Sophie Putka

Sophie writes about health, science, tech and sometimes food. She's a fan of retrofuturism and tiny kitchen utensils.
Longevity hacks
Keep your gut bacteria happy by eating more of these 5 food groups
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Study confirms what we suspected about inflammation and the gut microbiome
smart food
What fasting does to the brain: Four ways it may help brain health
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Time without food benefits the mind, not just the body.
Runny nose
The weird connection between exercise and antihistamines — study
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Blocking one process in your body can dampen the benefits of exercise.
Longevity hacks
Scientists calculate the number of take-out meals that increase chance of death
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On the bright side, the quality of “outside” food has improved over time.
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Keto may help you stay sober for longer
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Unexpected benefits are linked to the internet’s favorite diet.
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Male brains show a chaotic aging process compared to females
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Animal brains reveal aging differences in male and female brains.
Fast fact
Fasting before a diet might transform your microbiome
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A new study suggests fasting can benefit difficult-to-treat metabolic problems.
Longevity hacks
Longevity hack: Why coffee before a workout could help your body
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Coffee before exercise helps you feel the burn (literally).
Longevity hacks
Longevity hack: One kind of food might be risky for brain health
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To keep your brain healthy, avoid this staple of Western diets.
'roid age
Weight lifters’ brains reveal one unexpected side effect of steroids
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Long-term use of performance-boosting substances can make brains look old beyond their years.
man snacks
6 foods that boost men's health
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Protective foods for your prostate, semen and testosterone
ice ice baby
Scientists discover why teeth become sensitive to the cold
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Hold the ice.
Fast facts
Can intermittent fasting burn fat? Experts explain the complicated truth
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The relationship between fasting, weight loss, and fat is complicated.
Longevity hacks
Gut discovery explains another crucial aspect of health
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Cells that help us absorb nutrients change based on what we eat.
shake n bake
TikTok vegan chicken recipe: Why flour and water make fake meat
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The science of shred shows there’s more to TikTok vegan chicken than meets the eye.
Mask up
Covid-19 masks and exercise: What scientists say is safe
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Recent research updates guidance for Covid-19 and exercise.
longevity hacks
Exercising leads to unexpected benefits deep in your bones
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Movement stimulates bone regeneration and strengthens the immune system.
Medicine
Dr. Wu Lien-teh: Why his invention is on faces around the world
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A new Google Doodle commemorates the doctor who brought down the Manchurian Plague.
Bad boost
Steroids and sexual health: 1 major side-effect is worse than anticipated
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Steroids have one long-term downside.
Longevity hacks
How many fruits and veggies should you eat per day? New study reveals
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Cheat death with the correct amount of fruits and vegetables.