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Brain imaging could predict childhood weight gain

A greater density of cells in a key reward center of the brain is associated with obesity in children and predicts future weight gain,...

How to tell the difference between cold, flu or COVID-19?

You wake up one morning feeling under the weather. While in previous years you may have chalked up a sore throat or body aches to...

What you and doctors should watch for if you have COVID-19

Early symptoms and when to seek medical help Common early symptoms include those of the upper respiratory tract – sore throat, runny nose, cough –...

These two wholegrain foods may reduce weight gain and liver inflammation

In a new study, researchers found the consumption of dietary fiber from oat and rye brans supported gut health, which in turn improved cholesterol...

COVID-19 lockdown reduced people’s mental health, sleep, exercise

A global survey shows the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, largely for the worse. "The stay-at-home orders did result...

More sleep time after trauma could ease ill effects, study says

Increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may ease any negative consequences, suggests a new study conducted by researchers...

Vitamin A could boost fat burning in cold temperatures

A recent study conducted by a research team led by Florian Kiefer shows that cold ambient temperatures increase vitamin A levels in the body. This...

Is reaching zero COVID-19 possible?

Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to...

Some mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses

Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, according to a Penn State College of Medicine research study. The results...

7 tips for staying safe as COVID-19 cases rise and colder weather heightens the...

As temperatures fall, people are spending more time indoors. That heightens the risk of the coronavirus spreading, but there are some simple steps you can...