December 2021

December 18

Meds not needed: For anxiety sufferers, exercise proves to be a powerfully effective treatment
Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 297, 15 January 2022, Pages 26-34

Link between long-term exposure to air pollution and fatty liver disease shown
 Journal of Hepatology, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.jhep.2021.10.016

Synthetic food dyes and colorectal cancer: Is there a link?, December 19, 2021

FDA approves eye drops that can treat age-related blurry vision
By Jessica Rendall,  December 21, 2021

Nutriepigenomics and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: potential role of dietary and epigenetics factors in disease development and management
Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Sep 3;nqab267.

Omicron is dominant in wastewater samples in Florida county
By Associated Press,  December 16, 2021

Striking antibody evasion manifested by the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2
Nature, December 23, 2021

‘This is a whole new animal:’ NY reports highest single-day case total of pandemic
By Jennifer Millman,  December 20, 2021

Herbs and spices at a relatively high culinary dosage improves 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure in adults at risk of cardiometabolic diseases: a randomized, crossover, controlled-feeding study
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 114, Issue 6, December 2021, Pages 1936–1948

Biden’s vaccine-or-test rule for 84 million workers is back after court lifts stay
By Andrea Hsu,, December 18, 2021

The risk of vaccinated covid transmission is not low
By Jennifer Frazier,

FDA updates risks, cautions for clotting-bleeding disorders on Jansen Covid-19 vaccine
By Megan Brooks,, December 15, 2021

Pfizer delays plans to seek authorization of Covid-19 vaccine for young children
By Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ  December 17, 2021

December 11

Will coronavirus really evolve to become less deadly?
By Ed Feil Feb 1, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine makers are unsure if fine-tuning shots for Omicron is worthwhile
By Denise Roland, The Wall Street Journal, Dec 9, 2021 8:00 am

Rapid coronavirus tests are still hard to find in many places, despite Biden vows
By Yasmeen Abutaleb, Lena H. Sun, Laurie McGinley, Dan Diamond, and Tyler Pager, The Washington Post, December 9, 2021

Imperfect vaccination can enhance the transmission of highly virulent pathogens
PLoS Biol 2015 Jul 27

Most reported US Omicron cases have hit the fully vaccinated-CDC
By Mrinalika Roy, Reuters,  December 10, 2021

Pfizer says booster appears to provide protection against omicron
By Lexi Lonas, The Hill,  December 8, 2021

Pfizer CEO says fourth vaccine shot may eventually be needed
By Peter Sullivan, The Hill,  December 9, 2021

Immunogenicity, safety, and reactogenicity of heterologous COVID-19 primary vaccination
The Lancet,  Dec 6, 2021

Message of new Lieberman study: ‘Because we evolved to be active throughout our lives, our bodies need physical activity to age well’
By Juan Siliezar Harvard Staff Writer,  The Harvard Gazette, Nov 22, 2021

A ten-minute run can boost brain processing
University of Tsukuba 

Natural Products Association sues FDA over NAC
Josh Long, Natural Products Insider,  Dec 7, 2021

Does pre-existing physical inactivity have a role in the severity of COVID-19
Ther Adv Respir Dis. Jan-Dec 2021;15:1753466211025221.

A daily dose of yogurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure
International Dairy Journal, 2021; 122: 105159 DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2021.105159

Curcumin and Boswell is phytosomes for symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease
Drugs Context. 2020 Dece 1;14;9:2020-9-2.

December 4

German euthanasia group says clients must be vaccinated against Covid-19
By Lauren Lewis, November 30, 2021

Study suggests past Covid infection may not fend off omicron
By Mike Corder, December 3, 2021

Cardiologist positive for Omicron after London conference
By Sue Hughes, December 3, 2021

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s disease
By Jules Bernstein U of California-Riverside, November 29, 2021

New-AFib risk may not rise with light drinking, may fall with wine
By Steve Stiles, Medscape, August 6, 2021

Aspirin increases the risk of heart failure by over 25%
By Chris Melore,, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

Caffeine improves reaction to moving targets, December 1, 2021

Moderate amounts of caffeine not linked to maternal health risks
JAMA Network Open, 2021; 4 (11): e2133401 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.33401


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