Covid Found in Frozen Meat

The Covid virus may be lurking in the most unlikely of places — your freezer or fridge.  According to a new study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, SARS-CoV-2 surrogates can survive on meat products in the refrigerator or the freezer for up to 30 days. The research was conducted using chicken,Read

TCM Outperforms Conventional Drug for Kids’ Respiratory Infections

A team of Chinese researchers found that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was more effective at treating recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in children compared to a commonly used drug.  Study Details Published in a recent issue of Pediatric Investigation, the study focused on Yupingfeng (YPF), a patented Chinese herbal formulaRead

A Youthful Mindset Is Key to Aging, Living Well

Feeling young, even at an advanced age, improves medical rehabilitation outcomes, according to a new study in Gerontology. And having a “youthful mindset” helps prevent disability and illness in older adults. Study Details Researchers followed 194 patients (ages 73–84) undergoing rehabilitation programs for osteoporotic fractures or stroke. Subjects were interviewedRead

Probiotics Boost Mood in People on Antidepressants

If any of your patients are taking antidepressants, make sure they are also supplementing with probiotics daily. According to a study in Translational Psychiatry, probiotic “add-on” therapy helps decrease depression among men and women on prescription antidepressants.  Study Details & Highlights For the 31-day study, performed on inpatients at the UniversityRead

Researchers Identify 4 Nutrients for Softer Skin

Four supplements — collagen, ceramides, hyaluronan, and procyanidin — can increase skin hydration and ease dry skin, according to a study in Frontiers in Nutrition. Scientists performed a meta-analysis and systematic review of 66 experiments involving skin health. The four beauty nutrients mentioned above were “proven to be effective” atRead