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Medical News Today: How fiction might improve empathy

There’s nothing quite like becoming immersed in a good fiction novel; for many readers, it is a way of fueling the imagination, providing a period of escape from the more laborious aspects of daily life. But in a new review, one psychologist claims fiction may be more beneficial than we …

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Medical News Today: 'Bad' cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

Low-density lipoproteins, also known as “bad” cholesterol, have already been implicated in a number of negative health outcomes. A recent study investigates the role of cholesterol fluctuation in cognitive decline. Cholesterol fluctuation could negatively impact cognitive performance in older adults. Despite its bad name, cholesterol is essential to the …

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Medical News Today: Mucus in Stool: What Does it Mean?

Mucus in the body is natural and a very important part of how the body works. Tissues produce mucus to line and protect the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and gut. Most times, mucus is clear and thin. However, illness, diet, or environmental factors can sometimes increase mucus …

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