CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine as Deaths Hit New Record

Approximately 22,000 women were hospitalized due to complications associated with novel coronavirus infections; among those women, 161 died. In comparison, non-pregnant patients were twice as likely to require admission to the ICU and 70 percent more likely to die than their pregnant counterparts. COVID-19 Pregnancy Risks A study published in […]

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Experimental Gene Therapy May Help Fight Inherited High Cholesterol

A new gene therapy being developed almost eliminated patients’ blood levels of lipoprotein(a), a protein that’s been linked to early-onset heart disease in some individuals.  Results from a clinical trial published in the issue of JAMA showed that patients with medium-to-high levels of lipoprotein(a) who received doses up to 500 […]

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Some Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s May Show Up in Your Thirties

Delaying high blood sugar and cholesterol treatment in your 20s and 30s can lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. High-density lipoprotein (HDL), the so-called good kind of cholesterol linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, also is associated with lower dementia and Alzheimer’s risks […]

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Mushrooms 101: Possible Benefits and Side Effects

Mushrooms are versatile ingredients that can be used in various recipes, and some companies seek out psilocybin—which users report experiencing positive mental health effects—for use in products such as sprays. Here is what scientists have discovered about the benefits and risks of consuming mushrooms. Health Benefits of Mushrooms Mushrooms are […]

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What is Intermittent Fasting? A Detailed Beginner’s Guide

Fasting has a long tradition in many religions. As part of an increasingly popular dieting trend, researchers have studied the health benefits of fasting, specifically intermittent fasting. This article describes how intermittent fasting works and who can benefit from it. It also discusses some potential side effects of intermittent fasting. […]

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What are Exfoliating Gloves, and Should You be Using Them?

Exfoliating your face can do wonders for your tone and texture. Find out whether dermatologists recommend exfoliating other parts of your body and which gloves they recommend. How Does it Work? Exfoliation can be achieved by either a chemical or mechanical process. Chemical exfoliation involves the application of acidic chemicals […]

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