New research has found that adding a mushroom serving to your diet could increase your intake of several micronutrients, including shortfall nutrients such as vitamin D, without any increase in calories, sodium or fat. Mushrooms are known to most people as vegetables, but in fact, they are a member of the third food kingdom –
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Clinical Trials Day, celebrated every year around May 20th, is a day taken to recognize the hard work and invaluable contributions of study volunteers, clinical investigators, and research professionals to the advancement of medical care. The day was first recognized in 2005, and commemorates the day when James Lind started the first randomized clinical trial
MIT Engineers have designed a reusable, silicone rubber face mask that’s as effective as the N95 mask. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks are designed to be easily sterilized and used many times. “One of the key things we recognized early on was that in order to help meet the demand, we needed to really
Newly published findings in the journal Nature Metabolism present us with some very interesting research about gut microbiomes. Gut microbiomes include and are composed of all types of bacteria, protozoa and fungi that are found within the human gastrointestinal tract. The research, led by ISB Research Scientist Dr. Tomasz Wilmanski, presents a link between specific gut microbiome
Since the UK introduced plain packaging for tobacco products sold within the country, cigarette sales have decreased by about 20 million units per month. The UK is the second country to move to using plain packaging for tobacco products, the first being Australia. The tobacco industry is concerned that plain packaging on their products will
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that can begin in childhood, adolescence or adulthood, and can resolve unexpectedly for periods throughout an individual’s lifespan. It can also recur at any time, bringing with it uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. The GI tract is an extremely complex system, influenced
A round of applause for our research site physicians Dr Sam Henein and Dr Michael O’Mahony for their participation in the Amarin REDUCE-IT hypertriglyceridemia study!
Some degree of urinary incontinence is common among pregnant women, with almost all women experiencing it at some point during their pregnancy. In many cases, the incontinence is mild and occurs infrequently. For some pregnant women, though, incontinence can be more severe. Research indicates that a large percentage of women with urinary incontinence report having
Urinary incontinence (UI) can be very embarrassing to those affected by this condition, affecting their overall quality of life. Urinary incontinence refers to accidental urine leaks. While UI affects more women than men, it is still common among men, especially older men. An estimated 31 percent of men 65 and older experience some form of
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects people of all ages, although it tends to occur more frequently as we age. More women than men experience urinary incontinence. It has been estimated that up to 1/3 of women may experience urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This can range from