Monthly Archives: September 2019

Does obesity reduce your sense of taste? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] The results of a new study suggest obesity reduces the intensity of taste responses. Obesity is a sometimes complex condition whose prevalence has been on the rise for decades. Numerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, colorectal cancer, and depression are directly linked to obesity. Obesity accounts for billions of dollars of healthcare…

Can behavioral changes improve sleep in caregivers of dementia patients? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Researchers from Baylor University analyzed combined data from previous studies to identify sleep disturbances in caregivers of dementia patients and determined behavioral interventions that can improve their sleep. The number of adults with dementia is increasing every year causing a respective increase in the number of caregivers of dementia patients. It is estimated that…

Spaceflight changes gut bacteria, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Researchers found that specific environmental factors may alter the gut microbial community during spaceflight. The human intestinal tract consists of a diverse and complex microbial community, which plays a central role in human health. It has been estimated that our gut contains at least 1000 different species of known bacteria with 100-fold more genes…

What are probiotic yeast and how do they work? – Medical News Bulletin

[ad_1] Scientists investigate what makes a certain strain of yeast (S. Boulardii) probiotic. Probiotics are normally taken after an antibiotic. The antibiotic kills most of the bacteria in your gut and the idea is to take a probiotic to repopulate your gut with friendly microorganisms that will help fight off the harmful bacteria. Probiotics are…