Researchers stimulated the reward center of the brain in anorexic women for up to 2 years. Results showed weight gain in anorexic women who starved themselves, and improvements in their mental health.
The time you eat plays an important role in how fast our body metabolizes food. By shifting to eating more portions during breakfast, people can metabolize high-calorie meals at a faster rate–and lose more weight in the process.
How many times have you hurt yourself badly? How many friends and family members do you know who suffer from sharp pain? In many of these situations doctors will prescribe opioids to numb the pain and prevent the development of READ MORE
The line “times they are a changin’,” as Bob Dylan sang in 1964, describes the state of cannabis research aptly. As cannabis and related products are becoming increasingly accepted or legalized around the world, it has opened doors for researching READ MORE
Mice studies show that chronic noise might disrupt gut microbes and accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s.
Typhoid fever is an infection caused by a bacteria called Salmonella enterica typhi which, according to the CDC, affects about 22 million people every year. Many of those affected by the disease come from developing countries where there is poor READ MORE
A landmark clinical trial was announced recently by researchers at Kyoto University. For the first time in history, this trial tests the use of stem cells for the treatment of a major degenerative brain disease: Parkinson’s disease. The significance of READ MORE
For most types of cancer, survival rates have steadily been improving since the 1970s as medical advancements have been made in both cancer diagnosis as well as in treatment. Some of the largest improvements seen have been in the most READ MORE
A normal pregnancy usually lasts around 40 weeks, but births that occur before 37 weeks are defined as being premature. Premature births are associated with a wide range of problems in infant children, and generally, the shorter the term of READ MORE