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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…

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…

‘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…

5-minute breathing exercise lowers blood pressure better than working out, medication

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Jul 07, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — A five-minute workout that scientists call “strength training for your breathing muscles” is proving to lower blood pressure as well as or even better than traditional exercise and prescription drugs. Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder say this groundbreaking exercise makes use of a hand-held device which provides resistance as the user breathes.…

Microchip can measure stress hormones in real-time from drop of blood

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Jul 03, 2021 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A groundbreaking microchip that can measure stress hormones in real-time from a drop of blood has been developed. Researchers believe the innovation could drastically change the daily health of people without the need for cumbersome laboratory set-ups. Cortisol, and other stress hormones, regulate many aspects of physical and mental health including…

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…

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…

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…

Most ‘indoor’ Americans became ‘outdoor people’ thanks to pandemic isolation

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Jun 19, 2021 … NEW YORK — If you think COVID quarantine may have been no big deal for the average couch potato, think again. A new study finds nearly three in five Americans have transformed from “indoor people” to “outdoor people” during the pandemic. The survey of 2,000 respondents over the age of 21 reveals that “indoor people” have…

COVID could actually lead to Alzheimer’s-like condition in patients, Cleveland Clinic study warns

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Jun 14, 2021 … CLEVELAND — There is certainly no shortage of reporting about the toll that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can take on the lungs. But its impact on the mind can also be devastating for patients too, a new study shows. Researchers say there is an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes often seen in Alzheimer’s…

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…