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Intermittent fasting: How I got started
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes
A large-scale new trial of over 2,000 adults found that taking vitamin D supplements does not help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective
A new meta-analysis of over 3,000 studies finds that almost 400 medical practices are currently being used despite being ineffective. (Medical News Today)

How the online world is affecting the human brain
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition. (Medical News Today)

Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths
New research estimates that an insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is likely to be behind millions of cardiovascular deaths worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity
Researchers found that women who slept with lights or a television on in the room were at greater risk of weight gain and obesity during a 6-year study. (Medical News Today)

Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights
A first-of-its-kind study reveals that consuming increasingly more red meat over an 8-year period raises mortality risk in the following 8 years. (Medical News Today)

New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline
A joint effort among various governmental bodies, the new 'Annual Report to the Nation' offers fresh insights on cancer incidence and mortality. (Medical News Today)

'Starving' fungus of iron may treat drug-resistant infection
New research in mice finds that repurposing a drug for blood disorders can lower iron levels and thus starve Candida albicans of its essential nutrient. (Medical News Today)

Cardiovascular disease: 7 simple steps that lower future risk
New research examines how adhering to the American Heart Association's recommendations for a healthy heart predicts future risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Debunking the anti-vaccination myths
For decades, doctors and scientists have advocated for the use of vaccinations to promote public health. Vaccines are safe and effective, but there is a growing anti-vaccination movement that disputes this. In this article, we look at the most common myths about vaccination. (Medical News Today)

Common heartburn drug linked with fatal conditions
New research finds a link between proton pump inhibitors and heightened risk of death from heart disease, kidney disease, and stomach cancer. (Medical News Today)

New study links air pollution with atherosclerosis
Scientists have found an intriguing association between exposure to ambient ozone and the thickening of the carotid arteries' walls. (Medical News Today)

How cranberries may curb the antibiotic resistance crisis
New research finds that a cranberry extract enhances the effectiveness of antibiotics in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

More evidence that ultra-processed foods could harm health
Two large new European studies have looked into the various health hazards associated with a high consumption of ultra-processed foods. (Medical News Today)

Plastic pollution harms oxygen-producing bacteria
New research finds that plastic pollution not only harms fish but also damages species of bacteria that produce the oxygen we breathe. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise support health later in life?
A new study reviews the effects of exercising in older life. Greater independence and higher self-worth are only some of the benefits of physical activity. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sleeping with earplugs
Sleeping with earplugs is usually safe. One potential risk of using them regularly is earwax buildup, but people can treat most complications with home remedies. Learn more about sleeping with earplugs, including the specific benefits, here. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. (Medical News Today)

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?
A study that links drinking salinated water to lower blood pressure attributes the effect to benefits of calcium and magnesium exceeding harms of sodium. (Medical News Today)

Why pet antibiotics could make their owners sick
British-based scientists have detected a gene that helps bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic linezolid. Crucially, this gene may spread to humans. (Medical News Today)

Increased muscle power may prolong life
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors. (Medical News Today)

Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help
A new study has found that a large number of people who die from natural causes do not seek medical attention during the month before. (Medical News Today)

House dust microbes degrade cancer-causing chemical
A new study finds that the microbes in our household dust can break down cancer-causing environmental chemicals. However, this benefit comes at a cost. (Medical News Today)

Study debunks 3 common sleep myths
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. (Medical News Today)

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