Vegan diet significantly remodels metabolism in young children

University of Helsinki researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of full vegan diet on young children. The study found vegan children to have remarkably altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with no special diet. The study concludes that vegan diet has a broad effect on

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It’s the first major study to show such a treatment may prevent illness in a group that has been devastated by the pandemic. Residents and staff who got the drug had

Why healthy eating can help you fight COVID-19

Wearing a face covering, physical distancing, and hand washing are not the only ways that people can protect themselves from COVID-19. Eating a healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, said Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia

Popcorn Is Keto-Friendly Unless You Make This One Mistake

POPCORN IS a classic snack food and movie-night essential, but if you’re on a ketogenic diet, you might be wondering if, in fact, popcorn is keto-friendly. Could chowing down on a bag of warm, salty, freshly popped popcorn cost you your oh-so-challenging-to-attain state of ketosis and subsequently knock you out of the fat-burning state? Corn,

Portugal sets records in one of world’s worst virus surges

Portugal’s new daily COVID-19 cases jumped to more than 14,600 to set a new national record Wednesday, as the country weathers one of the worst pandemic surges in the world. Health authorities officially reported 14,647 new infections—about 3,600 more than the previous daily record set four days ago. The surge shows no sign of easing,

Must-Have Women's Health Products You Can Score At Costco

We’ve long established established that Costco is a veritable mecca of must-have supplies for everyone — whether it’s for sexual health or your holistic health needs, Costco consistently delivers on the goods. The beloved retailer has been given credit for bulk offerings that include many of your favorite pantry items, but what about your medicine

Dubai orders hospitals to cancel surgeries amid virus surge

The government of Dubai on Wednesday ordered all hospitals to cancel nonessential surgeries for the next month as coronavirus infections surge to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates. In a circular sent to government-run and private health centers across the emirate, Dubai’s Health Authority announced that starting Thursday medical operations “may be allowed to

1st COVID-19 case in US reported a year ago

One year ago today (Jan. 20), officials identified the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. Since then, the country has tallied more than 24.2 million cases and more than 400,000 people have died of the virus. The first known U.S. case involved a 35-year-old man who had traveled to Wuhan, China to visit family

Details You Didn’t Know About Libras’ Personalities

If your sun is in Libra, you probably know that this could indicate that you’re indecisive or focused on justice. After all, Libra’s symbol is the scale. There’s more to being a Libra, however, than being upset by inequality and having trouble picking an entrée at a restaurant.  Astrology app Co—Star explains that someone with

Brain cell network supplies neurons with energy

The human brain has about as many neurons as glial cells. These are divided into four major groups: the microglia, the astrocytes, the NG2 glial cells, and the oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes function primarily as a type of cellular insulating tape: They form long tendrils, which consist largely of fat-like substances and do not conduct electricity. These