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Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration

New research suggests that insufficient sleep may cause dehydration by disrupting the release of a hormone that is key to regulating hydration. Research indicates that sleep-deprived people should drink more water. Sleep deprivation has a…

Nature’s ‘kill code’ may destroy cancer

Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment — without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. When normal cells mutate…

How and why our bodies starve gut bacteria

Do bacteria have an unlimited supply of nutrients in the gut? In the past, scientists tended to believe that the gut is a kind of paradise for these microorganisms; but, as it turns out, that assumption is incorrect — which is good news for…

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