Good Stuff to Know November 2020

COVID-19 may deplete testosterone, helping to explain male patients’ poorer prognosis

Over half of male patients studied were found to have lower than their normal testosterone levels. A study of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 suggests that the disease might deteriorate men’s testosterone levels. The study found that as men’s testosterone level at baseline decreases, the probability for them to be in the intensive care unit (ICU) significantly increases.

Survey finds American support for human-animal chimera research

In September 2015, the US National Institutes of Health placed a funding moratorium on research that involves introducing human pluripotent stem cells into animal embryos. To assess attitudes on human-animal chimeric embryo research, investigators conducted a survey among 430 Americans. The results of the survey found that 82% of people are supportive of at least some parts of this research.

Can the common cold help protect you from COVID-19?

A new study provides evidence that the seasonal colds you’ve had in the past could protect you from COVID-19. The study also suggests that immunity to COVID-19 is likely to last a long time — maybe even a lifetime.

Experts Weigh in on Vitamin D for COVID-19

Dr. Michael Holick, widely recognized as one of the leading vitamin D experts in the world, physicist Gareth Davies, Ph.D., and Drs. William Grant and David Grimes present important information about vitamin D as it relates to COVID-19

Bill Maher confronts Adam Schiff about mass exodus from California, cites Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro

Using robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. The milestone brings closer the prospect of an intelligent robotic system being able to guide instruments to precise locations in the body to take biopsies or allow internal tissues to be examined.

Migraine Nerve Stimulation Device Now Available Over-the-Counter

The first dual-purpose, external trigeminal nerve stimulation device to treat and prevent acute migraine is now available over-the-counter to adults over age 18. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Cefaly Dual (Cefaly Technology) which was previously only available by prescription.

Treating ringing in the ears with Sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue

In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as ‘ringing in the ears.’ They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment.

‘After School Satan’ Clubs Launch in Elementary Schools Across U.S.

“Why not sign kids up for the After School Satan Club?” says the cofounder of The Satanic Temple, a group that is taking on Evangelical Good News clubs by renting school space in nine states this month to offer an alternative to after-school religious programming.

Mind Control by Cell Phone

Hospitals and airplanes ban the use of cell phones, because their electromagnetic transmissions can interfere with sensitive electrical devices. Could the brain also fall into that category? Of course, all our thoughts, sensations and actions arise from bioelectricity generated by neurons and transmitted through complex neural circuits inside our skull.

The Newly Formed Alliance Between Trump & Mexican President AMLO Is Temporarily Blocking a Chinese Led Red Dawn Invasion of the United States

The preparation plans for a Red Dawn invasion of the United States is beginning to take definitive shape and form. This multi part article explores this plot. Forces loyal to Mexican President, AMLO, are attempting to save their country from a complete takeover of CHICOM forces. The targets of the takeover are threefold at this point in time and include the following.

Exercise and nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half of whom also received a twice-daily nutrient beverage that included protein; the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA; lutein; phospholipids; vitamin D; B vitamins and other micronutrients; along with a muscle-promoting compound known as HMB. Both groups improved in physical and cognitive function, with added gains among those who regularly consumed the nutritional beverage, the team reports.

One-two punch of symptoms that exacerbate Alzheimer’s

Research finds that impaired blood flow in the brain is correlated with the buildup of tau tangles, a hallmark indicator of cognitive decline. A new Alzheimer’s study found that impaired blood flow in the brain is correlated with the buildup of tau tangles, a hallmark indicator of cognitive decline.The work suggests that treatments targeting vascular health in the brain — as well as amyloid plaques and tau tangles — may be more effective in preserving memory.

Study shows active older adults have better physical and mental health

Older adults with higher physical activity and lower sitting time have better overall physical and mental health, according to a new study.

Exercise and nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half of whom also received a twice-daily nutrient beverage that included protein; the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA; lutein; phospholipids; vitamin D; B vitamins and other micronutrients; along with a muscle-promoting compound known as HMB. Both groups improved in physical and cognitive function, with added gains among those who regularly consumed the nutritional beverage, the team reports.

Steroid inhalers/pills for asthma linked to heightened risk of brittle bones and fractures

The higher the cumulative dose, and the longer the period of treatment, the greater the risk seems to be. Taking steroid inhalers or tablets to treat asthma or control flare-ups is linked to a heightened risk of brittle bones (osteoporosis) and increased vulnerability to broken bones (fragility fractures), finds new research.

34% of older adults in the US are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs

The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new study.

Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks

Research shows high consumption of both types of beverages associated with higher risk of heart disease. Sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, which suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be the healthy alternative they are often claimed to be, according to a research letter.

How exercise stalls cancer growth through the immune system

People with cancer who exercise generally have a better prognosis than inactive patients. Now, researchers have found a likely explanation of why exercise helps slow down cancer growth in mice: Physical activity changes the metabolism of the immune system’s cytotoxic T cells and thereby improves their ability to attack cancer cells.

Researchers discover molecular link between diet and risk of colorectal cancer

Researchers have identified a direct molecular link between meat and dairy diets and the development of antibodies in the blood that increase the chances of developing cancer. This connection may explain the high incidence of cancer among those who consume large amounts of dairy products and red meat, similar to the link between high cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease.

Our girls are being irreversibly damaged by the transgender craze: Book review

Today they are being seduced by a social contagion that comes with experimental medicalization that promises them liberation, uniqueness, a new identity, and a fresh start on life. What they’re getting, however, is grave harm to their psyches, and their bodies are being destroyed. Worst of all, the damage is irreversible.

Dark spots on face and hands

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