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The imbalance between sleep and the biological clock damages mental health

Sleep problems that alter our internal biological clock can cause or aggravate psychiatric disorders, which could be prevented or alleviated with therapies that take into account the relationship between sleep, circadian...

Hearing grammatical errors causes us physical signs of stress

They discover the physiological signs that indicate that our body has gone into stress mode (when the 'fight or flight response' is activated) when listening to someone speak who makes grammatical...

A revolutionary drug can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

They demonstrate that the biological drug abatacept, which is already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, can also prevent its onset in people at risk of developing this inflammatory disease, according to...

They discover why excess protein in the diet damages arteries

They reveal how a diet very high in protein can trigger responses in the body that deteriorate arteries and cause atherosclerosis, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke, among other...

Abrysvo, new vaccine against RSV for pregnant women and people over 60 years of...

Abrysvo, the new vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), is now available in Spain, which will be financed for pregnant women who will be administered to protect the baby. It...

Having blue eyes can help you read better in low light

They prove that eye color influences the ability to read and suggest that depigmentation of the iris to see better in low light conditions could have contributed to the evolution and...

Type 2 diabetes associated with greater severity of depressive symptoms

A study carried out by Spanish scientists within the PREDIMED-Plus project finds an association between type 2 diabetes and the severity of depressive symptoms in older adults with obesity and metabolic...

They create a new pink hybrid food by growing meat on rice grains

By growing animal fat cells inside rice grains, they manage to obtain a hybrid food that contains 8% more protein and 7% more fat than traditional rice, is cheaper than meat...

Students who wear school uniforms exercise less

A study in which data from more than one million children and adolescents aged 5 to 17 have been analyzed reveals that wearing a school uniform is related to a reduction...

Smoking is the factor that permanently damages our immune system the most.

A study with more than 1,000 healthy people reveals that smoking is the factor that causes the most alterations in defenses and that its impact on the immune response can be...

They create a super killer antibiotic to kill multi-resistant bacteria

They design a new antibiotic, cresomycin, capable of acting effectively against many drug-resistant infections, as it kills many strains of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.The resistance of bacteria...

Childhood bullying linked to mental disorders in adolescence

Adolescents who develop a strong distrust of other people as a result of experiencing childhood bullying are 3.5 times more likely to experience mental health problems at age 17.Bullying is a...

E-cigarettes help to quit smoking, but not to give up nicotine

They show that adding the use of electronic cigarettes to intensive counseling in smokers who want to quit increases abstinence from tobacco smoking by 21%, although vaping does not help reduce...

They reveal that fatty acids are essential for creating memories

They discover that when neurons encode a memory, alterations occur in the fatty acids in the brain and that a better understanding of this pathway of memory acquisition can help treat...

Mobile addiction would be due to the social interaction that it allows us

The University of Granada scientifically demonstrates that addiction to mobile phones does not exist as such, or rather, that it is not due to the technology itself, but to the social...

Dogs reduce pain and anxiety in children admitted to the ICU

A study from the 12 de Octubre Hospital in Madrid confirms that animal-assisted interventions in children admitted to intensive care units (ICU) significantly reduce their levels of pain, fear and anxiety.The...

Neuralink telepathy, what Elon Musk’s brain chip is for

Billionaire Elon Musk claims that his company Neuralink has implanted its Telepathy wireless brain chip in a human for the first time and that they have detected “promising neural spikes.” ...

Excessive consumption of ultra-processed foods worsens sperm quality

A Spanish study reveals that men who consumed around 30% of their daily energy intake in the form of ultra-processed foods were at greater risk of having altered sperm quality parameters.The...

Drug for cocaine addiction could treat colon cancer

The drug vanoxerin to treat cocaine addiction suppresses the activity of cancer stem cells in tissues of patients with colon cancer and in tumors in laboratory animals and could help combat...

They discover how to prevent hearing loss caused by loud noises

Hearing loss associated with exposure to loud noises is due to an excess of zinc that damages the cells of the inner ear and interrupts communication between them, according to a...

Environmental factors alter genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s

They discover that the immune system is altered in the blood of patients with Alzheimer's because environmental factors, infections or their lifestyle have caused changes that affect their genes and could...

Quitting smoking before age 40 equals life expectancy with a non-smoker

They show that quitting smoking at any age, but especially before age 40, has short-term health benefits and significantly increases life expectancy, which can be equal to that of those who...

A cancer drug could also help treat Parkinson’s

Spanish researchers prove that Rucaparib, a drug used against several types of cancer, could help in the treatment of Parkinson's thanks to the biochemical transformations it undergoes within the body.From time...

They create a vaccine to treat cocaine and crack addiction

Calixcoca is a new vaccine designed to treat cocaine and crack addiction that triggers an immune response that prevents drugs from reaching the brain and addicts from getting high, and has...

Why pregnant women should avoid fast and ultra-processed food

Fast food and ultra-processed foods often contain unhealthy ingredients, but a study has found another reason why pregnant women should avoid these products to protect their baby and it is not...

Scientists code ChatGPT to design new drugs

Californian scientists have developed their own GenAI model similar to CHATGPT to design new synthetic drug compounds to treat diseases.Generative AI platforms, from ChatGPT to Midjourney, are making headlines in 2023....

Improving physical fitness reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 35%

A study of more than 57,000 men in Sweden finds that an increase in physical fitness of 3% or more per year is correlated with up to a 35% lower risk...

Laughing gas, health risks of hippy crack

The recreational use of hippy crack or laughing gas is expanding among footballers, and there is already a Premier League star who has received treatment for his addiction. We explain...

Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

A study of almost 270,000 men reveals that those who took drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra or Cialis, were 18% less likely to develop Alzheimer's, so they could...

Health Barometer 2023: improves satisfaction with public health

The satisfaction of Spaniards with public health stabilizes at 6.27 points, and the emergencies of 112/061 and admissions and assistance in public hospitals are the best valued services, according to the...