10 ways to improve gut health

On June 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. These bacteria, yeasts, and viruses — of which there are around…

How to improve the appearance of bags under your eyes

On April 3, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Bags under the eyes, known medically as infraorbital edema, are a concern for many people, especially as they age. In this article, we look at a number of ways in which people can treat bags under their eyes in order to improve their appearance. …

Anakinra does not seem to improve fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome

On March 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The anti-inflammatory biologic drug anakinra does not seem to reduce fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The findings of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. CFS is characterized by severe, persistent, and disabling fatigue. While case definitions differ, the…

Regulating 'gasotransmitters' could improve care for sleep apnea

On January 26, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats, researchers report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They show, working with rodents, that injection of a substance that reduces production of one of those signals, hydrogen sulfide, can prevent apneas….

In MS, can better sleep improve cognition?

On June 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Multiple sclerosis looks different from person to person. In many individuals, though, the difficulty in maintaining a sense of self and in keeping up intellectually can be the disease’s most devastating manifestations. With this in mind, University of Michigan researchers are exploring a new way to improve…

CPAP may improve glycemic control in sleep apnea patients

On March 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, appears to improve glycemic control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled, according to research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “Effect of CPAP on glycemic…

New Year's resolution: switch diet to improve sleep and get fit

On January 1, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fit, some recent research findings may be able to help. A study published in the journal Sleep shows that weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleep habits at any weight, making people feel more energetic and able…

Weight loss through diet changes can improve sleep at any body weight, says Penn study

On December 17, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, says a study published by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the journal Sleep. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep…

Melatonin and multiple sclerosis: Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers an answer to the MS ‘seasonal paradox’ For patients and clinicians alike, it’s long been a mystery: why do symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) seem to get better in the winter and worse in the summer? A group led by Francisco…