Heartburn drugs linked to fatal heart and kidney disease, stomach cancer

A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System has linked long-term use of such popular heartburn drugs — called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. More than 15 million Americans…

Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics

Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics We look at two separate studies: Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria “But when we simultaneously treated the bacteria with an antibiotic and the cranberry extract, no resistance developed.” Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections The results showed that it was effective…

Esquema gráfico del experimento

Cuando los monos observan y aprenden de otros monos, las neuronas de su amígdala codifican espontáneamente cálculos de decisión para simular las elecciones de sus interlocutores sociales. Source: Esquema gráfico del experimento

Hypertension found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found higher blood pressure and pesticide exposures in children associated with a heightened pesticide spraying period around the Mother’s Day flower harvest. This study involved boys and girls living near flower crops in Ecuador. Source: Hypertension found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Strawberry tree honey may inhibit colon cancer

Strawberry tree honey may inhibit colon cancer Strawberry tree honey may inhibit colon cancer Spanish and Italian researchers have proven that when honey from strawberry trees, a product typical of Mediterranean areas, is added to colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory, cell proliferation is stopped. Sadia Afrin et al. Strawberry tree honey as a…

Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark pitch. This is shown in a new study conducted at Stockholm University and published in Communications Biology. Source: Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA

Appendix removal associated with development of Parkinson’s disease

Patients who had their appendix removed were more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those whose appendix remained in place, according to the largest study to address the relationship between the two conditions. The retrospective study involving more than 62 million patient records from 26 health systems will be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)…