blocking Flt1 and Nrp1 from interacting with vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) in the skin epidermis prevents psoriasis development. Three percent of the world’s population is affected by psoriasis, a skin inflammatory disorder that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It
A number of conditions can cause the hands to feel numb. When a person has a sensation of numbness in the hands, weakness and painful tingling sensations may also occur. This article will explore some of the possible causes for numbness in a person’s hands, the accompanying symptoms, and some treatment options. The following cardiovascular
A stiff knee is a common complaint, especially among older adults and those who are very physically active. Knee stiffness can occur as a result of poor flexibility or muscular imbalances in the legs. Injury and arthritis are other common causes of knee stiffness. In this article, learn more about the causes of knee stiffness.
It’s called gamma knife surgery, but there’s no cutting involved. It’s been used at Mayo Clinic for 30 years as an alternative to open brain surgery. The patient’s head is held still during the procedure with a headframe, which also serves as a map for the radiation. Using 3D imaging — typically an MRI —
People may think that valuing happiness leads to a happier life. However, new research has found that wanting to feel happy can also have a negative outcome. Previous studies have concluded that excessively valuing happiness can cause a person to feel less happy. In some cases, it may even be associated with symptoms of depression.
There are many different types of skin blemish. Some examples include those below. Acne Acne is a skin condition that occurs as a result of the skin producing too much oil. Different factors can cause excess oil production, including: There are several different types of acne, which vary in their appearance. Some examples include: Blackheads
The Paleolithic period represents just the last two million years of human evolution. What did our bodies evolve to eat during the first 90% of our time on Earth? Subscribe to NutritionFacts.org’s free newsletter at https://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and receive recipes developed by the NF staff that will fuel your fitness goals. For more on “paleo” and
Lowering an older person’s systolic blood pressure to 120 mmHg or lower reduces the risk of heart disease, but increases the chance of kidney changes. Share on PinterestOlder adults may need different guidelines for maintaining healthy blood pressure, new research suggests. In the United States, over half of the people aged 60 and over have
New study reports the improved efficacy of the tuberculosis vaccine by changing the vaccination method. The World Health Organization reported that in 2018 a total of 1.5 million died from Tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, making it the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. The WHO also lists multidrug-resistant TB as a health security
Certain foods and drinks contain compounds that may improve vaginal health and symptoms of vaginal conditions. These include probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food and beverages. The vagina uses natural secretions, immune defenses, and “good” bacteria to keep itself healthy. Eating a healthful, balanced diet might also further prevent infections and improve vaginal conditions. This article
A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a sac of fluid that forms behind the knee. Baker’s cysts tend to feel hard when the knee is fully extended and soft when the knee is bent. Physical therapists call this change in density Foucher’s sign. Most Baker’s cysts cause no symptoms. Usually, a
People around the world have been using water therapy, or hydrotherapy, for centuries. The temperature of the water they use may have different benefits for health. Most studies into the health benefits of cold and hot water have used water immersion therapy. During water immersion therapy, a person immerses their body, or a part of
In the largest study of its kind, new research links long-term night shift work to an increased risk of haematopoietic cancer. Haematopoietic cancers, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, affect immune system cells in the blood, bone marrow, lymph, and lymphatic system. In the United States, a new diagnosis of haematopoietic cancer is made every three
Over the years, many scientists have set out to answer the same question: Does the month or season of your birth influence mortality risk? A recent study takes a deeper look at this query. Scientists from the United States, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, Japan, and elsewhere, have investigated this topic. Some of these earlier
New research examines the impact of educating adolescents about substance abuse, depression, and anxiety on mental health. Being a teenager is difficult, and many teenagers find it difficult to manage stress. In addition to mental health struggles, the use and abuse of illicit drugs is also high in this age group. This is dangerous because
Dr. Maisha Robinson discusses neuropalliative care and the advantages of care planning. For more information on Dr. Robinson and Mayo Clinic, visit https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/robinson-maisha-t-m-d/bio-20178228.
Demisexuality is a type of sexuality or sexual orientation. People who identify as demisexual only feel sexual attraction to another person if they form a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Keep reading for more information about what a demisexual is and how demisexuality differs from other sexual orientations. We also provide the