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Coffee is a health drink

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Study after study after study after study (enough?) has found that with a few small exceptions (pregnancy, for one) people who drink moderate amounts (even large amounts) of coffee regularly have better health outcomes than people who don’t drink coffee. So no surprise that yet another study, this one just presented at a European Society […]

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And apple a day keeps

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Your blood pressure at bay. Catchy, right? According to new research just published in the journal, Hypertension, flavonoid-rich foods, including berries, apples, pears and wine, may have a positive effect on blood pressure levels. In this study of over 900 German adults between the ages of 25 and 82, those study participants who had the highest […]

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It’s not just SARS-CoV-2

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That is spread by aerosols, that is. In fact, it’s likely that many if not most respiratory-linked viruses are indeed spread via aerosols. The long list of probables includes SARS-CoV (the original SARS virus back from 2003), MERS-CoV (the Middle East cousin of SARS), influenza, measles, and all the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold […]

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If you cycle lots . . .

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Great – it’s good for you, good for the planet. But you have to be careful, especially since way way way too many drivers are still not bicycle-aware. A new study underlines one of the risks for cycling, the one to the back. In this study that compared the rate of back injuries among many […]

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The world we live in

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A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that there’s a good chance to find a universal coronavirus vaccine, that is, a vaccine that would act against all possible iterations of coronaviruses, meaning, of course, that we maybe wouldn’t ever again have to go through the trauma of the last couple […]