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CVD risk factors tied to cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

(HealthDay)—Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with cognitive impairment among individuals with schizophrenia, according to a review and meta-analysis published online March 3 in JAMA Psychiatry. Katsuhiko Hagi, Ph.D., from Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma in Tokyo, and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the association between risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cognition

Covid cases rising again in Europe: WHO

The number of new coronavirus cases has risen in Europe after six weeks of decline, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. “Last week, new cases of COVID-19 in Europe rose nine percent to just above one million. This brought a promising six-week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of

Nanoparticle-delivered COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in preclinical studies

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health have developed a promising new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that utilizes nanotechnology and has shown strong efficacy in preclinical disease models. According to new findings published in mBio, the vaccine produced potent neutralizing antibodies among preclinical models and also prevented infection and disease symptoms

A new theory for how memories are stored in the brain

Research from the University of Kent has led to the development of the MeshCODE theory, a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function. This discovery may be the beginning of a new understanding of brain function and in treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In a paper published by Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience,

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and less sitting reduce the risk of diabetes in older adults

According to a recent study, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and less sedentary time improve glucose metabolism and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in older adults. Based on the results, it is important to encourage older adults to avoid sedentary time and increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity to improve their glucose metabolism. The study is part

New coronavirus variant in NYC has vaccine-evading mutation

A new coronavirus variant with concerning mutations is on the rise in New York City, according to news reports. This latest coronavirus variant, dubbed B.1.526, first emerged in New York in November 2020, and it now accounts for about 25% of coronavirus genomes that were sequenced from New York in February and posted to a

Study pinpoints role of language disruptions in psychosis

Just as a small airport would have challenges handling massive plane traffic, people with psychosis may experience communication difficulties because non-language parts of the brain are trying to manage communications tasks, new research from Western and Lawson Health Research Institute shows. Difficulties with communication—the ability to use language and to comprehend what others are saying—are

Overall pregnancy, live birth outcomes unchanged in psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Overall pregnancy and live birth outcomes are similar for women with psoriasis and for the general population, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in JAMA Dermatology. Alexa B. Kimball, M.D., M.P.H., from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues reported pregnancy outcomes observed in the Psoriasis

Researchers find disease-related gene changes in kidney tissue

Researchers from Indiana University have identified key genetic changes in the interstitial kidney tissue of people with diabetes, a discovery that signifies the potential for a revolutionary new genetic approach to the treatment of kidney disease. They will contribute their findings to the Kidney Precision Medicine Project’s (KPMP) “cell atlas,” a set of maps used

Famous Fathers Who Had Kids Late in Life

For the rich and famous, it’s never too late for a new bundle of joy. Take rocker Mick Jagger, who at 73 years old welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick in December 2016. It’s the first child for the 30-year-old ballerina, but the eighth for the Rolling Stones frontman. We rounded up some

State mask mandates tied to drop in COVID-19 hospitalization growth rate

(HealthDay)—Implementation of statewide mask mandates is associated with a reduction in COVID-19-associated hospitalization growth rates, and mask use has been found to be high at universities, according to two studies published in the Feb. 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Heesoo Joo, Ph.D., from the

With China’s help, Serbia overtakes EU in vaccine rollout

Inside the dome of Belgrade’s concrete fair hall, dozens of nurses in hazmat suits inject COVID-19 shots into young and old alike, working with an efficiency that has turned Serbia into continental Europe’s fastest vaccinator. The small Balkan country has inoculated more than 450,000 of its population of seven million in almost two weeks, a

Here's Why You Can’t Find Grape-Nuts in Stores Right Now

It’s a tough time for Grape-Nuts fans. The beloved cereal, which has been an American breakfast staple for more than 100 years, is now impossible to find in stores. If you’ve been missing your morning fix of wheat and barley crumbles, you’re not alone. Healthy cereal enthusiasts across the country are all wondering the same