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Global rise in chronic diseases combined with Covid-19 bodes ill for world health – CNN

Many countries are not doing enough to decrease the common risk factors associated with chronic diseases, leaving populations vulnerable to health emergencies l…

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(CNN)Many countries are not doing enough to decrease the common risk factors associated with chronic diseases, leaving populations vulnerable to health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic — that’s one of the main messages emerging from the 2019 Global Burden of Disease study.
Those risk factors include obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, as well as air pollution, alcohol use and drug use, the team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of…

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Massive Analysis Reveals New COVID-19 Related Genes – Helpful and Harmful – SciTechDaily

Researchers at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified…

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Researchers at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses to replicate in cells and also those that seem to slam the door on the virus.
The pro-viral and anti-viral role of these genes will help guide scientists in development of new therapies to combat COVID-19, the researchers say.
The findings were reported today (October 26, 2020) in the…

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CDC Warns of Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak That Has Sickened 10 and Killed One – Gizmodo

A foodborne outbreak of Listeria linked to deli meats has hospitalized at least ten people in three states and killed one, according to the Centers for Disease…

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A foodborne outbreak of Listeria linked to deli meats has hospitalized at least ten people in three states and killed one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is now warning certain high risk individuals to avoid deli meats unless theyre served steaming hot.
The outbreak is thought to have started sometime this summer, with all known cases having been confirmed between August 6, 2020 and October 3, 2020. Cases have been reported in Florida, Massachusetts, and New…

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Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here’s what to do – CNN

Artificially sweetened beverages appear to be just as bad for your heart as the sugary kind, a new study finds. Experts suggest dramatically reducing soda consumption…

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Oddly enough, it was bad laboratory technique — combined with poor hygiene — that led to the discovery of several of today’s top artificial sweeteners. Russian chemist Constantin Fahlberg was eating dinner when he made an amazing discovery: The roll he’d just bitten into tasted extremely sweet. Realizing the sugary, metallic taste had come from his own hands, he rushed back to the lab to find the source. After tasting everything in sight — not exactly good lab safety protocol — he discovered…

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