February 2021 / 58 posts found

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report – The New York Times

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Other experts said the sudden appearance of coronavirus variants was worrying. “Given the involvement of E484K or S477N, combined with the fact that the New York region has a lot of standing immunity from the spring wave, this is definitely one to watch,” said Kristian Andersen, a virologist at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, who was not involved in the new research efforts. What You Need to Know About the Vaccine Rollout The E484K mutation has independently cropped up in many different parts of the world, an indication that it offers the virus a significant advantage. “Variants that […]

Are Nutritional Supplements Important For Healthy Living?

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Do you think nutritional supplements are worth the hype? Can they really make a difference in your health? Some “experts” will tell you to skip taking your vitamins, to forgo fish oil, and leave the supplements on the shelf. A 2015 survey shows almost 7 out of 10 Americans take dietary supplements. Thanks to the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act of 1994, Americans have access to quality dietary supplements that don’t exist even in many other developed countries. Some avid users of dietary supplements end up with a breakfast table full of vitamin, mineral, and herbal capsules.  But, are people being oversold on supplements? Are supplements being […]

Study finds functional medicine model is associated with improvements in health-related QOL | EurekAlert! Science News

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EMBARGOED UNTIL 11 a.m. ET on Friday, October 25, 2019, CLEVELAND: In the first retrospective cohort study of the functional medicine model, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that functional medicine was associated with improvements in health-related quality of life. The study was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. The two-year study examined 1,595 patients treated in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine and 5,657 patients seen in primary care at a family health center, assessing health-related quality of life using PROMIS®, an NIH-validated questionnaire. PROMIS provides a measure of patients’ global physical and mental health […]

Drugs vs diabetes, hypertension VAT-free starting 2019: DOF | ABS-CBN News

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MANILA – Medicines to control diabetes, hypertension, and high-cholesterol will no longer have any Value-Added Tax (VAT) starting January 1, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. This content was originally published here.

Over 500,000 dead from coronavirus in U.S.

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More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins data. Why it matters: The death toll is larger than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in action in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined. It comes just one year after the country’s first coronavirus death was confirmed. The scale of the horrifying loss is hard to visualize. What they’re saying: “You see on the news, ‘X amount of people died,’ but it’s so much more than that,” Priscilla Morse, whose 6-year-old daughter […]

105-Year Old Woman Survived Spanish Flu, and Now, Coronavirus – The New York Times

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She raised three sons and ran a corner store for decades with her first husband, Henry Laws Jr., in Los Angeles. She married twice more after returning to Hawaii, where she worked as a home health aide and welcomed grandchildren for summerlong visits. What You Need to Know About the Vaccine Rollout Ms. DeClerck is one of 62 residents of Mystic Meadows to have contracted the virus; four patients died, including three who were receiving hospice care, Mr. Neiman said. “We’re as careful as possible,” he said, “but this finds a way of sneaking in.” In January, residents were being […]

Nutritional Supplements Don’t Ward Off Depression: Study – Drugs.com MedNews

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MONDAY, March 11, 2019 — Taking vitamin pills and other supplements won’t prevent depression, but promoting better eating habits might help, new research suggests. The study included more than 1,000 overweight or obese people in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain who were at risk for depression, but were not currently depressed. Excess weight is often linked with depression, the researchers noted. Half of the study participants took daily supplements containing folic acid, vitamin D, omega-3 fish oils, zinc and selenium. Half took a placebo pill. Half were also counseled about their eating habits and urged to limit […]

Machine Learning Applied to Functional Medicine

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[Christopher Kelly]: Thank you for having us. I am delighted to be here. It’s a privilege and an honor. I’m a long time listener, so it’s very exciting to be here. [Tommy Wood]: Yeah, likewise. (0:04:33) [Damien Blenkinsopp]: It’s awesome. Yeah, having seen you guys at various conferences over time and obviously having many discussions, it’s about time. So today we’re going to dive a little bit into machine learning, because you guys have been playing around with that. Chris and Tommy, what is machine learning? Is it the same as artificial intelligence? I think, first of all, we’d better […]

Why Marijuana Is A Power Plant For People With Diabetes

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The symptoms surround can vary depending on which type patients have. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin and requires those effected to receive insulin (the hormone that keeps your blood sugar at a normal level) injection multiple times a day. Type 2 on the other hand is a chronic condition that impacts the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). This disorder usually directs the pancreas to produce more insulin that is necessary. A published in the American Journal of Medicine showed that frequent and active cannabis users were able to metabolize […]

Covid 19 coronavirus: Woman kept in managed isolation after refusing Covid 19 test – NZ Herald

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An Australian woman who’s being kept in managed isolation for refusing to get a Covid-19 test says she just wants more information before agreeing. Lucinda Baulch has been at the Grand Mercure in Wellington for 25 days while she waits for scientific evidence of the PCR tests safety and effectiveness. The woman, who is a qualified vet nurse, said she had requested additional information from the facility – but had so far not been provided with any. Once presented with that information she would get a Covid-swab – but until then she could not give informed consent, she said. “As […]