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COVID-19. Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency in US adults. Mounting evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency in US adults

The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its correlates to test the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency was common in the US population, especially in certain minority groups. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2006 data were analyzed for vitamin D levels in adult participants (N = 4495). Choice page. ‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach. Blood tests could eventually be used earlier, allowing people who were beginning to have mild memory issues to learn whether they would develop Alzheimer’s or instead had another condition that might be less aggressive or fast-moving, Dr.

‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

Choice page. From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020: Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied To Lower Risk Of Alzheimer's Dementia. At least one flu vaccination was associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer's incidence.

From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020: Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied To Lower Risk Of Alzheimer's Dementia

More frequent flu vaccination was associated with another 13% reduction in Alzheimer's incidence.Vaccination against pneumonia between ages 65 and 75 reduced Alzheimer's risk by up to 40% depending on individual genes.Individuals with dementia have a higher risk of dying (6-fold) after infections than those without dementia (3-fold). "With the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are at the forefront of public health discussions. It is important to explore their benefit in not only protecting against viral or bacterial infection but also improving long-term health outcomes," said Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association chief science officer. Filipino Americans are dying of COVID at an alarming rate. On March 10, Loretta Mendoza Dionisio became the first person in Los Angeles County known to have died of COVID-19.

Filipino Americans are dying of COVID at an alarming rate

Commercial Laboratory Seroprevalence Surveys. Pop-psychology: 8 myths that are probably wrong. Power corrupts, crowds are violent and depression is just a chemical imbalance.

Pop-psychology: 8 myths that are probably wrong

Right? The classic psychology theories often have a nice ring to them, creating a myth that persists throughout media, cinema and literature. But new research is revealing that the human mind isn’t as simple as we’d like to think. Choice page. Choice page. Increase Energy Levels and Cure Fatigue Through Exercise. When fatigue can no longer be blamed on winter hibernation, the cure may be as simple as to exercise, even if it's the last thing you feel like doing.

Increase Energy Levels and Cure Fatigue Through Exercise

Researchers at the University of Georgia found that sedentary, otherwise healthy adults who engaged in as little as 20 minutes of low-to-moderate aerobic exercise,three days a week for six consecutive weeks, reported an increase in energy levels and feeling less fatigued. Findings that low-intensity exercise improves feelings of fatigue come as no surprise to Pete McCall, Exercise Physiologist at the American Council on Exercise. "If a sedentary individual begins an exercise program it will enhance the blood flow carrying oxygen and nutrients to muscle tissue improving their ability to produce more energy (the chemical adenosine triphosphate)," McCall said.

The results of this study suggest that expending more energy during exercise doesn't necessarily translate into feeling more energized. 2020 AP Statistics Project COVID. The Most Important Coronavirus Statistic: 42% Of U.S. Deaths Are From 0.6% Of The Population. Americans are vigorously debating the merits of continuing to lock down the U.S. economy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Most Important Coronavirus Statistic: 42% Of U.S. Deaths Are From 0.6% Of The Population

A single statistic may hold the key to resolving this debate: the astounding share of deaths occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The #1 COVID problem 2.1 million Americans, representing 0.62% of the U.S. population, reside in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. UC Berkeley researchers find link between poor sleep, inflammation. In a study published Thursday, UC Berkeley researchers found that poor quality sleep is linked to cardiovascular disease as disrupted sleeping increases white blood cell count.

UC Berkeley researchers find link between poor sleep, inflammation

According to lead researcher Raphael Vallat, poor sleep has long been identified as a cause for atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries. More specifically, atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty plaque in the heart arteries and is the main cause for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to Vallat. The findings of the study revealed several promising research opportunities, including atherosclerosis detection. Coronavirus vaccine: the race to create a cure for COVID-19. What were you doing on 10 January 2020?

Coronavirus vaccine: the race to create a cure for COVID-19

It was a Friday, so chances are you were arranging to meet up with friends. The days of completely unrestricted normality seem a distant memory. Fait désormais partie de Verizon Media. Nothing about the spread of the coronavirus or the nature of the disease suggests that it’s safe to get back to business as usual.

fait désormais partie de Verizon Media

And yet “reopen” is the word on almost every American’s lips, despite apocalyptic warnings from public heath experts suggesting that, without an aggressive national public health strategy, the country could face its “darkest winter.” In the absence of a coherent federal public health response, millions of Americans are trying to will the coronavirus away through the sheer force of their God-given exceptionalism. A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of Pandemic Modeling. New Estimates From BCHC Show Stay At Home Orders Prevented Hospitalizations and Saved Lives — Big Cities Health Coalition. Contact: Ashley Wilson 8 in 10 Americans believe coronavirus orders have kept their communities healthier and safer WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) released estimates that show that early actions by BCHC members, leaders from America’s largest metropolitan health departments, to get the public to stay home led to an estimated 2.1 million hospitalizations avoided and over 200,000 lives saved.

Choice page. Don’t Be Fooled by America’s Flattening Curve. During the early days of the pandemic, the public’s attention was fixed on various models, each showing a steep upswing, with cases steadily increasing each day, followed by the tail-end of the curve as cases fade away. Americans saw, with increasing dread, the predicted upswing in the national numbers. Gilead’s remdesivir shows some benefit in early results as coronavirus treatment. Dangerous Numbers? Teaching About Data and Statistics Using the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Find all our Lessons of the Day here. Featured Article: “We’re Reading the Coronavirus Numbers Wrong” by John Allen Paulos In his recent New York Times Opinion piece, John Allen Paulos, a professor of mathematics, cautions about the way in which we interpret and report disease-related data. Health. Why Portland Is Wrong About Water Fluoridation. Late last night, Portlanders rejected a plan to fluoridate their city’s water supply (and the water of over a dozen other cities).

It’s the fourth time Portland has rejected the public health measure since 1956. It’s the fourth time they’ve gotten the science wrong. When new medical treatments are implemented, when new drugs are introduced into the populace, there is always some hesitation. New Study Confirms Obamacare's Birth Control Mandate Will Reduce Abortion Rate.

By Tara Culp-Ressler on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 am "New Study Confirms Obamacare’s Birth Control Mandate Will Reduce Abortion Rate" A new study focusing on low-income women in St. Louis, MO concludes that expanding access to free contraception — just as the health care reform law does through its provision to provide birth control without a co-pay — leads to significantly lower rates of unintended teen pregnancy and abortion. Researchers found that when women weren’t prohibited by cost, they chose more effective, long-lasting forms of birth control and experienced many fewer unintended pregnancies as a result. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. And researchers are confident that these positive findings could extend to the rest of the nation, estimating that the national simulation of their CHOICE program could prevent one abortion for every 79 to 137 women given a choice between free birth control options.

IUDs, implants are most effective birth control. Audio available A study to evaluate birth-control methods has found dramatic differences in their effectiveness. In Ohio, birth control coverage determines teen pregnancy. How doctors do up to 50 hours of work in one day. Groundbreaking Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for. Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss : The Salt. Hide captionPeople following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week. Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing.

Spicy Food Is Associated With A Lower Risk Of Death. Good news for chili chompers: Regularly chowing down on spicy foods is associated with a lower risk of death, especially if you stay away from booze. The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think  Science says dancing with friends is good for your health. Too Much TV And Chill Could Reduce Brain Power Over Time. Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer. The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Forgetting things could actually be making you smarter. Surprising Remedy for Deadly Hospital Infections.

Four Things Most People Get Wrong about Memory - Scientific American Blog Network. A critical appraisal of 98.6 degrees F, the upper limit of the normal body temperature, and other legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich. CDC Now Officially Agrees That People With HIV CANNOT Sexually Transmit The Virus If Their Viral Load Is Undetectable. This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 16: Nothingness. Can You Catch Up on Lost Sleep? The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Parent-Initiated Sexual Orientation Change Efforts With LGBT Adolescents: Implications for Young Adult Mental Health and Adjustment: Journal of Homosexuality: Vol 0, No 0. Sleepmore in Seattle: Later school start times are associated with more sleep and better performance in high school students. Mosquito Repellent.

Those Vitamin And Mineral Supplements You’re Taking Make No Difference To Your Health. The Efficacy of Some Commercially Available Insect Repellents for Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying. Coconut oil may not be healthy, American Heart Association study says. Honey vs. sugar: Differences, benefits, and disadvantages. This Is Exactly How Much Exercise, Sleep, And Screen Time Your Child Needs. Exercise To Renew A Middle-Aged Heart : Shots - Health News. Dangerous Numbers? Teaching About Data and Statistics Using the Coronavirus Outbreak. Coronavirus: can hand-washing really stop the spread of COVID-19?