Metaphors relating to journey, war are commonly used in mental health narratives

Metaphors relating to journey, war and struggles are probably the most frequently used in any area, but particularly so when talking about diseases such as cancer or, more recently, COVID-19. A new study carried out by a team of researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has used an analysis of Spanish-language blogs written … Read more

Improving skin health with microbiome modulators

Skin health is big business: in 2021, the global market for skin care products was estimated at more than €130 billion. As consumers seek more ‘natural’ products to improve skin health, there is increased attention on the role of the skin microbiome. Guus Kortman, Scientist and Senior Project Manager Microbiomics, and Janneke Ouwerkerk, Department Head … Read more

An Icy Swim May Cut ‘Bad’ Body Fat, But Further Health Benefits Unclear – Review Of Current Science Suggests

Taking a dip in cold water may cut ‘bad’ body fat in men and reduce the risk of disorders such as diabetes, suggests a major scientific review published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Circumpolar Health. The authors say many of the 104 studies they analysed demonstrated significant effects from cold water swimming including also … Read more

Keys to maintain good brain health

Your brain is pretty fabulous. Around 100 billion nerve cells work together to keep you nimble and quick in your thinking. But just like the rest of the body, your brain may not be quite as vigorous when you get a little older. Maybe you find yourself having to write things down, or you forget … Read more

A healthy lifestyle may help former smokers lower their risk of death from all causes

News Release Thursday, September 22, 2022 Former smokers who stick to a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dying from all causes than those who don’t engage in healthy habits, according to a new study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The reduced risk of … Read more