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COVID vaccine trial locations influenced in vaccine efficacy results

A new study by a University of Arkansas information systems researcher and his colleague at the University of Waikato in New Zealand shows that COVID vaccine trials conducted in geographic locations with low infection rates had higher efficacy results, compared to trials in locations with high infection rates. Puzzled by efficacy rates of approved COVID-19 vaccines ranging from 95% to 45%, Abhijith Anand, assistant professor in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and Rajeev Sharma, professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, wondered if the prevalence of COVID-19 infection rates at the locations where pharmaceutical companies conducted…
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Living with dogs (but not cats) as a toddler might protect against Crohns disease

San Diego, CA (May 23, 2022)Young children who grow up with a dog or in a large family may have some protection later in life from a common inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohns disease, according to a study to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. Our study seems to add to others that have explored the hygiene hypothesis which suggests that the lack of exposure to microbes early in life may lead to lack of immune regulation toward environmental microbes, said Williams Turpin, PhD, the studys senior author and a research associate with Mount Sinai Hospital and…
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A new way to combat SARS-CoV-2: Using a desktop-sized air-curtain to inactivate almost 100% of coronavirus particles

There are certain situations where maintaining distance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is difficult, such as when a doctor takes blood or when someone checks into a hotel. By combining medical and engineering technologies, a team of Nagoya University researchers combined a desktop-sized air-curtain with LEDs to irradiate the virus and allow people to interact in close environments safely. Although acrylic sheets are currently widely used as partitions, our air curtain not only blocks, but also deactivates, viruses, says Professor Tomomi Uchiyama, one of the authors of the study. Therefore, we expect this device to render acrylic partitions obsolete…
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New Expert Consensus Statement published on achieving remission of type 2 diabetes using diet as a primary intervention

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine has released an expert consensus statement to assist clinicians in achieving remission of type 2 diabetes in adults using diet as a primary intervention. The expert consensus statement is endorsed by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and cosponsored by the Endocrine Society. This unique publication in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine is the first to focus on diet as primary means of achieving lasting remission of diabetes without medications or procedures in contrast with the usual role of diet as an adjunctive…
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Choline makes key nutrient available for baby development

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The nutrient choline shown to have long-term benefits for children whose mothers consume it during pregnancy also helps the body more efficiently use an omega 3 fatty acid that is essential for fetal brain, cognition and vision development, a new study finds. The study was published May 16 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The findings show that choline supplementation supports cellular metabolism to more efficiently handle and release the omega 3 fatty acid, DHA, from a pregnant individuals liver. Once released into the bloodstream, DHA can be delivered into all the tissues, including the placenta. During pregnancy, mom is primed to get nutrients out of the liver and make…
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Industry lobbying on WHO overshadowing public health policy, researchers suggest

Has the World Health Organization become collateral damage in the wars over global commerce? Producers of such products as commercial milk formulas, processed foods, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals and electronic gaming software have been ramping up efforts to influence United States policy toward the WHO. This, University of California, Davis, researchers suggest in a new paper, compromises a global health governance system that should be free of commercial influence. Similar lobbying dates back decades, but these efforts have taken on a new, coordinated form in recent years, fueling conflicts between the U.S. and the WHO just as COVID-19 was about to…
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Study tests link between common blood pressure pills and breast cancer

Curtin University researchers will examine if the long-term use of a popular blood pressure medication increased the risk of breast cancer in almost 200,000 women as part of a new project supported by the Federal Government. The new research, awarded an NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grant, will investigate the link between the long-term use of calcium channel blockers and the risk of breast cancer by examining three internationally renowned Australian and Dutch longitudinal cohorts using state-of-the-art analytical techniques, which have not been used in this area before. Lead researcher Professor Rachael Moorin, from the Curtin School of Population…
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How cranberries could improve memory and ward off dementia

Adding cranberries to your diet could help improve memory and brain function, and lower bad cholesterol according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UK). A new study published today highlights the neuroprotective potential of cranberries. The research team studied the benefits of consuming the equivalent of a cup of cranberries a day among 50 to 80-year-olds. They hope that their findings could have implications for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. Lead researcher Dr David Vauzour, from UEAs Norwich Medical School, said: Dementia is expected to affect around 152 million people by 2050. There…
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Scientists create new method to kill cyberattacks in less than a second

A new method that could automatically detect and kill cyberattacks on our laptops, computers and smart devices in under a second has been created by researchers at Cardiff University. Using artificial intelligence in a completely novel way, the method has been shown to successfully prevent up to 92 per cent of files on a computer from being corrupted, with it taking just 0.3 seconds on average for a piece of malware to be wiped out. Publishing their findings in the journal Security and Communications Networks, the team say this is the first demonstration of a method that can both detect and kill…
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Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children

COLUMBUS, Ohio Heres a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.   As part of a larger study, researchers asked parents of 134 kids with ADHD symptoms to complete a detailed questionnaire about the typical foods the children ate, including portion sizes, over a 90-day period.   Another questionnaire asked parents to rate symptoms of inattention a hallmark of ADHD in their kids, such as having trouble staying focused, not following instructions, difficulty remembering things, and difficulty regulating…
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Resolution time of COVID vaccine-related lymphadenopathy

Leesburg, VA, May 19, 2022According to ARRS American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), axillary lymphadenopathy detected by breast ultrasound after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination lasts longer than reported in initial vaccine clinical trials. The prolonged resolution time supports a follow-up interval of at least 12 weeks for suspected vaccine-related lymphadenopathy and avoidance of delaying screening mammography after vaccination, wrote corresponding author Michele B. Drotman, MD. Drotman and the Weill Cornell Medicine team extracted health record data for 111 patients (mean age, 52 years) with unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy ipsilateral to administration of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccineperformed within 8 weeks prior and detected on breast ultrasound…
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Near Death Recall more than hallucinations, LDL-C and CVD correlation in question, EMFs and Alzheimers in question

https://youtu.be/pY4ZPEHSxOQ Near Death Recall more than hallucinations, LDL-C and CVD correlation in question, EMFs and Alzheimers in question Recalled experiences surrounding death: More than hallucinations?https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/948999#.YlHQFSLqINw.wordpressLink between high cholesterol and heart disease 'inconsistent,' new study findshttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/948999#.YlHQFSLqINw.wordpressEMFs, calcium and Alzheimers disease: A closer linkhttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/950769#.Ymc4vfdMhLA.wordpress NearDeath #LDL #EMF Near Death Recall, electroencephalography, EEG, Gamma, hallucination, ldl, ldlc, statins, heart disease, cvd, cardio vascular disease, myocardial infarction, MI, EMF, Electromagnetic Pulse, Calcium, Alzheimers, neurodegeneration, digital dementia, VGCC, magnetic forces, intracellular calcium levels, voltage-gated calcium channels NearDeath #LDL #EMF #VGCC #neurodegeneration #alzheimers #dementia #statins #CVD #MI #EMF #Gamma #EMP #myocardial #digitaldementia
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Higher dose of melatonin improved sleep in older adults

Melatonin is one of the most used supplements in the United States. Among older adults, its use has tripled in the last two decades. But there is no consensus on the right dosage of melatonin, and studies of its effects on sleep quality in older adults have had mixed results. Researchers from Brigham and Womens Hospital conducted a study in 24 healthy, older adults to evaluate whether a high-dose or a low-dose melatonin supplement could improve sleep. The team found that the higher dose had a significant impact, increasing total sleep time compared to placebo by more than 15 minutes…
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NUS researchers upcycle pineapple leaves into low-cost fat trappers

Imagine swallowing a capsule or munching a cracker made from pineapple leaf fibres to lose weight at a fraction of the cost of fat burners currently available in the market. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with an innovative way to upcycle pineapple leaves for fat absorption, a worlds first. Pineapple leaves are natural, biodgradable and biocompatible. They are usually discarded after the fruits are harvested, hence they are very cheap and abundant. In our recent work, we capitalised on the excellent mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fibres for fat absorption,…
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Untapped potential: Mineral water derived from deep-sea water may have health benefits

The oceans have helped sustain life on Earth for billions of years and will likely continue to do so far into the future. Oceans have an abundance of minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and copper, which are essential nutrients for living organisms. In Japan, deep-sea water (or DSW) is commonly used for drinking, cosmetic purposes, and as seasoning. Recent evidence indicates that DSW has numerous health benefits. However, the exact mechanism behind these benefits is not known. It is also difficult to compare mineral water sources like DSW since they have different hardnesses, which is a term for the…
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Boost in nerve-growth protein helps explain why running supports brain health

Exercise increases levels of a chemical involved in brain cell growth, which bolsters the release of the feel good hormone dopamine, a new study shows. Dopamine is known to play a key role in movement, motivation, and learning. Experts have long understood that regular running raises dopamine activity in the brain and may protect nerve cells from damage. In addition, past research has tied exercise-driven boosts in the dopamine-triggering chemical called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and in dopamine levels to improvements in learning and memory. However, the precise way these three factors interact has until now remained unclear. Led by…
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Herbs for Tendons / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Herbs for Tendons / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome https://youtu.be/72p5LOK54_4 Herbs for Tendons / Carpal Tunnel Syndrom This review discusses the utility of herbal nutraceuticals that have demonstrated safety and tolerability as anti-inflammatory agents for the prevention and treatment of tendinitis through the suppression of catabolic signaling pathways Mueller A-L, Brockmueller A, Kunnumakkara AB, Shakibaei M. Modulation of Inflammation by Plant-Derived Nutraceuticals in Tendinitis. Nutrients. 2022; 14(10):2030. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14102030 Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, herb, phytochemicals, phytopharmaceuticals, inflammation, anti-inflammatory, echinacea, icariin, Epimedium grandiflorum, flavonoids, bromelain, curcumin, quercetin, egcg, green tea, genistein, avocado, resveratrol, polyphenols Achilles, rotator cuff, Boswellia serrata, tendinopathy, epicondylitis #tendons #tendonitis #herbs…

Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the guts immune system

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham and National Institutes of Health. Using immune-boosting drugs alongside the antibiotics could reduce the health risks from these complex infections say the researchers. The life-threatening fungal infection invasive candidiasis is a major complication for hospitalised patients who are given antibiotics to prevent sepsis and other bacterial infections that spread quickly around hospitals (such as C. diff). Fungal infections can be more difficult to treat than bacterial infections, but…
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Friendly gut bacteria may eliminate pathogens by competing for energy resources

New research from scientists at UC Davis Health provides clues for how friendly bacteria in the gut probiotics may help eradicate bacterial pathogens like Salmonella by competing with them for needed resources. The study, published today in Cell Host & Microbe, shows that the availability of needed nutrients alone doesnt define where bacteria including pathogens like Salmonella can survive and thrive in the gut. These insights provide a better understanding of the nutritional basis of intestinal colonization and can help inform efforts to develop probiotics to combat infection, said Megan Liou, a Ph.D. candidate in the Bäumler Lab at UC…
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Hope for Europes 23 million acne sufferers as dermatologists identify possible link between key nutrient and skin condition / Akne Patienten zeigen erniedrigte Omega-3 Fettsäure Spiegel

Dermatologists in Germany have identified what could be a crucial link between acne and a deficit of omega-3 fatty acids.1 The findings, released during the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Spring Symposium, could offer new opportunities for managing a condition estimated to affect nearly 23 million people in Europe.2 The team behind the research, based at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy in Munich, studied 100 patients diagnosed with acne and, by measuring nutritional parameters in their blood, found that 94% of the patients had below-recommended levels (8-11%) of omega-3 fatty acids. (ω-3-FA )1 They also investigated the…
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