CDC study reports bivalent boosters protect against COVID-19 variants | News

CDC study reports bivalent boosters protect against COVID-19 variants |  News

A new study published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters add protection against new variants of the virus. Another study showed that the bivalent vaccine protects against serious diseases. Wastewater monitoring shows that these variants, XBB and XBB.1.5, account for approximately 25% of the … Read more

E-cigarettes cause MORE lung inflammation than regular cigarettes

E-cigarettes cause MORE lung inflammation than regular cigarettes

Vape users suffer more lung inflammation than people who smoke regular cigarettes, study finds. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say electronic devices cause “unique” damage to the lungs that is not yet fully understood. The study is the latest evidence to underscore how vaping is not the safe quitting method it was originally touted … Read more

A puff of alcohol warns of a deadly disease: Stanford study

A puff of alcohol warns of a deadly disease: Stanford study

This is sobering news for the rosy-cheeked drinker. If you’ve spilled a few and you feel a hot flash rising to your face and ears, you’re not alone. Although often seen as annoying rather than dangerous, the puff of alcohol could be a sign that something more serious is brewing below the surface, according to … Read more

Blood test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage, study finds

Blood test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage, study finds

Blood test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage, study finds New test analyzing blood components could detect Alzheimer’s disease early King’s College London established the test to predict disease risk Study could detect changes three and a half years before typical diagnosis By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 20:02 EST, 26 January 2023 | … Read more

Daily practices to extend your lifespan

Daily practices to extend your lifespan

Living to be 90 is a feat in itself, but imagine being able to compete in triathlons even as you approach that distinguished age. That’s the reality for Dr. Joseph Maroon, an 82-year-old triathlete who also works as a consulting neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers and medical director for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). “I tell … Read more

Doctors Reveal the First Warning Sign of Parkinson’s Disease…and It’s Not One of Three Tell-Tale Symptoms

Doctors Reveal the First Warning Sign of Parkinson’s Disease…and It’s Not One of Three Tell-Tale Symptoms

Muscle stiffness, tremors and balance problems may not be the first warning signs of Parkinson’s, experts say. Instead, impaired speech may strike before the disease’s other hallmark effects, according to Lithuanian researchers. More than 10 million people worldwide are thought to have the disease, including Michael J. Fox, Billy Connolly and Jeremy Paxman. Parkinson’s disease … Read more

Large study finds link between viral infections and future brain disease

Large study finds link between viral infections and future brain disease

An illustration of the varicella zoster virus, the cause of chicken pox and shingles.Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) According to new research, common viral infections could have far-reaching effects on our brain health. The study found a link between dozens of different viral exposures and a subsequent increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. However, … Read more

Alcohol flushing reaction may increase risk of heart disease

Alcohol flushing reaction may increase risk of heart disease

If you’re from East or Southeast Asia, you’re probably very familiar with the alcohol flush reaction, otherwise known as the “Asian glow.” After a drink or two, your face and body turn redder than a sun-dried tomato, and people start asking if you got sunburned at the bar or at the party that night. The … Read more

ANOTHER study finds popular e-cigarette brand causes DNA damage in lungs

ANOTHER study finds popular e-cigarette brand causes DNA damage in lungs

Juul me once… ANOTHER study finds e-cigarettes cause DNA damage in the lungs that’s comparable to regular cigarettes Researchers at McGill University, Canada exposed mice to 60 puffs a day They found rodents showed signs of lung damage within a month Vaping has become an epidemic among American youth amid glitzy ads By Luke Andrews … Read more

Newly discovered VEXAS syndrome may affect thousands more Americans than expected

Newly discovered VEXAS syndrome may affect thousands more Americans than expected

The patient, Hector Campos, arrived at the emergency room with shortness of breath, a erratic fever and swollen, itchy ears. His wife explained that Campos had tested negative for COVID-19. “What do you think it could be?” Campos asked emergency medicine chief Ethan Choi, who was also confused by the man’s symptoms. Scary, right? But … Read more