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Celeb’s Favorite Intermittent Fasting Diet May Lead to Type 2 Diabetes: Scientists

Health From Marc Lallanilla July 24, 2023 | 12:36 Intermittent fasting, the fad diet technique favored by celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Kourtney Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow, might actually be unhealthy. That’s what a recent study revealed after looking at the effects of the popular diet, in which people limit their consumption to a limited time …

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Scientists develop new class of antibiotics to fight resistant bacteria

Researchers from the University of Zurich and Spexis have reengineered the chemical structure of a natural peptide, tanatin, to develop a new class of antibiotics that can fight resistant bacteria. Synthetic peptides have demonstrated efficacy, safety and resistance to bacterial immunity in tests on mice, offering the potential for a new type of antibiotic that …

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Scientists discover surprising effects of excessive YouTube use on loneliness and mental health

Researchers have found a link between frequent YouTube use and increased levels of loneliness, anxiety and depression, especially in users under the age of 29 who watch content about the lives of others. They are calling for limiting YouTube time, encouraging other forms of social interaction, and improving algorithmic systems to guide users to positive …

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Warning: Scientists discover melatonin is a popular sleep supplement that can compromise gut health

A new study reveals that melatonin, commonly known for its antioxidant effects and role in regulating sleep cycles, can actually aggravate intestinal inflammation and disrupt the gut microbiota, which plays a crucial role in digestion, immunity and in general health. Despite its popular use as a sleep aid, Professor Cristina Ribeiro de Barros Cardoso warns …

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More potent than SSRIs Scientists develop two new drug candidates that could treat addiction and depression

Scientists have developed two new drug candidates, inspired by a traditional African psychedelic medicinal plant called ibogaine, that can potentially treat addiction and depression in mice by targeting the serotonin transporter. These compounds mimic the desirable effects of ibogaine without its side effects, and more testing is underway to explore their therapeutic potential. The targeted …

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