Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Study: Use of Face Masks Can Prevent Second Wave of COVID-19

The widespread use of face masks keeps the coronavirus reproduction number below 1.0, and prevents further waves when combined with lockdowns, new research suggests. A...

90% of Severely Sick Covid-19 Patients Respond to New Anti-Inflammatory Drug...

Researchers report that ruxolitinib, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat to a deadly childhood immune disease, effectively reversed respiratory and multi-system inflammation in severely ill...

Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemicals in Pesticides, Nonstick Cookware and...

Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac disease...

First Human Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Finds it is Safe and...

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response...

Heartburn and Stomach Acid Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

Millions of people around the world use acid suppressants called proton pump inhibitors for conditions like heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Researchers at Karolinska...

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Higher COVID-19 Mortality Rates

After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. Led...

Berries, Apples and Tea May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were two to four times more likely to develop...

Antibodies From Llamas Could Help in Fight Against COVID-19, Study Suggests

The hunt for an effective treatment for COVID-19 has led one team of researchers to find an improbable ally for their work: a llama...

Molecule Found in Oranges Could Reduce Obesity and Prevent Heart Disease...

Researchers at Western University are studying a molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines called nobiletin, which they have shown to drastically reduce obesity...

Using Sponges to Wipe Out Cancer

A sponge found in Manado Bay, Indonesia, makes a molecule called manzamine A, which stops the growth of cervical cancer cells, according to a...

Common Oral Parasite Linked to Severe Inflammation and Tissue Destruction of...

For the first time, researchers have shown that a unicellular parasite commonly found in the mouth plays a role in both severe tissue inflammation...

Natural Compound Halts Multiple Sclerosis Damage, Spurs Neuronal Repair

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the protective layer of myelin that covers and protects nerve fibers, disrupting...