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What to know about stress-induced asthma

What to know about stress-induced asthma

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How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms

How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms

Research has shown that insulin resistance — a main characteristic of prediabetes and diabetes — is sometimes linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression. But a new study in mice has found that metformin, a diabetes drug, can fight these symptoms. Metformin, a common drug that people take to treat symptoms of diabetes, could also […]

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Why sleep is essential for health

Why sleep is essential for health

Getting enough sleep is essential for helping a person maintain optimal health and well-being. When it comes to their health, sleep is as vital as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet. Modern-day living in the United States and many other countries does not always embrace the necessity for adequate sleep. Yet, it is important […]

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Letter from the Editor: Self-love

Letter from the Editor: Self-love

Summer is on its way. Here in Medical News Today‘s hometown of Brighton, United Kingdom, the temperature is rising, seagulls are preparing to steal the food of unsuspecting tourists, and our fingers are hovering over desk fans in anticipation of the warmer weather. The MNT team used their creativity to decorate some pebbles with positive […]

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Why do I keep waking up at night?

Why do I keep waking up at night?

Nearly everyone will wake up in the middle of the night at some point in their life. For many, the cause is benign and short-lived, such as needing to urinate due to drinking too much liquid before bed. However, regularly waking up in the middle of the night can become problematic, as it interrupts sleep. […]

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Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

A recent paper describes how scientists set up a gym in a psychiatric inpatient unit to find out whether exercise could improve symptoms and general well-being in this challenging environment. A new study asks whether exercise could, at least partially, replace medication for psychiatric inpatients. Over recent years, there have been several investigations into the […]

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Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help

Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help

Evidence that suggests our gut bacteria play complex roles in maintaining and impacting overall health is piling up. One new review of the scientific literature has now found that regulating intestinal microbiota may help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. Should researchers look to the gut to relieve anxiety? Recent research suggests that the bacteria that […]

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What can cause stomach pain and nausea?

What can cause stomach pain and nausea?

Stomach pain and nausea are common health complaints in both children and adults. Causes can range from overeating and anxiety to infection and gastrointestinal disorders. Stomach pain and nausea can be either acute or chronic. Acute means that symptoms are short-lived and may come on suddenly. Chronic means that the condition is persistent. In this […]