Health

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn…

Scientists are a step closer to solving the mystery of celiac disease

A pantry is filled with gluten-free food products (Washington Post/Getty Images) Genetics? Industrial bread-baking methods? New theories point to the cause(s) of celiac disease Nicole Karlis January 12, 2020 6:00PM (UTC) Back in 2009, the New York Times’ Well blog reported on what then appeared to be a new health “trend”: Celiac disease, an autoimmune…

What causes infertility in both men and women

Prostock-studio / ShutterstockIn 35% of infertility cases, it’s related to a combination of factors in both the man and woman. An estimated 15% of couples experience infertility at some point and sometimes, there is no explanation for infertility. Frequent bicycle riding, poor diet, testosterone and prostate cancer medications, as well as certain medical conditions can…

Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise

Gut bacteria produce an appetite suppressant than can strengthen the effect of an exercise-based weight loss program. Share on PinterestA supplement may boost the fat-burning effects of exercise long after it has finished.The many health benefits of regular exercise are well known. However, its impact on weight loss is less clear, as exercise increases appetite,…

New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

Global health policymakers have announced that they are investigating the emergence of a new virus — one very similar to the dangerous severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus — in Thailand and Japan, hinting at worries that it could spread farther. Share on PinterestCases of a new SARS-like virus have emerged in China and now…

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, people have used turmeric root…

How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 50 Favorite Street Food Dishes

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure and privacy policy for more information. Food and travel, one of life’s great experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of refined cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food quests around the world — raw on-the-ground journeys that convey authenticity —…

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