Gut microbes could be key to treating ulcerative colitis

Scientists have linked a missing gut microbe to ulcerative colitis, opening the door to a possible new treatment. Share on PinterestScientists have found a family of microbes that is missing in some people, which may explain ulcerative colitis. A team of scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine, California, has identified a gut microbe that […]

Study confirms previous incubation period estimates

A new study confirms previous estimates suggesting that the median incubation period for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is about 5 days. Share on PinterestSARS-CoV-2 (above) has a median incubation period of around 5 days before it starts triggering symptoms in...

Combining carbs and sweeteners could affect insulin sensitivity

A new study shows that mixing artificial sweeteners with carbohydrates alters a person’s sensitivity to sweet tastes, which may impact insulin sensitivity. Share on PinterestCombining artificial sweeteners and carbohydrates could dampen a person’s sensitivity to sweet...

Hand washing advice for people with skin conditions

To stem the tide of COVID-19, the advice from all major health bodies is to wash your hands properly and frequently. However, regular hand washing can exacerbate skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. In this feature, we ask the experts for advice. Share on...

Home visits to monitor hypertension could save lives

Regular visits from community health workers to monitor high blood pressure can dramatically reduce cardiovascular mortality and disability in low- to middle-income countries, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestMeasuring blood pressure at home could slash...