Tens of Thousands of Virus Species Live in Your Gut

Tweet TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have identified more than 140,000 viruses that live in the human gut, including half that were previously unknown. The number and variety of viruses found in more than 28,000 gut microbiome samples gathered from different parts of the world are surprisingly high, according to the study authors. The researchers added that their findings...
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Tiger Woods’ Injuries ‘Significant,’ Long Recovery Predicted

Tweet Golf Digest: “Tiger Woods suffers multiple leg injuries in single-car accident in Los Angeles.” Twitter: @LASDHQ, Feb. 23, 2021. CNN: “Tiger Woods in surgery with ‘multiple leg injuries’ after rollover car accident near LA, agent says.” Press conference, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and Los Angeles County Fire Department Statement, Anish Mahajan, MD, chief medical...
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Exercise May Help Curb Migraine Attacks

Tweet Alternative Ways to Relieve Migraine Pain By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially...
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New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California

Tweet Feb. 24, 2021 — A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show. One of them found that compared to other variants, this variant produces twice as many viral particles inside the body and may be better at evading the immune system and vaccines, The New York Times reported. The...
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What Happened to Flu Season?

Tweet The pattern in North America followed an extremely quiet flu season the Southern Hemisphere. The U.S. typically looks to countries like Australia for a glimpse at what might be coming to our shores. Doctors say they are beyond relieved that we didn’t see flu misery on top of the winter COVID-19 surge. “The question is why, and the answer is pretty interesting,” Bogoch says. First, he says,...
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$52 Million Campaign to Push COVID Vaccinations

Tweet Feb. 25, 2021 — The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative launched a campaign on Thursday to encourage Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available for them, marking one of the largest public education efforts in the U.S. More than 300 major brands, media companies, community-based groups, faith leaders and medical experts are championing the campaign. Adobe, Disney, Facebook,...
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Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Aging Brains Sharp

Tweet 5 Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy By Colin Tweedy HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Helping your brain stay sharp with age may be as simple as changing up the food on your plate at dinnertime, a new study suggests. The study focused on the healthy “Mediterranean” diet, a regimen reliant on olive oil, beans, nuts, fruits,...
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Mental Illness Not a Factor in Most Mass Shootings

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to what many believe, a new study finds that mental illness isn’t a factor in most mass shootings or other types of mass murder. “The findings from this potentially definitive study suggest that emphasis on serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or psychotic mood disorders, as a risk factor for mass shootings is given...
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Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate. They analyzed survey data collected in October from nearly 4,800 dental hygienists...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID

Tweet FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may save lives of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19, according to a groundbreaking clinical trial. The findings, first announced in January, have now been peer-reviewed and published in a major medical journal. “We are delighted that our full results are now published after peer review. This confirms...
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