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Coping with stress in the time of coronavirus

When facing the challenges presented by the current coronavirus pandemic, feeling stress is a normal reaction. In fact, the experience of feeling stress is useful to alert us to possible danger, and this response dates to the very first humans. Back then, as now, an immediate response to an acute stressor triggers a biological response […]

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Labeling of cannabidiod products becoming a public health concern

The need for accurate and informative labeling of hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products is a critical public health issue. Despite CBD being a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug, it is increasingly being added to food, beverages, and nutritional supplements, often with misleading labeling or marketing claims, according to an article published in Cannabis […]

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Study reveals an inherited origin of prostate cancer in families

Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients with family histories of the disease. The researchers analyzed the Nashville Familial Prostate Cancer Study (NFPCS), in an investigation comparing men with prostate cancer, […]

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Experts call for rejection of coronavirus policy based only on age

Experts are urging the Government to reject the formulation and implementation of policy to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic based solely on the age of the population, as well as calling on both the Government and media organizations to be cautious in their use of language. The British Society of Gerontology argue that fostering generational […]

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Items people should be hoarding instead of toilet paper

Got enough TP on hand in case of coronavirus quarantine? Chances are, you probably do, since you probably don’t need quite as much as you might think. Whew, that’s a relief! Now you can turn your efforts to stockpiling other necessary items — hopefully before everybody else also realizes that they should be hoarding those […]

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A new strategy for the management of inflammatory pain

A group of researchers from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin has discovered a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief. The cell-signaling protein interleukin-4 induces a specific type of blood cell to produce endogenous opioids at the site of inflammation. The researchers’ findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight. Peripheral nerve inflammation can lead […]