Obesity, a global health crisis affecting millions, has long been a challenging condition to treat. However, recent advancements in gene therapy offer a glimmer of hope. Gene therapy, a revolutionary technique that uses genes to treat or prevent diseases, is now being explored as a potential solution for obesity.
Migraines, a common health issue that affects millions of people worldwide, are about to meet a formidable opponent. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has recommended a new drug, Rimegepant, for preventing migraines. This groundbreaking treatment, also known as Vydura, is manufactured by Pfizer and is taken as a wafer that dissolves under the tongue.
The significance of diet and nutrition in maintaining optimal health and preventing diseases is a universally acknowledged fact. The food we consume not only fuels our bodies but also influences our mental health, including memory and cognitive function. Recent research has shed light on the role of certain dietary components, such as flavanols and multivitamins, in boosting memory and cognitive performance.
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have made significant progress in treating leptomeningeal disease (LMD) caused by metastatic melanoma. LMD is a complication of cancer where cancer cells from primary tumors spread into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and leptomeninges, the outer lining of the brain and spinal cord.
A study published on April 3 in JAMA Pediatrics is thought to be the first to recognize naturally occurring lithium in drinking water as a potential environmental risk factor for autism. “Any contaminants in drinking water that could impact the developing human brain warrant serious investigation,” stated the lead author of the study, Beate Ritz, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern inspired by the traditional eating habits of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, Spain, and parts of France, North Africa, and the Middle East. It emphasizes the consumption of fresh, whole, and minimally processed foods, with a focus on plant-based ingredients, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a variety of herbs and spices.
You may have heard about the MIND diet lately. A new study shows that this diet, with brain-healthy foods, could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. In a short talk from Mayo Clinic, Angie Murad, a dietitian, and nutritionist, talks about the good things that come from eating foods in the MIND diet.
A recent study published in Lancet Healthy Longevity discovered that the ability to multitask while walking, such as talking or making decisions, starts to decline at the age of 55, ten years earlier than the traditional old age threshold of 65. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Hebrew SeniorLife conducted the study, which involved nearly 1,000 adults in Spain aged between 40 and 64