Seminal Alzheimer’s study may have been manipulated

Seminal Alzheimer's study may have been manipulated

The data behind the most influential theory of what causes Alzheimer’s disease may have been ‘manipulated’, a damning scientific probe has claimed. Experts fear the allegedly falsified results have misled research over the last 16 years, potentially wasting billions of pounds of funding. A six-month investigation by Science, considered one of the world’s most respected … Read more

Confirmed: Avocado on toast is good for you! Scientists say potassium-rich foods keep heart healthy

If you're needing an excuse to indulge in avocado on toast, science has come up trumps.  Researchers have today concluded that the millennials' favorite fruit is great for your heart

Confirmed: Avocado on toast is good for you! Scientists say potassium-rich foods keep heart healthy (but only for women!) Researchers have today concluded that avocados are great for your heart Eating more potassium, abundant in avocados, may stave off a heart attack Only women appear to reap its benefit, achieved by eating an extra 1g … Read more

Confirmed: Avocado on toast is good for you! Scientists say potassium-rich foods keep heart healthy

If you're needing an excuse to indulge in avocado on toast, science has come up trumps.  Researchers have today concluded that the millennials' favorite fruit is great for your heart

Confirmed: Avocado on toast is good for you! Scientists say potassium-rich foods keep heart healthy (but only for women!) Researchers have today concluded that avocados are great for your heart Eating more potassium, abundant in avocados, may stave off a heart attack Only women appear to reap its benefit, achieved by eating an extra 1g … Read more

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first US case in nearly a decade, health officials said Thursday. Officials said the patient, who lives in Rockland County, had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did not recently travel outside the country, county health … Read more

WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency

WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency

LONDON (AP) — As the World Health Organization’s emergency committee convened Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis, some scientists said the striking differences between the outbreaks in Africa and in developed countries will complicate any coordinated response. African officials say they are already treating the … Read more

Why Joe Wicks’ HIIT really IS the secret to staying slim: Brutal bursts of exercise burn more fat

Those who do high-intensity interval training per week burn up to 0.13g of fat more for every minute of physical activity they do, compared to those who do no exercise, according to a team of international researchers.  The workouts, which involve burpees, squats and push ups interspersed with rest, were made popular by Joe Wicks (pictured), who uploads videos online as the Body Coach

Why Joe Wicks’ HIIT really IS the secret to staying slim: Brutal bursts of squats, burpees and push-ups burn more fat than just running, study claims HIIT workout fanatics burn up to 0.13g of fat more per minute of activity they do This could see them lose an extra 10kg over a decade, according to … Read more

Monkeypox spreading in ‘cluster events,’ but vaccines can help stop it, local health officials say

What is monkeypox, and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

“There are two different aspects of this response,” Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, told CNN. “One is heavily concentrated, rather narrowly, on events that occur that can be the hotbeds for the spread,” Freeman said, including large dance parties and pool parties. “Coming off … Read more

Expert says many psychiatrists KNOW theory low serotonin levels cause depression was ‘incomplete’

Dr Jonathan Raskin, chair of psychology at State University of New York at New Paltz, said many experts had been concerned the theory was 'incomplete'

Psychiatrists have been aware for years that low serotonin levels may not cause depression, despite continuing to prescribe the pills, a chair of psychology has said. Dr Jonathan Raskin, who is also a psychotherapist at State University of New York, told DailyMail.com he’d been concerned that the theory that depression was caused by low serotonin … Read more

BA.5 is causing more Covid-19 reinfections, data suggests, but they don’t appear to be more frequent

BA.5 is causing more Covid-19 reinfections, data suggests, but they don't appear to be more frequent

But on average, these reinfections do not seem to be happening more rapidly, according to a new analysis from the gene sequencing company Helix. BA.5, another offshoot of the Omicron variant, is now causing about 80% of new Covid-19 infections in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease … Read more

How Worried Should Parents Be About Parechovirus?

How Worried Should Parents Be About Parechovirus?

Photo: Alena Stalmashonak (Shutterstock) Parechovirus isn’t a new virus, but it is the subject of a recent CDC health alert due to a possible uptick of cases in infants. The virus can cause serious illness in very young babies. So how worried do parents need to be? What is parechovirus? “Parechovirus infections are common in … Read more