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Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps. The study, published in

The Lancet: Seroprevalence study from Wuhan suggests 6.9% of population had COVID-19 antibodies by April 2020 — including 40% with neutralizing antibodies that lasted for at least 9 months — but 82% of cases were asymptomatic

New study is the first long-term seroprevalence study from Wuhan, China involving over 9,000 residents who were tested for antibodies after the Wuhan lockdown lifted in April, then again in June and in October-December 2020. 532 of 9,542 participants tested

Researchers call for access to Ivermectin for young children

Millions of children weighing less than 15kg are currently denied access to Ivermectin treatment due to insufficient safety data being available to support a change to the current label indication. The WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN)’s new meta-analysis published today

Study: Progesterone therapy may improve COVID-19 outcomes for men

LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2021) — COVID-19 disproportionately affects men compared with women, raising the possibility that a hormone like progesterone may improve clinical outcomes for certain hospitalized men with the disease. New research from Cedars-Sinai published online in the

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CBD may reduce plaque and improve cognition in Alzheimer’s

A two-week course of high doses of CBD helps restore the function of two proteins key to reducing the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and improves cognition in an experimental model of early onset familial Alzheimer’s,

Second-wave COVID mortality dropped markedly in (most) wealthier zones

Wealthier northeastern US states and Western European countries tended to have significantly lower mortality rates during second-wave COVID-19 infections, new research from the University of Sydney and Tsinghua University has shown. However, the pattern was not as general as expected,

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in US adult asymptomatic population

Introduction Because severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection may be asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic, counts of officially reported cases may substantially underestimate the overall burden of infection in the United States.1 Viral serologic testing may provide a more accurate

Leprosy drug holds promise as at-home treatment for COVID-19

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – March 16, 2021 – A Nature study authored by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the University of Hong Kong shows that the leprosy drug clofazimine, which is FDA approved and on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential

Consumption of added sugar doubles fat production

Sugar is added to many common foodstuffs, and people in Switzerland consume more than 100 grams of it every day. The high calorie content of sugar causes excessive weight and obesity, and the associated diseases. But does too much sugar

UK variant spread rapidly in care homes in England

The UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly in care homes in England in November and December last year, broadly reflecting its spread in the general population, according to a study by UCL researchers. The study, published as a letter in

The fitter you are the better you burn fat – new research

Females who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise than men, according to new research from a team of sports nutritionists. The research, comprising two new studies from academics led by the University of Bath’s Centre

New study points to novel drug target for treating COVID-19

March 16, 2021, PORT ST. LUCIE, FL: Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) have identified a potential new target for anti-COVID-19 therapies. Their findings were published in Nature Microbiology. Led by FRIC scientific director Michaela Gack, Ph.D.,

Fear of COVID-19 :

During pandemics, protective behaviors need to be motivated by effective communication. A critical factor in understanding a population’s response to such a threat is the fear it elicits, since fear both contributes to motivating protective responses, but can also lead

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