Exercise could lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease

This month’s research is the latest to reinforce regular exercise as a way to prevent disease. The long-term study found that the risk of Parkinson’s disease was significantly lower in women who reported the most physical activity, compared to those who were the most sedentary. Mental health apps are a privacy nightmare Exercise has proven … Read more

A universal flu vaccine is one step closer to reality

We could be a big step closer to ending the scourge of seasonal flu. This week, the US National Institutes of Health announced the start of a phase I clinical trial testing a potential universal flu vaccine. The Safety and Immune Response of Experimental Shooting will be compared to a typical annual influenza vaccine. Won’t … Read more

How the Epstein-Barr virus can cause multiple sclerosis

New research could provide clues to a lingering mystery surrounding multiple sclerosis and the common germ believed to be its primary cause, the Epstein-Barr virus. Swedish scientists have found that some MS patients produce antibodies against the virus that also appear to mistakenly target a protein found in the brain and spinal cord. The results … Read more

Even Early Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Could Make Babies Shrink

A this week’s study is the latest to suggest that the use cannabis during pregnancy is not necessarily harmless. Scientists have found a link between a mother’s occasional cannabis use during pregnancy and poorer outcomes for newborns, such as low birth weight. These effects were greater in mothers who used cannabis late in pregnancy but … Read more

Scientists have created E. Coli bacteria that fight cancer

Scientists in China hope to turn Escherichia coli bacteria into an ally against cancer. In a new studythey describe their creation of genetically modified products E.coli strains capable of killing different types of tumors in mice. Further studies will be needed, but the authors believe that bacterial cancer therapy may become a reality. Won’t virtual … Read more