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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War—and lost color in his hair. For a long time, anecdotes have connected stressful experiences with the phenomenon…

High blood pressure: Sprinkle this on your meals to lower your reading

High blood pressure describes what happens when your blood pressure is consistently too high, a process that forces your heart to work harder to pump blood around your body. Over time, this mechanism causes your arteries to lose their stretchiness and become stiff or narrow. The narrowing makes it easier…

Reelin reverts the main pathological processes related to Alzheimer’s and other tauopathy

Promoting the signaling pathway of reelin, an essential extracellular protein for the neuronal migration and synaptic plasticity, could be an effective therapeutic strategy to counterbalance the main cognitive, biochemical and behavioural alterations seen in Alzheimer’s and other pathologies associated with Tau protein, as shown in a new study with animal…

Why woke diets are leading to a surge of distressing gut problems

Why woke diets featuring superfoods such as avocado and advocated by the likes of Ella Woodward are leading to a surge of distressing gut problems The woman, in her mid-30s, looked pretty healthy, which, undoubtedly, was her goal. Sitting in my clinic – I’m a dietician at a busy London…

Long hours double junior doctors’ risk of mental illness and suicide

More than a quarter of junior doctors (JDs) are working unsafe hours that double their risk of developing mental health problems and suicidal ideation, according to Australian-first research led by the Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney. Published today in BMJ Open, the results reveal a link between long working…

Breastfeeding and childbearing linked to lower early menopause risk

Results of a new epidemiological analysis of more than 108,000 women observed a lower risk of early menopause among women who had at least one pregnancy lasting at least six months and among those who had breastfed their infants. Further, risk was lowest among those who breastfed exclusively. The work…

Nutritionist, 29, reveals she woke up with a half-paralysed FACE

How STRESS paralysed one half of my face: Nutritionist reveals how she woke up with a drooping eye and mouth after experiencing cold-like symptoms for a week Danielle Ferguson, from California, lost all feeling in right side of face in August Stress thought to have weakened immune system and inflamed…

Health latest: Sepsis ‘now killing more than cancer’

And the UK has one of the worst infection rates in Europe with 50,000 people a year dying of the condition.  Globally, it was linked to 11 million deaths in 2017, compared with 9.6 million deaths from cancer in 2018.  Every three seconds someone dies from the condition, which accounts…

Liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ discovered in mice

Chronic alcohol abuse and hepatitis can injure the liver, often leading to a buildup of collagen and scar tissue. Understanding this process, known as liver fibrosis, could help researchers develop new ways to prevent or treat conditions such as alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic flatty liver disease…