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Top Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

What is alkaline water? You may have heard numerous health benefits associated with alkaline water. According to some, it can help delay the aging process, balance your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases such as cancer. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why is it so popular? The term “alkaline” refers to the pH level of the water. On a scale of 0 to 14, the pH level measures how acidic or alkaline a particular material is. Something with a pH of 1 is highly acidic,...
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More international airlines are banning cloth masks on flights in favor of medical and surgical masks

Frenchbee flight attendant wearing a surgical mask onboard Taylor Rains/Insider International airlines are starting to require passengers to wear surgical masks over medical masks onboard. According to one study, surgical masks "offer substantially higher filtration efficiencies". See more stories on Insider's business page. More international airlines are starting to require surgical masks over cloth masks.In August, Finland national carrier Finnair became the latest airline to requir...
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Moderna's vaccine offers better protection against COVID-19 hospitalization than Pfizer or J&J, new CDC study finds

Olivia Parsons, 22, a neuroscience major at the University of Colorado Boulder, left, gets her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect better against hospitalization than other US-authorized shots. Moderna's shot lowered the risk of hospitalization by 93%, a new CDC report found. Pfizer's shot lowered that risk by 88%, whereas Johnson & Johnson's shot lowered it by 71%. See more...
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How a rogue doctor who called the vaccine 'needle rape' was made an Idaho public-health official in its worst COVID crisis yet

Dr Ryan Cole talking to KTVB from his Boise, Idaho lab in December 2020. KTVB/YouTube A doctor who called the COVID-19 vaccine "needle rape" made it to one of Idaho's top health boards. Dr Ryan Cole, a pathologist with no public health experience, was championed by the GOP. His victory came as Idaho was overrun with severe COVID-19 cases, its lowest ebb in the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. In Boise, Idaho, a doctor in a lab coat offered comforting words to ...
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Gut microbiome profile could help predict patient's rheumatoid arthritis prognosis

A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine.
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Digital therapeutics startup Neuroglee raises $10M to help people with neurodegenerative conditions

Neuroglee Therapeutics, a startup developing digital therapeutics for people with neurodegenerative diseases, has raised a $10 million Series A led by Openspace Ventures and EDBI. The funding will be used to launch virtual neurology clinics and to support Neuroglee’s move to Boston. Other participants included Ramen Singh, the former chief executive officer of Mundipharma; Biofourmis co-founders Kuldeep Singh Rajput and Wendou Liu; and Eisai Co., the Japanese pharmaceutical that led Neuroglee’s ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Boston, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Alzheimer's, Mayo Clinic, Eisai Co, Mundipharma, Neurodegenerative Disease, Digital Therapeutics, Openspace Ventures, Kuldeep Singh Rajput


COVID-19 cases were 4 times higher this Labor Day weekend than last year, as Delta continues to surge across the US

A person walks by a LabQ Covid-19 testing van on the Upper West Side over Labor Day Weekend on September 06, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US recorded four times as many COVID-19 cases in the run up to Labor Day than in the same period last year. On Sunday, average new daily cases were at 163,728, compared to 41,488 on the same day in 2020. The highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread around the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. The U...
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Study highlights the impact of Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program

A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states.
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How the Ecosystems in Our Guts Could Be Linked to Brain Disorders

Within our guts is a tiny ecosystem populated by trillions of microorganisms. These germs affect digestion, the immune system, and even brain functioning. Scientists have also started investigating the potential role of gut bacteria in psychiatric and neurological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases like …Read more...
Tags: Science, Microbiology, Microbiome, Mayo Clinic, Maureen, Environmental Microbiology, James Parkinson, Parkinsons Disease, Microbiomes, Gut Microbiota, Barbara Bendlin, Digestive System, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Bacteriology, Health Medical Pharma


Barnacles inspire a blood-repelling tissue glue for sealing wounds faster

Inspired by the sticky substance that barnacles use to cling to rocks, MIT engineers have designed a strong, biocompatible glue that can seal injured tissues and stop bleeding.The new paste can adhere to surfaces even when they are covered with blood, and can form a tight seal within about 15 seconds of application. Such a glue could offer a much more effective way to treat traumatic injuries and to help control bleeding during surgery, the researchers say."We are solving an adhesion problem in ...
Tags: Biology, Animals, Mit, Medical Research, NHS, Healthcare, Innovation, Mayo Clinic, Wu, Zhao, Xuanhe Zhao, Rochester Minnesota, Yuk, Christoph Nabzdyk, Jingjing Wu, Nabzdyk


Preliminary study suggests nitric oxide may be a potential treatment for COVID-19 respiratory failure

New research led by Devang K. Sanghavi of the Mayo Clinic in Florida, USA, suggests pre-intubation use of nitric oxide for patients with COVID-19–related hypoxemic respiratory may help reduce patients' mortality. Their findings show that inhaling nitric oxide in this patient population could reduce the need for future intubation and other invasive mechanical ventilation.
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Fiction from the Magazine: Raghad Qasim’s ‘Hair or No Hair’

This short story originally appeared in our CRIME issue, and we re-run it this August as part of Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth): Hair or no Hair By Raghad Qasim Translated by Zeena Faulk I witnessed the birth of their first, or at least we think it was their first. At the time, I was still a student in the Department of Obstetrics at the Higher Institute of Medicine in Baghdad. I was just two months short of my nineteenth birthday when we began training in the maternity war...
Tags: Books, Iraq, Fiction, University of Warwick, Baghdad, Mayo Clinic, Short Story, Department of Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic She, From ArabLit Quarterly, Raghad Qasim, Zeena Faulk, Higher Institute of Medicine, Baghdad University Hospital, Aswad Sha'ar Abiyadh


Tallest American, who stood 7-foot-8, dies of heart disease in Minnesota

Igor Vovkovinskiy, the tallest man in the United States, died of heart disease on Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was 38.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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COVID hot zones are clamoring for antibody drugs

By Kelli Kennedy and Matthew Perrone | Associated Press People infected with COVID-19 were captured in a photo this week lying on the floor in pain while waiting for antibody infusions at a treatment site set up inside the library in Jacksonville, Florida. The image has become a vivid illustration of the huge demand for the once-neglected COVID-19 drugs in the states hit hardest by a summer surge of infections being driven by the highly contagious delta variant. “They were moaning and obviously...
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3 leading COVID experts say there isn't clear evidence that healthy, vaccinated people will need booster shots 8 months out

An Ohio resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US health officials said Wednesday that a booster shot is recommended eight months after a person's second shot. Three leading COVID-19 experts say they aren't sure this is the right strategy to curb the pandemic. Ultimately, they said, we need to vaccinate the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The federal government has officially recom...
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Ohio, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci


Delta's surging and antibodies are waning: What to know about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Moderna has soared over the past year on the back of its coronavirus vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images Should the US start offering people an extra COVID-19 vaccines dose? Supporters cite signs of waning protection and data suggesting a booster shot would help. Others say boosting now is unnecessary, because the shots still prevent hospitalizations and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over whether the US should roll out extra doses of coronavirus vaccines...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, France, Germany, Israel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Analysis, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer


Pfizer vaccine efficacy dropped to 42% against Delta variant although protection against serious illness remained strong, study says

Vials of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines seen in Israel. HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images A new Mayo Clinic study looked at the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines between January and July. The study found Pfizer effectiveness dropped to 42% when Delta became the dominant strain. Both vaccines had greater than 85% effectiveness against hospitalization and ICU admission. Vaccinated people saw zero deaths in the study. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer's corona...
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Pfizer's vaccine efficacy dropped to 42% while Moderna's was at 76% when the Delta variant became the dominant strain, study says

Vials of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines seen in Israel. HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images A new Mayo Clinic study looked at the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines between January and July. The study found Pfizer effectiveness dropped to 42% when Delta became the dominant strain. The study is a preprint and therefore has not yet been peer reviewed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine may not be as good at preventing infection with the Del...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, US, Trends, Iowa, News UK, Delta, Pfizer, Biden, Mayo Clinic, Afp, Moderna, Axios, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Ashley Collman


Pfizer's vaccine may be less effective against the Delta variant, study suggests, even though vaccines help prevent serious illness or death

Vials of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines seen in Israel. HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images A new Mayo Clinic preprint looked at the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines between January and July. It found Pfizer effectiveness dropped to 42% in Minnesota in July, when Delta became the dominant strain. Nonetheless, vaccines help protect against severe COVID-19 cases and deaths. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine may not be as good at preventing...
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Return to play can be managed for athletes with genetic heart diseases, study suggests

Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process.
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Mayo Clinic Joins Others in Requiring Worker Vaccinations

Mayo Clinic says it will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-September, becoming one of the latest health systems to do so as delta variant cases rise around the country.
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Woman Hospitalized With 'Covid-19' Was Actually Suffering a Vaping Injury

For one 32-year-old woman, the covid-19 pandemic was a red herring for lung problems so serious they landed her in the hospital twice over three months. In a recent case report, doctors detail how the woman, originally suspected of having covid-19, actually turned out to have EVALI, a rare condition linked to the use…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Electronic Cigarette, Mayo Clinic, Electronic Cigarettes, Evali, Covid 19, Covid 19 Testing, Health Medical Pharma, Safety Of Electronic Cigarettes, Vaping Lung Illness Outbreak, Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury, Vaping Injury


Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing

A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Happy Birthday Ernest Hemingway

  Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 and killed himself in 1961. Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull. In the end, however, his memory was wiped clean by electro-shock therapy at the Mayo Clinic, where he was sent for depression. Rather than relieve the depression, the elect...
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‘This Virus Will Find Everybody Who Is Not Immune’: Mayo Doctor’s Strong Warning Over COVID’s Delta Variant

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Mayo Clinic study provides insights into risk factors for severe COVID-19 in younger populations

Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts.
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Despite Spread of Infectious Delta Variant, Amazon to Stop Testing Warehouse Workers

The coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. must be over because otherwise, Amazon’s decision to end free testing for warehouse workers might seem rather reckless.Read more...
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Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role.The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction -- a loss of function in cellular energy production -- is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19.
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Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19

Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Bolsonaro Can’t Stop Hiccuping

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the Meltman of fascism, is not only a global health threat thanks to his administration’s disastrous handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but has run into a few health issues of his own.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Pfizer, Mayo Clinic, Hiccup, Flavio, Jair Bolsonaro, Contemporary history, Branches Of Biology, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Presidents Of Brazil, Conservatism In Brazil, Mark V Lawson, Covaxin Vaccine, Jair Bolsonaro the Meltman