Low-Carb Diet Reverses Brain Aging, Study Finds

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A major new study on brain aging has good news and bad news…

The bad news is that your brain starts to decline much earlier than previously believed, in your late 40s. 

The good news is that you can prevent and even reverse this decline by eating fewer carbohydrates. 

The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Pandemic Support: 5 Ways to Improve Lung Health

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The condition of your lungs has never been more important.

The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. That means the strength of your lungs may determine if you live or if you die if you get COVID-19.

When people are infected, the virus travels to the mucus membranes before spreading to the lungs. To control the infection, the body responds with inflammation in the lungs.

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Coronavirus: Could This Be Why More Americans Are Dying?

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The U.S. has the highest obesity rate by far of any developed country. The vast majority of Americans—nearly three-quarters of us—are either obese or overweight.

This would be a major health crisis in the best of times. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it is proving to be even more deadly.

Four recent studies show that obesity may be the single greatest risk factor other than age for having a severe case of COVID-19 or dying of it.

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Coronavirus: 6 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

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Most people who get coronavirus aren’t admitted to the hospital. They deal with the illness at home. 

Are you equipped to do this? Do you have the things you need for COVID-19 self-care?

Here are six medicine cabinet essentials every household should have during the pandemic.

6 COVID-19 Care Essentials

  1. Thermometer. Along with coughing and difficulty breathing, fever is one of the most common COVID-19 symptoms.
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Coronavirus: Don’t Use Cough Syrup

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Coughing is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19. So it’s not surprising that people with the illness are using cough syrup. 

That could be a bad idea.  

New research shows that dextromethorphan, a common active ingredient in dozens of over-the-counter cough syrups, capsules, and lozenges appeared to boost replication of the coronavirus when tested under laboratory conditions.

This doesn’t necessarily mean it does the same thing in the human body.

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Coronavirus: The Hidden Health Toll

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

Every day we see the numbers. Tens of thousands more Americans test positive. Thousands more die.

But the real toll of the coronavirus pandemic goes far beyond these figures. It’s causing unseen health damage that may never be fully known.

One part of the hidden cost is the stress and anxiety that many of us feel. More Americans than ever are turning to pharmaceutical drugs for help.

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