Post COVID-19: Lifestyle Management at the Individual Level is Critical to Combating Non-Communicable Diseases

An international team of researchers report that the management of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, the leading causes of death worldwide, requires lifestyle management at the individual level and widespread change in strategic health policies, especially once COVID-19 has subsided. According to the World Health Organization, non-communicable diseases (NCDs),Read

Omega-3 Index Studied in COVID-19 Patients

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Researchers with the Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI) and collaborators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and in Orange County, CA, have published a small study showing that higher omega-3 blood levels may reduce risk for death from COVID-19 infection. The report was published in the journal Prostaglandins, LeukotrienesRead

T cells, SARS-CoV-2 & New Virus Variants

COVID-19 Virus Varients, Spike Protein

As virus variants emerge, physicians and the public are increasingly concerned. A study led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) suggests that T cells try to fight SARS-CoV-2 by targeting a broad range of sites on the virus — beyond the key sites on the virus’s spikeRead

Nanofiber Swabs could Improve SARS-CoV-2 Test Sensitivity

Rapid, sensitive diagnosis of COVID-19 is essential for early treatment, contact tracing and reducing viral spread. However, some people infected with SARS-CoV-2 receive false-negative test results, which might put their and others’ health at risk. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Nano Letters have developed ultra-absorptive nanofiber swabs that could reduceRead

DISCOVERY: Coconut Oil Synthesis in the Liver

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Among paleo and keto food followers, coconut oil is often the preferred fat of choice, although its alleged health benefits remain controversial because less is known about how the body metabolizes medium-chain fatty acids. Published in the journal Molecular Metabolism, scientists at the University of Bonn showed how coconut oilRead

Four Recent Studies from Frontiers in Medicine on COVID-19

The following is a collection of recent research from the Frontiers in Medicine on COVID-19. Studies include medical plants and plant metabolites against the virus, famitodine for post COVID-19 neuropsychiatric symptoms and the latest research on long haulers and encephalomyelitis/shronic fatigue syndrome. Plants Metabolites: Possibility of Natural Therapeutics Against theRead