Scientists are researching therapeutic approaches to treat ALS The amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) nerve disease has been known for over 100 years, but there is still no therapy against it. Scientists are now researching therapeutic approaches against the disease, which many people have known, especially since the so-called "Ice Bucket Challenge".
Hip fat can protect against metabolic and cardiovascular diseases Excess fat deposits are generally considered to be unhealthy, although it is now clear that visceral fat (belly fat) in particular has adverse health effects. The fat on the hips and thighs, on the other hand, can also have positive health effects, according to recent studies, for example by protecting against cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases.
Unhealthy foods often cheaper and easier An official report from the UK government shows that the UK's food system is endangering public health and the environment. According to the report, millions of British families cannot afford to eat healthy.
Fat deposits around the heart due to too much sugar According to a recent study, excessive consumption of sugar promotes fat deposits on the heart. This so-called pericardial adipose tissue is an independent risk factor for the development of heart diseases. Researchers at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) observed a connection between excessive sugar consumption and unhealthy fat deposits in the abdomen and the heart.
More hospitalizations for heart failure in eastern Germany Thirty years after reunification, there are still significantly more hospitalizations for heart failure in eastern Germany than in western Germany. A new investigation tried to find out what the reasons might be.
Health effects of Eubacterium limosum? A special bacterium in the gut seems to reduce the risk of heart disease in humans. The bacterium lowers the production of a substance associated with the development of clogged arteries, and a recent study by Ohio State University found that the bacterium Eubacterium limosum reduced the likelihood of heart disease.
Remdesivir: Saving medicine or business model? Around 11 million infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are now known worldwide. Over half a million deaths are associated with COVID-19 disease. International research teams are still desperately looking for treatment strategies.
Herbal preparations for the treatment of knee pain? Treatment with tamarind and turmeric can achieve a significant improvement in knee function and pain relief after strain on the knee. This shows how effective herbal combination products can be for treating health problems and pain.
Healthy iron levels - a key to longevity? People age at different speeds. The biological age of a person should reflect this difference between the years of life lived and the actual state of the body. With many diseases such as heart disease, dementia and cancer, the risk increases with increasing biological age.
Cauliflower with healthy ingredients Unlike many other cabbage plants, cauliflower is also well tolerated by sensitive people. The delicious vegetables score with important vitamins, minerals and fiber. The mustard oils it contains can even lower the risk of cancer and act against bacteria.
Consequences of consuming sugar in beverages Consuming sugary beverages increases the risk of developing a metabolic syndrome by up to 20 percent. Lemonade with a high fructose or fructose content also poses a risk. In the evaluation of several studies it was found that it is important to limit the consumption of sugary drinks in order to avoid health problems and especially the development of a metabolic syndrome.
Tips: This is what the right diet looks like from the age of 40. For many people, the figure changes in the middle of life: Despite the same diet, they increase. This is because metabolism and body composition change with increasing age and energy requirements decrease. It is therefore important to change certain eating habits from around the age of 40.
Fancy high-calorie food before the period Many women experience cravings shortly before the period. Often this lust is mainly about sweet and salty things like fast food. Researchers have now investigated what role the brain plays in hunger for high-calorie foods. Many women are familiar with the problem: shortly before menstruation, cravings for fast food and sweets report, which negates the good intentions.
Corona test result in 16 minutes It is repeatedly emphasized that many more people should be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in order to get the pandemic under control. However, such tests currently take a relatively long time. However, researchers from Germany have now developed a new method that leads to the corona test result about ten times faster.
Recall: Meat not tested for parasites Mew is currently being recalled at Rewe and Edeka as it cannot be ruled out that it may contain trichinae. These parasites can cause the infectious disease "trichinellosis" in humans. The company Jagdhaus Rech, game processing company, Markus Bitzen e.
How the body controls sugar cravings Specific brain cells control how big the cravings to consume sugar are. In combination with the right hormone, these cells are largely responsible for how well we can withstand sweet snacks, according to a recent study.
What role does cortisol play in aging? Deciphering the aging process is the central topic in numerous research projects. German researchers have now added a piece of the puzzle to the overall picture by analyzing the role of the stress hormone cortisol in aging and thus exposing processes in the immune system that contribute to our aging.
Losing Weight with Daily Fasting How Effective is Intervalfast, In Which People Spend Only Four or Six Hours a Day Eating? The results of a new study show that this type of food intake helps people to consume about 550 fewer calories each day, which is associated with significant weight loss in the long term.
Men and women react differently to diets An international study has shown that low-calorie diets have different effects on gender metabolism. According to the researchers, men lost more weight and reduced fat in other places than women due to low calorie intake.
How Loneliness Affects Smoking Loneliness seems to make it harder for people to quit smoking, and lonely people are more likely to start smoking. This could lead to more people smoking than usual, especially in times of COVID-19 of the UMC hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, found that loneliness increases the likelihood of smoking.