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1 in 100 hospitalized with COVID-19 will suffer life-threatening brain complications

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Nov 29, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — As COVID-19 variants bring renewed fears of the pandemic strengthening again, a new study finds those who end up in the hospital face a one-percent chance of suffering life-changing brain disorders as a result. Researchers with the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) say one in 100 hospitalized COVID patients will experience severe…

Vaping — just like cigarettes — linked to disease-causing damage to your DNA

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Nov 24, 2021 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Vaping causes genetic damage that can lead to disease among e-cigarette users, just like conventional cigarettes, a new study warns. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at USC say the chemical alterations, called epigenetic changes, can cause genes to malfunction. “Our study, for the first time, investigates the biological effects…

Taking a daily power walk reduces risk of Alzheimer’s, mental decline

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Nov 23, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A daily brisk walk or bike ride may reduce an older person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Researchers have found that physical activity dampens inflammation in the brain, protecting against mental decline. Lead author Dr. Kaitlin Casaletto from the University of California-San Francisco and her team note that…

Study reveals how COVID-19 is capable of infiltrating brain cells

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Nov 20, 2021 … SHREVEPORT, La. — COVID-19 is typically associated with respiratory symptoms, but plenty of studies have shown how the disease can impact the brain. Research reveals that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infiltrate neurons, leading to various neurological issues in COVID-19 patients. But how exactly does this happen? Researchers say the susceptibility of neurons and astrocytes —…

Long COVID symptoms very rare among young, competitive athletes

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Nov 16, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — Lingering and unpredictable COVID-19 symptoms long after the illness is over continues to be a major point of concern. While modern medicine continues to work around the clock to better understand “long COVID” in all of its forms, a team from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Washington reports persistent COVID-related…

Living near loud, busy roads can increase Alzheimer’s risk by over 25%

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Nov 04, 2021 … ODENSE, Denmark —According to new research, noise pollution can significantly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists say road and railway traffic alone accounts for an astonishing one-in-seven dementia cases. Constant racket from cars, buses, and trains, as well as dirty air, speeds up the brain’s decline. This leads to the conclusion that people…

No surgery for appendicitis? Scientists conclude they can treat condition with antibiotics

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Oct 25, 2021 … SEATTLE, Wash. — Appendicitis can be an extremely painful condition which almost always ends in surgery. Now, however, researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine say medical science has reached the point where doctors no longer have to take out your appendix when this occurs. The results of the largest-ever clinical trial on appendicitis…

COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease share the same genetic risk factor

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Oct 08, 2021 … LONDON — The same genetic risk factor which increases a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may also make them more vulnerable to severe symptoms of COVID-19, a new study warns. Researchers at University College London have discovered that variants of the OAS1 gene play a role in both increasing dementia risk and worse coronavirus infections.…

Wash your hands: Diarrhea-causing bacteria C.diff is ‘everywhere’

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Oct 07, 2021 … HOUSTON, Texas — Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a form of bacteria which causes severe diarrhea and colon inflammation. Unsettlingly, researchers from the University of Houston report it is “everywhere” in non-healthcare settings in the United States and all over the globe. Tests on a “worldwide sample” revealed C.diff on 26 percent of environmental samples from…

Common osteoporosis drug may protect patients from developing diabetes

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Sep 28, 2021 … AALBORG, Denmark — The osteoporosis drug alendronate may be doing more for patients than just strengthening bones. A new study reveals the prescription medication also appears to be reducing a patient’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Moreover, researchers say that protection only gets stronger the longer a person takes alendronate. Dr. Rikke Viggers from Aalborg…

The cure for COVID-19 may come from bats

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Sep 22, 2021 … MELBOURNE, Australia — Bats may hold the key to beating COVID-19, according to a new study. The flying mammals have exceptional immunity, which protects them against deadly viruses. Scientists in Australia say cracking their secret to superior health would open the door to discovering a cure for the virus. Researchers note that bats catch COVID…