Inflammatory Cytokine Markers Predict COVID Severity and Survival

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Mount Sinai scientists have identified primary markers of inflammation IL-6 and TNF-α reliably predict COVID severity and likelihood of survival. This is providing a foundation for a diagnostic platform and therapeutic targets, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. The researchers studied four proteins serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, tumorRead …

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Stress Accelerates Aging Among First-Year Medical Residency Students

A new study, published in Biological Psychiatry, by University of Michigan Medical School suggests that during the first year of medical residency for doctors is so stressful that it accelerates cellular aging. It’s the first longitudinal study of people exposed to such prolonged stress. Stress is a key precipitant forRead …

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High-Intensity Interval Training Elicits Higher Enjoyment than Moderate Continuous Exercise

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At this time of year, your patients are likely embarking on a new exercise program to get and stay in shape in the new year. This study, published in PLOS ONE, shows that high intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is far more enjoyable that moderate intensity continuous exerciseRead …

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Moderate Carbohydrate Diet Extends Longevity by Four Years, says Lancet Study

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Low or moderate carbohydrate intake, which is better for overall health? For the past decade, Americans have touted the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet, among them the Atkins, Paleo and Ketogenic. While shunning highly processed carbohydrates is always recommended, strict adherence to these diets also snubbed certain complex carbohydrates suchRead …

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