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COVID long-haulers may be at risk for severe kidney disease

COVID-19 long-haulers—even those who experienced mild cases—are at significantly increased risk for substantial declines in kidney function, such as organ damage and chronic and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), according to a study today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Long COVID-19 consists of lung and other organ dysfunction and symptoms for months after recovery from the initial infection.

Researchers at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System and Washington University analyzed federal health data to gauge the risk of kidney dysfunction and disease, one of the top causes of death in the United States. Because

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COVID long-haulers at higher risk of disease, damage to kidneys – study

COVID-19 long-haulers are more likely to lose function in their kidneys due to damage or disease in the area, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

This also includes long-haulers with mild cases of the virus.

The researchers, based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, concluded that survivors of the coronavirus have a higher risk of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and that survivors have an “increased risk of kidney outcomes in the post-acute phase of the disease.”

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Coffee may reduce risk of death from stroke and heart disease

Among people with no diagnosis of heart disease, regular coffee consumption of 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee a day was associated with a decreased risk of death from heart disease, stroke and early death from any cause when compared to non-coffee drinkers.

The study, presented Friday at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, examined the coffee drinking behavior of over 468,000 people who participate in the UK Biobank Study, which houses in-depth genetic and health information on more than a half a million Brits.

When it comes to heart disease, a large analysis of data from
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As School Starts, Gaps In Childhood Vaccinations Pose Another Community Risk : Shots

Students head to class this month in Thornton, Colo. Infectious disease experts say the decline in vaccination rates against childhood diseases during the pandemic has increased the potential for outbreaks of diseases once largely vanquished in the United States.

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Students head to class this month in Thornton, Colo. Infectious disease experts say the decline in vaccination rates against childhood diseases during the pandemic has increased the potential for outbreaks of diseases once largely vanquished in the United States.

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Farmed carnivores may become ‘disease reservoirs’ posing human health risk — ScienceDaily

Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected ‘disease reservoirs’, in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.

Research led by the University of Cambridge has discovered that carnivores have a defective immune system, which makes them likely to be asymptomatic carriers of disease-causing pathogens.

Three key genes in carnivores that are critical for gut health were found to have lost their function. If these genes were

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Dementia: Exercising in the morning could lower risk of cognitive decline

Exercise can change the brain’s anatomy, physiology and function. Notably, it can improve attention function in the prefrontal cortex. This holds significance for people with mild cognitive impairment, bringing improvements to cerebral flow regulation and cardiorespiratory fitness, memory and executive function. Dr Emeka, Brand Ambassador of AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics, explained how exercising at different times of the day can affect your health.

Exercise targets mainly the prefrontal cortex in the brain, critical for decision-making, and your personality.

The hippocampus is the part of the brain involved in learning and verbal memory. Sweat-inducing workouts produce new brain

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Eating a plant-based diet at any age may lower cardiovascular risk

For adults both young and old, eating a nutritious, plant-based diet may lower the risk for heart attacks and other types of cardiovascular disease, two new studies show.

Both studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. One found eating a plant-centered diet in young adulthood lowered the risk in middle age for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and several other cardiovascular conditions. A second found eating plant-based foods that lower cholesterol levels reduced the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women.

While the research underscores the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables, it doesn’t suggest

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Mediterranean Diet, Veganism Linked to Lower COVID-19 Risk

  • Healthy eating may be linked to lower risk of COVID-19, according to a large new study. 
  • People with diets rich in veggies, nuts, and fish were less likely to be infected or get severely ill.
  • Poorer communities are especially vulnerable to the risks of unhealthy diets, researchers said. 
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A large new study suggests eating a high-quality diet rich in vegetables and oily fish may lower your risk of COVID-19, and lead to a less severe case if you were to be infected.

Researchers from Harvard, King’s College London, and the research company ZOE looked

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Covid: Masks upgrade cuts infection risk, research finds

Rose Gallagher, the RCN’s lead for infection prevention and control, also welcomed the research, telling the BBC: “This important study adds even further weight to the RCN’s continuing call for nursing staff to be better protected from Covid-19 and given routine access to the highest levels of respiratory protective equipment whenever they need it.

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