In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
Inflammation is a complicated and important part of how the immune system responds to threats to the body. But when the inflammatory response goes awry, it can lead to serious problems.
How does stress impact the body’s ability to fight infection?
Over half of all calories consumed in the UK are from an ultra-processed food product.
We know very little about how long COVID affects the body, and why some people develop ongoing symptoms and others don’t. But emerging evidence offers clues.
As antibiotics lose their power to treat some forms of TB, interest in the antibacterial powers of curdlan is rising.
Different painkillers provide relief in different ways. The most effective medication is the one that best targets the type of pain you’re experiencing with minimal side effects.
Doctors don’t know why yet, but COVID infection kicks off an extreme inflammatory response in some children.
Skin grafts for severe burn injuries may require multiple operations over the course of a lifetime to address crippling scars.
Many doctors currently diagnose skin conditions by eye. Advances in molecular testing could lead to more precise and accurate diagnoses for ambiguous rashes and skin lesions.
Around 99% of people infected with JEV will have no or very mild symptoms. But in less than 1% of cases, it can become serious.
Zebrafish are ideal for drug discovery especially in the context of neurological and inflammatory conditions.
Sixty percent of the Standard American Diet consists of ultra-processed food, which isn’t great for colon health. Researchers are looking into whether artificial food colors play a role.
Exercise – alongside standard treatments – may help improve strength and flexibility, and other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
The same dose of a drug can have varying degrees of effectiveness and safety depending on how well the liver can metabolize it.
Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
When to use an ice pack or heat pad depends on the timing and severity of injury and pain.
Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
COVID can cause heart inflammation, abnormal heart rhythms, blood clots in the legs and lungs, stroke, and heart failure.
The survival of the human body is a fine balancing act between cell growth and cell death. Understanding our cells’ complex “licence to die” could give us new ways to combat disease.