Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Suffering from a smell disorder? Eat chili, menthol and rapeseed oil

Smell plays a key role in our ability to enjoy food. However, many people suffer from a lost, impaired or distorted sense of smell, and this can affect both their health and quality of life, says a new study from Aarhus University.


On nutrition: Eating for your genes

In response to a recent column where I mentioned how genetic research is beginning to show us how our DNA may influence our dietary needs, reader Ann F sent me a slew of questions:

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Managing 'no-mask' anxiety 

Having a tough time being around people without masks again? That's not surprising, considering how our brains work, says Abigail Hardin, Ph.D., a psychologist and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Returning to life without masks in Chicago

Now that Chicago and Illinois no longer require masks in many places, you may be wondering how to re-enter the world again.


Spicy substance from pepper gets into breast milk after eating

In part of a recent human study led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it was found that after breastfeeding women ate a curry dish containing pepper, piperine—an alkaloid responsible for the pungency of pepper—was ...

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