January 2022

January 15

Professor Enid Qimron: Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failure
Swiss Policy Research, January 10, 2022

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly achieved global dissemination, accounting for most infections in the United States by December 2021. Risk of severe outcomes associated with Omicron infections, as compared to earlier SARS-CoV-2 variants, remains unclear.
medRxiv, January 11, 2022

Omicron much weaker coronavirus variant than Delta, new study says-but some still urge caution
By Alexander Nazaryan,  Jan 12, 2022

3 studies now suggest Omicron is milder than the Delta COVID variant
By David Meyer, Fortune.com,  December 23, 2021

After getting omicron, people live it up a little. ‘it was like “We can do this now.
By Julia Carpenter and Alex Janin WSJ, January 17th, 2022

‘You’re cute, I think’: Face masks are making people appear more attractive
By John Anderer, studyfinds.org, Jan 14, 2022

Vaccine makers pursue omicron-targeted shots that health officials say might not be needed
By Joseph Walker and Peter Loftus, WSJ,  January 14, 2022

Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated, South African study shows
By Emily Crane, www.nypost.com,  January 14, 2022

Cannabis compounds stopped COVID virus from infecting human cells in lab study
BY KANOKO MATSUYAMA AND BLOOMBERG, www.fortune.com,  January 12, 2022

Prevention of acute upper respiratory infections by consumption of catechism in healthcare workers: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Nutients. 2019 Dec18;12(1):4. doi: 10.3390/nu12010004.

Spike in autoimmune diseases blamed on fast food
By Hannah Sparks, Nypost.com, January 10, 2022

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity and chronic refractory low back pain with spondyloarthritis features
Med Hypotheses, Volume 140, July 2020, 109646

Short sellers are targeting Beyond Meat
www.chicagobusiness.com,  January 13, 2022

Consumption of olive oil and risk of total and cause-specific mortality among US adults
JACC Journals, Volume 79, Issue 2, 18 January 2022, Pages 101-112

January 8

Effects of dicyclohexyl phthalate exposure on PXR activation and lipid homeostasis in mice
Environmental Health Perspectives, Published: 1 December 2021

Effects of adding L-arginine orally to standard therapy in patients with Covid-19
EClinicalMedicine 2021 Oct;40:101125. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101125. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Covid-19 patients have severely increased levels of oxidative stress and oxidant damage, and glutathione deficiency
Antioxidants, 2021; 11 (1): 50 DOI: 10.3390/antiox11010050

Cognitive response to testosterone replacement added to intensive lifestyle intervention in older men with obesity and hypogonadism: prespecified secondary analyses of a randomized clinical trial
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 114, Issue 5, November 2021, Pages 1590–1599, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab253

Low back pain yields to water aerobics
By John Gever, medpagetoday.com, January 7, 2022

AMA: CDC quarantine and isolation guidance is confusing, counterproductive
Gerald E. Harmon, MD President, American Medical Association 

Justice Sotomayor exaggerated the number of severe Covid-19 cases among children
By Robby Soave, http://www.reason.com,  January 7, 2022

Belief in having had Covid-19 linked with long Covid symptoms
JAMA 2022 Jan 4;327(1):26. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.23318.

Pandemic paralysis: Only 1 in 10 teens getting enough exercise during Covid
By Chris Melore, Preventive Medicine Reports, January 3, 2022

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