7 Healthy Alternatives to Popular Ultra-Processed Foods

7 Healthy Alternatives to Popular Ultra-Processed Foods

Whether you realize it or not, chances are that most of your calorie intake comes from highly processed foods. Nearly 60% of the calories that make up a typical American diet come from ultra-processed foods like french fries and cookies, according to data from a 2017 study published in the journal Population Health Metrics. And … Read more

E-cigarettes cause MORE lung inflammation than regular cigarettes

E-cigarettes cause MORE lung inflammation than regular cigarettes

Vape users suffer more lung inflammation than people who smoke regular cigarettes, study finds. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say electronic devices cause “unique” damage to the lungs that is not yet fully understood. The study is the latest evidence to underscore how vaping is not the safe quitting method it was originally touted … Read more

Mum Sarah O’Brien was diagnosed with skin cancer after driving without wearing sunscreen

Mum Sarah O’Brien was diagnosed with skin cancer after driving without wearing sunscreen

A 37-year-old mum has opened up about the horrific moment doctors told her the ‘annoying pimple’ on her temple was actually cancer. Sydney’s mother, Sarah O’Brien, dismissed the growth above her right eye as a stain before going to a clinic to have it removed despite it still being there two months later. “Every time … Read more

Israeli discovery fights antibiotic resistance by ‘biting bacteria to death’

Israeli discovery fights antibiotic resistance by ‘biting bacteria to death’

Israeli scientists have developed a substance that overcomes antibiotic resistance by ‘stinging bacteria to death’, researchers from Ben-Gurion University told The Times of Israel on Friday, in a breakthrough that could help combat a major threat to global health. The substance contains “nano-needles” that have a lethal effect on bacteria, and will be developed into … Read more

JCVI Statement on COVID-19 Immunization Program for 2023: November 8, 2022

JCVI Statement on COVID-19 Immunization Program for 2023: November 8, 2022

Insight Since the first COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in the UK in December 2020, the focus of the COVID-19 vaccination program has been and continues to be the reduction of serious illness (hospitalization and mortality) in the population, while protecting the NHS. As the transition continues from pandemic emergency response to pandemic recovery, … Read more

A puff of alcohol warns of a deadly disease: Stanford study

A puff of alcohol warns of a deadly disease: Stanford study

This is sobering news for the rosy-cheeked drinker. If you’ve spilled a few and you feel a hot flash rising to your face and ears, you’re not alone. Although often seen as annoying rather than dangerous, the puff of alcohol may be a sign that something more serious is brewing below the surface, according to … Read more

What to know about the ‘Ozempic face’ as some users claim popular diabetes drugs used for weight loss leave them skinny

What to know about the ‘Ozempic face’ as some users claim popular diabetes drugs used for weight loss leave them skinny

The term “Ozempic face” has been coined and used on social media to describe what some people say is an aged or gaunt look on the faces of people who use the drug. The #Ozempicface hashtag provides dozens of results on social media platforms like TikTok, and some dermatologists say they’re seeing the phenomenon in … Read more

New test could detect Alzheimer’s disease 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis

New test could detect Alzheimer’s disease 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis

Summary: A newly developed blood test reveals changes in hippocampal neurogenesis up to 3.5 years before a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: King’s College London New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has developed a blood test that could be used to predict the risk of … Read more