Effects of antioxidant rich Indo-Mediterranean foods on pre-heart failure

The role of diets in the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction is controversial. However, it is well known that Western diet causes oxidative stress and has pro-inflammatory effects, whereas Mediterranean style diets are anti-inflammatory. Recently, cohort studies and case control studies, have demonstrated that western style diets rich in sugar and physical inactivity with obesity are…

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Leading the way in innovative research for COVID-19 patients

CLEVELAND — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is great interest in studying treatment and prevention approaches for the disease. Cleveland Clinic is participating in a number of research projects related to COVID-19. As an international leader in biomedical research, Cleveland Clinic has formed a multidisciplinary clinical trials committee to evaluate therapies for mild to…

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Early mammography screening lowers risk of developing fatal breast cancer

An analysis of more than half a million women in Sweden reveals that mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). For the analysis, László Tabár, MD, of Falun Central Hospital, Sweden, Stephen Duffy, MSc,…

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Study finds rising rate of mental health visits among youth to emergency departments

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. In a study published today in Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers looked at…

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Research shows even animals benefit from social distance to prevent disease

MAY 11, 2020 — Microorganisms living inside and on our body play a crucial role in both the maintenance of our health and the development of disease. Now researchers at UTSA have uncovered evidence about the importance of maintaining physical distance to minimize the spread of microbes among individuals. The scientists observed monkeys in the…

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‘Bug Zapper’ uses UV-C light to enable the sterilization and reuse of N95 masks

Right around the time in mid-March when Lehigh University moved to remote learning and researchers began to shut down on-campus labs, Nelson Tansu, the Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), received an email from Dr. Christopher Roscher, an anesthesiologist at St. Luke’s…

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Even before COVID-19, many adults over 50 lacked stable food supply

Even before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the nation’s food supply and economy, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 already had trouble getting enough food because of cost or other issues, a new poll finds. The percentage who said they’d experienced food insecurity in the past year was even…

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Melitta Pivots From Coffee Filters to Safety Masks, in a Hurry

BERLIN — As the wave of coronavirus infections broke over Europe in March, causing reserves of medical supplies to disappear, German authorities made a nationwide appeal: More safety masks were urgently needed. At Melitta, the company that pioneered the paper coffee filter, inspiration was close at hand. “The ergonomics of the thing, the fact that…

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