Month: February 2020

A recent study in rats reports that an antioxidant present in mushrooms can relieve some symptoms of preeclampsia or pregnancy-related high blood pressure. Preeclampsia is a common complication in pregnancies where the mother’s blood pressure increases above 140mm Hg/90 mm Hg after about 20 weeks of pregnancy. This condition affects about five to seven percent
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Disinfection professionals wearing protective gear spray anti-septic solution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a subway station on February 28, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images The coverage on this live blog has ended — but for up-to-the-minute coverage on the coronavirus, visit the live blog from CNBC’s U.S. team. All times
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An FDA scientist and clinicians weigh in on using fecal microbiota transplants as effective treatment interventions. Using fecal bacteria to treat disease? Yes, it does exist. Two articles, both published in Cell Host and Microbiome, indicate the possibility of using fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) to treat inflammatory bowel disease—like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease—and C.
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A recent study investigated the association between olive oil and decreased risk of aging-related diseases.  Olive oil is a primary source of fat in the Mediterranean diet. It consists of monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), the healthy fat that lowers cholesterol levels. It is rich in antioxidants, which help prevent cellular damage and decrease the risk
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People wear medical masks as a precaution against coronavirus, walking around the in the streets of New York, United States on January 30, 2020. Anadolu Agency Nassau County health officials said Wednesday that they have placed 83 Americans who recently returned to New York from China in self-quarantine due to concerns they were exposed to
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Due to the rapidly expanding outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), researchers have looked to news and social media networks to gather epidemiological data. Epidemiology is the study of the cause, distribution, and patterns of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Studying epidemiological data in real-time can help to increase situational awareness and inform
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Researchers studied the symptoms and characteristics of patients infected with the COVID-19 virus. With tens of thousands of cases of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in China, an increase in the spread of COVID-19 infection to other countries is now being seen. Researchers from Zhejiang University in China recently performed a review of patients diagnosed
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 8:30 am: Japan stocks plunge around 4% Japan’s  plunged 3.97% in early trade as it returned from a holiday, following a selloff in U.S. stocks overnight. The Topix index also declined 3.92%. Shares in Australia also fell sharply, with
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When discontinuing antidepressant medications commonly prescribed to help treat depressive disorders, patients may experience antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Antidepressant medications are most commonly used to help treat depressive disorders. They are also prescribed to help with other conditions such as chronic pain syndromes, eating disorders, generalized anxiety-disorders, neuropathic pain syndromes, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Antidepressants include monoamine
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Higher levels of phthalates in mothers lead to a higher score on autism tests for boys, showing a link between phthalates and autism; these negative effects were reduced by adequate folic acid intake. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects roughly 1.7% of children in the general population.  Children who are affected
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