Most Covid patients are low in vitamin D

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More than 80 percent of Covid-19 patients are deficient in Vitamin D, the ‘sunshine’ vitamin—and doctors believe the nutrient could protect people from the virus. The vitamin is vital for…

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Our body is getting cooler

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Our bodies are getting cooler. The ‘new normal’ is more than one degree less than the standard 98.6 degrees F (37 C), which has been considered our healthy temperature for…

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The seven types of Covid

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Covid-19 infection manifests as one of seven seemingly different symptoms—including gastrointestinal complaints that affect up to 20 percent of everyone who catches the virus. The seven symptoms are: · Flu-like…

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Processed food sugars could also cause bipolar

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Every mother knows that sugar affects the behaviour of her children—but scientists have discovered the sugar in processed food and drink could also be triggering bipolar disorder. Fructose corn syrup,…

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UV light kills Covid virus

A 30-second exposure to the light is enough to kill more than 99 percent of samples of the virus, say researchers from Hiroshima University in Japan. The light has been…

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A healthy gut can even beat cholera

One bacterium in the gut's microbiome - its universe of bacteria - deactivates the cholera bacteria, Vibrio cholerae, and stops it from spreading to the intestines. The bacterium, Blautia obeum,…

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The type of e-cigarette you should never use

E-cigarettes with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements are far more dangerous than the type that uses stainless steel. The damage the nickel-chromium e-cigarettes caused is so severe and sudden that researchers…

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Yoga is good for the ageing brain

Although hatha yoga - the exercise-based yoga - has many physical benefits, such as flexibility and muscle strengthening, researchers from the University of Illinois wanted to find out how it…

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The hidden dangers in ‘safe’ drugs

Nearly 40 inert ingredients in common prescription drugs have been identified as potentially causing harm to patients. The ingredients, known as excipients, extend the product's shelf life or give the…

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Vaping causes heart problems

The products also damage the lining to blood vessels, making them stiffer and less elastic, say researchers at the Arctic University of Norway. E-cigarettes also damage the lungs, and pregnant…

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Chocolate reduces heart attack risk

The effect isn't dramatic - it reduces your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by just 8 percent - but there's definitively an association, say researchers from the Baylor College of…

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Meditation is good for the heart

The full list of heart health benefits is impressive. Meditators are only half as likely to have coronary artery disease - a precursor of a heart attack when arteries become…

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Vitamin D lowers blood cancer risk

The 'sunshine vitamin' plays a key part in preventing colon cancer and blood cancers, including leukaemia and lymphoma, and can also slow the progress of breast and prostate cancers. As…

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Far-UV light kills Covid-19 virus

Far-UVC light is safe around humans, but it's deadly for airborne droplets of the virus, say researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. In tests, the light killed all but…

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Mozart reduces epilepsy seizures

Although Mozart has been the go-to composer for treating epilepsy for the past 20 years, researchers weren't sure if there was anything special about the music or whether any scrambled…

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The key to a regular menstrual cycle

Women who don't eat enough to support their exercise regime can trigger a medical condition known as Female Athlete Triad, say researchers from Penn State University, which includes menstrual disorders…

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Why are men more likely to get Covid-19?

Men's blood contains higher levels of ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), which can help the virus attack healthy cells. A similar picture is seen in people on heart failure medication, which…

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You can even take a trip with a placebo

People given a placebo instead of psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, still had 'a trip'. Around 20 of the 33 participants given the placebo said they experienced some psychedelic experience, from…

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Eat less to live longer and look younger

Reducing your calorie intake by around 30 percent could yield all these benefits, say scientists from the Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory. Although other researchers have seen similar benefits, the…

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Sponsored Content: The Nutrition Gap

The nutrition gap describes the difference between the levels of nutrients the average person, eating a reasonable Western diet, is obtaining from food, and those nutrient levels identified by research…

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