Does Loneliness Weaken the Immune System?

Social isolation vs. lonelinessHow does loneliness affect the immune system?Immune dysregulation and lonelinessThe importance of reducing loneliness in the elderlyReferences Further reading  Humans are social creatures who yearn to interact with others and feel a sense of belonging in their social relationships. Loneliness, which arises when an individual does not experience […]

The Effect of Alcohol on Reproductive Health

An overview of alcohol useHealth effects of alcohol consumptionImpacts on Men’s reproductive healthImpacts on Women’s reproductive healthReferencesFurther reading Although excessive alcohol use is most commonly associated with liver toxicity, it may also increase the risk of various other diseases. Image Credit: The img/ Since men are often more likely to […]

How Does Your Diet Affect your Gut Microbiome?

IntroductionDietary changes and the GMBProbiotics and the microbiomeDietary patterns and the GMBConclusionsReferencesFurther reading The gut microbiome comprises all the genes contained in the 100 trillion microbes that inhabit the surface of the human digestive system. These are mostly commensals, with some potential or opportunistic pathogens. Image Credit: ART-ur/Shutterstock The diet […]


palovarotene Treatment for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Ipsen Receives Complete Response Letter for Palovarotene, an Investigational Treatment for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva The CRL is related to the U.S. FDA’s previous request for additional information on palovarotene clinical trial data Ipsen anticipates responding to the request in the first quarter of 2023 […]

Implicit vs. Explicit Memories

Implicit memoryExplicit memoryWhat is the difference between implicit and explicit memory?What influences implicit and explicit memory?References Further reading  Implicit and explicit memory are both types of long-term memory. The information we store or remember unconsciously is called implicit memory, while the information we memorize consciously is known as explicit memory. Image […]

The Benefits of Healthy Fats

IntroductionTypes of fatsBenefits of unsaturated fatsOmega-3 fatty acidsSaturated fatsTrans fatsReferencesFurther reading We consume different types of fat through different types of foods. Some are harmful, and some are necessary for a healthy life. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Types of fats Unsaturated fats: Unsaturated fats are considered to be healthy fats. These […]

What is Sleep Regression?

IntroductionHow Much Sleep do Babies Need?When does Sleep Regression Occur?What Biological Pathways Cause Sleep Regression?Sleep Regression is a Developmental SteppingstoneReferencesFurther Reading  Sleep regression refers to a period of change in sleeping patterns experienced by babies. This change often occurs when infants who previously had no issues with sleep, settling well, […]

COVID-19 widened health disparities in employment, food

Several studies on COVID-19 have revealed gaping disparities in the U.S. that negatively affect the health of people who aren’t white, especially nonwhite women. A deep dive from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the university’s Brown School shows that in St. Louis County, Black […]