Can Dietary Habits Impact COVID-19 Outcomes?

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JOHN WHYTE: Welcome, everyone. I’m Dr. John Whyte, the chief medical officer at WebMD. And you’re watching Coronavirus in Context. What’s the role of what we eat in terms of either getting COVID or protecting us when we do get COVID? What is … Read more

Four things you need to know about ‘lucky fat’

A new study shows that a ripple of flesh under the skin could be a sign of ‘lucky fat’. Researchers at Brunel University have found that the type of fat under the skin (the “wobbly” stuff like a double chin), unlike that around the organs, has no effect on a number of diseases thought to … Read more

How to build “cultural resilience” that prioritizes employees’ mental health

Employers are increasingly involved in decisions about personal and professional achievement, and not always in a positive way. The “Great Resignation” showed that millions of Americans often consider changing jobs or careers to reach their personal goals. This means that employers must re-examine the ways in which their organizations can provide the right balance between … Read more

Commentary: Angsty and irritable? It could be your poor diet

Three published analyzes from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey and the 2018 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealed these factual statistics: In Canada, in 2004, 48 percent of calories intake across all ages came from ultra-processed products; In the United States, 67 percent of what children ages 2 to 19 and 57 … Read more

Why it’s important to eat what your ancestors did, reveals Dr Valter Longo

The risk of death from diseases such as Covid-19 increases with age, but nutrition can play a large role in slowing the aging process and reducing the risk of many diseases. “Nutrition is the most powerful way to change how quickly we age or whether we develop diseases such as diabetes, neurodegenerative disease or heart … Read more

How AI interfaces can help therapists provide better behavioral health care 

The impact of the pandemic on behavioral health, along with recent statements from many notable athletes and celebrities, have pushed mental and emotional well-being into the mainstream consciousness. It’s about time. Spending on behavioral and mental health has risen as people seek help dealing with illness, unemployment and social isolation, all in a fast-paced and … Read more