Can blood sugar control protect against COVID’s worst effects?

A new algorithm might be able to help people with diabetes control high blood sugar as a protective measure against COVID-19 complications.

Jordyn Imhoff-U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: diabetes covid-19 inflammation featured health-and-medicine blood-sugar

Study finds promising results using acupuncture to treat inflammation

Acupuncture activates inflammation-regulating pathways, tames cytokine storm in mice.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Aug. 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: science-technology inflammation harvard-medical-school hms qiufu-ma acupuncture

How COVID-19 might increase risk of memory loss and cognitive decline

Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?

Natalie C. Tronson, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  covid-19  coronavirus  inflammation  immune-system  dementia  memory  pandemic  pneumonia  cognitive-decline  flu-shot

Immune response can predict who gets severe COVID-19

New research digs into why some people have more severe cases of COVID-19. It also may point to ways to treat serious cases of the disease.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

Bats may shed light on COVID-19 resistance

Bats live a long time and can resist viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. New research finds this may be due to their control over inflammation.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation longevity viruses bats health-and-medicine immune-systems

Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

'Normal' human body temperature is a range around 98.6 F – a physiologist explains why

'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.

JohnEric Smith, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, Mississippi State University • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: coronavirus metabolism inflammation sars-cov-2 fever infection immune-response temperature body-temperature warmblood warm-bloodedness

Could tiny ‘distracting’ rods save COVID-19 patients?

White blood cells called neutrophils may be central to the immune system overreaction that can kill COVID-19 patients. Could rod-shaped particles help?

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs white-blood-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems shapes

Coronavirus deaths and those of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have something in common: Racism

Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.

April Thames, Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  inflammation  immune-system  pandemic  health-disparities  racism  african-americans

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