News and Updates





Diet influences gut microbiome and human health (2018-05-17)   


One in 10 people have traces of cocaine or heroin on their fingerprints (2018-05-10)   


Even older adults grow new brain cells (2018-05-08)   


Bacteria and fungi colonize the rubber seals of dishwashers (2018-05-04)   


Tall or short: what's best for your heart? (2018-05-03)   


Tall or short: what's best for your heart? (2018-05-03)   


Sex Differences and Organ Transplant Rejection (2018-04-30)  

Health and Food

Green tea: EFSA assesses safety of green tea catechins (2018-04-26)  


Hot air hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria study shows (2018-04-24)  


A non-invasive adhesive patch to measure glucose levels without a finger-prick test (2018-04-21)  


Omega-3s from fish oil supplements ineffective in treating dry eye disease (2018-04-17)  


What scientists do and don’t know about supplements (2018-04-11)  

Sexuality and Health

A new hormone-free contraceptive for women (2018-04-06)  

Food and Health

High-temperature beef, chicken or fish cooking may raise risk of high blood pressure (2018-03-29)  


Humans can estimate distances to sound sources better when they move (2018-03-21)  

Hearing loss

Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss (2018-03-16)  

Food and Health

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion (2018-03-14)  

Salt and autoimmune desease

Restricted sodium dietary intake may dampen the inflammatory response in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus patients (2018-03-09)  

Salt and health

Healthy diet may not offset high salt intake (2018-03-07)  


E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans (2018-03-05)  

Microbiome influences

Microbiome Influences Brain’s Immune Cells in a Sex and Age-dependent manner (2018-03-01)  

Alcohol use disorder

Spouses with uncontrolled drinking problems strongly influence each other (2018-02-26)  

Alcohol and dementia

Alcohol and dementia prevention (2018-02-22)  


Women's HIV risk linked to the concentrations of specific vaginal bacteria (2018-02-19)  

Resistant bacteria

Old unexploited antibiotics could become tomorrow’s antibacterial drug (2018-02-13)  


You are an healthy over 75: why are you taking statins? (2018-02-06)  

A high-salt diet

A high-salt diet promotes impaired blood flow and dementia (2018-01-31)  

Alcohol and cancer

New research shows how alcohol damages DNA, which may increase cancer risk (2018-01-29)  

Gluten or fruttans?

Fructans, rather than gluten, might be the villain of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (2018-01-24)  


Adherence to a low-risk lifestyle is associated with reduced incidence of diverticulitis (2018-01-15)  


Ibuprofen alters human testicular physiology with antiandrogen effects (2018-01-12)  

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

U.S.A.: Sexually Transmitted Diseases at record high (2018-01-08)  

Celiac disease blood test

Experimental blood test identifies people who do, or don’t, have celiac disease (2018-01-03)  

Hormone therapy

Postmenopausal women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases (2017-12-28)  


Air pollution on city streets cancels positive health effects of exercise in over 60s (2017-12-20)  

Addictive behaviours

Gut hormones influence eating and addictive behaviours (2017-12-14)  

Lab tests

Biotin (Vitamin B7) may interfere with Lab Tests (2017-11-30)  

Childhood Sports Participation

Kids who play multiple sports are more likely to remain active as teens, compared to those who specialize in a single sport (2017-11-21)  

Injectable silicone

FDA warns about illegal use of injectable silicone for body contouring and associated health risks (2017-11-17)  


Activation of immune T cells leads to behavioral changes (2017-11-14)  

PPIs and chronic liver disease

Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease (2017-11-08)  

Soy and FDA

The U.S. FDA proposes a rule to revoke claim that soy protein protects the heart (2017-11-02)  

Prostate cancer

Selenium and Vitamin E supplementation increase prostate cancer risk (2017-10-24)  

The BREATHE project

Air Pollution Exposure on Home-to-School Walking Routes Reduces the Growth of Working Memory in Children (2017-10-19)  


Thousands of new microbial communities identified in human body (2017-10-12)  


New drug reduces rate of progression of incurable eye disease (2017-10-06)   


Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals (2017-10-04)   

Chest x-ray

NIH Clinical Center provides one of the largest publicly available chest x-ray datasets to scientific community (2017-10-02)   


The Role of Immunity in Hypertension (2017-09-30)   

Weight gain

Protein links weight gain, biological clocks and gut microbes (2017-09-27)   


Offspring of female mice exposed to e-cigarette vaping have increased risk of allergic asthma (2017-09-23)   


Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment (2017-09-22)   

Fish Oil

Toxin-Contaminated Fish Oil Loses Health Benefits (2017-09-21)   


Environmental Issues and Thyroid Diseases (2017-09-19)   

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Nurses’ regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD (2017-09-15)   

Sleep apnea

Study adds to evidence that sleep apnea causes cardiovascular and metabolic stress (2017-09-13)   

Health and Food

Study links high-fat diet to brain inflammation, overeating and weight gain (2017-09-07)   

Female infertility

Flame retardants linked to female infertility (2017-09-04)   


A new diagnostic test detects meningococcal disease within an hour (2017-09-01)   

Herpes simplex virus

Study questions reliability of diagnostic tests for herpes (2017-08-31)   


Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing (2017/08/30)   

Whole-body vibration

Whole-body vibration mimics the metabolic effects of exercise (2017-08-28)   

Breast cancer

Fat tissue may impede radiotherapy for breast cancer patients (2017-08-25)   


School Of Public Health study finds use of marijuana increases risk of metabolic syndrome (2017-08-24)  


Parabens in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, detergents, food, pesticides, tied to poor semen quality (2017-08-21)  

Breast cancer

New imaging technique could predict whether primary breast cancer will spread to the lung (2017-08-18)  

Finger vein recognition

Blood vessels prove you are you (2017-08-16)  

Sunscreen and Infants

Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? (2017-08-14)  

Multiple sclerosis

Human gut microbe may lead to treatment for multiple sclerosis (2017-08-10)  

Diabetes retinopathy

Diabetes retinopathy: individualized eye exam schedule results in lower costs and better outcomes (2017-08-08)  


Perceiving oneself as less physically active than one’s peers is linked to a shorter lifespan (2017-08-03)   


Erectile dysfunction affects more than half of men with diabetes (2017-08-02)   


High testosterone levels can mean weakened immune response (2017-08-01)   

Circadian rhythms

Why does darkness make us sleepy? The Neural Relationship Between Light and Sleep (2017-07-31)   

Alcohol use disorder

Why do we drink too much alcohol? Hormones and amygdala have an answer (2017-07-27)   

Alzheimer’s marker

Blood test could detect early sign of Alzheimer’s key Alzheimer’s marker (2017-07-26)   

Heartburn drugs

Popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) tied to greater mortality (2017-07-24)   

Herpes virus

Hidden herpes virus may keep brain from fixing myelin (2017-07-20)   

Liver injury

Study reveals bile duct cells can be reprogrammed to repair severe liver injury (2017-07-18)   


Alcohol during pregnancy ups the likelihood of addiction later in life (2017-07-17)   


No asthma found in one third of Canadian adults With Physician-Diagnosed Asthma (2017-7-14)   

Drug-resistant bacterial pathogens

PUM: a new antibiotic from microbial extract screening (2017-07-11)   

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarian diet is a risk factor for symptomatic gallstone disease (2017-07-10)   

West Nile Virus Italy

Reconstructing the recent West Nile virus lineage 2 epidemic in Europe and Italy (2017-07-07)   

Animal research

Whether we are male or female heavily influences the prevalence, course and severity of many diseases (2017-07-06)   


Study examines accuracy and reproducibility of melanoma biopsy findings (2017-07-05)   

Gut microbes

Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria (2017-06-30)   

Fracking and Health

Fracking associated with migraines, fatigue, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms, asthma, premature birth and increased levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes (2017-06-28)   

Celiac disease

Viruses may play a role in initiating immune responses against gluten (2017-06-26)   


Scientists uncover how sunlight on skin reduces eczema inflammation (2017-06-22)   

Diet beverages

Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity (2017-06-21)   

Physical activity

19-year-olds in U.S. as sedentary as 60-year-olds (2017-06-20)   

Low-fat dairy consumption

Frequent low-fat dairy consumption may increase Parkinson’s disease risk (2017-06-19)   

Antidepressant drugs

Depression, antidepressant drugs and venous thromboembolism risk (2017-06-18)   


New research identifies a neural circuit in the brain that controls wakefulness (2017-06-13)   

Preterm babies

Touch, skin-to-skin care by parents shapes the brain of preterm babies (2017-06-07)   


Common class of chemicals increase cancer risk by breaking down DNA repair mechanisms (2017-06-03)   


Frequent recreational use of cannabis increases the risk of gum disease (2017-06-01)   

Salt and metabolism

How the body controls its salt and water balance (2017-05-29)   

Breast cancer genetic testing

How much doctors and you understand breast cancer genetic testing results? (2017-05-25)   

Alcoholic liver disease

Intestinal fungi contributes to the development of alcoholic liver disease (2017-05-24)    

Endocrine system

Bone was recently found to be part of the endocrine system: it releases hormones into the blood (2017-05-23)    


Seasonal higher temperatures are tied to an increased risk for gestational diabetes (2017-05-18)    

Physical activity

Inactive teens develop lazy bones (2017-05-16)    

Polyphenolic profiles

Six ancient apple varieties and a commercial apple have been studied monitoring their polyphenolic profiles (2017-05-12)    

Physical activity

Modest increases in physical activity for U.S. kids could save billions in future costs (2017-05-11)    


Testosterone hampers decision making and increases impulsive behavior in men (2017-05-09)    

Exercise and vitamin D

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health (2017-05-05)    


Higher levels of traffic pollution tied to lower levels of HDL cholesterol (2017-04-26)    

Cybersex addiction

ADISEX is the first digital platform for the online assessment and treatment of addiction to cybersex (2017-04-21)    


Low-calorie sweeteners could promote fat accumulation in human body (2017-04-19)    


NIH advance understanding of herpesvirus infection (2017-04-14)   

Magnetic brain stimulation

Magnetic brain stimulation, weight loss and gut bacteria (2017-04-12)   

Drugs and sexual disfunction

5ARIs Associated with Sexual Dysfunction (2017-04-11)   

Food contaminants

Microbiota and food contaminants: a mycotoxin amplifies the genotoxic action of a gut bacterium (2017-04-10)   

Marathon and kidney injury

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury (2017-04-07)   

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain: scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs (2017-04-06)   

Diet and microbiota

Too much fat rapidly unbalances the intestinal flora (2017-04-03)   

Erectile disfunction

Blood types and erectile dysfunction (2017-03-29)   

Cancer pain

Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets Versus Subcutaneous Morphine (2017-03-26)   

Postpartum depression

Low levels of anti-anxiety hormone linked to postpartum depression (2017-03-25)   

Fat tissue

Fat tissue can communicate with other organs (21-03-2017)   

Analgesic use

Popular pain-relieving medicines linked to hearing loss in women: duration of analgesic use and risk of hearing loss (2017-03-20)   

Cholesterol and statins

Cholesterol impairment contributes to neuroserpin aggregation (2017-03-19)   

Hypoxia and myogenesis

New perspective for novel therapeutic targets in the treatment of several muscle diseases (2017-03-17)    

Primary cardiovascular prevention

The use of aspirin in primary cardiovascular prevention (2017/03/16)    

Menarche and Diabetes

Association Between Age at Menarche and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (2017-03-15)    

Oxidative stress

Milk, fruit, vegetable, total antioxidant intakes and mortality rates (2017-03-13)    

Indoor tanning

Indoor tanning-related skin cancers cost US healthcare $343 million a year (2017-03-07)