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Man’s body brews its own beer after yeast take over his gut microbiome

By Alice Klein In rare cases, someone’s gut can make its own alcohol from carbohydratesJack Andersen/Getty Images A man in the US has started producing beer in his gut after it accidentally became colonised by high levels of brewer’s yeast. The normally healthy 46-year-old began to experience mental fogginess, dizziness and memory loss in 2011… Read More »

Everyday Medications You Probably Shouldn’t Take When You Exercise

Pain medications nd3000/Shutterstock What are they? There are two types of pain medications, also referred to as analgesics: acetaminophen (think Tylenol, etc.), which is alternative to aspirin for pain relief; and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.). Ibuprofen treats pain as well as reduces swelling and inflammation. “Pain is a signal of something—usually tissue injury—so overuse of analgesics… Read More »

Psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children — quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. The researchers attribute… Read More »