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‘Rogue’ antibodies found in brains of teens with delusions and paranoia after COVID-19

Two teens developed severe psychiatric symptoms such as paranoia, delusions and suicidal thoughts during mild COVID-19 infections. Now, scientists think they’ve identified a potential trigger: Rogue antibodies may have mistakenly attacked the teens’ brains, rather than the coronavirus.   The researchers spotted these rogue antibodies in two teens who were examined at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff […]

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Watermelon: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a deliciously healthy fruit, soaked with nutrients, low in calories and is free of fat. When eaten in reasonable amounts watermelon is good for you and provides many health benefits. You can eat all parts of the watermelon including the rind and seeds, according to health website Healthline.  A watermelon is approximately 92% water according to […]

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Colorado veterans homes followed COVID rules, audit finds

An audit of Colorado’s five veterans community living centers found they complied with the state’s rules on COVID-19 testing and training, which may have contributed to their lower rate of cases. The audit doesn’t directly state whether all measures were effective, but it did note that the virus didn’t spread as widely in veterans facilities as it did in other […]

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US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

Two weeks before a new vaccination requirement kicks in for most foreign travelers to the U.S., the Biden administration detailed the new international COVID-19 air travel polices, including exemptions for kids, and new federal contact tracing requirements. Beginning on Nov. 8, foreign, non-immigrant adults traveling to the United States will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions, […]

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Research finds higher disease protection in fat cells in females

Research from the University of Cincinnati finds a higher presence of mitochondria in fat tissue in females. The research suggests this provides women protection against obesity and metabolic diseases. The study was published in Nature Metabolism. Mitochondria, explains Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology in the UC College of Medicine, produce energy […]

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Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Celebrate Their Co-Parenting Bond on Son Deacon's 18th Birthday

Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe’s son Deacon turned 18 and his parents celebrated with warm shout-outs to each other. “Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son,” Phillippe wrote on Instagram Sunday alongside two photos of him, Deacon, and Witherspoon. “You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you. […]

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New research finds air pollution reduces sperm counts through brain inflammation

Researchers have long known that air pollution can increase the risk of disorders such as obesity, diabetes, and fertility, but they did not know the exact mechanism for how it can lead to these health conditions. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have shown how air pollution reduces sperm count in mice by causing inflammation in the […]

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