August 2020

August 29

Elon Musk shows Neuralink brain implant working in a pig
Convalescent plasma: the unanswered questions  
by Kristina Fiore, Director of Enterprise & Investigative Reporting, MedPage Today August 25, 2020
CDC drops mandatory 14-day quarantine after traveling
Daylight saving time: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Published Online:
Eating fish may protect brain from effects of air pollution
In a first, a person’s immune system fought HIV-and won  
By Tina Hesman Saey,  NewsScience,  August 26, 2020
Vitamin D deficiency linked to painful diabetic neuropathy 
Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews (by Amit Akirov, MD)
Melatonin linked to improved brain function in child concussion 
Elon Musk unveils working prototype of brain-implant device 
By Natalie O’Neill, NY Post, Aug 28, 2020
Lower dietary and circulating vitamin C in middle and older-aged men and women are associated with lower estimated skeletal muscle mass

August 22

More evidence heartburn drug may help COVID-19 patients
American Journal of Gastroenterology

Effects of weight loss during a very low carbohydrate diet on specific adipose tissue depots and insulin sensitivity in older adults with obesity: a randomized clinical trial
Nutrition & Metabolism, 2020; 17 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12986-020-00481-9

COVID-19 in children and the dynamics of infection in families
Pediatrics. 2020; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1576

Kids are bigger silent spreaders of COVID-19 than we realized
By Catherine Pearson, August 21, 2020

Don’t take ‘dangerous’ oleander in for COVID-19 experts warn after Trump says ‘We’ll look at it’
By Aristos Georgiou,  Newsweek,  August 20, 2020

U.S. army halted tests on oleander in, a drug touted to Trump as COVID-19 cure by MyPillow CEO Lindell
By Andrew Solender, Forbes,  Aug 19, 2020

Prophylactic and therapeutic inhibition of in vitro SARS-CoV-2 replication by Oleandrin

Multivitamin, mineral supplements may bolster the immune system of older adults
Nutrients, 2020; 12 (8): 2447 DOI: 10.3390/nu12082447

Global report: Australian PM backtracks on plan to make coronavirus vaccine mandatory
By Martin Farmer, The Guardian, August 19, 2020

The synergistic interplay between vitamins D and K for bone and cardiovascular health: a narrative review
International Journal of Endocrinology, Volume 2017 |Article ID 7454376 

Effects of coenzyme Q10 intervention on diabetic kidney disease
Medicine: June 2019 – Volume 98 – Issue 24 – p e15850

August 15

Covid-19: Russia approves vaccine without large scale testing or published results
BMJ 2020;370:m3205 

Mexico State bans sale of sugary drinks and junk food to children
By David Agren, The Guardian,  August 8, 2020

WHO: Non-essential dental care should be delayed during pandemic
By Lisa Schlein,, August 11, 2020

Neuroprotective potential of high-dose biotin
Med Hypotheses, Volume 109, November 2017, Pages 145-149

Can HDL cholesterol levels be too high?
by Kristeen Cherney, Healthline,  updated on March 29, 2019

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away, August 8, 2020

Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight
The Journal of Nutrition, nxaa203 

Strong link found between abnormal liver tests and poor COVID-19 outcomes
Hepatology, 2020; DOI: 10.1002/hep.31487  

August 8

Hit or miss: the new cholesterol targets
BMJ EBM August 3, 2020

Age-related differences in nasopharyngeal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction
JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3651

Ancient part of immune system may underpin severe COVID
Nat Med (2020).  


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