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COVID Alert: It’s Safe to Go Back to the Dentist

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article

When the pandemic started, dentist offices were thought to be among the most dangerous places you could go. Sitting with your mouth open for an extended time seemed about as risky you could get.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) deemed dental cleanings as “very high risk” for coronavirus transmission. The agency warned that saliva could become airborne during procedures, spreading COVID-19.… Read More

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Does Coronavirus Lurk on Grocery Store Produce?

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article

You may have wondered as you do your grocery shopping: How safe are those piles of produce laying out in the open?

Do unwrapped apples, bananas, potatoes, onions, and other fruits and vegetables collect coronavirus as people walk past all day?

Early in the pandemic, Professor Vishal Shah wondered the same thing.

He did what many others were doing at the time: He painstakingly cleaned the produce he brought home from the grocery store, washing it with soap and water.… Read More

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COVID Increases Men’s Risk of Erectile Dysfunction by Nearly 600%, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Men's Health

Researchers at the University of Rome discovered that getting COVID-19 dramatically increases the chances that a man will suffer erectile dysfunction (ED).

The scientists gathered data from 985 sexually active men. They found that those who tested positive for the coronavirus were 5.66 times more likely to later develop trouble with sexual performance. That number held true even after the study adjusted for other ED-related risk factors such as age, obesity, and mental health status.… Read More

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COVID Vaccine Bonus: It May Protect Against the Common Cold, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article

People who get the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines produce immune system cells that protect against the common the cold.

That’s the conclusion a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.[1]

The scientists took blood samples from 30 healthy subjects before and after they had two doses of one or the other of the vaccines. The researchers then analyzed immune cells in the samples known at CD4+ T cells.… Read More

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Strange Moderna Vaccine Side Effect: What You Need to Know

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article

An odd side effect is cropping up in people who get the Moderna coronavirus vaccine, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

They suffer something that has become known as “Moderna arm.”

It’s an angry, red rash. It almost always appears on the same arm where the vaccine was given. Sometimes it spreads to the lower part of the arm or hand.… Read More

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COVID-19: One Overlooked Vitamin May Fight It, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article

One common vitamin is being overlooked as a possible weapon against COVID-19, according to a new scientific review.

The nutrient may help prevent the severe, runaway inflammation that is often fatal to coronavirus patients, the authors say.

In an article published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, the researchers note that vitamin B6 has been shown to improve immunity, reduce inflammation, prevent blood clots, and promote lung health—all properties that could potentially help COVID patients.… Read More