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Metabolites’ From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Levels of some small molecules called metabolites in the body may affect your risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. Metabolites come from the food people eat, and they cause chemical processes within the bodies and microbes. An analysis of previously published studies found that the levels of 10 of […]

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This Surprising Hobby Could Make You Happier

It’s a pretty well-known fact that one of the best things to do to either pull yourself out of a funk or to prevent depression and anxiety from taking hold in the first place, is to get involved in a hobby. In recent times, people under stress have turned to baking (which has the unfortunate […]

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Damage to vocal cords could cause long-term COVID symptoms

(HealthDay)—Nerve damage to vocal cords could be the reason why some people recovering from COVID-19 suffer mysterious bouts of shortness of breath for months after shaking off the coronavirus, researchers say. Vocal cords are meant to constrict across the airway while you’re talking, vibrating in the air moving past to create the sound of your […]

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Exposure to suboptimal doses of antimalarial drugs could increase malaria transmission

Exposure to suboptimal doses of the antiparasitic drug artemisinin could increase the sexual conversion rate of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, thereby increasing the probability of transmission, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by ‘la Caixa’ Foundation. The findings, published in eLife, may have public […]