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Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths

A type of virus that preys on bacteria could be harnessed to combat bacterial infections in patients whose immune systems have been weakened by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, according to an expert at the University of Birmingham and the Cancer Registry of Norway. Called bacteriophages, these viruses are harmless to humans and… Read More »

Could CBD help you drink less alcohol?

We’re drinking more alcohol than ever, despite social restrictions. But the new soberista crowd are now looking to CBD to take the edge off their nerves with no hangovers In a surprise to precisely no one, Brits are drinking more in lock down. Pubs and bars may be closed across the country, but that hasn’t… Read More »

Discovery of Malaria Parasite’s Clock Could Pave Way to New Treatments

Summary The parasite that causes malaria has its own internal clock, explaining the disease’s rhythmic fevers and opening new pathways for therapeutics. In the fight against malaria, time may now be on our side. The parasite that causes the disease has its own internal clock, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Joseph Takahashi and colleagues report May 14,… Read More »

How the gas that gave the world Viagra could help treat coronavirus patients

A Cataldo EMS team transports a suspected Covid-19 patient from Chelsea to Massachusetts General Hospital on April 23, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts United States. David Degner | Getty Images Medical researchers are testing whether inhaled nitric oxide could help treat patients with the coronavirus. A range of studies and clinical trials underway at Massachusetts General… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Five signs you could have nerve damage from high blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is the result of high blood sugar levels. This can damage nerves inside the body. What are the five signs you’re suffering from it? Nerves carry messages between the brain and every part of the body. When the nerves are damaged by high blood sugar levels (typical of type 2 diabetes) it’s… Read More »

8 surprising signs your liver could do with a break from alcohol during lockdown

We all know overdoing the booze long-term can damage our livers, but do we really know what that means for our health in general? Just consider what the liver does. This vital organ is the body’s processing, storing and distribution factory, and performs more than 500 jobs, including transforming food into energy; detoxifying all the… Read More »