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More than 140,000 different viruses live in the human gut

More than 140,000 different viruses live in the human gut

Our gut is teeming with bacteriophages, which are a type of virus that infects bacteria. Bacteriophages play a vital role in regulating gut bacteria, which, in turn, have a wide range of effects on our health. Scientists have now compiled the most comprehensive...

News beyond the pandemic

News beyond the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the headlines and our daily lives for most of the past year. Medical News Today have covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, interviews with experts, and an ongoing investigation into the deep...

Covid: Why has Boris Johnson opted for caution on lockdown rules?

Covid: Why has Boris Johnson opted for caution on lockdown rules?

Imagine if, at the first coronavirus briefing in Downing Street last year, Boris Johnson had said that he would put limits on our lives and the economy for 15 months. Imagine that he had, a week later, instead of saying that the tide could be turned in 12 weeks, said...

Addressing 13 COVID-19 vaccine myths

Addressing 13 COVID-19 vaccine myths

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 2010 and 2015, vaccines prevented an estimated 10 million deaths. Scientists have worked tirelessly to create safe and effective vaccines to protect us against SARS-CoV-2. Now, as many governments roll out...

When to take fish oil for better health

When to take fish oil for better health

Fish oil is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids, which may have a number of health benefits. In this article, we will discuss when people should take fish oil, how to take it, dosage, and any health benefits and side effects. What is the best time to take fish oil?...

What causes migraine in children?

What causes migraine in children?

Around 3–10% of children experience migraine. The prevalence increases with age until puberty, when about half of these children or young teens stop having migraine episodes. Alternately, if migraine symptoms begin during adolescence, the person is more likely to...

Why You Should Care About Heart Disease, Even If You’re Healthy

Why You Should Care About Heart Disease, Even If You’re Healthy

  February is heart disease month in the US, and if you're not living in a bubble, you hear–over and over again–that nearly half of all Americans are suffering from some type of heart disease, be it high cholesterol, plaque blockages in their arteries, high blood...