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Food products labeled as containing “wild mushrooms” often misleading

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 08:13
A team of researchers at the University of Utah and the Natural History Museum of Utah has found that wild mushroom ingredients often consist entirely or in part of cultivated species. These include the ubiquitous white and brown “button” mushrooms and portabella (Agaricus bisporus), oyster (Pleurotus spp.), and shiitake (Lentinula edodes).

Researchers find clues to how lung damage develops in the aftermath of a respiratory infection

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 08:05
The deadliest time in a viral respiratory illness sometimes is actually after the virus is cleared from the body. Destructive processes that are set in motion during an infection crest in the weeks after the virus is defeated, leading to organ damage that can cause chronic illness or even death.

Psychological capital helps employees to cope with the negative effects of working in a pandemic

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:54
Just like the COVID-19 vaccine protects against contracting the contagious virus, the collective elements of self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resiliency helps inoculate employees from the negative effects of working through a pandemic, according to a new West Virginia University study.

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that may protect nursing infants from COVID-19

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:38
The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.

Study assesses contemporary burden of brain and other CNS tumors in the U.S

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:22
A new study found that incidence rates for malignant brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors declined by 0.8% annually during 2008 through 2017 in the United States for all ages combined.

Population peak could contribute to less meaningful social interactions and reproduction suppression

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:14
A predicted population drop at the end of the century could be explained by stress from meaningless social interactions, according to a review article published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrinology.

Waterloo experts are developing new cancer treatments with high-intensity focused ultrasound

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:01
Researchers are bringing the use of acoustic waves to target and destroy cancerous tumors closer to reality.

Study reveals trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment over the past 30 years

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:52
Over the past 30 years, the number of adults (aged 30-79 years) living with hypertension worldwide has doubled—rising from an estimated 331 million women and 317 million men in 1990, to 626 million women and 652 million men in 2019, with most of this increase occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Do aerosol boxes prevent airborne spread of SARS-CoV-2?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:36
An interesting new study describes a novel aerosol box design that has been produced and tested to prevent airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Glycyrrhizic acid as a drug candidate for COVID-19

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:29
A new study presents the benefits of licorice, an age-old herbal remedy, to treat COVID-19 at all stages.

Major UK study redefines care for critically ill children on ventilation

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:25
A major UK clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill infants and children.

COVID-19 with pre-eclampsia and acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:21
A new study reports a case of pre-eclampsia complicated by the acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP).

COVID-19 economic downturn likely to have prompted an extra 267,000 infant deaths in 2020

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:14
An extra 267,000 infants will likely have died in 2020 in low and middle income countries as a result of the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, finds a modelling study, published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Intrahospital transport of emergency care patients prone to high mishap rate, study finds

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:10
Moving emergency care patients to other hospital departments by wheelchair or trolley is prone to a high rate of mishaps, finds a study at one large Australian hospital, published online in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

New $14.5 million NIH grant to support research on HIV treatment and care in Central Africa

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 05:52
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy have been awarded a five-year, $14.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue leading and expand their research on HIV treatment and care in five Central African nations.

Study identifies a key molecular mechanism driving COVID-19 mortality

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 05:25
An enzyme with an elusive role in severe inflammation may be a key mechanism driving COVID-19 severity and could provide a new therapeutic target to reduce COVID-19 mortality.

New research aims to better understand motor problems in children with ASD

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 05:17
Anjana Bhat, associate professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Physical Therapy, has been awarded a research project (R01) grant through the National Institutes of Health for the next three years.

Online, video-based exercise program can help postpartum women with diastasis rectus abdominis

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 22:35
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that an online, video-based core exercise program can help with a condition many women experience after childbirth.

Maternal obesity may raise the risk of bowel cancer in adult offspring

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 22:24
An obese mum-to-be may be raising the risk of bowel cancer in her adult children, suggests research of more than 18,000 mother and child pairs, published online in the journal Gut.

Study shows difference in antibody levels in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and type of vaccination

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 19:47
In a recent study, researchers aimed to monitor the levels of the anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike IgG levels in populations that were subjected to routine tests.