May 2021

May 22

Insufficient evidence that weight loss supplements work
By Robby Berman, Medical News Today, May 11, 2021

Tampons, sanitary napkins could diagnose yeast infections with color-changing threads
ACS Omega, 2021; 6 (19): 12667 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c00806

‘Kicking you when you’re down’: Many cancer patients pay dearly for parking
By Rebecca J. Ritzel,, May 17, 2021

Research shows pain-relieving effects of CBD
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2021; DOI: 10.1037/pha0000465

Dementia: is processed meat another risk factor?
By Richard Hoffman,, May 24, 2021

N-Acetylcysteine to combat COVID-19: An evidence review
Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2020; 16: 1047–1055. Published online 2020 Nov 2. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S273700

May 15

Poll finds public health has a trust problem
By Selena Simmons-Duffin, May 13, 2021

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer in women under 50
Gut, 2021; gutjnl-2020-323450 DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-323450

Ohio to give five residents $1 million each in vaccine lottery
By Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, May 13, 2021

How surprising are the vaccinated Yankees’ COVID-19 cases? Experts explain the implications

Bill Maher tests positive for COVID-19, pauses ‘Real Time’, May 13, 2021

Swollen lymph nodes after COVID vaccine may mean previous infection
By Carolyn Crist, WebMD, April 30, 2021

Long term use of prescription meds for insomnia not linked to better quality sleep
BMJ Open 2021;11:e045074. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045074

Certain gut microbiota profile can predict mortality
Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22962-y

Patient awake for 13 minutes of surgery
By Kristina Fiore, Medpage Today, May 5, 2021

Texas lawmakers approve bill banning ‘meat’ and ‘beef’ from labels of plant-based foods
By Cameron Jenkins, The Hill, May 11, 2021

Delayed second Pfizer COVID-19 shot produces more antibodies
By Alistair Smout, Reuters, May 13, 2021

Amazon confirms plans on removing NAC supplements
By Josh Long, Natural Products Insider, May 6, 2021

Doctors fear COVID-19 vaccines are messing with mammograms
By Melissa Healy, May 13, 2021

May 8

Soon we can lose total access to compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (cBHRT)

Another COVID-19 side effects: ‘Zoom dysmorphia’
Medpage Today, by Charles Bankhead, May 6, 2021

One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease
European Journal of Epidemiology, 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s10654-021-00747-3

Green leafy vegetables essential for muscle strength
The Journal of Nutrition, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxaa415

Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity
International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2020; 148: 13 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.12.006

Corona phobia is a new disorder emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic
By Colleen Murphy Feb 9, 2021

Clash of 2 pandemics: Doctors find that COVID-19 spurs diabetes
Jason Gale Bloomberg News May 5, 2021

Bald men are twice as likely to suffer severe Covid, experts warn
By Vanessa Chalmers, May 6, 2021

Slower decline in processing speed is associated with familial longevity

Is obesity adding to Covid-19 complication risk in young?
By Durgesh Nandan Jha, The Times of India, May 1, 2021

44% of older millennials already have a chronic health condition. Here’s what that means for their futures
By Megan Leonhardt, Published Tue, May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 anxiety syndrome scale development and psychometric properties
Psychiatry Res  2020 Oct;292:113322. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113322. Epub 2020 Jul 22.

Coronary artery calcium is associated with degree of stenosis and surface irregularity of carotid artery
Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jul;223(1):160-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.05.012. Epub 2012 May 16

May 1

Diet, lifestyle, and livelihoods during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related lockdowns and the value of web-based nutrition studies
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 113, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 763–764

Diet and physical activity during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown (March-May 2020): results from the French NutriNet-Sante cohort study
Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Apr 6;113(4):924-938. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa336.

Effectiveness of 3 versus 6 ft of physical distancing for controlling spread of coronavirus disease 2019 among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, statewide cohort study
Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciab230, Published: 10 March 2021

People are ready to have sex again: Condom sales are surging
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business, April 30, 2021

VLDL cholesterol

Covid-19 Consumer Protection Act of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act
Pub. L. No. 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182, Division FF, Title XIV, § 1401

Doctors more likely to prescribe opioids to COVID ‘long-haulers,’ raising addiction fears
By Liz Szabo, Medscape, April 28, 2021

Physical inactivity linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and death
British Journal of Sports Medicine, doi:10.1136/bjsports-2021-104080

Study links certain supplements with reduced risk of COVID-19
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, 2021; bmjnph-2021-000250 DOI: 10.1136/bmjnph-2021-000250

Men’s loneliness linked to an increased risk of cancer
Psychiatry Research, 2021; 299: 113868 DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113868

Eating more fat may boost borderline low testosterone
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 210, June 2021, 105878

Cardiorespiratory fitness, inflammation, and the incident risk of pneumonia
Ann Epidemiology. 2017 Sep;27(9):603-605. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Aug 12.

Potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle intervention: a pilot randomized clinical
Aging (Albany NY). 2021 Apr 12;13(7):9419-9432.

Indian-Origin doctor alerts Indians to poor diet link with virus deaths
NDTV, Updated: May 03, 2020 


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