Researchers develop a pill that mimics the effects of exercising

The compound essentially tricks the body to burn fat instead of glucose for energy.

LSD changes the way the brain reacts to music, study finds

Just imagine a music therapy session spiced up with some psychedelics.

Human skin bacteria might protect against skin cancer, scientists say

Maybe you should stop using antibacterial soap.

Taking fish oil and probiotics during pregnancy may reduce food allergies

Researchers suggest these findings need to be considered when updating guidelines for pregnant women.

Children struggle to hold pens because of too much touchscreen exposure

Experts say children’s finger muscles have to be exercised by playing with real toys.

Scientists successfully undo cocaine-induced cardiovascular damage in mice

Modulating a cocaine pathway dramatically reduced heart damage in mice on cocaine.

Childbirth can make women’s cells age faster than smoking or obesity

Scientists discovered that having children significantly shortened telomeres (genetic markers of aging).

Jymmin combines working out with music, makes people feel less pain

Scientists paired music composition software with sensors attached to the fitness machines.

Alcohol might lead to postsexual regret more than ecstasy or marijuana

Men experienced sexual dysfunction when consuming alcohol or taking molly, while women had problems when smoking pot.

Drinking two glasses of wine a day, keeps premature death away

A study found moderately drinking wine lowered risk of premature death more than exercising.

Google AI can now look at your retina and predict the risk of heart disease

After analyzing data from over a quarter million patients, the neural network can predict the patient’s age (within a 4-year range), gender, smoking status, blood pressure, body mass index, and risk of cardiovascular disease.

Scientists discover how ketamine is so good against depression

The team believed that ketamine affected a small part of the brain, called the lateral habenula, also known as the “anti–reward center.”

Women who regularly use cleaning supplies risk lung damage, study shows

There were no significant differences in the decline of lung function between men who worked in the cleaning business and non-cleaning men.

Novel cancer ‘assassin’ discovered: Huntington’s Disease

Repetitive RNA molecules found in Huntington’s disease are toxic to cancerous cells.

Case review: first transgender woman to breastfeed ever

A 30-year-old transgender woman successfully breastfed her baby for six weeks, until her milk production had to be supplemented with formula.

Valentine’s Day Special: The Broken Heart Syndrome

Scientists think is that it’s triggered by powerful emotional and physical stressors.

Eating quickly might favor weight gain, study suggests

The results showed that 21.5% of the slow-eating group was obese, compared to almost 30% of the normal-speed eaters and 45% of the fast-eating group.

15 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Doctors and Medical staff

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Scientists heal wounds without scarring

Researchers found a way to heal wounds without scarring via insertion of hair follicles into the wound.

Scientists develop new Alzheimer’s blood test for early signs

The new blood test uses the immunoprecipitation with mass spectrometry technique, which deploys antibodies to bind and identify proteins.