Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Researchers at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria evaluated the effects of the aqueous extract of garlic, white onion and purple onion on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a-amylase and a-glucosidase in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. Spices are used in cooking and serve as ingredients in several traditional … Continue reading Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Study: Patients still have immunity to coronavirus 6 months after testing positive

A study by British researchers found that patients may still have some form of immunity to COVID-19 long after the antibodies specific to the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) have fallen below detectable levels. Researchers from Public Health England (PHE) and the U.K. Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), a public research initiative established to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, found that the T cell levels of coronavirus … Continue reading Study: Patients still have immunity to coronavirus 6 months after testing positive

DNA Methylation Could Explain How People Respond to Fear and Anger

A region of the brain known as the amygdala is normally activated when people perceive fear and anger in others. This region, which is part of the limbic system, conveys the message to other regions of the brain to prepare oneself for what may be a threatening situation. We’ve seen previous research that offers an epigenetic … Continue reading DNA Methylation Could Explain How People Respond to Fear and Anger

Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

Chinese researchers investigated the anti-fibrotic effects of curcumin on epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by transforming growth factor-B1 (TGF-B1), as well as the mechanism by which it influences the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. Their findings were published in the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. According to animal studies, curcumin has protective effects against the development of renal fibrosis.However, the mechanisms … Continue reading Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

Study tests 130,000 children for coronavirus, finds only 4 percent ever had it

A study led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows that only four percent of the children tested in seven of the nation’s major pediatric centers were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Published Nov. 23 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the findings suggest that children are less likely to catch the disease and may be able to mount a better … Continue reading Study tests 130,000 children for coronavirus, finds only 4 percent ever had it

Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

While it’s well-known that exercise is important to maintain good health, specifics like the best time to work out remain nebulous and confusing. Now, a team led by British researchers suggests that one optimal time to work out is before eating breakfast. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the researchers report … Continue reading Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine that is INHALED through the nose or mouth… be careful where you BREATHE

Vaccine researchers are studying the effectiveness of a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine that can be delivered intranasally (through the nose) or through the mouth. The researchers said there is evidence that this type of vaccine can better protect people against the virus. They also believe that a nasal or inhaled vaccine will be easier to distribute around the world. Most … Continue reading Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine that is INHALED through the nose or mouth… be careful where you BREATHE

Immunity developed from previous infection with endemic coronaviruses reduces COVID-19 severity – study

Previous infection with other coronaviruses may lessen the severity of COVID-19, reports a new study. Researchers at Boston University found that owing to genetic similarities with the SARS-CoV-2, prior exposure to other coronaviruses primes the immune system to mount a better response to the virus responsible for COVID-19. Although this doesn’t prevent people from contracting COVID-19, it does lessen the severity … Continue reading Immunity developed from previous infection with endemic coronaviruses reduces COVID-19 severity – study

Short-term probiotics therapy found to reverse signs of gout, metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

A recent study has found that personalized, short-term probiotics therapy is effective for the treatment of gout, gout-related kidney disease and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Researchers provided participants with a personalized probiotic cocktail based on their symptoms. They found that it lowered uric acid levels and restored kidney health. It also led to weight loss and improved blood … Continue reading Short-term probiotics therapy found to reverse signs of gout, metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

Mutation has caused the coronavirus to become more contagious but less deadly, says new study

Recent studies have shown that mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, is not only becoming more prevalent but is also more contagious than its original strain. This potentially makes the virus more virulent than when it first spread out in Wuhan, China — where the first cases of COVID-19 were reported. In fact, American scientists … Continue reading Mutation has caused the coronavirus to become more contagious but less deadly, says new study