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Vitamin B6 may prevent lethal cytokine storms, blood clots in COVID-19 patients

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Feb 26, 2021 … HIROSHIMA, Japan — Can proper nutrition keep the deadliest symptoms of COVID-19 at bay? While scientists are mainly focusing on the benefits of vitamins C and D when it comes to coronavirus, a new study finds another vitamin may prevent lethal levels of inflammation from occurring. Researchers at Hiroshima University say consuming more vitamin B6…

Scientists unlock potential drug capable of ‘de-aging’ brain, reversing cognitive decline

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Jan 20, 2021 … STANFORD, Calif. — As people age, certain cells in the body can become more problematic than others. Scientists at Stanford Medicine compare this to Smokey the Bear suddenly lighting forest fires instead of putting them out. Until now though, researchers didn’t know why the body begins to develop chronic inflammation during old age. They only…

Poor Marriage, Poor Health: Fighting With Your Spouse May Lead To Disease

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Aug 18, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fighting with your partner can do a lot more than boil your blood. A new study finds that marital spats can actually cause bacteria to seep into the bloodstream, leading to potential inflammation and even disease. Researchers from The Ohio State University believe the study is the first of its kind to draw this…

Some inflammatory proteins in the brain may actually protect against Alzheimer’s disease

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Jun 23, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — Inflammation in the brain is generally not something you want to hear when it comes to good health. In fact, studies over the years point to inflammation being a key driver of cognitive decline in old age. However, in a “totally unexpected” discovery, researchers say it appears that not all of the proteins…

Coronavirus causes ‘body to attack itself,’ may result in lifelong ‘bizarre’ complications

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Feb 17, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — COVID-19 can trigger a host of different side-effects in patients. Since the start of the pandemic, doctors have reported seeing patients with swelling of the fingers and toes to even more extreme cases such as hearing loss. Now, a new study is confirming that the virus is causing the body’s own immune…

Osteoarthritis linked to significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease

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Jun 09, 2021 … TAIPEI, Taiwan — Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, can be an extremely painful condition to have to manage as we age. Although patients typically feel its effects in the hands, back, knees, and hips, a new study reveals osteoarthritis may also lead to incurable damage in the brain. Researchers in Taiwan say older adults suffering from…

Ginger root shows promise in treating certain autoimmune diseases

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Jan 07, 2021 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Herbal medicine and science don’t always overlap, but a new study finds ginger root may be an effective supplemental treatment option for certain autoimmune diseases. Researchers from the University of Michigan report the main bioactive ingredient in ginger (6-gingerol) therapeutically counters the mechanism responsible for some autoimmune diseases in mice. Researchers focused…

Newly discovered blueberry compound unlocks strong, natural treatment for IBD

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Sep 24, 2020 … TOKYO — Nature does a pretty great job of providing us with everything we need to stay healthy and nutritiously satisfied. For example, plenty of fruits and plants contain “bioactive” ingredients that help our bodies ward off and fight various diseases. Most of these so-called phytocompounds contain either anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, or antioxidant properties. Now, researchers in Japan have…

Common Food Additive ‘E171’ May Be Harmful For Digestive System

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Jul 21, 2020 … AMHERST, Mass. — The food additive E171 is a common chemical that makes products look whiter and more opaque. Although you can find it in many foods, including desserts, candy, drinks, and chewing gum, questions abound over its safety. Currently banned in France, the additive is still in use in the United States. Now, a concerning…

There’s a good E. coli? Researchers say one strain can actually help fight infections

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Jul 09, 2020 … CINCINNATI, Ohio — There aren’t many good things to say about E. coli. The bacteria regularly leads to infections and even deaths from contaminated food or drinks each year. Despite its dangerous reputation, a new study says there’s actually a good form of E. coli which scientists hope can protect people against its more harmful cousins. Researchers…

Inexpensive ‘wonderpill’ significantly cuts risk of heart attack, stroke

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Nov 14, 2020 … HAMILTON, Ontario — There’s good news for individuals looking for an inexpensive way to ensure a healthier heart. A “wonderpill” daily tablet containing four medicines can almost halve the risk of a heart attack or stroke and save milllions of lives, a study shows. The cheap polypill, costing just pennies, is a cocktail of three blood…

First case of sudden hearing loss linked to COVID reported in the United Kingdom

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Oct 16, 2020 … LONDON — Throughout 2020, physicians have gotten a fairly good understanding of what to look for when a patient has COVID-19. While the most severe cases will lead to lung damage and respiratory failure, a report from the United Kingdom has now documented a new and disturbing side-effect of the virus. Researchers say a patient has…

‘Treescription’ Meds: Orangutans Use Medicinal Plants To Treat Sore Muscles

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Aug 15, 2018 … EXETER, England — Orangutans are known to be bright and resourceful relatives of humans, but who knew some were as keen as pharmacists? In a recent study, scientists discovered the primates on the island of Borneo using medicinal plants to help treat inflamed joints and muscles. Researchers say the Bornean orangutans were actually found using…

Gum disease increases the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease

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Feb 23, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a romantic sense, it’s often hard for the mouth to verbalize how the heart is feeling. When it comes to matters of pure physical health, however, a new study suggests the heart and mouth are better connected. Researchers from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University report people dealing with periodontitis are at…

‘Aging clock’ that predicts disease and death developed by scientists

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Jul 12, 2021 … STANFORD, Calif. — An “aging clock” that can predict a person’s likelihood of death and disease may be sitting in the human immune system. Researchers at Stanford Medicine say the natural timing device diagnoses life-threatening illnesses years before symptoms develop. It’s even more accurate than the number of candles on your birthday cake and can…