March 2022

March 26

Leafy greens like broccoli could help slow growth of COVID-19, other cold viruses
Communications Biology, 2022; 5 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-03189-z

The alcohol industry gave the government money to prove moderate drinking is safe
By Julia Belluz, June 15, 2018

Alcohol intake and long-term mortality risk after myocardial infarction in the Alpha Omega Cohort
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 115, Issue 3, March 2022, Pages 633–642

Large study challenges the theory that light alcohol consumption benefits heart health
Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Mar; 115(3): 633–642

Airline CEOs ask Biden to drop mask mandate
By Ivana Saric, Axios, March 23, 2022

‘I am I afraid:’ Adam excused NYC athletes, performers from vaccine mandate amid backlash
By Jennifer Millman, Andrew Siff, Adam Harding. March 24, 2022

Relationship between egg consumption and metabolic syndrome. A meta-analysis of observational studies
The Journal of Nutrition, health & aging (2022)

Why permanent Daylight-Saving Time is bad for your health, sleep scientists say
By Sumathi Reddi, The Wall Street Journal,  March 23, 2022

Daylight saving time: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Volume 16, Issue 10

Daily consumption of cranberry improves endothelial function in healthy adults: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
Food & Function, 2022

Study suggests association between consuming artificial sweeteners and increased cancer risk
PLOS Medicine, Published March 24, 2022

Dietary intake and plasma concentrations of PUFAs in childhood and adolescence in relation to asthma and lung function up to adulthood.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 115, Issue 3, March 2022, Pages 886–896

Impact of Alpha-Linolenic Acid, the vegetable omega-3 fatty acid, on cardiovascular disease and cognition
Advances in Nutrition, nmac016,

March 19

Hugging a ‘breathing’ cushion to ease anxiety
PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (3): e0259838 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259838

Fauci says COVID-19 cases will likely increase soon, though not necessarily hospitalizations
By Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, March 18, 2022

Genes play key role in exercise outcomes
PLOS ONE, 2021; 16 (10): e0249501 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249501

More action needed to improve nutrition in US, experts and lawmakers agree
By Joyce Friedman,, November 2, 2021

10 Benefits of cycling
By Caitlin Geng,, May 27, 2021

Light exposure during sleep impairs cardiometabolic function. “March 14 in PNAS
PNAS Vol. 119. No 12

Serum folate deficiency and the risks of dementia and all-cause mortality: a national study of old age
Evidence-Based Mental Health.

Exposure to the phthalates-everywhere chemical-may increase children’s cancer risk
JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djac045

Researchers identify phthalates in numerous medicines and supplements
Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Mar; 120(3): 379–384.

US drug overdose deaths reach another record high as deaths from fentanyl surge
By Deidre McPhillips, CNN, March 16, 2022

Keto diet in MS tied to less disability, better quality of life
By Megan Brooks, Medscape Medical News, March 10, 2022

Trial testing cocoa flavonol supplement shows promise for reducing cardiovascular risk
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac055

March 12

The flu vaccine was INEFFECTIVE during the 2021-2022 flu season
By Mansur Shaheen,, March 10, 2022

European authorities warn of deadly contaminated champagne. Moët bottles had extremely high doses of MDMA
By Kristina Fiore, MEDPAGE, March 9, 2022

China locks down city of 9 million amid biggest COVID-19 outbreak in 2 years
By Thomas Maresca, UPI, March 11, 2022

CDC says avoid travel to New Zealand, Hong Kong and Thailand as COVID cases surge
By Hannah Sampson March 8, 2022

Milk may exacerbate MS symptoms
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (10) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2117034119

Six West Point football players on Spring Break sickened after overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine
By Snejana Farberov,, March 11, 2022

CDC details deadly aromatherapy outbreak
By Crystal Phend,, March 2, 2022

CDC details deadly aromatherapy outbreak
N Engl J Med 2022 Mar 3; 386:861

America’s seniors eating junkier diets
JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(3):e221880. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.1880

Some of the world’s lowest rates of dementia found in Amazonian indigenous groups
Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12626

Half of US population exposed to adverse lead levels in early childhood
PNAS 119 (11) e2118631119 

Physical activity and hypertension from young adulthood to middle age
Am J Prev Med. 2021 Jun;60(6):757-765.

Frequent external childcare can affect children’s behavior
University of Zurich

Prenatal mindfulness program improves stress response in infants
Psychosomatic Medicine, Mar. 10, 2022 DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000001066

COVID-19: Tannic acid targets key stages in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 infection
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(5), 2643;

Biology of aging study shows why curbing calories counts
By Richard J Hodes MD National Institute on Aging, March 8, 2022

March 5

Hybrid immunity muted omicron deaths in nations hit hard by delta
By Jon Emont, WSJ, March 5, 2022

Cloth masks allow 90% of particles to filter through
Physics of Fluids,  Published Online: 01 March 2022

Biden’s half-baked COVID treatment plan
By Henry I. Miller, WSJ, March 3, 2022

Senate Democrats fail to stop GOP resolution to lift COVID-19 state of emergency
By Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, March 3, 2022 

Pfizer vaccine may offer little protection against infection in kids 5-11
By Berkeley Lovelace Jr, Feb 28, 2022

Exposure to great outdoors boosted mental health during pandemic
PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (3): e0263779 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263779

COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against the omicron variant
NEJM DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2119451, March 2, 2022

Resistance exercise may be superior to aerobic exercise for getting better ZZZs
ScienceDaily, 3 March 2022

The NADPARK study: A randomized phase I trial of nicotinamide riboside supplementation in Parkinson’s disease
Cell Metabolism, Volume 34, Issue 3, 1 March 2022, Pages 396-407.e6

Oral antibiotic use and early-onset colorectal cancer: findings from a case-control study using a national clinical database
Nature, December 17, 2021

Vitamins D2 and D3 have overlapping but different effects on the human immune system revealed through analysis of the blood transcriptome
Front. Immunol., 24 February 2022


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