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Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

Scientists have compared fat samples from humans and other primates and found that changes in DNA packaging affected how the human body processes fat. Evolution made humans the ‘fat primate,’ researchers suggest. Our bodies need fat to store energy and protect vital organs. Fat also helps the body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones.… Read More »

Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: It’s good to laugh

“Laughter is an instant vacation,” American comedian Milton Berle once said. After Medical News Today‘s annual summer party, I have to agree. The MNT editorial team had lots of fun at the annual summer party. In previous years, MNT‘s summer party events have included community gardening and a rocky, but joyous boat trip. This year,… Read More »

Could certain gut bacteria protect against food allergy? – Medical News Today

New research reinforces the idea that the absence of certain bacteria in the gut can cause food allergy, a condition that affects millions of people. The study also suggests that replenishing key gut bacteria could offer a way to treat food allergy. New research suggests that food allergies, such as an allergy to peanuts, may… Read More »

How Florida’s Plan To Import Medicine From Canada Could Work : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida’s prescription drug importation program into law last week at The Villages, a large retirement community outside Orlando. Florida Governor’s Press Office hide caption toggle caption Florida Governor’s Press Office In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill last week that, if federal authorities give it their go-ahead… Read More »