Including unhealthy foods may diminish positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, has a positive impact on health, but little is known about the effects of including unhealthy foods in an otherwise healthy diet. Now researchers at Rush University Medical Center have reported diminished benefits of a Mediterranean diet among those with high frequency of eating unhealthy foods. […]

Scientists discover slimy microbes that may help keep coral reefs healthy

Corals have evolved over millennia to live, and even thrive, in waters with few nutrients. In healthy reefs, the water is often exceptionally clear, mainly because corals have found ways to make optimal use of the few resources around them. Any change to these conditions can throw a coral’s health off balance. Now, researchers […]

To take the most relaxing bath ever, add some healthy tips

A simple soak can do wonders. Science says you can do better than simple, though. (Taisiia Stupak via Unsplash/) Baths are relaxing. This is, while perhaps not a universal truth, at least a decidedly uncontroversial opinion to have. And while research on bathing isn’t the booming field of study it deserves to be, the data […]

The thymus as key to healthy pregnancies

IMAGE: The thymus as key to healthy pregnancies. view more  Credit: @IMBA/Kulcsar Female sex hormones instruct the thymus, a central organ of the immune system, to produce specialized cells called “Tregs” to deal with physiological changes to arise during pregnancy, the study revealed. The researchers also found that RANK, a receptor expressed in a part of […]

Healthy habits are key to maintaining health even while taking multiple prescriptions

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2020 — Lifestyle habits including eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking can reduce the risk of death, even for people taking multiple medications, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 – […]