Depression isn’t just sadness – it’s often a loss of pleasure

It’s often thought that if someone is depressed, they will feel sad or low most of the time. But what many don’t realise is that these aren’t the only symptoms of depression. Another common symptom of depression that is sometimes overlooked is the feeling that you no longer find the things you used to enjoy […]


Health Benefits of Apricots

Apricots are small stone fruit or drupes—thin-skinned fruits with a stone in the center that holds a seed—popularly consumed fresh or dried. Their petite size makes them great for snacking, while the dried version is great for throwing in a trail mix for a fiber boost on the go. Besides fiber, their vitamin and antioxidant […]


Good nutrition reduces TB incidence, curbs mortality, says new Lancet study

New evidence from Reducing Activation of Tuberculosis by Improvement of Nutritional Status (RATIONS) trial shows that improved nutrition among contacts of patients with infectious lung TB can reduce the incidence of all forms of TB by 40 per cent and of infectious TB by nearly 50 per cent. Significantly, it also found that early weight […]


UKHSA Unveils World-Leading Vaccine Development And Evaluation Centre

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has today unveiled its world-leading Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC), which is building on its pandemic legacy and helping develop life-saving new vaccines for the UK and worldwide. The center is situated at the UKHSA’s Porton Down site, where it is co-located with other services delivered separately by […]


What to Know About Fiber Intake for Athletes

Carbs get a lot of spotlight when talking about fueling for performance. After all, you need this macronutrient to give you energy for your rides. But one type of carbohydrate has become a little more controversial in the elite performance world—that is, fiber. “For years in my clinical practice, I advised people to cut back […]


Added Sugars in Your Diet May Significantly Increase Your Risk of Developing Kidney Stones

Added sugars are linked to kidney stones, and should probably be added to the list of risk factors. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind new study published in Frontiers in Nutrition. The new research is based on a systematic analysis of self-reported data from 28,303 adults on kidney stone history and daily added sugar intake collected […]


Nutrition alert: Here’s what a 100-gram serving of makko contains

Cape gooseberries (makko), also known as rasbhari, are versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. They can be eaten fresh, added to fruit salads, used in desserts, made into jams or sauces, or even incorporated into savoury dishes. They are also beneficial for health. Makko boosts the immune system, and is good for eye […]


Insulin-like hormones critical for brain plasticity, research suggests

Research from the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has identified a mechanism through which insulin-like growth factors facilitate brain plasticity. The insulin superfamily of hormones, including insulin, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), and insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2), play a crucial role not only in regulating blood sugar, metabolism, and growth, but also in […]


Advancements in Nanomedicine: How Technology is Accelerating the Fight Against Disease

Exploring the Future: Advancements in Nanomedicine and How Technology is Accelerating the Fight Against Disease The field of nanomedicine, a branch of medicine that applies the knowledge and tools of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease, is experiencing a surge of advancements that are accelerating the fight against disease. This burgeoning field is […]