What Every Performing Artist Should Know to Avoid Injury

For performers, including dancers and instrumentalists of all ages, fatigue and tension are your worst enemies. These are the things that can put you most at risk for injury, says Kristen Schuyten, DPT, coordinator of the University of Michigan’s MedSport Performing Arts Rehabilitation Program. But they’re also things you have complete control over, she adds. … Read more

Gut microbiome likely contributes to HIV infection

New UCLA-led research suggests that certain gut bacteria — including one essential for a healthy gut microbiome — differ between people who get HIV infection compared to those who haven’t been infected. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal eBioMedicinesuggest that the gut microbiome could contribute to a person’s risk of HIV infection, said study … Read more

Bioactive compounds derived from Ganoderma lucidum exhibit anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity

Scientists have identified lucidic acid A, one of the bioactive compounds of Ganoderma lucidum, as a potential inhibitor of host cell entry of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The study was recently published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Study: Lucidic acid A inhibits binding of the hACE2 receptor with spike protein … Read more

Anyone over 55 who has EVER smoked should get a lung scan to check for cancer

Anyone over 55 who has EVER smoked should get a lung scan to check for cancer, suggests national screening agency Britons over 55 who have ever smoked should get a lung cancer check Recommendations call for mass rollout of checks for 55-74 year-olds 35,000 people die every year from the UK’s most common cause of … Read more

Increased risk of all-cause dementia in people abstaining from alcohol

Alcohol abstinence increases the risk of dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in the journal Addiction. In addition, neuroimaging data suggest that even low alcohol consumption can impair brain health, as well as the dose-response relationship between alcohol consumption and systemic diseases, such as metabolic diseases and certain cancers. Study: The … Read more

Do alcoholic beverages prevent cardiovascular events? | Latest news for doctors, nurses and pharmacists

Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption, whether daily or weekly, appears to provide cardiovascular health benefits, with strong evidence suggesting moderate wine intake may help prevent cardiovascular events, a study reveals. “While moderate wine consumption is likely associated with low cardiovascular disease, there are many confounding factors, particularly lifestyle, genetic, and socioeconomic associations with wine drinking, which likely … Read more