Friday, 27 Nov 2020

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Study is the first to link microbiota to dynamics of the human immune system

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers have uncovered an important finding about the relationship between the microbiota and the immune system, showing for the first time that the concentration of different types of immune cells in the blood changes in relation to the presence of different bacterial strains in the gut. In recent years, the […]

After year-long sprint, COVID-19 vaccines finally at hand

Less than a year after an unknown coronavirus that has claimed 1.4 million lives began spreading across the globe, a number of highly promising COVID-19 vaccines are on the cusp of release. Health authorities could give a green light for emergency use within weeks, which would mark the most rapid vaccine development for a pandemic […]

Coronavirus face masks can be reused with 'dry heat,' FDA says

Getting coronavirus vaccine will help protect the community: Dr. Siegel Dr. Marc Siegel says the vaccine may be ‘uncomfortable’ at first but will keep people safer and healthier in the long run. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says health care workers should ideally use new personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, strained supplies have caused […]

Vegan diets may be linked to a higher risk of bone fractures

A newly published study has found that vegans may be at higher risk of bone fractures than people who incorporate meat into their diet. The risk may also be higher for vegetarians and pescatarians. Researchers have found that vegans with lower calcium and protein intakes had a 43% higher risk, on average, of experiencing bone […]

Keto diet therapy recommendations set for adults with epilepsy, other neurologic diseases

Within the past two decades, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers and others have shown that ketogenic diet therapies—high-fat, low-carbohydrate and adequate protein diets that metabolize fat into chemicals called ketones that protect the brain and foster healthy neuron growth—are safe and effective in treating both children and adults with drug-resistant forms of epilepsy. However, while established […]

Teeth Grinding, Facial Pain Have Increased Due to Stress from COVID-19

Scientists have found that many people are experiencing increased teeth grinding and pain during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is most likely due to the stress and anxiety associated with the pandemic. Anyone who’s under stress is likely to experience jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Certain self-help measures like stress reduction and mindfulness may help. If […]

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