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    The coronavirus saps men's testosterone and leaves them more susceptible to falling seriously ill as well as robbing them of their sex drive, a study suggests.  Researchers in Turkey analysed levels of the sex hormone in 200 men who were in hospital after they tested positive for Covid-19. More than half (51 per cent) had developed a condition called hypogonadism, in which their bodies did not produce enough testosterone. On average, participants' levels were drained by 30 per cent post-infection to borderline unhealthy levels. Academics claimed there was a direct correlation between severe illness and lower testosterone levels.  But, even among men who showed no symptoms of the virus at all, two thirds reported having a lowered sex drive – a tell-tale...
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper attacked President Donald Trump Tuesday night for his comments at a rally in Ohio on Monday saying the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody.” During the rally, Trump said, “It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really affects, that’s it. You know, in some states thousands of people, nobody young. Below the age of 18, like nobody. They have a strong immune system. Who knows? Take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing.” Cooper replied, “It affects elderly people. That’s it, he says. Among anyone else, it affects...
    President Trump falsely claimed that COVID-19 'affects virtually nobody' except for older Americans and those with preexisting conditions as the death toll neared 200,000. The incorrect assessment came Monday night during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, where a packed crowd donned 'Make America Great Again' paraphernalia and supported Trump ahead of the November 3 election.  'Take your hats off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system,' Trump told the cheering crowd.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie 'passes away at the age of 98' | Daily Mail... Louisville declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor announcement |... Share this article Share Before that, he made the erroneous...
    Why thousands of starfish washed up on Floridas Navarre Beach after Hurricane Sally This is how Americas fast food has changed in every decade The Zesty Paws Aller-Immune Bites Help Keep My Pups Allergies at Bay More often than not, some of our favorite buys are small, how-didn’t-I-know-about-this products that solve an everyday problem. That’s what we’re highlighting in our Little Lifesavers series: cheap, simple purchases that you’ll use on the daily. Hit “Add to Cart” and thank us later! © Zesty Paws Zesty Paws Aller-Immune Bites prevent my dog from getting seasonal allergies and boost her immune system. Check out the full review. © Hearst Owned little lifesavers logo Problem: Dogs can have allergies that rival those of...
    With the COVID-19 pandemic still going as the country enters flu season, public health experts are urging Americans to get the flu vaccine – with some precautions. Doctors say getting the shot is safe so long as people follow protocols to prevent exposure to the coronavirus while they’re out getting it. “The precautions people should take to get their flu shot are the same precautions when you run other essential errands,” Dr. Martine Hackett, a public health professor at Hofstra University, told The Post. MASSACHUSETTS STUDENT FLU SHOT MANDATE DRAWS HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS TO BOSTON “When you go out, make sure you’re wearing a mask and make sure you’re able to social distance.” Here is what the experts have to say on questions...
    With the COVID-19 pandemic still going as the country enters flu season, public health experts are urging Americans to get the flu vaccine — with some precautions. Doctors say getting the shot is safe so long as people follow protocols to prevent exposure to the coronavirus while they’re out getting it. “The precautions people should take to get their flu shot are the same precautions when you run other essential errands,” Dr. Martine Hackett, a public health professor at Hofstra University, told The Post. “When you go out, make sure you’re wearing a mask and make sure you’re able to social distance.” Here is what the experts have to say on questions and concerns about getting the shot while...
    WASHINGTON – A 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, may be the first case of COVID-19 reinfection detected in the United States, according to a study released Friday. According to NBC News, this is a man who tested positive for the coronavirus for the first time in mid-April and, after recovering, fell ill again at the end of May. “The second time, his illness was more serious, according to the case report,” the information added. Akiko Iwasaki, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and an expert on the subject, detailed on her Twitter account that there was a 48-day interval between the two cases. “This time (…) the immune system did not...
    WASHINGTON – A 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, may be the first case of COVID-19 reinfection detected in the United States, according to a study released Friday. According to NBC News, this is a man who tested positive for the coronavirus for the first time in mid-April and, after recovering, fell ill again at the end of May. “The second time, his illness was more serious, according to the case report,” the information added. Akiko Iwasaki, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and an expert on the subject, detailed on her Twitter account that there was a 48-day interval between the two cases. “This time (…) the immune system did not...
    If you have as a pet an exotic bird, originating in Australia or Southeast Asia, the Australian Menu is ideal for her. This variety of menu pampers your pet with the best ingredients from Australia, so that your bird develops fully as it would in its original habitat. This careful preparation contains kiwi, eucalyptus, elderberries … combined with gastric pebbles to support intestinal function and ß-glucans to strengthen the immune system. The menu is also rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements and of course Contains no added sugars, preservatives, colors, or artificial flavors. The Australian menu preserves all the freshness of its aroma and its attractiveness thanks to the self-closing container in which it is presented. And also very...
    Natalie C. Tronson, University of Michigan Of all frightening ways that the SARS-COV-2 virus affects the body, one of the more insidious is the effect of COVID-19 on the brain. It is now clear that many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell, to delirium, to an increased risk of stroke. There are also longer-lasting consequences for the brain, including myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue syndrome and Guillain-Barre syndrome. These effects may be caused by direct viral infection of brain tissue. But growing evidence suggests additional indirect actions triggered via the virus’s infection of epithelial cells and the cardiovascular system, or through the immune system and inflammation, contribute to lasting neurological changes after COVID-19. I am a...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. As our country braces against the ebb and flow of mandates to stay-at-home, we should give serious consideration to the repercussions of self-quarantine or isolation on the mental and physical well-being of those most vulnerable to COVID-19. As a health psychologist and expert in human immunodeficiency, I know the lessons learned from the field of behavioral medicine can help us better understand how isolating at home may have paradoxical effects on immune health, particularly among our oldest. The immune system can be described as a regimented system of defense against pathogenic threats to the body, both foreign and domestic. Helper T-cells are considered generals in this army, coordinating a systematic and efficient defense against the pathogen. When...
    Post-menopausal women may be more likely to get severely ill with coronavirus, according to research.  Researchers from King's College London say their findings suggest high levels of oestrogen protect against Covid-19.  They analysed data from almost 600,000 women in the UK who use the COVID Symptom Study app. People who have the app report how they feel every day, including if they develop symptoms of the coronavirus or get a test result. Results showed post-menopausal women were 22 per cent more likely to report symptoms of Covid-19 than women who still had periods. They were also more likely to be hospitalised and need respiratory support — an indication of severe Covid-19.    The findings suggest HRT — drugs which contain artificial oestrogen...
    There are few animals more bizarre than the anglerfish, a species that has so much trouble finding a mate that when the male and female do connect underwater, males actually fuse their tissue with the females for life. After the merger, the two share a single respiratory and digestive system. Now scientists have discovered that the anglerfish accomplishes this sexual parasitism because it has lost a key part of its immune system, which then allows two bodies to become one without tissue rejection. (Remember symbiont Jadzia Dax of Deep Space Nine?) All vertebrates, including humans, have two kinds of immune systems. The first is the innate system, which responds quickly to attacks by microscopic invaders with a variety of chemicals...
    Deep-sea anglerfish take sexual intimacy to the next level by 'fusing' bodies with their partners when they mate, a study reveals. In an amazing show of sexual submission, the smaller male anglerfish becomes permanently attached to the relatively gigantic female, resulting in their tissue fusing and the two animals establishing a common blood circulation system. The male becomes entirely dependent on the female for nutrient supply, like a developing fetus in the womb of a mother – a process called 'sexual parasitism'.  In an incredible display of charity from the female, the male supplies sperm to his mate while simultaneously receiving these nutrients.   This weird phenomenon contributes to the reproductive success of anglerfish in the vast deep sea, where females...
    Hope were rising last night that an arthritis drug could prove to be a breakthrough treatment for coronavirus. Doctors say anti-inflammatory treatment tocilizumab could save lives by halting the immune system ‘storm’ that has killed thousands of virus patients. Results of a major global trial are expected this week. Doctors say anti-inflammatory treatment tocilizumab could save lives by halting the immune system ‘storm’ that has killed thousands of virus patients (file photo) Doctors are confident the drug, which was originally developed as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, will stop the hyper-inflammation that happens when the immune system starts attacking the body.  It could dramatically reduce coronavirus deaths – many of which are caused by the aggressive immune response rather...
    Being vaccinated against pneumonia could significantly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. In a study being presented at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Monday - held virtually this year - Duke University scientists looked at the medical records of people aged 65 and older. They found that receiving the pneumonia immunization before age 75 lowered the risk of the age-related brain disease by about one-third. What's more, for those who didn't have any genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's or dementia, the jab decreased the risk by up to 40 percent.  A new study from Duke University found that receiving the pneumonia vaccine reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's by 25% to 30% and...
    EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- If you contract COVID-19, how likely are you to get it again? Will antibodies prevent you from getting sick again, or if you do, will it be less severe?The latest science shows antibodies is only one way your body fights infections.Before 57-year-old Joanne Bueno's husband took her to the emergency room on Easter Sunday, she recalls incessant vomiting and intolerable muscle pain."We just drove up to the front. They took me out and they put me in a tent and that's the last I remember," she said.COVID-19 put the El Monte kidney-transplant recipient in four different hospitals for a grueling 81 days. She asked her doctor, could she get infected again?More than 75 hand sanitizer...
    If you get Covid-19, how likely are you to get it again? Will antibodies prevent you from getting sick again, or if you do, will it be less severe?The latest science shows antibodies is only one way your body fights infections.Before 57-year-old Joanne Bueno's husband David Moreno took her to the emergency room on Easter Sunday, she recalls incessant vomiting and intolerable muscle pain."We just drove up to the front. They took me out and they put me in a tent and that's the last I remember," she said.Covid-19 put this El Monte Kidney transplant survivor in four different hospitals for a grueling 81 days. She asked her doctor, could she get infected again?Her husband David Moreno said, " We...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail The microbiota is a set of microorganisms found in the body and that cplay important roles in health and diseaseAnd, in addition, it acts as another organ. The microbiota is essential for have good digestive healthbecause it helps protect the digestive system from other opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms (disease-causing), in addition to stimulating the immune system and helping to carry out part of the digestion. Dr. Mileidis San Juan Acosta, specialist in the Digestive System and head of the Committee of Foundational Activities of the Spanish Foundation of the Digestive System (FEAD) points out: «In the digestive tract there are between 10 and 100 billion bacteria, which represents a mass weighing almost 2 kilos. It is...
    Rose Parade canceled for first time since World War II 11 chains including Walmart, Kroger, and Kohls are now requiring customers to wear masks. Heres the full list: The Best Collagen Powders to Transform Your Skin—And Boost Your Immune System © BIBI CORNEJO BORTHWICK Nearly six years ago, when chef Marco Canora opened Brodo, the bone-broth takeout window in Manhattan’s East Village that sparked a wellness movement, I was slow to fall in line. Something about sipping a clear, meaty elixir didn’t resonate with me the way that my daily green juice did. And yet everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Tom Brady was soon raving about the collagen-rich panacea. “Collagen is really critical to our health because it makes...
    A vaccine first mass produced in 1924, the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) jab, may offer protection against Covid-19, a study has found.  Academics conducting a large-scale review of several previous studies found a clear link between the vaccine and a lower death rate. Details on the vaccine's popularity in certain countries was compared with the nation's coronavirus outbreak — for both infections and deaths.  When differences in social, economic, and demographics were taken into account, scientists found that in places with a 10 per cent greater prevalence of the BCG vaccine there was also a 10.4 per cent reduction in COVID-19 mortality. Scroll down for video   The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine (pictured) is used to fend off tuberculosis (TB) but it has...
    An Oxford epidemiologist has warned that long periods of lockdown could weaken the immune system and leave people vulnerable to future pandemics.   Professor Sunetra Gupta said that intense social distancing could leave people unexposed to germs and not develop defences against new viruses.  She added that 'if we return to the point where we have no exposure' society would be 'like clumps of trees waiting to be set ablaze'.  Prof Gupta's team produced research which suggested the coronavirus had arrived in the UK in December and caused a significant 'herd immunity'. The results of her modelling implied that the triggering of a national lockdown three months later was either too late or needless. It rivalled advice given by Neil Ferguson...
    (CNN)It's an unprecedented effort: the US government is investing more than $3 billion to come up with a vaccine against the coronavirus.That's a lot of money. It's more than half the annual budget for the state of Vermont. It's about what Louisiana spends on its Medicaid patients in one year. But a vaccine is our surest pathway out of the pandemic -- the surest way to go back to normal. Here's an explanation of where this money is going. How vaccines work First, a short explanation of how vaccines work. When your body is attacked by a virus, your immune system makes antibodies to fight it off. But unfortunately, it's not a perfect system, and some people still succumb to...
    A personalised cancer vaccine designed to boost the body's own natural defences when used alongside chemotherapy shows 'promising signs' after a clinical trial.   The treatment is created by taking a biopsy of a tumour and then using artificial intelligence to identify certain proteins not recognised by the immune system. They use these proteins to create tailor-made vaccines for each individual cancer patients and then administer them alongside immunotherapy drug atezolizumab. So far researchers have only tested it on patients with advanced cancers and just 8 per cent saw their tumours shrink - with 49 per cent seeing no change. An international team of researchers found the treatment, known as RO7198457, was 'well tolerated' by patients and the they experienced 'low-to-moderate' side effects. ...
    The MMR jab used against measles, mumps and rubella could help protect against COVID-19 by boosting the immune system, lowering the risk of deadly symptoms. According to US experts, booster vaccinations should be given to vulnerable individuals — including hospital and care home workers — first, then the public. Research has indicated that it stops severe inflammation, or sepsis — without presenting any risk of side effects. The MMR jab used against measles, mumps and rubella can help protect against COVID-19 by boosting the immune system, lowering the risk of deadly symptoms (stock image) 'Vaccination with the MMR jab may be especially beneficial for health care workers who might easily be exposed to COVID-19,' said paper author and...