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COVID-19 patient autopsies reveal ‘unique pattern of cell death’ in hearts

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Jul 22, 2020 … Doctors say damage seen in deceased coronavirus patients ‘not consistent with typical heart muscle inflammation patterns.’ NEW ORLEANS — It’s become quite evident the past few months that COVID-19 can have an adverse effect on the heart. Still, scientists and doctors are still struggling to fully understand the relationship between COVID-19 and heart health. Now, a…

‘Tricking’ coronavirus to stop spread: Innovative ‘nanosponges’ act as decoys, ‘mop up’ virus

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Jun 24, 2020 … BOSTON – In an effort to find a cure for the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at Boston University have developed a way to fight not only SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19), but also virtually any virus in the human body. Their new technology uses tiny bits of biofriendly plastics wrapped in cell membranes to create…

MMR vaccine may provide protection against COVID-19 complications

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Jun 20, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Vaccinations can be a life-saving tool that stops the spread of many diseases. While researchers are still working to create a defense against COVID-19, a new study says the vaccines we receive as children may hold the key to avoiding fatal coronavirus complications. The study, published in mBio, finds evidence that the measles…

What Is PIMS-TS? Doctors Identify Markers Of New Illness In Children Linked To COVID-19

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Jun 09, 2020 … LONDON — Doctors say COVID-19 may be responsible for a new illness seen in children around the world. Originally believed to be Kawasaki disease, researchers in England say patients are suffering from a unique inflammatory condition called Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS). In looking at dozens of patients with the condition, the research…

Gum Disease Has Strong Connection To High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

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May 18, 2020 … LONDON — What do puffy, bleeding gums have to do with high blood pressure? Apparently more than you might expect. New research has found that people battling gum disease are more likely to suffer from hypertension. High blood pressure is the leading cause of premature deaths worldwide, impacting 30% to 45% of the population. Similarly, inflammation of…

Human Body Temperature In The U.S. Has Decreased Over Time, Study Finds

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Jan 10, 2020 … Doctor: ‘What everybody grew up learning, which is that our normal temperature is 98.6, is wrong.’ STANFORD, Calif. — Way back in 1851 German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich declared that the standard human body temperature was 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Ever since, that reading has been universally considered the optimal body temperature of a healthy, “normal”…

Brushing Teeth Frequently Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Problems

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Dec 02, 2019 … SEOUL, South Korea — Between brushing at least twice daily, flossing after meals, and bi-annual visits to the dentist, maintaining one’s oral hygiene can feel like a full-time job at times. If you need some extra motivation to get off the couch and pick up the toothbrush, consider the findings of a new study conducted in…

Revolutionary New Treatment May Allow Those With Celiac Disease To Safely Eat Gluten

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Oct 22, 2019 … CHICAGO — If you are dealing with celiac disease and one day hope to eat wheat, rye, or barley, a revolutionary new treatment may be on the way. A clinical trail using technology developed at Northwestern University has shown it is indeed possible to cut back on immune tolerance to gluten in people dealing with celiac…

Study: Strawberries Improve Colon Health, Reduce IBD Symptoms

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Feb 23, 2019 … AMHERST, Mass. — Strawberries are more than scrumptious. Researchers have found that eating just a few of them each day may improve gut health and relieve inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a painful condition that affects at least 3 million adults in the U.S., causing fatigue, diarrhea and other symptoms. IBD…

Catching COVID-19 during pregnancy could make unborn children more prone to diseases

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Aug 26, 2021 … BETHESDA, Md. — Contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy could make a woman’s unborn child more prone to diseases and health issues later on, a new study reveals. Scientists with the National Institutes of Health say mild infections in the mother can permanently damage the immune system of their offspring. The study adds that this may lead…

Fasting may be the best way to fight off GI infections

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Aug 06, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Fasting may be the most effective way to overcome serious bacterial illnesses, like salmonella, a new study reveals. Scientists from the University of British Columbia say fasting changes the body’s gut microbiome, making it more able to protect against full-on infections. In experiments with mice, researchers restricted food for 48 hours before…

Drugs targeting the biological clock may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

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Jul 19, 2021 … ST. LOUIS — Regular sleep disruptions take a toll on the body’s circadian rhythm, a key part of our biological clock that regulates the sleep-wake cycle in individuals. A study by researchers at Washington University shows that a protein produced by circadian rhythm genes is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists believe that the debilitating disease…

Child heart issues linked to COVID inflammatory syndrome mostly disappear over time

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Jul 16, 2021 … NEW YORK — MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome, is an inflammatory condition in children which doctors believe may be a symptom of COVID-19. In some cases, MIS-C can lead to life-threatening problems in the heart. On a positive note, however, researchers from Columbia University report that children with MIS-C-related heart problems see these issues clear up…

COVID vaccine hesitancy among young adults may make herd immunity unreachable

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Jul 15, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Experts believe it will take about 80 percent of the population getting the COVID-19 vaccine to reach “herd immunity” level. Unfortunately, a new study by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco reports that vaccine hesitancy among young adults may make the notion of herd immunity more of a fantasy than…

Migraine headache sufferers can reduce pain by adding more fish, omega-3 fatty acids to diet

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Jul 01, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — Omega-3 fatty acids have become something of a wonder treatment for all sorts of ailments. Studies show getting this nutrient from foods like fish or through dietary supplements may help fight off everything from inflammation, to asthma, to heart disease. Now, scientists say sticking to a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may…

Being ‘fat but fit’ really is impossible: Doctor says term is ‘misleading, should be avoided’

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Jun 22, 2021 … GLASGOW, Scotland — The idea that people can be “fat but fit” is one that’s been long debated among health experts. But according to a new study, the ability to be in good shape and obese really is just wishful thinking. Researchers at the University of Glasgow say obese people with a healthy metabolic profile…