In a trial involving trained cyclists, potato puree and carbohydrate gel showed equal ability to sustain blood glucose and racing performance. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Potato puree is a promising race fuel for athletes

A new study in twins finds that modifiable factors, such as early family life, may be more important than genes in driving heart and brain health outcomes. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both?

New research suggests that the placebo effect can transmit from doctors to patients through subtle social cues, lessening the latter’s experience of pain. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Doctors' beliefs about treatment affect patients' experience of pain

New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health

A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth and spread. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?

After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity

A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, contains some red wine and poultry, and is low in red meat may keep the gut microbiota healthy. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?

Emerging evidence links vaginal douches with higher blood concentrations of potentially harmful chemicals, which may contribute to adverse health effects. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

Swapping sugar and saturated fat for vegetables and smoothies can diminish the impact of sleep deprivation, according to new findings. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: Healthful snacks can reduce feelings of fatigue

Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. Source: New feed Link: Medical News Today: New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis

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