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Vegetarian diets associated with lower risk of sleep apnea

People with a healthy vegetarian or plant-based diet have a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea and loud snoring, and associated heart, kidney, and metabolic health complications.People with obstructive sleep apnea...

An avid appetite in childhood can warn of eating disorders

An enthusiastic response to food in early childhood can increase the chances of developing eating disorder symptoms in adolescence, such as binge eating or uncontrolled, emotional, or restricted eating.Loss of appetite...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A component of dairy fat could slow cognitive decline

A Spanish study reveals that supplementation with components of the dairy fat globule membrane improves memory in people over 65 years of age, suggesting its usefulness in preventing mild cognitive impairment...

This is how gamification improves the psychological well-being of students

Thanks to Stars Wars, researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) demonstrate that taking advantage of the motivating elements of games and fiction in the educational field helps to improve the...

Suffering from mild COVID-19 may increase the risk of insomnia

Experiencing COVID-19 with mild symptoms can increase the risk of insomnia. A study shows that three out of four affected people say they have more difficulties falling and staying asleep...

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s with 90% accuracy

A blood test that identifies the biomarker p-tau217 demonstrates an accuracy of 90-95% in detecting Alzheimer's and can improve the early diagnosis of the disease without invasive tests, as well as...

Your dog’s breed and snout can reveal its lifespan

A study carried out in the United Kingdom that analyzed data from more than 500,000 dogs of 150 different breeds has identified those that have a longer and shorter life expectancy...

Swimming in cold water improves physical and mental symptoms of menopause

Women in menopause who swim in cold water regularly experience a significant improvement in their physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and mental symptoms, such as anxiety, stress or mood swings.Most...