Exercising after receiving a concussion can speed up recovery time

Exercising after receiving a concussion can speed up recovery time

The use of supervised exercise after a sports-related concussion can lead to an earlier return to sports, according to a recent retrospective study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine .

Prevent prediabetes and fatty liver with jaboticaba peel extract

Prevent prediabetes and fatty liver with jaboticaba peel extract

Published in the Journal of Functional Foods , the study reported that the extract helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol in older mice fed a high-fat diet.The fourth and fifth groups consisted of older mice fed a standard diet and the jaboticaba peel extract.

Wait 72 hours before opening packages to limit spread of virus, say researchers

Wait 72 hours before opening packages to limit spread of virus, say researchers

The advice comes from the Germ Defence website which advises the public on ways to help reduce the spread of viruses.Advice on the Germ Defence website draws on behaviour change techniques which the researchers say will reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19 at home.

Your itchy skin may indicate a kidney condition; research finds a connection

Your itchy skin may indicate a kidney condition; research finds a connection

The research team said that their findings offer a uniquely international look at how important it is to ask our patients with chronic kidney disease if and how they are affected by pruritus.

Natural remedies for the Big C: Can these medicinal herbs from Mauritius help prevent cancer?

Natural remedies for the Big C: Can these medicinal herbs from Mauritius help prevent cancer?

Natural remedies for the Big C: Can these medicinal herbs from Mauritius help prevent cancer?The team, which included researchers from Mauritius, the United Kingdom, and Russia, looked into the curative potential of medicinal plants native to the region.

Kidney issues? Drink more water

Kidney issues? Drink more water

In this study, a team of researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Australia looked at whether increasing water intake can slow the progression of polycystic kidney disease.

New evidence shows gut bacteria work in teams

New evidence shows gut bacteria work in teams

This research therefore suggests that health treatments designed to target gut bacteria – and our metabolism – should focus on groups of gut bacteria that carry out a particular function, rather than individual bacterial species.

Do tea drinkers have better organised brains?

Do tea drinkers have better organised brains?

“Our results offer the first evidence of positive contribution of tea drinking to brain structure, and suggest that drinking tea regularly has a protective effect against age-related decline in brain organisation,” explained team leader Assistant Professor Feng Lei, who is from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Vitamin D status linked to Parkinson’s symptoms

Vitamin D status linked to Parkinson’s symptoms

They found that: Parkinson’s patients had significantly lower serum 25(OH)D levels relative to healthy controls Those with lower vitamin D levels had a significantly higher frequency of falls and insomnia They also had significantly more depression and anxiety People with Parkinson’s also had a significantly lower mean BMD of the lumbar spine and femoral neck These findings remained true even after adjusting for age, sex, and body mass index.

World-first trial investigating psilocybin psychotherapy for anorexia commencing in US

World-first trial investigating psilocybin psychotherapy for anorexia commencing in US

The team at the Johns Hopkins Psychedelic Research Unit has been at the forefront of the modern psychedelic science renaissance, exploring the effects, and potential medical uses, of a number of psychoactive compounds including LSD, DMT and MDMA.

Mothers who smile a lot at their babies and maintain eye contact “sync up” with them, improving brain development

Mothers who smile a lot at their babies and maintain eye contact “sync up” with them, improving brain development

Social signals like eye contact with their babies increased the pair’s neural synchrony — an event denoted by the brainwaves of both mother and child following the same predictable patterns relative to each other.

Improve your balance with tai chi

Improve your balance with tai chi

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that tai chi is an effective practice to improve balance, reducing the risk of falls in at-risk and frail individuals.

Humans evolved to benefit from fermented foods

Humans evolved to benefit from fermented foods

Lead researchers Claudia Stäubert and her team discovered that a metabolite produced by lactic acid bacteria, D-phenyllactic acid, binds strongly to the third HCA receptor, signalling its presence to the immune system.

Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ayahuasca, and a portion of those experiences have been encounters with what the person regards as "God" or "ultimate reality."

Lacking sleep may be the reason why you’re packing on the pounds

Lacking sleep may be the reason why you’re packing on the pounds

A study published in the journal Science Advances revealed that even one sleepless night can change metabolic processes in your body that result in weight gain and muscle loss.

Sitting down for too long could be responsible for 70,000 deaths in the UK each year

Sitting down for too long could be responsible for 70,000 deaths in the UK each year

Lead author Leonie Heron of Queen’s University Belfast said that the research “means that even if you meet the recommended levels of activity (the NHS advises at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week), you are still at higher risk of some of these health conditions if you are spending long periods of time sitting down during the day.

Study suggests dogs bring people closer, help humans get along better

Study suggests dogs bring people closer, help humans get along better

Because of all the reported benefits – reduced stress, improved job satisfaction, better teamwork, healthier employees, and increased productivity – of having animals or natural elements in the workplace, employers may just broaden their horizons and give this new trend their trust.

12-Minute Presentation on How to Reverse Diabetes

12-Minute Presentation on How to Reverse Diabetes

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine30 concluded insulin therapy in Type 2 diabetic patients, particularly in people over age 50, may not always outweigh the negatives.

Herbal Oil: Hop Oil Benefits and Uses

Herbal Oil: Hop Oil Benefits and Uses

Hop oil is an essential oil extracted from the flowers of the hop plant through steam distillation. 17 Advertisement Benefits of Hop Oil Hop essential oil is known to help ease sleeping problems by way of steam inhalation, baths or aromatherapy techniques.

Major Plastic Problems in Oceans From Clothes

Major Plastic Problems in Oceans From Clothes

It can depend on a wide range of factors, such as features of the microfibers (size, abundance), or chemical substances these absorbed as well as the physiology and ecology (size, feeding, whether they excrete or accumulate, etc.) of marine organisms." Clothes Are Polluting the Food Supply Manufacturing modifications and innovations are approved for market release without analysis of their impact on the environment, including human health.

How Red Light Therapy Can Help You Recover Faster and Train Harder

How Red Light Therapy Can Help You Recover Faster and Train Harder

Weird Recovery Methods that Actually Work “Red light therapy may help you recover from exercise, sleep better, heal wounds and injuries like tendonitis, reduce arthri­tis—and it may simply make you feel better, which is something that’s hard to quantify,” says Michael Hamblin, a photomedicine researcher at Harvard Medical School who has been studying light therapy for three decades.

Rose Absolute Oil Benefits and Uses

Rose Absolute Oil Benefits and Uses

12 Some aromatherapists prefer to use rose otto oil, as they feel that trace amounts of chemical solvents used for extraction may be found in rose absolute oil.

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

However, a new study provides a unique take on it, saying that the state of your heart and blood vessels affects the population of good bacteria that live inside the gut.

Top 10 Benefits of Honeysuckle

Top 10 Benefits of Honeysuckle

But far beyond being an attractive flowering plant, new research from the Journal of Herbal Medicine shows that honeysuckle can also be described as a fruit or berry;1 it’s also a perennial fruit-bearing plant with many therapeutic properties that offer many potential health benefits.

Sceletium tortuosum is magic ingredient in Zembrin and Elev8

Sceletium tortuosum is magic ingredient in Zembrin and Elev8

HG&H Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd, the research-based company that developed Zembrin®, is actively looking for a large pharmaceutical company to partner with for the development of higher dose products for registration as botanical medicines for the treatment of mental health diseases.This development has taken place just as the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved its first-ever orally ingested botanical medicine, known as Crofelemer.