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A good idea from our American cousin experts

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In the latest issue of Science which is just out, the authors argue that “a COVID-19 commission must be created by the U.S. government” in order to investigate a host of issues coming out of the pandemic including: “stabilizing public health agencies, examining earlier outbreaks, reviewing pandemic preparedness, and evaluating the United States’ responses to COVID-19”. […]

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Moving more is good thinking

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Because your brain likes physical activity. According to new research on 167 elderly people which was just published in JNeurosci, “physical activity improves brain health, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease.” Physical activity had a pronounced effect on a marker for brain inflammation, and even better for those of us who love to walk, the greater the brain […]

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A real no-brainer

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Or more accurately, a less-brainer. A study recently published in the journal, Neurology, has concluded (quite nicely, if you ask me) that the more “pro-inflammatory” food you consume, the higher your eventual risk of dementia. Or to put it the way the researchers prefer, “A diet with a more anti-inflammatory content seems to be related […]

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Boosters for everyone

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The argument for boosters for everyone gets stronger by the week as data about boosters, which were only initiated a few weeks ago in a few countries, has started coming in. Two studies: Here and here argue quite strongly about the short-to-medium term benefit of boosters, particularly, of course, in the most at-risk populations but […]

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You are what you expect: The sequel

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A post of mine from a couple of days ago reported that people who expect side effects from coronavirus vaccines are much more likely to complain of side effects post-vax than people who don’t expect them. Pretty easy to understand and accept. So, no surprise, I think, that another study from France found that when […]

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You are what you expect

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Here’s a shocker: People who expect side effects from a coronavirus vaccine are more at risk of suffering side effects than people who don’t expect them. At least that’s according to a small study (551 unvaccinated U.S. adults) from the University of Tulsa which was just published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. in which the […]