Research in mouse models suggests that two prebiotics — mucin and inulin — could inhibit the growth of melanoma tumors by boosting the immune response. There is still a long way to go, however, until scientists can confirm the effectiveness of this approach in humans.
- A new study has found a link between poor sleep, unhealthy diet, and overeating in women.
- Unhealthy diet is a risk factor for heart disease.
- Researchers believe this may explain why poor sleep is linked to increased risk for heart disease.
- Improved sleep quality may reduce risk.
- Eating a heart healthy diet may also lower your risk.
A recent paper looks at how long coronaviruses can survive on various types of surfaces. It finds that the virus tends to persist longer in colder, more humid conditions. The authors also ask how we can destroy coronaviruses.
The typical flu season occurs from fall to early spring. The length and severity of an epidemic may vary. Some lucky individuals can get through the season flu-free. But be prepared to be surrounded by sneezing and coughing for a few months out of every year.