January 2022 / 53 posts found

Coronavirus: 2,000 hamsters to be culled over fears of first animal-to-human transmission in Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

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Pet shops and owners told to hand over any hamsters bought since December 22; Hong Kong leader earlier says it is a concern pet shop employee has been confirmed as infected with Delta variant This content was originally published here.

House Appropriations Report Ignores Strong Safety Record of Nutritional Supplements, Says NPA – Vitamin Retailer Magazine

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A recent report issued by the House Appropriations Committee ignores the superior safety record of nutritional supplements and extremely low adverse event rates compared to other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products like pharmaceuticals and conventional food. “Nutritional supplements are strongly regulated in the United States and their safety record is far superior to prescription and over the counter drugs, and even conventional foods,” said Daniel Fabricant, PhD, president and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA). “Granted, there is no substitute for a healthy diet, exercise and good choices, and people should always speak to their doctor before […]

Supplements for Male Fertility | Root Functional Medicine

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While improving sperm quality is vital in men with less than optimal sperm parameters, it is also equally crucial in cases where the female partner has poor egg quality or conditions that may affect fertility, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Fortunately, there are several evidence-based ways This content was originally published here.

Stem-Cell Based ‘Cure’ for Type-1 Diabetes Draws Nearer, With FDA Trials Launched

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While type-2 diabetes is largely preventable, type-1 diabetes is a disruptive autoimmune disorder that was once thought incurable. ‘Once’ is the keyword here, as a new and uncontroversial form of stem cell treatment should be able to cure the disease once and for all. Relying on transforming a small piece of adult skin tissue into beta-cells in the pancreas— the ones which produce the insulin hormone illusive in diabetics—the treatment bypasses the genetic mutation that causes the immune system to attack these cells which creates the disease. Diabetes, especially type-1, severely limits quality of life, and if not carefully managed […]

Coronavirus: Worse variants than Omicron to come, warn scientists | South China Morning Post

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Experts say viruses do not always get less deadly over time, and people may get double infections that could spawn ‘Frankenvariant’ hybrids. This content was originally published here.

The poor die from COVID while the rich get richer, Oxfam warns | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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The wealth of the 10 richest men has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, stoking inequality that contributes to the deaths of at least 21,300 people each day, according to a new report released on Monday from Oxfam International. “We enter 2022 with unprecedented concern,” Oxfam’s Inequality Kills (to add link) report warns, arguing that the current global state of extreme inequality is a form of “economic violence” against the world’s poorest people and nations. In this deeply unequal world, structural and systemic policy and political choices are skewed in favour of the richest and most powerful, resulting in harm to […]

Israeli study on lab animals may point a way for treating post-trauma with nutritional supplements

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Share this article Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a widespread mental health condition – especially in Israel that has regularly been assailed by terrorism, missiles and all-out war, in addition to aging Holocaust survivors exposed to years of loss and suffering – that’s triggered by experiencing or witnessing terrifying events. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about what they endured.  Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or […]

Functional Medicine for Sports Performance | Root Functional Medicine

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Nutrition is particularly important for athletes due to the stress and high energy demands they put on their bodies. There are many basic and more advanced (functional) tests that we can check on our athletes. This content was originally published here.

Covid May Raise the Risk of Diabetes in Children, Study Says – The New York Times

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The researchers found increases in diabetes in both data sets, though the relative rates were quite different: they found a 2.6-fold increase in new diabetes cases among children in one, and a smaller 30 percent increase in another. “Even a 30 percent increase is a big increase in risk,” said Sharon Saydah, a researcher at the C.D.C. and lead author of the study. The differences likely result from different ways of classifying children as having Covid, she added. Dr. Saydah said it was not yet clear whether post-Covid diabetes would be a chronic condition in these children, or a transient […]

Poorer nations forced to dump close-to-expiry COVID vaccines | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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Poorer nations last month rejected more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the global programme COVAX, mainly due to their approaching expiry date, a UNICEF official has said. The figure shows the difficulties of vaccinating the global population despite growing supplies of jabs, with COVAX getting closer to delivering one billion doses to a total of nearly 150 countries. “More than a 100 million have been rejected just in December alone,” Etleva Kadilli, director of supply division at UN agency UNICEF told lawmakers at the European Parliament on Thursday. The main reason for rejection was the delivery […]