A new gene therapy being developed almost eliminated patients' blood levels of lipoprotein(a), a protein that's been linked to early-onset heart disease in some individuals.? Results from a clinical trial…
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Things to Know About Vaping and Health
Almost 70% of smokers express the desire to stop smoking. This isn’t surprising since quitting this habit brings many benefits to one’s health. If you want to quit smoking, you might have considered vaping to make the transition from traditional smoking to not doing it at all. Continue reading to […]Enable Read
Kids and COVID-19: What We Know Now
As part of public-health strategies to keep children safe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that K–12 schools with prevention strategies strictly in place be allowed to keep their doors open and to continue in-person instruction. The CDC also encourages parents to vaccinate children aged 12 and […]Enable Read
CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine as Deaths Hit New Record
Approximately 22,000 women were hospitalized due to complications associated with novel coronavirus infections; among those women, 161 died. In comparison, non-pregnant patients were twice as likely to require admission to the ICU and 70 percent more likely to die than their pregnant counterparts. COVID-19 Pregnancy Risks A study published in […]Enable Read
Merck Seeks FDA Authorization for First COVID-19 Pill
Merck has requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve molnupiravir as the first treatment for developed cases of COVID-19 in adults who are at risk of progressing to severe COVID-19 and hospitalization. The FDA has approved the first pill to treat the serious lung infection COVID-19. The […]Enable Read
Experimental Gene Therapy May Help Fight Inherited High Cholesterol
A new gene therapy being developed almost eliminated patients’ blood levels of lipoprotein(a), a protein that’s been linked to early-onset heart disease in some individuals.? Results from a clinical trial published in the issue of JAMA showed that patients with medium-to-high levels of lipoprotein(a) who received doses up to 500 […]Enable Read
Some Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s May Show Up in Your Thirties
Delaying high blood sugar and cholesterol treatment in your 20s and 30s can lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. High-density lipoprotein (HDL), the so-called good kind of cholesterol linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, also is associated with lower dementia and Alzheimer’s risks […]Enable Read
Kinder Chocolates Recalled Over Salmonella Corners
Ferrero USA, LLC voluntarily recalls a number of its chocolates from U.S. shelves because it has received notice of a potential link between them and Salmonella contamination.? The company said in a statement that it was recalling its Kinder Chocolate and Wafer Treats Assortments and its Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats […]Enable Read
Mushrooms 101: Possible Benefits and Side Effects
Mushrooms are versatile ingredients that can be used in various recipes, and some companies seek out psilocybin—which users report experiencing positive mental health effects—for use in products such as sprays. Here is what scientists have discovered about the benefits and risks of consuming mushrooms. Health Benefits of Mushrooms Mushrooms are […]Enable Read
What is Intermittent Fasting? A Detailed Beginner’s Guide
Fasting has a long tradition in many religions. As part of an increasingly popular dieting trend, researchers have studied the health benefits of fasting, specifically intermittent fasting. This article describes how intermittent fasting works and who can benefit from it. It also discusses some potential side effects of intermittent fasting. […]Enable Read
What are Exfoliating Gloves, and Should You be Using Them?
Exfoliating your face can do wonders for your tone and texture. Find out whether dermatologists recommend exfoliating other parts of your body and which gloves they recommend. How Does it Work? Exfoliation can be achieved by either a chemical or mechanical process. Chemical exfoliation involves the application of acidic chemicals […]Enable Read