Pets Help Kids Build Immunity Even Before They’re Born, Study Finds

August 11, 2018

If you’ve been considering adopting a dog or a cat, this new study might help you make up your mind: According to research published in Microbiome, children born into homes with pets have higher levels of gut microbes that protect against allergies and obesity. Researchers say that indirect exposure to furry friends is especially beneficial to babies in their […]

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Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer’s

March 18, 2018

Emerging evidence suggests that a “potent” drug could prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease — but only if a person takes the medication long before symptoms of this condition make an appearance. An existing drug may be able to stop Alzheimer’s onset, researchers say. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia; according to the […]

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Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

January 10, 2018

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, we inspect the latest research. The “sunshine vitamin” has a range of surprising benefits. Vitamin D is a hot topic currently, with a raft of studies proclaiming its benefits for a variety of […]

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