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High genetic running capacity promotes efficient metabolism with aging

The results of a new study suggest that adipose tissue may have a more significant role in promoting healthy aging than previously thought. Credit: University of Jyväskylä High running capacity is associated with health and longevity. However, whether high genetic running capacity promotes more efficient metabolism with aging is not known. A new study conducted in collaboration between the universities ...

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Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection against COVID-19. But are these sorts of claims reliable? A recent study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health sought to test this hypothesis. It found that health professionals who reported following diets that are vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian (those that exclude meat ...

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Iran approves first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN: Iran‘s state TV is reporting that the country has approved an emergency use of its first domestically developed coronavirus vaccine that could bring the hardest-hit country in the Middle East closer to inoculating its citizens against Covid-19. The emergency authorisation was approved after the country faced with problems from importing enough vaccines. The TV quotes the health minister, Saeed ...

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Half of unvaccinated adults have needle phobia: What’s proven to help

The shame accompanying needle fear can make it difficult to research among adults. Credit: CDC/Unsplash, CC BY If you’re among the 25% of Americans averse to needles, you’re probably not surprised by the COVID-19 immunization stall. Even for those who want immunity, bribes with beer or lottery tickets may not be enough to override anxiety made worse by pervasive images ...

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New risk calculator to save many more lives from heart attack and stroke

A new risk calculator will better predict people at high risk of heart and circulatory diseases years before they strike, and is ready for use across the UK and Europe, according to research published today in the journal European Heart Journal. The risk calculator, SCORE2, will be adopted by the upcoming European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice, ...

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Young infants produce strong immune response to SARS-CoV-2, study finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Young infants show strong immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, new research has found. In particular, compared with adults, young infants produce relatively high levels of antibodies and immune cells that can specifically protect against COVID-19. The study led by academics and pediatricians at the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is published in Cell ...

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Nato leaders to discuss Russian disinformation, China: Merkel

BERLIN: Leaders of Nato countries willl discuss topics including the challenges posed by Russia and China at their Brussels summit, German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, highlighting the need to respond to Moscow’s disinformation campaigns. Arriving at the summit, Merkel said leaders would also discuss ways in which they could work with Georgia and Ukraine, two countries seeking closer ...

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