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Klotho-VS heterozygosity (KL-VSHET+ status) is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer disease (AD) and β-amyloid (Aβ) burden in cognitively normal individuals aged older than 60 years who carry apolipoprotein e4 (APOE4), according to research published online April 13 in JAMA Neurology.
Michael E. Belloy, Ph.D., from Stanford University…

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Eating a Mediterranean diet that’s high in vegetables, whole grains and fish could reduce your risk of mental decline, two studies from the U.S. National Eye Institute (NEI) suggest.
“We do not always pay attention to our diets. We need to explore how nutrition affects the brain and the eye,” lead author Dr. Emily Chew said in an NEI news release….

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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved by FDA
The first saliva test for COVID-19 was approved Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The test, developed by Rutgers University researchers, provides another testing option and could lower…

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AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the kinase inhibitor Koselugo (selumetinib) for the treatment of pediatric patients two years of age and older with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who have symptomatic,…

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The numbers are staggering: More than 3,600 nursing home and long-term care residents have died due to COVID-19 infections, with a huge number occurring in just the past two weeks.
The stories are tragic:

A California nursing home with more than a third of residents infected with COVID-19 had to be evacuated when fearful staff didn’t show up to…

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Keeping away from one another is crucial for stopping the coronavirus. But that distancing also risks keeping people away from vital support.
“It’s a real danger,” said Mike Marshall, executive director of Oregon Recovers, a coalition of addiction recovery groups. People in recovery, he said, rely on group meetings to provide community and accountability….

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Many health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are struggling with sleep, a new study finds.
The researchers also found that those with insomnia were more likely to have depression, anxiety and stress-based trauma.
The study included nearly 1,600 health care workers who completed an online questionnaire between January 29…

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A new study adds to a growing pile of evidence that suggests losing your sense of smell and taste is an early sign of COVID-19.
While there has been anecdotal information about this link, these are the first empirical findings that make a strong connection, according to the researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Other known symptoms…

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Once you’ve had COVID-19 and recovered, are you now immune from the virus?
That’s the critical question that will help shape how the United States re-opens for business in the coming months.
Unfortunately, there’s still no clear answer.
It’s still too soon to tell if the first wave of COVID-19 survivors will remain immune to the virus for any appreciable…

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Coronavirus cases and deaths in several of America’s early hotspots showed signs of plateauing on Tuesday, and governors from those states announced regional pacts to help re-open those areas when social distancing orders can be relaxed.
The governors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts and Rhode Island said…

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Vitamin C has always been a controversial supplement. To some, it belongs firmly in the alternative medicine basket, with apparently no substantial evidence to support its use. To others, it holds promise, particularly if you are talking about certain groups of people who are likely to be low in vitamin C. Because we NEED vitamin […]

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Undeniably, we are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a serious and fatal disease for some and globally it has, and will continue to have, wide-reaching implications, medically, socially, and financially for some time. But medical advances will be significant. Although we have learned a lot about the new coronavirus already, there is still a lot […]

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On December the 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a cluster of cases of unusual pneumonia. Several of those infected had worked at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan and early reports suggested 40 people had the new illness. By the 7th of January, the virus had been identified as […]

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