November 2021

November 20

What science knows now about the risk of COVID-19 transmission on planes
WSJ Sept 29, 2021

Over a million Americans may have permanently lost their sense of smell to Covid-19
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online November 18, 2021.

Early treatment for Covid-19 with SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody
N Engl J Med 2021; 385:1941-1950

Covid rapid test prices ‘ridiculous’
By Kristina Fiore, MedPageToday November 18, 2021

Couch potatoes are 7 times more likely to suffer a stroke than more physically active people
American Heart Association Aug 20, 2021 study

Coffee and tea linked to lower risk of stroke and dementia in 11-year study
PLOS, Published November 16, 2021 

Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids Covid disaster
By MARIA CHENG and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press, November 19, 2021

Association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and all-cause mortality: results from the NHANES 1999-2014
Scientific Reports, Nov 11, 2021

November 13

Multivitamins, but not cocoa, tied to slowed brain aging
14th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease

Anxiety effectively treated with exercise
Journal of Affective Disorders, 2022; 297: 26 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.10.006

Arginine, an inexpensive oral drug, could enhance radiation therapy for cancer
Science Advances, 2021; 7 (45) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abg1964

Fish intake and MRI burden of cerebrovascular disease in older adults
First published November 3, 2021, DOI:

It turns out paying people to take the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t really work
By Talal Ansari WSJ, October 26, 2021

Premenopausal bilateral oophorectomy more strongly linked to cognitive decline
JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(11):e2131448. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.31448

Vitamin D and disease prevention: Worth another look?
American College of Rheumatology

Early trials underway to test mushrooms as Covid treatment
JAMA. Published online November 3, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.19388

November 6

Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial
BMJ 2021;375:n2635

Pfizer says its antiviral pill slashes risk of severe COVID-19by 89%
By Deena Beasley, Reuters

Safety and efficacy of NVX-CoV2373 Covid-19 vaccine
N Engl J Med 2021; 385:1172-1183

States sue to stop Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate
By Joseph Pisami, WSJ, November 5, 2021

Covid vaccines: Half of unvaccinated Americans say NOTHING will change their minds
Chris Melore, November 5, 2021

Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 mu variant by convalescent and vaccine serum
NEJM  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2114706,  Nov 6, 2021

Gottlieb says pandemic in US could be over by January
By Peter Sullivan,, November 5, 2021

‘Grave concern’ over Covid in Europe as German cases soar
April 11, 2021, AFP

Zinc-induced copper deficiency causes neurological abnormalities
Intern Med J 2020; 50, Issue 1,  121-123

Increasing dairy intake reduces falls and fractures among older care  home residents
BMJ 2021;375:n2364

Us emergency department visits attributed to medication harms, 2017-2019
JAMA. 2021;326(13):1299-1309. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.13844

Why sugary drink taxes aren’t effective—and how to change that
Psychological Science, 2021; 095679762110170 DOI: 10.1177/09567976211017022

Autism prevalence in children as high as 10% in some New Jersey communities
Autism Research October 21

More action needed to improve nutrition in the USA, experts and lawmakers agree
By Joyce Fieden, Medpage Today, November 2, 2021

No love for PRP in ankle osteoarthritis trial
JAMA. 2021;326(16):1595-1605. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16602

Mediterranean diet warning: If you’re not going organic, you may be doing your body more harm than good
By Study Finds


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