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Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation

Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation

Posts spreading unverified theories about the pandemic continue to spread on social media platforms. We've examined the latest wave of false information covering subjects including Covid testing kits and vaccines. Test swabs don't contain cancer-causing chemical...

50 foods and drinks to avoid for people with high blood pressure

50 foods and drinks to avoid for people with high blood pressure

Having high blood pressure does not necessarily mean a person has to eliminate specific foods from their diet. Rather than trying to cut these out, a person should focus on moderation and finding healthy substitutes for their favorite snacks. About 45% of adults in...

Obesity and depression: Investigating the link

Obesity and depression: Investigating the link

A new study identifies neural links between depression and obesity. Westend61/Getty Images There is a two-way relationship between obesity and mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. A study in mice suggests that eating a high fat diet may disrupt...

Triglyceride and cholesterol levels: What to know

Triglyceride and cholesterol levels: What to know

Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood, used for energy. Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to build cells and make some vitamins and hormones. Both triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels are important...

Vitamin F: What it is, and why we need it

Vitamin F: What it is, and why we need it

  Vitamin F is not a traditional vitamin but a term for two essential fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. People need to consume these essential fatty acids as part of their diet to stay healthy. Fatty acids play many important roles in the body,...

Medical Myths: All about tuberculosis

Medical Myths: All about tuberculosis

March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day, so in today’s edition of our Medical Myths series, we will focus on some of the misunderstandings associated with tuberculosis (TB). We cover the role of genetics, treatment, transmission, and more. TB is a bacterial infection. It...

Does exercise lower cholesterol?

Does exercise lower cholesterol?

Regular exercise can lower cholesterol, reducing the risk of adverse health outcomes. Good physical activity options include brisk walking, running, and resistance training. The American Heart Association (AHA) advise people to aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of...

What are the 13 factors that shape brain health?

Experts outline 13 modifiable factors that likely contribute to our cognitive health. Tek Image/Science Photo Library/Getty Images The American Heart Association (AHA) have outlined a list of factors that primary care clinicians should take into consideration when...

News beyond the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the headlines and our daily lives for 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 racial...