Sprint study confirms caffeine does help you run faster

A new study from researchers in Japan offers the first direct investigation into the effects of caffeine on 100-meter sprint running. The findings revealed athletes who dose up on caffeine can run significantly faster sprint times.Continue ReadingCateg… Continue reading Sprint study confirms caffeine does help you run faster

Steroid injections for knee pain linked to worse osteoarthritis progression

A pair of new studies presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RCNA) annual meeting have revealed evidence that corticosteroid injections can hasten progression of knee osteoarthritis. The research, yet to be peer-reviewed and published … Continue reading Steroid injections for knee pain linked to worse osteoarthritis progression

Eating off certain colored plates improves taste of food for picky eaters

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found picky eaters perceive food eaten out of red bowls to be saltier and less desirable than the same food served in white bowls. The findings add to understandings of how taste perception can be influe… Continue reading Eating off certain colored plates improves taste of food for picky eaters

The 2022 Nature inFocus photo winners deliver spectacle and surprise

The winners of the 2022 Nature inFocus Photography Awards feature a spectacular assortment of wildlife moments, including a rare glimpse of a jaguar prowling through a village in Mexico, a pair of feral dogs unexpectedly encountering a porcupine, and a… Continue reading The 2022 Nature inFocus photo winners deliver spectacle and surprise

Landmark 20-strain mRNA flu vaccine looks to prevent future pandemics

An incredible new study published in the journal Science demonstrates the potential for a single mRNA vaccine to provide protection from all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes. It’s hoped the vaccine, so far seen to be effective in preclinical a… Continue reading Landmark 20-strain mRNA flu vaccine looks to prevent future pandemics

Vaping linked to increased risk of tooth cavities

Smoking is no good for your teeth, that is well-known. But what about vaping? New research from Tufts University suggests using e-cigarettes may not be that much better, finding an association between increased risk for cavities and vaping.Continue Rea… Continue reading Vaping linked to increased risk of tooth cavities

First-ever blood test for myocarditis detects heart inflammation

Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a blood biomarker that signals the presence of myocarditis. It’s hoped the discovery will lead to a rapid blood test to catch this deadly and difficult-to-diagnose inflammatory heart condition.Continue … Continue reading First-ever blood test for myocarditis detects heart inflammation

NIH study casts doubts on heart benefits of “good” cholesterol

For half a century cholesterol has been divided into good and bad categories. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is considered the “bad” cholesterol as it’s responsible for blocking arteries and causing stroke or heart attacks, while high-density lipoprotei… Continue reading NIH study casts doubts on heart benefits of “good” cholesterol