April 2022

April 30

Fourth dose of COVID vaccine offers only slight boost against Omicron infection
www.nature.com, February 23, 2022

A medical transporter moves a patient into COVID-19 unit at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California February 2022
By Allysia Finley, WSJ,  April 20, 2022 

Could COVID lockdowns be behind hepatitis surge in children?
The Press Association (Ella Pickover and Isobel Frodsham, PA, April 26, 2022

Are we ‘out of the pandemic phase’ like Dr. Fauci said? Not so fast
www.nbcnews.com, April 30, 2022

Over 50% of U.S. population has contracted COVID-19, CDC says
By Molly Walker, Medpage Today, April 26, 2022

Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill failed study testing its preventive use
By Jared S. Hopkins, The Wall Street Journal,  April 29, 2022

Mediterranean-style diet and risk of preeclampsia by race in the Boston birth cohort
Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022;0:e022589

Cell phone radiation causing sharp spikes in Alzheimer’s cases, study suggests
By Chris Melore, studyfinds.org, April 27, 2022

Calcium supplements and valvular disease
BMJ http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2021-320215

Reports of sudden deaths among athletes after COVID-19 vaccine are ‘misinformation’
By Todd Neale, www.tctmd.com, February 14, 2022

Increased emergency cardiovascular events among under-40 population in Israel during vaccine rollout and third COVID-19 wave
Science Reports, 12, Article number: 6978 (2022)

Nicotinamide riboside improves muscle mitochondrial biogenesis, satellite cell differentiation and gut microbiota composition in a twin study
BMJ, https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.04.27.22274380

Humans naturally fall into energy-efficient speeds when they run
By Kate Baggaley April 28, 2022

Evasive Anatomy
By Megan Scudellari, Scientific American May 2022

April 23

CDC panel wary old ‘Booster Fatigue’ in COVID vaccination planning
By Molly Walker, medpagetoday.com, April 20, 2022

Philly lifts mask mandate, hours after Mayor Jim Kennedy defended it
by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press, Apr 22, 2022

Stricter pandemic policies took toll on mental health
By Kristen Monaco, medpage.com, April 21, 2022

A puzzling phenomenon: Patients report a rebound of COVID-19 symptoms after taking the antiviral Paxlovid
By Kay Lazar The Boston Globe

‘Beyond Outrageous’: LA company faked COVID test results, authorities alleged
By Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times

Health system on the hook for $22M over unnecessary spine surgeries
By Amanda D’Ambrosio, medpage.com, April 15, 2022

Is a combined calorie—and time-restricted diet best?
N Engl J Med 2022; 386:1495-1504

Association of short-term air pollution exposure with SARS-CoV-2 infection among young adults in Sweden
JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(4):e228109

The gut microbiome influences host diet selection behavior
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 119 | No. 17

Common single-use consumer plastic products release trillions of Sub-100 nm nanoparticles per liter into water during normal use
Environmental Science & Technology, 2022

Antidepressants and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with depression: Analysis of the medical expenditure panel survey from the United States.
PLOS ONE, Published April 20, 2022

April 9

Association between vitamin D supplementation and cancer incidence and mortality: A trial sequential meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022 Mar 30;1-15.

Taking omega-3 supplements boost cancer treatment’s ability to cure disease
By Study Finds, studyfinds.org, April 1, 2022

Eating two servings of avocados a week linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.121.024014

Russia’s mortality crisis
Dire Demographics: Population Trends in the Russian Federation 

Exercise may reduce depression symptoms, boost effects of therapy
www.sciencedaily.com, March 30, 2022

Microplastics found deep in lungs of living people for first time
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian, April 6, 2022

FDA signals it won’t go after NAC, but legal issues remain unresolved
By Hank Schultz, www.nutraingredients-usa.com, April 1, 2022

First of its kind nasal spray that prevents COVID-19 could be available this year
By Chris Melore, www.studyfinds.org, March 29, 2022

April 2

Health risk due to micro-and nano plastics in food
Expo Health, 2022 DOI: 10.1007/s12403-022-00470-8

New Study shows microplastics turn into ‘hubs’ for pathogens, antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters Volume 2, November 2021

Microplastic release from degradation of polypropylene feeding bottles during infant formula preparation
Nature Food, 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s43016-020-00171-y

Plasticenta: First evidence of Microplastics in human placenta
Environment International Volume 146, January 2021

Endocrine disruptor compounds-A cause of impaired immune tolerance driving inflammatory disorders of pregnancy
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021 Apr 12;12:607539.

European Heart Journal, ehac138, Published: 29 March 2022

Consumption of olive oil and risk of total and cause-specific mortality among US adults
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 79, Issue 2, 18 January 2022, Pages 101-112

Diabetes drug metformin linked to birth defects in boys
Annals of Internal Medicine, March 29, 2022

Cannabis-exposed babies face poorer metabolic health
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 

How distorted food prices discourage a healthy diet
Science Advances, 30 March 2022, Vol, Issue 13.

Immune system memory persists a year after COVID-19
The Lancet Microbe March 26, 2022

Mix and match mRNA boosters? It may be a good idea, experts say

Oscars slap shines new spotlight on alopecia areata
By Jazmine Colatriano, Published: Mar 30, 2022

Allergy sufferers are sticking with masks
By Jim Carlton WSJ, March 29, 2022

The FDA’s authorization for a 4th COVID-19 vaccine is based on an Israeli study that says….exactly the opposite
New Eng J of Medicine DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2115869

Dr. Marty Makary blasts FDA for bypassing expert panel to approve shot
ClarkCountyToday.com March 29, 2022

Aphasia, the brain condition sidelining Bruce Willis, has many causes
Carla K. Johnson March 30, 2022


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