Good Stuff To Know Agusut 2020

Clostridium difficile: Fecal microbial transplantation more effective and less costly than antibiotics

An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than using antibiotics, a new study has found.

Study asks who’s playing ‘hard-to-get’ and who’s attracted by the ploy

New research looks at the psychological underpinnings of making yourself seem more desirable by withholding obvious signs of romantic interest.

Light drinking may protect brain function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study.

A Fake Stem Cell Injection at Your Home? Welcome to Biologics Health

Dr. Centeno writes: I often use the phrase, “You can’t make this stuff up” when referring to the stem cell wild west. This week on Facebook a patient recounted a bizarre incident where she was injected with fake stem cells in her own home. So let’s dig into this strange and disturbing story. The Patient’s Story… We saw…Read More The post A Fake Stem Cell Injection at Your Home? Welcome to Biologics Health appeared first on Regenexx.

Implicit bias against women: Men more likely than women to be seen as brilliant

New global study finds an unconscious stereotype linked to gender. Men are more likely than are women to be seen as ”brilliant,” finds a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender. The work concludes that these stereotyped views are an instance of implicit bias, revealing automatic associations that people cannot, or at least do not, report holding when asked directly.

COVID-19 Update: Elusive Complication, Remdesivir Toxicity

Although the antiviral agent remdesivir has been shown to shorten recovery time in patients with COVID-19, it has also been linked to hepatoxicity, possibly in combination with P-glycoprotein inhibitors.

BM Note: Remdesivir is an untested experimental drug favored by Dr. Fauci and others while hydroxychloroquine, safely used for decades and favored by many doctors is often discredited as unsafe. Politics and money, anyone?

COVID-19 Vaccine To Have “Staggering” Price Tag

“If a COVID-19 vaccine yields a price of, say, $500 a course, vaccinating the entire population would bring a company over $150 billion, almost all of it profit.”

Even if you want to, you can’t ignore how people look or sound

Your perceptions of someone you just met are influenced in part by what they look like and how they sound. But can you ignore how someone looks or how they sound if you’re told it is not relevant? Probably not, at least in most cases, a new study found.

Gum disease may raise risk of some cancers

People who have periodontal (gum) disease may have a higher risk of developing some forms of cancer.

Some ‘inert’ drug ingredients may be biologically active

Comprehensive laboratory study flags drug components in need of more rigorous review. Some supposedly inert ingredients in common drugs — such as dyes and preservatives — may potentially be biologically active and could lead to unanticipated side effects, according to a preliminary new study.

Narcissists don’t learn from their mistakes because they don’t think they make any

When most people find that their actions have resulted in an undesirable outcome, they tend to rethink their decisions and ask, ‘What should I have done differently to avoid this outcome?’ When narcissists face the same situation, however, their refrain is, ‘No one could have seen this coming!’ In refusing to acknowledge that they have made a mistake, narcissists fail to learn from those mistakes, a recent study has found.

 

 

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