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Early COVID-19 or allergy symptoms? Local doctors explain how to tell the difference – Gainesville Times

You might just have allergies. Dr. Supriya Mannepalli. Telling the difference between allergy and coronavirus symptoms can prove tricky, especially when they overlap. Dr. Supriya Mannepalli, medical director for Northeast Georgia Physician Groups Infectious Disease, told The Times that both COVID-19 and allergies can cause runny nose, scratchy throat and headaches. For those who also… Read More »

Multiple factors explain why middle-aged heterosexuals with new sexual partners don’t use condoms

New strategies and approaches are needed to address the sexual health needs of middle-aged heterosexuals starting new relationships, research published in Sexually Transmitted Infections suggests. The UK study involved men and women aged between 40 and 59 years with, or considering, new sexual partners after the break-up of a long-term relationship. In-depth interviews showed that… Read More »

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

A recent study on anxiety examined the role of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter. The findings could help scientists develop more effective interventions. A new study digs into the neuroscience of anxiety. Almost everybody experiences anxiety in one of its forms. Over time, evolution honed anxiety as a survival mechanism; it forms part of our… Read More »