Disease-Avoiding Behaviour Leads To Rise Of Authoritarianism, Finds Study

It’s abundantly clear now that the outbreak of an infectious disease and how it is handled by local authorities carries a lot of weight for the election cycle that follows. Now, scientists have found that just like our protective immune system, our behavioural immune system also works similarly. Societies with a higher rate of infectious diseases tend to support authoritative measures, the study found.

What causes infected places to lean towards authoritarianism?

The behavioural immune systems instills a sense of fear and makes human beings avoid others to stay free of disease, as witnessed during the ongoing COVID-19

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The #1 Worst Time to Exercise If You Love to Sleep, New Study Says

Consistent exercise and sleep are pillars of robust health, both physically and mentally. When we don’t get enough sleep, we’re irritable, groggy, and no help to anyone, the Sleep Foundation confirms. Similarly, exercise has been shown time and time again to be an essential aspect of healthy living, the CDC says, as well as graceful aging.

While the full extent of the relationship between sleep and exercise remains somewhat of a mystery to the scientific community, most doctors agree that consistent exercise generally promotes better sleep. While identifying a specific explanation for this is proving to be difficult, there

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This One Diet Could Help Men With Erectile Dysfunction, New Study Suggests

There are plenty of factors that could affect sexual performance. Many of them are psychological, some of them are related to diseases and other health conditions, and some of them may even have to do with the medications you’re taking.

As it turns out, the foods you’re eating could also have a significant impact on your sex life, too. A new study reveals that, for middle-aged men, the Mediterranean diet is linked with better erectile performance.

RELATED: What Happens to Your Body On the Mediterranean Diet

The study, which was published in the journal Nutrients and recently featured in

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New Study Finds Yet Another Health Benefit Of The COVID Vaccine

A new study suggests there are significant mental health benefits to getting vaccinated. (Photo: VioletaStoimenova via Getty Images)

Getting the coronavirus vaccine provides one obvious and significant health benefit: It protects you from getting seriously sick or dying if you come into contact with the virus.

That, in itself, is amazing. But new research published on Wednesday points to another striking benefit of rolling up your sleeves that should not be dismissed: People who get vaccinated may experience significant improvements in their mental health.

In the study, published in the journal PLoS One, researchers tracked people who received a

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Men Experience Flatulence 7 Times More On A Mostly Vegan Diet, Study Finds

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Men on a predominantly plant-based diet pass more gas than men who eat a meat-based diet, a study has found. The findings indicate that the participants eating primarily vegan food have healthier gut bacteria and better colon health. 

The study

Researchers assessed the role of diet in gut and digestive health, which included looking at stool health and the amount of flatulence experienced. 

There were two dietary groups: a low-fat, fiber-enriched Mediterranean-type diet (FMD) or a high-fat Western-type Diet (WD). The FMD is high in vegetables, fruits, and legumes, among other plant foods. 

Publications have widely

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These 5 Serious Diseases May Be Caused by the Keto Diet, New Study Says

The keto diet took hold in recent years both because it’s been effective in helping many people slim down, and because many dieters find it helpful to consider some foods totally off-limits when they’re concentrating on losing weight. If you’ve been one of them, a team of health researchers is bringing some concerns to your attention about what they call this “very-low-carbohydrate” diet: It’s just been linked to a few of the most-discussed chronic, long-term diseases.

For a report recently published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Nutrition, seven medicine and nutrition researchers at  institutions in the U.S. and Canada

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The Long-Term Consequences of a Keto Diet: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer, New Study Finds

The long-term consequences of a ketogenic diet may far outweigh any potential short-term benefits, according to a new review published in scientific journal Frontiers in Nutrition. For the meta-analysis, a group of physicians, researchers, and registered dietitians analyzed more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on keto diets to identify the long-term effects. 

Keto diets are known for their ability to promote quick weight loss because they restrict carbohydrates and emphasize protein and fats. The aim is to push the body into ketosis, which is the state in which the body uses fat for fuel. Keto diets rely heavily on red

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COVID long-haulers at higher risk of disease, damage to kidneys – study

COVID-19 long-haulers are more likely to lose function in their kidneys due to damage or disease in the area, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

This also includes long-haulers with mild cases of the virus.

The researchers, based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, concluded that survivors of the coronavirus have a higher risk of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and that survivors have an “increased risk of kidney outcomes in the post-acute phase of the disease.”

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The Scary Truth About Your Child’s Diet, Says New Study

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that children are eating a lot of processed foods. After all, when you think back to your own childhood, odds are you ate plenty of candy and chips, and there may have been some fast food stops from time to time.

Turns out, however, that today kids are eating even more ultra-processed foods than previous generations. New research finds that, in the last couple of decades, the amount has skyrocketed. Now, two-thirds of kids’ and teens’ calories are coming from ultra-processed foods.

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COVID May Become A Largely Childhood Disease In Next Few Years: Study

Over the next few years, COVID-19 may behave similar to other common-cold viruses, which will affect predominantly young children who have not yet been immunised or exposed to the virus, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.

The US-Norwegian team noted that because COVID-19 intensity is usually lower among children, the overall burden from this disease is expected to lessen as the SARS-CoV-2 virus becomes endemic in the global population.

“Following infection by SARS-CoV-2, there has been a clear sign of growing severe outcomes and fatality with age,” said Ottar Bjornstad from the University of

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