Considering using green tea extract, guar gum or acupuncture to lose weight? Think twice, studies show

Considering using green tea extract, guar gum or acupuncture to lose weight? Think twice, studies show

A new comprehensive study published in the journal Obesity on June 23 has found that dietary supplements do not result in ...
Despite breakthroughs in understanding why we age, slowing the inevitable is proving impossible

Despite breakthroughs in understanding why we age, slowing the inevitable is proving impossible

Backed by governments, business, academics and investors in an industry worth $110bn (£82.5bn) – and estimated to be worth $610bn ...
The delta COVID variant is now in almost 100 countries. Who is most vulnerable?

The delta COVID variant is now in almost 100 countries. Who is most vulnerable?

The highly contagious delta variant is the fastest and fittest coronavirus strain yet, and it will “pick off” the most ...
Nearly a quarter of COVID survivors, even those with mild symptoms, face ongoing medical issues

Nearly a quarter of COVID survivors, even those with mild symptoms, face ongoing medical issues

[A] study, tracking the health insurance records of nearly two million people in the United States who contracted the coronavirus ...
Not 23andMe but ‘3-million-and-me’: How to maximize dietary probiotics to improve our microbiomes and overall health

Not 23andMe but ‘3-million-and-me’: How to maximize dietary probiotics to improve our microbiomes and overall health

We may think of ourselves as ’23 and me’ based on our pair of chromosomes, but really, we are closer ...
Israeli scientists have used gene editing to extend the life expectancy of mice by 23 percent. Can it be done to humans?

Israeli scientists have used gene editing to extend the life expectancy of mice by 23 percent. Can it be done to humans?

Researchers at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel said they’ve been able to increase the supply of SIRT6, a protein ...
Texas man who rejected a COVID shot in January received life-saving transplant after the virus destroyed his lungs in a matter of weeks

Texas man who rejected a COVID shot in January received life-saving transplant after the virus destroyed his lungs in a matter of weeks

Joshua Garza, 43, of Sugarland, [Texas], decided not to get vaccinated in January because he didn’t think he needed it ...
The delta COVID variant originally identified in India is not only more transmissible — it causes different symptoms than earlier strains

The delta COVID variant originally identified in India is not only more transmissible — it causes different symptoms than earlier strains

Scientists have warned that the data suggests the delta variant is around 60% more transmissible than the “alpha” variant (previously ...
Sperm injections (ICSI) are all the rage at IVF clinics. Should couples trying to conceive consider them?

Sperm injections (ICSI) are all the rage at IVF clinics. Should couples trying to conceive consider them?

An expensive IVF technique, routinely offered in fertility clinics around the world, offers no extra benefits to standard IVF in ...
Higher breast cancer rates in Black women linked to healthcare access more than genetics, concludes study challenging other findings

Higher breast cancer rates in Black women linked to healthcare access more than genetics, concludes study challenging other findings

The poorer breast cancer outcomes and higher death rates among Black women are most likely the result of racial disparities ...
Find coffee bitter? Taste-linked gene identified that could be protecting millions of people from getting COVID

Find coffee bitter? Taste-linked gene identified that could be protecting millions of people from getting COVID

People’s perception of taste (coffee tasting very bitter, slightly bitter or not bitter at all, for example) has been known ...
Could COVID come roaring back in the fall and winter — but as a less threatening flu-like seasonal virus?

Could COVID come roaring back in the fall and winter — but as a less threatening flu-like seasonal virus?

As with influenza and the coronaviruses that cause common colds, there appears to be a seasonal element to the spread ...
Is Emotional Intelligence a real and measurable quality?

Is Emotional Intelligence a real and measurable quality?

Emotional intelligence, the ability to regulate and perceive emotions, is the subject of much debate amongst scientists and the public ...
By 2030, nearly half of Americans will be classified as obese: From gene manipulation to lifestyle changes, here are rays of hope

By 2030, nearly half of Americans will be classified as obese: From gene manipulation to lifestyle changes, here are rays of hope

Now that COVID-19 is winding down, perhaps it’s time to go back to trying to do something about our country’s ...
22% of Americans identify as anti-vaxxers as a reflection of their ‘social identity’, poll finds

22% of Americans identify as anti-vaxxers as a reflection of their ‘social identity’, poll finds

A study of more than 1,000 demographically representative participants found that about 22 percent of Americans self-identify as anti-vaxxers, and ...
Concerned about depression? Wake up an hour earlier

Concerned about depression? Wake up an hour earlier

People who tend to go to bed and wake up earlier have significantly lower risk of major depression, according to ...
For those who got COVID-19, immunity could last for the rest of your life

For those who got COVID-19, immunity could last for the rest of your life

Many people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 will probably make antibodies against the virus for most of their lives ...
Tough time recovering from jet lag? US government-university partnership developing implantable ‘living pharmacy’ to control our circadian clocks

Tough time recovering from jet lag? US government-university partnership developing implantable ‘living pharmacy’ to control our circadian clocks

A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has signed a cooperative agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a ...
A post-pandemic economic boom is coming. History provides insight on how this surge might play out

A post-pandemic economic boom is coming. History provides insight on how this surge might play out

Today, even as COVID-19 rages across poorer countries, the rich world is on the verge of a post-pandemic boom. Governments ...
Sperm count culture war: An important science discussion about declining male fertility has become yet another victim of post-modernist ideology and political correctness

Sperm count culture war: An important science discussion about declining male fertility has become yet another victim of post-modernist ideology and political correctness

Attempts to make science conform to ideology have enjoyed a long and dispiriting history. For many centuries, religion was the ...
Population bomb, in reverse: Too few babies — not too many — is emerging as a major global problem

Population bomb, in reverse: Too few babies — not too many — is emerging as a major global problem

In Japan, people buy more diapers for the elderly than babies... And the population growth rate in the U.S. is ...
False link: No, milk does not increase cholesterol levels

False link: No, milk does not increase cholesterol levels

A study published in the International Journal of Obesity looked at three large population studies and found that people who ...
Going back to your office for work may increase your productivity — and your weight. Here’s why

Going back to your office for work may increase your productivity — and your weight. Here’s why

With millions of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, many who have worked from home over the past year will be heading ...
Coronavirus quarantines have caused a huge spike in ‘cybersickness’

Coronavirus quarantines have caused a huge spike in ‘cybersickness’

The pandemic has forced most of us online at incomparable rates. It’s where we’ve worked, taken classes, attended parties, and ...
COVID-19 may have arrived in US as early as December 2019, NIH says

COVID-19 may have arrived in US as early as December 2019, NIH says

[A] new report, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, bolsters earlier studies indicating the virus entered the country under ...
Many NFL players’ reluctance to get vaccinated could jeopardize competitive balance of upcoming season

Many NFL players’ reluctance to get vaccinated could jeopardize competitive balance of upcoming season

The NFL won’t require players to get the vaccine, while the NFL Players Association continues to say it will encourage ...
India and Pakistan face a deluge of COVID patients struggling with mysterious black fungus infections. What’s its origin? Are other countries threatened?

India and Pakistan face a deluge of COVID patients struggling with mysterious black fungus infections. What’s its origin? Are other countries threatened?

About 12,000 cases of a condition known as "black fungus" have been reported in India, mostly in patients recovering from ...
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