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December 14, 2020

Gut bacteria and vitamin D: What is the link?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis, but clinical trials of vitamin D supplements have yielded mixed results. A new study that […]
December 14, 2020

Diabetes drug may decrease COVID-19 death risk in women

A recent study found an association between metformin and a significantly reduced mortality risk in women with type 2 diabetes or obesity who were hospitalized with […]
December 14, 2020

Smartphone-based device could detect SARS-CoV-2

Researchers are developing a portable device that gives rapid, accurate test results with the help of a regular smartphone camera. By estimating the number of virus […]
December 14, 2020

COVID-19: Once hospitalized, Black patients are less likely to die

Previous research and anecdotal evidence show that in the United States, some populations, including people who are Black, Asian, or mixed race, are more likely to […]
December 14, 2020

Is the sugar substitute stevia bad for our health?

New research into the plant-based sweetener stevia indicates that the sugar substitute may have negative implications for gut health. People use sugar substitutes as a way […]
December 14, 2020

Study hints that supplements may reduce COVID-19 risk in females

The research found small but significant decreases in the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection among females — but not males — who took multivitamins, vitamin D, omega-3 […]
December 14, 2020

Hope against COVID-19: Spotlight on 3 vaccine front-runners

In this special installment of our Hope Behind the Headlines series, we overview the latest advancements in vaccine development. We focus on three leading vaccine candidates. […]
December 14, 2020

One-third of patients may experience ‘long COVID’

A study has found that 32% of people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were still experiencing at least one symptom 6 weeks after their tests. The […]
December 14, 2020

Low-income Black people in US hit hardest by shutdowns

A study reveals the disproportionate economic impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on low-income Black households. In the United States, COVID-19 has struck communities of color with far […]
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