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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Health

Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage.

"The stress response of prolonged vigorous exercise shuts down gut function," said lead author Ricardo Costa.

"The redistribution of blood flow away from the gut and towards working muscles creates gut cell injury that may lead to cell death, leaky gut, and systemic immune responses due to intestinal bacteria entering general circulation," Costa added. He's a senior researcher with the department of nutrition, dietetics and food at Monash University in Australia.

Researchers observed

Immortality may be a long way off, but for men it may be about to become be a little bit closer.

Researchers at the University of Haifa have discovered a genetic mutation on a growth hormone receptor that could add as much as a decade to life-expectancy for males.

“We knew in the past that genetic paths related to growth hormone are connected to longevity and now we have discovered a specific mutation that is directly involved [in longevity], said Prof. Gil Atzmon, who runs Haifa University’s

Israeli scientists discover an abnormality in neurons’ protective membrane may enable the immune system to launch a mistaken attack

Multiple sclerosis, one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases, affects some 2.5 million people worldwide and has no known cure.

Researchers have long speculated that MS is triggered by the body’s own immune system unleashing an uncontrolled attack on myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells (neurons).

A study published by Israeli scientists in the

Plants have been used for their medicinal powers for centuries. Now a farm in Zippori is cultivating these plants for sale all over the world

Plants have been utilized for their medicinal powers since ancient times. Today such plants are shedding their “alternative healing” label, as researchers are analyzing and quantifying their properties, and as more and more allopathic medical doctors are incorporating them into their healing practices. 

Roni and Peretz Gan run the SupHerbs farm in

These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

High-deductible health plans are gaining ground among U.S. adults with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. But too often, enrollees say high out-of-pocket costs are causing them to skip or delay needed medical care, a new government report finds.

Nearly 40 percent of adults with job-based coverage were enrolled in a high-deductible plan in 2016, the report said. That's up from just over 26 percent