Health

Widely used food additive affects the human gut microbiota

Have you heard about the food additive E415? It is also known as xanthan gum. Most likely, you eat it several times a week. Xanthan gum is used in everyday foods such as baked goods, ice cream and salad dressings. The additive ...

Health

Q&A: Caffeine's effects on blood sugar and blood pressure

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love to drink coffee. I often have multiple cups a day. Recently, I was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. My doctor advised that I may want to cut back on my beverage of choice, as it is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in US, Europe

Health officials in several countries are investigating mysterious cases of severe liver disease in children, and they think it may be related to a kind of virus usually associated with colds.

Medications

Widely used nausea drugs linked to heightened risk of stroke

Drugs known as antidopaminergic antiemetics (ADAs) that are widely used to relieve nausea and vomiting caused, for instance, by migraine, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and after surgery are associated with an increased risk ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mineral supplement could stop fatty liver disease progression

Results from a preclinical study add new evidence that a multi-mineral dietary supplement known as Aquamin could be a simple and effective way to reduce the long-term health consequences of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First human challenge trial shows how COVID-19 strikes

A group of 36 volunteers have completed the first human challenge study of COVID-19, after being given the virus and then monitored to examine what happened to them after infection.

Cardiology

Researchers find new strategy for preventing clogged arteries

Revving up a process that slows down as we age may protect against atherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. In findings published online today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ...

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