TWIW 210: Lockdown and gut health

This Week In Wellness research published in the journal Scientific Reports showed that infants who spent most of their first year of life during the pandemic have fewer types of bacteria in their gut than infants born prior to the pandemic.

TWIW 209: Your brain knows your immunity levels

This Week In Wellness peoples self assessments of their own bodies potential to fight off a pathogen was compared with the actual levels of antibodies in their blood for that same pathogen and the results were surprisingly accurate.

TWIW 208: Yoga good for asthma

This Week In Wellness a large meta-analysis has shown that yoga, breathing exercises and aerobic training have been shown to improve lung function in asthmatics.

TWIW 207: Peppermint oil for open heart surgery

This Week In Wellness the British medical Journal has reported that peppermint oil may ease people’s pain, reduce the need for drugs and enhance their sleep after open heart surgery.

TWIW 206: Lack of sleep increases diabetes risk

This Week In Wellness researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have uncovered a potential mechanism for the increased diabetes risk seen in those who do not get enough sleep.

TWIW 205: Birth-control pills negatively impacts women’s stress response

This Week In Wellness a new study has shown that commonly used birth-control pills can negatively impact women’s stress response, in particular the ability to reduce their levels of the stress hormone ACTH when the stress has been removed.

TWIW 204: Sleep reduces brain benefits of exercise

This Week In Wellness research has suggested that middle-aged men not getting enough sleep won’t get the protective benefits of exercise, when it comes to their brains.

TWIW 203: Opioids no more effective than placebo for back and neck pain

This Week In Wellness Australian researchers have called into question the use of opioids for acute neck and back pain as research shows that the drugs may be no more effective than placebo.

TWIW 202: PCB’s linked to ADHD

This Week In Wellness oestrogen mimicking polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been shown to pass down through the generations contributing to a variety of neuroendocrine, metabolic and reproductive problems in the grandchildren of those exposed.

TWIW 200: Fish oil increases your muscle and strength gains

This Week In Wellness supplementing with fish oil may increase the muscle and strength gains of healthy young adults doing strength training.