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CBD May Help Lungs Resist COVID Destruction, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

CBD may help the lungs resist the devastating effects of COVID-19, a new study has found.

“Our laboratory studies indicate pure CBD can help the lungs recover from the overwhelming inflammation, or cytokine storm, caused by the COVID-19 virus, and restore healthier oxygen levels in the body,” said Dr. Jack Yu. He is co-author of the research, which was published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

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Why More Coronavirus ICU Patients Are Making It Out Alive

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

In the early days of the pandemic, most COVID-19 patients who went into intensive care units did not come out alive.

About 60% of them died.

But a new study shows that by the end of May, things got better. ICU mortality for coronavirus fell to 42%.

That may not seem like much improvement. But it translates to tens of thousands of lives saved.

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Coronavirus: Two New Alarming Facts

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Amid all the sickness, death, and job losses, there were two pieces of information that provided some comfort in the early days of the coronavirus.

Initial statistics showed that serious cases were largely confined to people over 65. Younger people, it seemed, had little risk.

And if you did get COVID-19, once you recovered, it seemed your life would go on as normal.

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Heartburn Drugs Increase Coronavirus Risk, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Coronavirus, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Nature gave us stomach acid for a reason.

It helps our digestive system break down food and absorb nutrients. And it protects against germs.

When we eat something containing a virus or bacteria, our stomach acid kills it, stopping an infection before it starts.

But millions of Americans don’t have this protection.

Forty percent of older adults take heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that suppress stomach acid production.

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The Secret of People Who Are Doing Great During the Pandemic

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s entirely reasonable during the coronavirus crisis to feel stressed, anxious, lonely, and depressed. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people are doing just fine.

They are able to go about their lives and be happy, feeling gratitude for what they have, love for others, and joy in the small things.

How do they do it?

University of North Carolina scientists set out to find the secret of people who have been able to adjust to the pandemic.

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The Strange Way COVID-19 Is Increasing Heart Attack Deaths

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Since March, 911 calls for medical emergencies have dropped by more than 26%.

At the same time, emergency calls to homes where someone has died have doubled, according a new study from the University at Buffalo/State University of New York.

What’s going on?

People are afraid to call an ambulance. They worry they will catch the coronavirus if they go to the hospital, researchers say.

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