Children with COVID-19 Inflammatory Diseases Show Cardiac Complications

During the height of the pandemic, researchers at Children’s National Hospital discovered that as many as one half of children with COVID-19 and multi-system inflammatory disease in children (MIS-C) at the hospital developed cardiac complications including coronary artery abnormalities, even when diagnosed and treated promptly. The data was shared asRead …

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Could CBD Reduce COVID Lung Damage? A Protective Peptide May Be the Answer

New research shows that CBD appears to reduce the “cytokine storm” that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face ofRead …

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Why are the Kidneys an Attractive Target for Coronavirus?

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Although the lungs are a common target for COVID-19’s cytokine storm, so are the kidneys, making the 1-in-4 U.S. adults with diabetes resulting in diabetic kidney disease at increased risk for virus mortality. But why are the kidneys so attractive to the coronavirus? Recently published in Kidney International, a nationalRead …

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Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis

Although most patients with COVID-19 present with respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms have also been reported in up to 25% of patients with novel corona virus disease (COVID-19). Case reports show acute pancreatitis as an initial presentation in patients with COVID-19. Research shows that islet cells of the pancreas containRead …

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New Research Illuminates Polarizing Roles of IL-17 for Respiratory Distress and Mind-Body Connection

Commentary: COVID-19: a case for inhibiting IL-17? The cytokine, IL-17 has been in the news lately, but for very different reasons. We look at two areas of research: COVID-19 and the brain — one with a negative role the other positive. The cytokine’s predominant role is dependent on where itRead …

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