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Switching from Western diet to a balanced diet may reduce skin, joint inflammation

Diet rich in sugar and fat leads to disruption in the gut’s microbial culture and contributes to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. Research shows that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut’s health and suppresses inflammation. Read more Source: Science Daily

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver, you know Alzheimer’s disease never affects just one person in a family. Your life has changed, too, from your social life and relationships to your goals and priorities. “Changed” isn’t even the word — you’ve gone through a total upheaval, the kind that splits a life in two. In the years before […]

Plant-based diet protects from hypertension, preeclampsia

A plant-based diet appears to afford significant protection to rats bred to become hypertensive on a high-salt diet, scientists report. When the rats become pregnant, the whole grain diet also protects the mothers and their offspring from deadly preeclampsia. Read more Source: Science Daily

Rapid Antigen Test Can ID Contagious People in SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak

Labile hypertension is when a person’s blood pressure frequently fluctuates between normal and high. While it is normal for a person’s blood pressure to vary throughout the day, with labile hypertension the blood pressure fluctuates more dramatically Read more Source: HealthDay

Testing tool can quickly distinguish between viral and bacterial infections

In a study proving feasibility, researchers showed that their testing technology can accurately distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection for respiratory illness – a critical difference that determines whether antibiotics are warranted. And, importantly, the test provided results in under an hour. Read more Source: Science Daily

What are the physical symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms, such as sweating hands, shaking legs, and a fast heart rate. However, there are several ways to relieve these symptoms. Read more Source: Medical News Today

What’s the Right Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Heart?

There’s a “sweet spot” for the amount of sleep you should get to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, new research shows. Read more Source: HealthDay

Relatives’ Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk

Having close relatives with colon polyps — which can be precursors of cancer — could mean that you have a higher risk for colon cancer, researchers say. Read more Source: HealthDay

Not Just About Antibodies: Why mRNA COVID Vaccines May Shield From Variants

Two widely used COVID-19 vaccines — Pfizer and Moderna — will likely remain powerfully protective against developing serious illness even if coronavirus variants somehow manage to infect vaccinated patients, new research suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Processed diets might promote chronic infections that can lead to disorders such as diabetes

Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections, but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, according to researchers. Read more Source: Science Daily