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Children of the 90s study helps scientists pinpoint those most at risk of long COVID

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain A national study published today in nature communication suggests that women most at risk for long-term COVID are women, people aged 50-60, those with poor pre-pandemic mental health, and those in poor general health, such as anyone with asthma or who is overweight. About 2 million people in the UK are …

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Associations Between Glaucoma and Cognitive Function Not Substantial

A new population-based study from Michigan suggested that the associations between glaucoma and cognitive function were “small” and likely not clinically meaningful, with incident glaucoma associated with higher cognitive function scores but steeper rates of cognitive score decline over time. Previous studies of these associations have often yielded mixed results, but the research team led …

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EU delivers first batch of monkeypox vaccines to Spain

ANI | Updated: June 29, 2022 01:50 IST Brussels [Belgium]June 29 (ANI/Xinhua): The first batch of 5,300 doses of monkeypox vaccine purchased by the European Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) was delivered in Spain on Tuesday, a Commission spokesman said.“As of today, the first deliveries of vaccines in response to the monkeypox …

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Weirdly, It Appears the Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

In a surprising finding, researchers have found that getting at least one flu shot makes people over 65 less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, up to four years later. While it’s far too early to determine whether there are direct causal links between the common vaccine and neurological health outcomes like Alzheimer’s — …

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Mimicking the beneficial effects of exercise

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT June 28, 2022 Increased physical activity has been shown to prevent and alleviate a wide variety of diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, the molecular mechanisms that mediate these metabolic benefits are poorly understood. Sign up NatureLi et al. report that exercise stimulates the production of the metabolite N-lactoyl-phenylalanine (Lac-Phe) in …

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Treatment Algorithm Addresses Monkeypox in Pregnancy

The dangers that monkey pox pose to maternal and fetal health has prompted experts from several countries to recently propose a clinical management algorithm (decision tree) for post-exposure isolation and testing and treating the infection during pregnancy. Pradi Dashraath, MBBS, Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National University Hospital, Singapore, and colleagues …

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The Weekend Leader – Explained: How Covid virus uses body’s fat cells to replicate

Photo: IANS SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is undertaking a massive takeover of the body’s fat-processing system, creating cellular fat stores that allow the virus to hijack the body’s molecular machinery and cause disease, suggests an investigation. After scientists discovered the important role of fat for SARS-CoV-2, they used weight-loss drugs and other fat-targeting …

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