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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…

Long COVID may be the result of Epstein-Barr virus reactivating in many patients

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Aug 18, 2021 … WATKINSVILLE, Ga. — “Long COVID,” or the long-term symptoms which keep plaguing coronavirus patients well after their illnesses, may actually be the result of another virus coming back to life in their bodies. Researchers say nearly three-quarters of patients with COVID long hauler symptoms may be experiencing the reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV, also called…

COVID-19 linked to memory struggles, onset of Alzheimer’s disease

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Aug 16, 2021 … DENVER — COVID-19 could trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Memory loss and confusion were common symptoms among hundreds of older patients up to six months after infection. The symptoms were linked to biological markers of brain injury, inflammation, and dementia. Those suffering cognitive decline after infection were prone to low blood oxygen, which…

Yogurt every day keeps Alzheimer’s away? Probiotics, strong gut health may be key to avoiding dementia

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Aug 15, 2021 … CORK, Ireland — As of 2021, a whopping 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is projected to rise 22% by 2025. Globally, the number of people with dementia is predicted to triple to around 150 million by 2050 because of aging populations. While there’s no cure for the Alzheimer’s, new…

‘Pear-shaped’ people are better protected against dementia thanks to ‘beige’ fat

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Aug 12, 2021 … AUGUSTA, Ga. — “Pear-shaped” people, whose weight is generally distributed more evenly rather than above the waist in “apple-shaped” individuals, are better protected against dementia. Beige fat cells, typically found in higher amounts in the bodies of those with pear-shaped bodies, reduce inflammation linked to dementia, new research shows. Pear-shaped individuals are already at lower…

Vaping e-cigarettes just once dramatically raises oxidative stress levels

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Aug 10, 2021 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Although many vapers contend that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, studies continue to show both habits are bad for your health. Now, a new report reveals that vaping just one time in your life can dramatically affect the health of your cells. Researchers from UCLA find non-smokers who vape…

Amazonian tribe may hold key to having highly healthy brain, avoiding dementia

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Aug 07, 2021 … ORANGE, Calif. — An Amazonian tribe whose members’ brain volume decreases 70 percent slower than that of Westerners may hold the key to avoiding dementia in later life. Researchers say the healthy diet and active lifestyle practiced by the Tsimane tribe could explain the massive difference. Brain atrophy — or a loss of brain cells…

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…

Cancer survivors age faster, experience physical decline before others

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Aug 04, 2021 … ROCKVILLE, Md. — Surviving cancer is no small achievement, even with modern medicine continuing the increase the odds of someone beating the disease. Unfortunately, a new study finds that battle with cancer may be taking a serious toll on the body, especially in a person’s later years. Researchers with the National Cancer Institute in Maryland say…

COVID-19 may accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease

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Aug 03, 2021 … DENVER, Colo. — COVID-19 can lead to many lingering ailments weeks and even months after infection. Now, a disturbing new study suggests Alzheimer’s disease may be among them. Researchers with the Alzheimer’s Association say coronavirus may trigger Alzheimer’s, accelerating the onset of the most common form of dementia. Study authors discovered that memory loss and…

Plant extract that gives perfumes their floral scent may help cure Parkinson’s disease

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Jul 29, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — A plant extract that gives perfumes their floral scent may hold the key to curing Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University say experiments using the compound farnesol reversed the devastating neurological disorder. In nature, farnesol comes from berries, peaches, and tomatoes, as well as herbs and essential…

Common weed with gluten-like proteins may be mixing in with gluten-free foods

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Jul 28, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — Gluten-free foods may not be so free of gluten after all, a new study cautions. Researchers in Australia say a common weed, which is actually a popular livestock food source and tennis surface, may be mixing in with crops that specifically avoid this grain protein. Ryegrass contains a gluten-like protein which could end…

Surge in childhood respiratory viruses expected soon as pandemic safety measures fade

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Jul 26, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Childhood respiratory illnesses have become a rarity during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as many regions start to scale back their COVID safety restrictions, researchers say doctors should expect a sudden rise in children getting sick. A team from the University of British Columbia report that cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)…

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…