Your children may inherit the negative effects of your poor diet

Jan 23, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


While we all know that eating fruit and vegetables keep your hearth healthy, scientists have discovered that diet also influences health of children and even grandchildren.

It appeared th... Read more

One defense of cancer cells taken down

Jan 22, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have found that macrophages, some of the most important cancer-fighting cells of the immune system need to be primed before they attack and eat cancer cells.

Priming can be don... Read more

A new antibiotic to treat a deadly drug resistant gut bacteria

Jan 21, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Clostridium difficile infection is a deadly infection, which is most commonly seen in patients who usually take antibiotics for a long duration. The bad news is that this bacteria is becoming resistant to ... Read more

Discovery of a new mechanism to grow strong bones for future treatment of osteoporosis

Jan 18, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have found that blocking just a few neurons in the brain, in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus to be precise, of female mice boosts bone growth enormously. Bone mass can increase to 800% and the ... Read more

Breathing problems while asleep linked to heart-related death

Jan 18, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


Some people experience interrupted breathing while asleep, especially the elderly, and this leads to decreased oxygenation of the blood. A new study showed that the poor oxygenation during sleep is correlated with heart-related death in older men... Read more

New rapid blood test accurately diagnoses and rules out tuberculosis infection

Jan 17, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


A new blood test has been developed that not only accurately diagnoses tuberculosis, but also rules out tuberculosis.

This means that patients who are tuberculosis-negative do not have to... Read more

Radically new eating habits needed to improve human health and protect the Earth

Jan 17, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


For three years, 37 experts from 16 countries have been working to establish the first scientific targets for a healthy diet from sustainable food systems. This reference diet is necessary to prevent the 1... Read more

Growing nerve cells from skin cells

Jan 16, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Cells from skin cells of mice which were induced to turn into nerve cells have molecular signatures which match the neurons that develop naturally in the brain. This is interesting science news since this ... Read more

Fasting to improve health

Jan 16, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Scientists have discovered that fasting helps in modulating the circadian clocks in the muscle and liver thereby rewiring their metabolism ultimately improving health. It also provides protection against a... Read more

Only 0.4% of adolescent mental health can be explained by technology use

Jan 15, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


In contrast to popular believe, screen use has been found to contribute only very modestly to adolescent mental health, only 0.4% to be exact. This is the same percentage as for instance regularly eating p... Read more

Food allergies linked to the gut microbiome

Jan 14, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have found that food allergy is linked to the bacteria living in the intestines.

When they transplanted gut bacteria from healthy human infants to mice, they found that these m... Read more

Clinical trial shows encouraging results for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Jan 12, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neuron disease in a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease, for which there is no treatment. Now, researchers from the University of Melbourne report that a new drug showed positive effects in a ... Read more

Cancer dogma overthrown: cancer cells do not require increased glucose

Jan 10, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Cancer cells can grow and develop without increased glucose consumption. These surprising finding from studies on squamous cell skin cancer challenge the long-hold believe, documented in thousands scientific reports, that cancer cells need large ... Read more

Insomnia represents five disorders, not one

Jan 09, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists found that insomnia is not a uniform disorder, but that there are five different types that are linked to personality traits.

Type 1 is linked to neuroticism and feeling down or tense. Types 2 and 3 can be distinguished by high or low s... Read more

Cancer death rate has dropped by 27% in 25 years in the US

Jan 09, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


While cancer remains the second leading cause of death (22% of deaths in the US) after heart disease, cancer death rate has dropped by 27% in the period from 1991 to 2016.

A report from the American Cancer Society shows that the drop in cancer mor... Read more

Suicides and overdoses increased by 100% in 17 years due to opioids

Jan 07, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers reviewed the evidence of overdose and suicide and found that these deaths increased from 14.7 to 33.7 per 100,000 in the last 17 years. This is in parallel to the increase in prescription of op... Read more

Risk factors which predict teen partner rape

Jan 04, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers have identified high age gap, low socioeconomic status, physical abuse and coercive control as predictors of sexual violence in a teen girls first romantic relationship.

The r... Read more

The fight against cancer: how far are we according to the latest scientific discoveries

Jan 03, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


Many new discoveries have helped us to better understand the biology of cancer. We know better than ever why tumor cells escape from the normal control of cell division, why some therapies work (or don&rsq... Read more

Don’t go overboard, but daily glass of wine isn’t harmful for old heart failure patients

Jan 02, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Heart failure is a condition when the heart slowly loses its capacity to pump blood effectively. A recent study shows that those diagnosed with heart failure and are over 65 years of age can drink in moder... Read more

Increasing mortality rates seen in Gen X and Gen Y

Dec 20, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


In addition to the older Baby Boomers, Gen X (38-45 years old) and Gen Y (27-37 years old), are also showing increasing patterns of mortality. While in the Baby Boomers the cause of mortality is drug over... Read more