Friday, December 6, 2019
As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, we inspect the latest research. Vitamin D is a hot topic currently, with a...
Wild plants could be a treasure trove of new antibiotics for tackling the worldwide problem of antimicrobial resistance. Researchers in Switzerland made this suggestion after discovering a compound with a new type of antibiotic activity on the leaf...
Some studies have suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation lowers the risk of dementia, but the evidence may have been prone to certain biases. A new study follows more than 9,000 people over a 23-year...
A woman's testosterone levels naturally change throughout her life, her menstrual cycle, and even at different times of the day. A woman with low testosterone does not contain enough to help produce new blood cells,...
Emerging evidence has been pointing to the protective effects that coffee can have over a person's health. This favorite beverage keeps many a student and employee perky and productive, so it is great to think...
Are hobbits human? Are they our distant relatives from the past, who have evolved to be short, or are they mythical creatures that never existed? New research sheds light on this ancient mystery, as scientists...
In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin, which is the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Until recently, it was believed that diabetes lasts for life, but a new trial...
Ovarian torsion is a condition that occurs when an ovary twists around the ligaments that hold it in place. This twisting can cut off blood flow to the ovary and fallopian tube.Ovarian torsion can cause...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antifungal-resistant fungi are a worrying phenomenon. According to a recent study, a new concern may be developing: alcohol-tolerant bacteria. A number of bacteria species are already resistant to a range of antibiotics; the...
Going insane was a luxury. It's the going, that's the treat. Going suggests travel, moving. There was no going. The madness was constant and still, sitting there, like a place on a map. The women...