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Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Online information about probiotics often misleading
The internet contains reams of information on probiotics. A new study tests the claims of popular websites and conclude that many are misleading. (Medical News Today)

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
(Medical News Today)

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses
Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. (Medical News Today)

Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer. (Medical News Today)

Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Best supplements for lowering blood pressure
Some people take dietary supplements to help reduce high blood pressure. Do these supplements work, and are they safe? Learn what the research says. (Medical News Today)

Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know
A doctor may recommend a full liquid diet for a short time for people with certain medical conditions. Learn more about what to eat and avoid on the full liquid diet here. (Medical News Today)

How can we reduce our exposure to potentially harmful aluminum?
A new study from Germany suggests that many people have an overly high intake of aluminum compounds. The authors advise on how to minimize possible risks. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?
New research in mouse models suggests that a traditional Indian remedy, the bitter melon, may be effective against cancer. The study authors explain why. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?
While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss here. (Medical News Today)

Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence
How much do our diets influence our mental health? A recent review assesses the evidence and concludes that much more research is needed. (Medical News Today)

What to know about free-range eggs
In general, hens that can roam freely inside and outside of their houses produce free-range eggs. Learn more about the classification of free-range eggs here. (Medical News Today)

Treatment options for IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Learn about the treatments and remedies here. (Medical News Today)

Are pesticides in food harmful?
Some people may be worried about the effect of pesticides in their food. Read this article to learn about how pesticides can affect health. (Medical News Today)

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles
As cannabis edibles become legal in more countries, specialists caution potential users and their physicians about the associated risks. (Medical News Today)

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?
A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women. (Medical News Today)

A guide to 16:8 intermittent fasting
The 16:8 intermittent fasting diet involves consuming all food for the day during an 8-hour window and then fasting for the remaining 16 hours. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the Dr. Sebi diet, and does it work?
The Dr. Sebi diet is a controversial, plant-based alkaline diet. This article investigates what it is, as well as the benefits and risks. (Medical News Today)

Which is better: Bottled water or tap water?
Is bottled water safer than tap water? Which option tastes better, and are there any other factors to consider when choosing between them? Learn more about bottled water vs. tap water here. (Medical News Today)

Vegan fast food: 33 plant-based options
With interest in veganism on the rise, there are now more plant-based food options available in fast food restaurants than ever before. Learn about 33 of them here. (Medical News Today)

Why caffeine may limit weight gain
After observing the effect in rats, scientists propose that consuming caffeine can limit weight gain and other adverse effects of a pro-obesity diet. (Medical News Today)

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