Why Vegans Have a Higher Risk of Bone Fractures

Researchers say people on a vegan diet have a high risk of broken bones, particularly hip fractures. They said a lower body mass index as well as a lack of calcium and protein can be factors. Experts say vegans can still maintain strong bones by taking vitamins D and B12…

Racial disparity seen in COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome

(HealthDay)—Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) occurs more often among Black and Hispanic children than White children, according to a research letter published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Ellen H. Lee, M.D., from the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and colleagues used…

COVID-19 Can Damage Lungs So Badly That ‘Only Hope’ is Transplant

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Case studies and autopsy results are confirming that, in some cases, COVID-19 can cause such severe lung damage that patients require a lung transplant to survive. In a new study, researchers in Chicago analyzed discarded tissue from COVID-19 patients who had lung transplants and from…

Mystery still shrouds COVID-19 origin

While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the virus: exactly where it came from. The World Health Organization has assembled an international team of 10 scientists…

Stable connections between nerve cells are the basis of memory

Memories are part of our lives, the good and the bad. Through our senses, experiences reach our brain where networks of nerve cells encode them into a memory. It was previously unclear why only certain nerve cells join together for this purpose. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry…

First Blood Test for Alzheimer Disease Available in U.S.

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — The first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer disease is now available in the United States, but some experts have a number of concerns about it. The test from C2N Diagnostics of St. Louis is meant for people 60 years and older who have cognitive…