Scientists reveal how COVID-19 impacts the immune system’s ability to recognize other coronaviruses

Getting sick with a common cold doesn’t make you immune to COVID-19, but a COVID-19 infection might, at least temporarily, boost the number of antibodies you have against common cold-causing coronaviruses and the SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV viruses, all of which are closely related. Scientists at Scripps Research have now characterized coronavirus antibodies isolated from 11 … Read more

Ibuprofen mixed with blood pressure meds may hurt kidneys: study

Patients who are prescribed a diuretic and a renin-angiotensin system (RSA) inhibitor, such as an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), to control their hypertension (high blood pressure), should avoid taking ibuprofen, according to new research published in the journal Mathematical Biosciences. Diuretics and RSA inhibitors are available by prescription under … Read more

How Often Should You Feed Your Dog? Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

Every dog ​​is different, and depending on things like their breed, size, age, and health, their particular dietary requirements may also be different, including what you should feed them, and how much. But what about how often? A new study that assessed over 10,000 dogs offers some starting insights into the apparent links between feeding … Read more

Researchers Have Identified The Diet to Follow if You Want to Live as Long as Possible

Depending on the genes you were dealt, your body could be destined for a long, healthy future that stretches on for decades to come. Of course, your fate isn’t etched in stone. The diet you eat – and the way you eat it – could determine just how many of those prescribed days will be … Read more

Study: Just 29 Percent of COVID Hospitalizations Fully Well in 1 Year

Just 29% of those hospitalized in Great Britain for COVID-19 have been reported to be fully recovered after one year, according to a new study. The findings flash a warning long COVID is going to be a common condition, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported Sunday. The study also found long COVID to be more prevalent … Read more

Brisk Walking Is Able to Slow Down The Biological Aging Process

Scientists have reported a possible link between brisk walking and biological age, as measured by leucocyte telomere length (LTL) – one of the biomarkers that scientists think we can use to assess the rate at which the human body gets older. This ‘biological age’ essentially means how worn out the body’s cells are getting. A … Read more

Scientists Rewind The Clock of Human Skin Cells to Make Them Act 30 Years Younger

It’s not quite the mythical fountain of youth but it is, perhaps, a start: Scientists have managed to engineer human skin cells to reverse 30 years of aging, resetting them to a much more youthful state in terms of certain molecular measurements. While it’s very early days for the research – so we shouldn’t get … Read more

High Levels of Fat in Our Blood May Be Even More Harmful Than We Realized

We already know that increased fat in the blood, often caused by obesity, isn’t good news for our bodies. However, a new study identifies previously unknown dangers to our health that could be caused by higher levels of these blood fats. The fats cause extra stress on muscle cells, causing damage to their structure and … Read more

Study shows connection between vitamin deficiency and dementia

If you’ve had a baby in recent years, you’ve probably heard about the importance of folate or folic acid when it comes to good health. The vitamin is essential before and during pregnancy to reduce the risk of birth defects, such as spina bifida. But, new research suggests that folate may also play a critical … Read more

Your Cells Have Weird ‘Tentacles’ That Help Them Move Around. Here’s How They Work

A cell is not an island. Each one has a host of ways to detect its surroundings, and even physically reach out to neighbors or enemies using strange cellular appendages. These tentacle-like protrusions are called filopodia, and a new study has given us more insight into how they allow our cells to move about, by … Read more