Aspirin has an extraordinary history that involves many different discoveries around its many different effects.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
The purported medical effects of curcumin have a long history, going back at least to the 18th century.
There is converging evidence from both human population and animal studies that curcumin may help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
And the good news is that the treatments may already exist.
A Finnish family, pictured around the late 19th century.
Study investigates whether a decrease in serious childhood disease could be extending human lifespan.
The bacteria in your gut aren't always friendly. Luckily, there are a number of ways to beat the bugs associated with bowel cancer.
Out of sync.
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Saturated fats are linked to metabolic disorders and heart disease. That may be because thes fats make some cells lose track of time, causing inflammation.
One-third of the world’s population is latently infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
Scientists have found proteins in the body that promote lung inflammation which helps the bacteria that causes TB to spread throughout the lung.
Antibiotics can help, but at lower doses and shorter durations than doctors tend to prescribe.
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While antibiotics can kill the bacteria associated with acne, it's their anti-inflammatory effects, not their antimicrobial effects, that yield the biggest skin-clearing benefits.
Being too clean isn't what's making us sick. It's the loss of biodiversity in the bacteria and organisms that live in our bodies and work with the immune system.
Maybe I should just go talk to them?
A drug to treat loneliness may be on the cards. But would we want it?
Depression isn’t a single condition with a single cause.
While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn't necessarily lead to the other.
Research in mice shows emulsifiers damage the gastrointestinal barrier, allowing bugs to enter the body.
Have you ever wondered what those food additive numbers included in the ingredients list on your food packing were really doing to your body?
New research identifies the molecular pathway that causes the enigmatic food allergy eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening…
X-ray of hands with rheumatoid arthritis.
“Arthritis is for old people, right?” This is an outdated view of a spectrum of diseases that affect people of all ages in the population. In the past decade, there has been a revolution in the understanding…
Eating whole grains is better for health than refined-grain foods.
Eating whole grain foods, such as oats and grainy breads, is better for health than refined grain foods such as white bread or pizza. But whole grains are also thought to have a role in inflammation. Whole…
Blue with the flu?
Have you ever had the flu, and along with the physical symptoms a temporary feeling of being low and fed up? Though most of us would shrug these feelings off as a result of not being able to go out with…
A new immunity cell has been discovered in abundance in the skin. It is part of a family of cell-type called group 2 innate…
A mechanism in the body’s healing process, which shuts down the signal triggering the body’s initial response to injury…
Muscle inflammation outside the joints in those suffering osteoarthritis could be as much to blame for discomfort and poor…