Statins ‘could treat prostate cancer’: Drugs starve stubborn tumours, trial finds

Statins ‘could treat prostate cancer’: Cholesterol-busting drugs starve stubborn tumors, first of its kind trial finds 11 out of 12 prostate cancer patients saw their tumor growth slow after statins This indicated they were seeing ‘disease stabilisation’, the researchers say Drugs could be offered to patients ‘very quickly’ if further studies show effect By Joe … Read more

Stress can make people focus more on their spouse’s bad habits, study finds

Stress can make people focus more on their spouse’s bad habits – even married couples who are still in the ‘honeymoon period’ of their relationship, study finds Researchers warn stress can make people focus more on their lover’s bad habits Past studies showed stressful life circumstances can affect how couples interact Experts now think stress … Read more

Botox could reduce depression and anxiety

Botox injections to stave off creases made by frowning and a furrowed brow may help alleviate some symptoms of depression, a study suggests. Botox is a common beauty treatment to alleviate wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles with the toxin from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is also used for non-superficial medical needs, such as to … Read more

What’s So Super About Superfoods?

Summary: Researchers question if so-called “superfoods” are really as good for you as people claim and, if so, how should they be consumed as part of a balanced diet. Source: University of New South Wales Everyone has heard of the good old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s a phrase that … Read more

Young kids avoid one learning trap that often snares adults

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just can’t focus their attention. A new study used eye-tracking technology to show that kids’ attention wandered all over a computer screen while they were trying to complete a task – even when adults quickly figured … Read more

First Covid, now monkeypox – India’s role is key in the scramble for jabs | Global development

Rishabh Kumar woke up in his California bedroom in a cold sweat. In the space of three weeks, the 37-year-old finance executive had lost his mother, best friend, brother-in-law and two cousins. They all died of Covid back home in India in April and May last year. The experience left him shattered and experiencing nightmares … Read more

Eat More of This Carb – Even Supplements Make a Big Difference

High-fiber food choices include bananas, whole wheat bread, apples, and broccoli. The human gut evolved to thrive on fermentable fibers, not burgers. It might be daunting for customers to choose from the vast selection of dietary fiber supplements in the pharmacy or supermarket aisle. They also offer a variety of health claims without being subject … Read more