Keto diet: here’s why some people experience fatigue, nausea, headaches after starting it

The ketogenic (“keto”) diet is an increasingly common choice for those looking to lose weight. The diet recommends eating protein, high-fat and low (or no) carbohydrates. Doing this will cause the body to enter “ketogenesis,” which will reportedly help your body burn more fat and lose weight. But unlike other low-carb diets (such as Atkins or Paleo diets), many people […]

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Dodge depression during coronavirus pandemic

There’s no doubt about it: Staying at home, worrying about jobs and finances, is a recipe for depression during the coronavirus pandemic. But one expert offers some tips on how to maintain good mental health during this difficult time. “The current situation has many of us feeling helpless, fearful and adrift,” said Dr. Donna Anthony, chief medical officer at Gracie […]

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Intensive brain stimulation lifts depression in 90% of patients

A preliminary study suggests that an intensive course of precisely targeted magnetic brain stimulation is a fast, safe way to relieve depression and prevent suicidal thoughts. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide. The National Institute of Mental Health estimate that 17.3 million adults experienced an episode of major depression in 2017 in the United States alone. Suicidal thoughts, […]

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New study suggests COVID-19 hopped from dogs to humans. Here’s why you should be skeptical.

The novel coronavirus likely originated in bats, but the pathogen may have then hopped into dogs before infecting humans, a new study suggests.  But not everyone agrees with that hypothesis. One expert told Live Science that “there are a lot of weaknesses” in the study and that the data don’t support the study’s conclusions. —Coronavirus in the US: Map & […]

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Ultraviolet LEDs prove effective in eliminating coronavirus from surfaces and, potentially air and water

As COVID-19 continues to ravage global populations, the world is singularly focused on finding ways to battle the novel coronavirus. That includes the UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) and member companies. Researchers there are developing ultraviolet LEDs that have the ability to decontaminate surfaces—and potentially air and water—that have come in contact with the […]

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Electrospun manuka honey nanofibrous wound dressings

As instances of antibiotic resistance increase in the medical field, scientists are reexamining natural materials for their potential use in medicine. Honey has been used for thousands of years—from the time of Pharaohs—for their effectiveness in treating wounds and burns. Manuka is honey made by bees out of the pollen of Leptospermum scoparium, a type of tea tree native to […]

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Common disease prevention and cancer screening would benefit from genomic risk assessment

Many of the most common causes of death are due to diseases whose onset could be significantly slowed down or whose prognosis could be improved by identifying with increasing accuracy individuals at high risk. In the current system, a considerable number of high-risk individuals cannot be identified in time, as currently available tools measure genetic risk inadequately or not at […]

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