New study finds SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have observed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters. The findings, published in the journal Microorganisms, could help explain symptoms some men with COVID-19 have reported and have important implications for men’s health. As the pandemic goes on, clinicians continue to report their findings that […]

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Study finds ‘serious problems with privacy’ in mobile health apps

An in-depth analysis of more than 20,000 health related mobile applications (mHealth apps) published by The BMJ today finds “serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices.” The researchers say the collection of personal user information is “a pervasive practice” and that patients “should be informed on the privacy practices of these apps and the associated privacy risks before installation […]

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Study finds new and effective treatment for vitamin D deficiency

There are several million people worldwide with various fat malabsorption syndromes including those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and those with obesity. These patients often have a difficult time absorbing vitamin D and both groups of patients are at an increased risk for vitamin D deficiency and therefore at higher risk for osteoporosis and osteomalacia (softening of the bones). […]

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‘Magic mushroom’ compound may work just as well as antidepressants, small study finds

Psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in “magic mushrooms,” may work just as well as a common antidepressant drug at treating symptoms of depression, a small new study suggests. The study found that people who took psilocybin twice under the supervision of psychiatrists showed similar reductions in depression symptoms — based on scores on a survey — compared with people who took […]

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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Benefits of COVID vaccine ‘greatly outweigh’ short-lived side effects: Dr. Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss possible side effects from the coronavirus vaccine and weighs in on herd immunity timeline. SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone […]

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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Benefits of COVID vaccine ‘greatly outweigh’ short-lived side effects: Dr. Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss possible side effects from the coronavirus vaccine and weighs in on herd immunity timeline. SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone […]

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Study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. “For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” says Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. […]

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Colorado finds first cases of Brazil COVID variant that reinfects survivors easily

Colorado reported its first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that has proven adept at reinfecting people who already had the virus. The P.1 variant was first found in Brazil and pushed that country’s health system to the breaking point, even in areas where many people had already had the virus and were thought to be immune. Other South American […]

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Colorado finds first cases of Brazil COVID variant that reinfects survivors easily

Colorado reported its first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that has proven adept at reinfecting people who already had the virus. The P.1 variant was first found in Brazil and pushed that country’s health system to the breaking point, even in areas where many people had already had the virus and were thought to be immune. Other South American […]

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Children who are physically fitter have bigger brains, new study finds

Children with a higher level of physical fitness have larger brains, and both aerobic capacity and strength/speed are related to the amount of gray and white matter in the brain, meaning that overweight or obese children are adversely affected. Furthermore, a greater amount of white matter in the brain is linked to superior cognitive performance. These are the findings derived […]

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