Vitamin D shown to reduce severe symptoms of COVID

Vitamin D shown to reduce severe symptoms of COVID

[A new study suggests] that improving vitamin D status in the general population, and in particular in patients hospitalized with ...
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Cut carbs? Eat less, move more? Why the spat between low carbers and calorie counters is pointless

Part of my introduction to nutrition was reading books my mom picked up second-hand at rummage sales back in England ...
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Air pollution kills more than HIV, tuberculosis and smoking

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores more than any time in recent history how important it is to protect public health. Yet, as countries ...
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A cup of coffee a day keeps colorectal cancer away

Drinking one to four or more cups of coffee a day may help people with advanced colorectal cancer live longer ...
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Trump’s osteopathic doctor Sean Conley’s willingness to withhold national security related information about president’s infection resurrects stigmas about DOs

[A]s Dr. Sean Conley, [D.O.] issued public updates on his treatment of Trump’s COVID-19, the questions and the insults about ...
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Video: Breaking the COVID genetic code: How genetic data revealed a secret coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus mutates as it moves through its victims. Infectious particles swabbed from a patient’s nose carry small but distinctive differences ...
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Ethiopia faces confluence of crises: Locust outbreaks, flooding and COVID-fueled food shortages

COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their ...
South Africa is the continent’s COVID epicenter. Here is how it is transitioning into recovery mode

South Africa is the continent’s COVID epicenter. Here is how it is transitioning into recovery mode

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa looked appropriately dour, and sounded appropriately cautious, as he appeared on national television [recently] to ...
‘Pandemic fatigue’ hits Europe. Science alone will not corral COVID, WHO says

‘Pandemic fatigue’ hits Europe. Science alone will not corral COVID, WHO says

European countries will need to “move beyond biomedical science” to overcome Covid-19 as “pandemic fatigue” and new infections rapidly rise ...
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Fraud investigation reveals 3-continent-wide organic fruit trading ‘scam’

In January 2017, Chilean customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistleblower: The country's prized crop of raspberries was ...
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Regenerative dentistry could restore damaged teeth

Teeth develop through a complex process in which soft tissue, with connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels, are bonded with ...
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Here’s a checklist for knowing when you are safe to get a COVID vaccine

Scientists around the world are currently undertaking one of the fastest vaccine-development programs in history, trying to get the novel ...
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‘Least desirable guest at any party’: Botched US COVID response puts Olympic participation in danger

[The U.S.] usually has the largest contingent of athletes at the Summer Games. And it’s the highest-value single market for ...
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Contemplating human extinction

Whether designer pathogen or malicious AI, we now recognize many ways to die. But when did people first start actually ...
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Spillover effect: Could GMO disinformation shake public trust in other scientific innovations?

In 2016, the World Economic Forum listed online digital misinformation as one of the leading threats to modern societies. Campaigns ...
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Viewpoint: There are only two sexes. That doesn’t invalidate the biological reality of transgenderism

There’s no need to reject how biologists define the sexes to defend the view that trans women are women. When ...
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How Alaska set up a gold standard COVID testing operation

As the coronavirus pandemic surged across the U.S. this spring, Alaska faced a raft of unique obstacles. Despite the hurdles, Alaska was ...
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Will COVID cause complications for decades?

By now the story of how new viral threats emerge should be familiar – the close contact with infected animals, ...
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Viewpoint: Animals vs plants? Stop fighting about where your protein comes from and eat a balanced diet

With a feeling of uncertainty infiltrating our lives lately, many of us are looking for concrete information to help us ...
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Explaining the overlap in gender and sexuality in autistic individuals

In the 1990s, as growing numbers of children sought care related to their gender identity, clinicians and researchers began to ...
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Epidemics helped shape the Americas. Blame Columbus and Europeans

The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there ...
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COVID ‘infodemic’: 38 million article Cornell study finds President Trump ‘largest driver’ of coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories

Of the flood of misinformation, conspiracy theories and falsehoods seeding the internet on the coronavirus, one common thread stands out: ...
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Vaccine distribution logistics, not vaccine development, may pose highest hurdle to achieving COVID herd immunity

Importantly, creating the vaccine is just one step. We then need to distribute it. Because while vaccinating everyone is impossible, ...
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5 ways the CDC is wrong in equivocating on airborne spread of COVID particles

Scientists have been warning for months that the coronavirus could be spread by aerosols – tiny respiratory droplets that people emit ...
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Aging and lonely? You are more susceptible to type 2 diabetes

A fifth of adults in the UK and a third of adults in the USA report feeling lonely sometimes. There ...
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Colorants used in tattoos could play a role in detecting cancer

Currently, only three dyes with fluorescent properties used as optical imaging contrast agents—methylene blue, indocyanine green and fluorescein—are approved for ...
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How COVID-19 resembles a sexually transmitted disease

Viruses walk a fine line between severity and transmissibility. If they are too virulent, they kill or incapacitate their hosts; ...