Carnivore Diet

Carnivore Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Heck yes, you’re interested in the carnivore diet. Let’s face it. Vegetables suck. You haven’t liked them since the first time your mom served you bland, microwaved broccoli. You’re tired of having to starve yourself and eat like a rabbit when you want to be healthy. Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t…

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Key priorities for transplant and living donor advocacy during COVID-1

(LOS ANGELES) — In a newly published paper, the authors first paint the vision of what optimal patient advocacy can do to overcome the challenges described by kidney transplant patients and donors, and then describe how to make that vision a reality, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Waterman, Deputy Director at the Terasaki…

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Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist?

Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist? Inflammatory proteins, also known as cytokines, play a crucial role in the immune response. If this immune response is too strong, a phenomenon known as «cytokine storm», it can cause harm to the patient. It has been thought that a cytokine storm contributes to disease severity in patients with…

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Psychological abuse: obstetric care must delve deeper

As domestic violence skyrockets amid COVID-19, women’s health experts are calling for compulsory training of obstetric health practitioners to ensure they can recognise the signs of coercive control for women in their care. The recommendation follows new research by the University of South Australia and the University Melbourne that identifies the vital role that health…

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The Lancet: Preliminary results from Russian trials of vaccine candidates reported

The new paper reports the findings of two open-label, non-randomised phase 1/2 trials looking at a frozen formulation and a freeze-dried formulation of a two-part vaccine. The two-part vaccine included two adenovirus vectors — recombinant human adenovirus type 26 (rAd26-S) and recombinant human adenovirus type 5 (rAd5-S) In the phase 1 part of each trial,…

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The Lancet: Preliminary results from Russian trials find that vaccine candidates led to no serious adverse events and elicit antibody response

The new paper reports the findings of two open-label, non-randomised phase 1/2 trials looking at a frozen formulation and a freeze-dried formulation of a two-part vaccine. The two-part vaccine included two adenovirus vectors — recombinant human adenovirus type 26 (rAd26-S) and recombinant human adenovirus type 5 (rAd5-S) In the phase 1 part of each trial,…

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Autophagy: the beginning of the end

Autophagosomes first form as cup-shaped membranes in the cell, which then grow to engulf the cellular material designated for destruction. The formation of these membranes is catalyzed by a complex machinery of proteins. «We have a very good knowledge of the factors involved in autophagosomes formation», explains group leader Sascha Martens, «but how they come…

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Identification and treatment key in responding to COVID-19 health anxiety in children

Early identification and treatment is vital to avoid long-term mental health consequences from COVID-19 among children and young people, say researchers. Writing in the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Journal, the psychologists from the University of Bath highlight how health anxieties can be triggered by changes like returning to school and argue that young people need…

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