Medicine

Carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts, an international research team has shown for the first time. The finding suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – the most deadly form of… Read more

One-third of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers, a study from Lund University shows. “The prevalences are not surprising, but we noted a difference between the two groups in terms of when in the course of the disease aggressive behaviour… Read more

Having lots of different types of bacteria in your gut has many health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease. So finding ways to increase the number and diversity of good bacteria in your gut is important. Up until now, the focus has mainly been on increasing fibre intake, as… Read more

Antidepressant medications increase the risk of death and cardiovascular events, new research from a McMaster university-led team of researchers finds. It is well known that brain serotonin affects mood, and that most commonly used antidepressant treatments for depression block the re-absorption of serotonin by neurons. It is less widely recognized, however, that all the major… Read more

Manuka honey is often touted as a “superfood” that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. Manuka can apparently also boost energy, “detox” your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, increase skin tone, reduce hair loss and even prevent frizz and split… Read more