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Probiotics Help Reduce COVID Symptoms, Study Finds 

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, General Health

If you have a symptomatic bout of COVID-19, taking a probiotic supplement nearly doubles the chances that you’ll fully recover within a month.

That’s the promising finding of a new clinical trial. It tested probiotics in 300 symptomatic COVID patients. Half the subjects took a daily supplement that contained four probiotic strains. The other half took a placebo.[1]

After 30 days, 53% of the probiotic takers had completely recovered.… Read More

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COVID Re-infection Is Possible After Just 3 Months

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus

A new study shows that natural immunity against COVID-19 is not long-lasting.i 

Researchers at Yale University found that unvaccinated people who have caught COVID can expect to be re-infected every 16 to 17 months.  

The findings contradict the notion that recovering from COVID provides a lifetime of protection. Instead, the COVID virus is more like the flu or a cold, which we can get every year or so. Read More

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COVID Shots: Why It’s Best to Get Them in the Morning

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Immune Health

The human immune system is an early riser—and that’s why it may make sense to get your COVID shots in the morning.  

A new study at the University of Geneva in Switzerland recommends that time of day be considered when administering vaccines to increase their effectiveness.i 

Why is morning better?  

It’s because of our circadian rhythms. That’s the natural body clock that controls many of our biological functions, including our immune system. Read More

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Natural Supplement Shows Promise as COVID Treatment

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, General Health

The dietary supplement L-arginine shows strong potential to help COVID-19 patients recover faster. 

A double-blind trial tested L-arginine in 90 patients hospitalized with COVID. Half took L-arginine supplements twice a day. The other half took placebo pills.  

The patients taking a placebo were hospitalized for 46 days on average.  

But those who took the supplement recovered much faster. They got out of the hospital three weeks earlier, in an average of 25 days.Read More

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Holiday Travel in the Age of COVID: Beware of This Germ Hotspot

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, General Health

It’s always stressful to travel during the holidays. But COVID-19 takes the anxiety to a whole new level.  

Anybody who does much air travel knows that it’s easy to pick up a cold or the flu while flying. And now we’ve added COVID to the equation. 

One study found that 20% of air travelers report respiratory illnesses within a week of taking a plane flight.Read More