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How evolutionary principles improve the understanding of human health and disease

An appreciation of the fundamental principles of evolutionary biology provides new insights into major diseases and enables an integrated understanding of human biology and medicine. However, there is a lack of awareness of their importance amongst physicians, medical researchers, and … Continue reading

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Sick Body, Vigilant Mind: The Biological Immune System Activates the Behavioral Immune System

Activation of the behavioral immune system has been shown to promote activation of the biological immune system. The current research tested the hypothesis that activation of the biological immune system (as a result of recent illness) promotes activation of the … Continue reading

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Promoting Ideal Cardiovascular Health Through the Life Span

Because lipids in children and adolescents play a role in the development of atherosclerosis, many researchers have focused on whether screening blood lipid levels in youth could contribute to prevention of adult cardiovascular disease.2,3 One understudied issue has been the … Continue reading

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Chronic conditions worsen coronavirus risk – here’s how to manage them amid the pandemic

Amid the stress and confusion of coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing orders, it can seem to older patients as though everything is on pause. Clinics have postponed regular office visits. Patients worry about going to pharmacies and grocery stores. There’s … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: How do ventilators work?

Critically ill COVID-19 patients need artificial respiration. But there is a worldwide lack of equipment. In 20% of those infected in the current pandemic, the SARS CoV-2 viruses are lodged deep in the lungs, since COVID-19 mainly affects the lower … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment

There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms. In clinical analyses designed to ensure that ARBs don’t harm COVID-19 patients, researchers in China … Continue reading

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The immune system’s fight against the coronavirus

How does our immune system react to the coronavirus? A central player in the fight against the novel coronavirus is our immune system. It protects us against the invader and can even be helpful for its therapy. But sometimes it … Continue reading

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Immune system

The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, from viruses to … Continue reading

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How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers

The growing popularity of the Internet has made finding health information easier and faster. Much of the information on the Internet is valuable; however, the Internet also allows the rapid and widespread distribution of false and misleading information. You should … Continue reading

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Sperm counts in the West plunge as ‘modern life’ damages men’s health

Pesticides, hormone-disrupting chemicals, diet, stress, smoking, and obesity have all been suggested as possible reasons behind the dramatic declines but experts say more research is urgently needed Sperm counts have plunged by nearly 60 percent in just 40 years among … Continue reading

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