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Researchers identify possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period, Ph.D. student Ali Hosseini and Professor Alex McLellan from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology worked from their homes to

Unique tool paves the way for more individualized cancer treatments

Making the latest research results available to doctors increases the opportunities for finding better individualized cancer treatment. For a few years, researchers at Karolinska Insititutet and several other universities have been working on building a digital tool which will make global genomic data easily available as support for treatment decisions. The results are now published

'I Quit The Keto Diet And I've Never Felt Better'

Maurishire Akabidavis, 26, stumbled into the keto diet the way most people did in 2019—on the internet and in conversation with friends. The low-carb, high-fat eating plan had been touted as a successful weight loss method by celebrities like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens.“What is keto” was even the second top searched health

The Secrets to Losing Weight After 40

In your teens and 20s, it used to be that you could eat pizza every night for a week without a lot of pushback from your body in the form of extra pounds. In your 40s, not so much. Maybe you’re even eating much better now, but weight is still accumulating. It’s usually not just

Cancer survivors overestimate the quality of their diets, finds first study on the topic

There are 15 million cancer survivors in the United States, and prior research has provided strong evidence that lifestyle interventions, such as diet and physical activity, are especially important in the long-term recovery of cancer survivors. Energy imbalance—when energy expenditure does not equal energy intake- and metabolic changes after cancer treatment can directly affect the

Lazy Keto Is the Diet for People Who Find Keto Restrictive

Sticking to the high-fat ketogenic diet is no easy feat. Say good bye to eating popcorn at the movies, or even sweet potatoes. The extremely low-carb plan eliminates many foods, making it difficult to follow long-term. A new spinoff called “lazy keto,” which as the name implies, requires less work, attempts to make the diet

On the road again: COVID-19 safety tips for commuters

Many commuters are back on the road as COVID-19 restrictions are lifting across the country and businesses are reopening. For commuters using public transportation, car sharing services and carpooling, close proximity to fellow commuters may raise concerns about safety and risk of infection. That’s because COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through droplets

Low physical function and low muscle mass increase the risk for accelerated bone loss in older hip fracture patients

Low physical function and low muscle mass after hip fracture increased the risk for accelerated bone deterioration in older hip fracture patients. Acknowledgement of the risk factors is important for bone health and overall recovery. “Substantial decrements in physical function, muscle and bone strength occur after hip fracture, which markedly increase the risk for a

Brazil during the 1918 flu epidemic

While the impact of the 1918 Spanish flu on the developed world has been extensively researched, a lot less is known about its health effects on the Global South. In a first-of-its-kind study, Professor of Business at Brandeis International Business School Aldo Musacchio and his colleagues have applied modern statistical methods to study the toll

True! Psalm! Inside the Kardashian Kids' Quarantine Playdate

Backyard bash! Khloé Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner’s kids enjoyed an extravagant Tuesday, May 26, playdate. The Strong Looks Better Naked author, 35, shared sweet footage of her 2-year-old daughter, True, playing with cousins North, 6, Stormi, 2, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 12 months. In the social media uploads, True rocked a green dress

The Best Bikes for Kids That Are Chic, Speedy & Safe

National Bike Month ain’t over yet, people. (What? You didn’t know that was a thing?) And as such, it’s high time your kids put the pedal to the, um, shoe — and got moving. In fact, now that the sun is making a more frequent appearance, it’s a great time to hop off the stationary