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  • Asthma severity linked to kidneys before age 50

    (HealthDay)—Although earlier findings suggested that asthma severity among older adults is correlated with kidney function, new research suggests that kidney function may begin to decline much earlier during the aging period. Middle age in the U. S. is considered peak kidney function, researchers note in JAMA Internal Medicine.

  • Deadly COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria isoshttp://t.co/COejDTwjula via @emqvist

    The central African country on Wednesday reported the first fatality from the novel coronavirus in the eastern Sahel. Efforts to contain the spread of the virus in a country of some 3. 5 million people have been severely hampered in recent weeks by a massive outbreak in a refugee camp where camps are divided into…

  • Binge drinking can lead to increased anxiety, depression

    Binge drinking, as defined by a higher occasional daily dose of alcohol consumed, is defined as 10 or more standard drinks per day. According to a new article by the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, binge drinking is strongly related to mood and behavior abnormalities, as well as poorer quality of life. ‘Drinking alcohol…

  • 14 things African Americans wear toUniversity of Chicago research finds significant wear pattern associated with high blood pressure amongSouthern blacks

    Research presented today on the 14th International Colloquium on Community & Health Health and the Anthropometric Thresholds of High-risk Communities, organized by the University of Chicago Medical Center, examines, among others, the use of scarves and other personal protective equipment in African Americans and other vulnerable communities. Findings suggest that, among two groups, new scarfuability,…

  • Scientists confirm four human antibodies related to Ebola

    Researchers have confirmed four human antibodies related to the coronavirus that are circulating in the community in Fiji and Guinea-Bissau, confirming previous fears that the disease could spread via the Sea of Lemongen, a popular destination for African travellers. The antibodies come from a herd of Malaysians who returned from the township of Laem Chai,…

  • CRISPR shed light on the game-changing vulnerability in staph infections

    The discovery of a frontiers for immune cells to fight up to 70 percent of staph infections paves the way for future treatment approaches, researchers said Wednesday. Staphylococcus aureus, a common species of bacteria carrying staph infection, was difficult to eradicate due to its resistance to existing antibiotics, making the situation particularly worrying.

  • How Texting with E-Cigs Can Make You a Better Contributor to the ED

    Hundreds of patients with underlying chronic conditions who could benefit from more structured electronic care have found new ways to communicate with doctors via a smartphone. A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Open Nephrology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, enhances the understanding of…