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‘Lost’ microbes found in ancient poop could relieve chronic illness

‘Lost’ microbes found in ancient poop could relieve chronic illness

Scientists working with samples of ancient feces have found previously unknown microbes that could help in the fight against chronic illnesses such as diabetes. The microbes lived in our ancestors’ digestive systems, forming part of the ancient human gut microbiome, which differs significantly to those found in people living in modern industrialized societies, according to…MORE

A 95-year-old man just became the oldest organ donor in US history

A 95-year-old man just became the oldest organ donor in US history

A woman who is recovering from a liver transplant not only has a new lifesaving organ, but one that made history. That’s thanks to Cecil Lockhart from Welch, West Virginia, who died at age 95 on May 4, making him the oldest organ donor in United States history, according the Center for Organ Recovery &…MORE

This is how officials are trying to rally teens to get Covid-19 vaccinations

This is how officials are trying to rally teens to get Covid-19 vaccinations

With a new demographic now eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, public health officials hoping to fight variants will have to adjust their strategy to convince 12 to 15-year-olds and their parents to sign up for inoculations. “Here we have to speak not only to the patient, the adolescent, but also their parents and guardians to make…MORE

Covid vaccines do not harm placenta, contrary to social media misinformation, study finds

Covid vaccines do not harm placenta, contrary to social media misinformation, study finds

There’s no biological basis behind ongoing social media claims that Covid-19 vaccines can harm the placenta, the organ that provides a growing baby oxygen and nutrients during pregnancy. “There’s no theoretical reason to believe these vaccines would be harmful,” Dr. Richard Beigi, who sits on the Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness Expert Work…MORE

Being a teen is tough. London teenagers share how the pandemic has made it even harder

Being a teen is tough. London teenagers share how the pandemic has made it even harder

Away from her friends and regular routine, London teenager Eesha Parashara developed an eating disorder during the UK’s first national lockdown, which began last March. Isolation and loneliness, coupled with social media, proved a toxic combination. “When I ate every meal, my stomach would hurt for about an hour,” Parashara, 17, recalled. “Then not going…MORE

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