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News from Those Nerdy Girls β€’ 255 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. Screening for cardiovascular disease involves checking for risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Various screenings like EKG, stress test, and coronary calcium score CT scan can help assess risks and symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, balanced diet, and quality sleep can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Society of Problem Solvers β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. Using decentralized science and human swarm intelligence could help combat pandemics more effectively.
  2. Swarm intelligence involves group problem solving, where many individuals combine to form a more capable entity.
  3. A bottom-up approach with high-trust systems and decentralized problem-solving could lead to better solutions for combating diseases.
LIL Science β€’ 628 implied HN points β€’ 07 Sep 23
  1. Public comments about Sars-CoV-2 Fall 2023 Updated Booster must be submitted by September 8th, 2023, 11:59 EST.
  2. To submit a public comment, go to the CDC website, find the Public Comments tab, follow the link to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, and search by docket number CDC-2023-0060.
  3. Advocates believe the booster should be widely available due to limited protection from existing vaccines, risks of reinfection, and potential long-term health impacts.
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Your Local Epidemiologist β€’ 1021 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 23
  1. The science around masks is complex, with considerations like the type of mask, disease, social context, and transmission period.
  2. Research shows masks can be effective in reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at both an individual and population level.
  3. The effectiveness of masks is influenced by factors like compliance, type of mask, and social setting, requiring a nuanced approach to policies and recommendations.
The Rotten Apple β€’ 73 implied HN points β€’ 19 Feb 24
  1. Alzheimer's disease may have a link to foodborne pathogens, such as _Helicobacter pylori_, found in raw milk, vegetables, and meat, potentially transmitted through contaminated food practices.
  2. Corruption in food supply chains poses serious risks to consumer safety and the environment, illustrated by cases like the China melamine milk scandal and the Brazil 'weak meat' scandal.
  3. Corruption in food supply chains comes in various forms like bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of functions, impacting food safety compliance and fair trade practices, highlighting the importance of transparency and strong enforcement measures.
Weaponized β€’ 17 implied HN points β€’ 17 Mar 24
  1. Measles cases are rising in the US due to anti-vaccine misinformation, with outbreaks reported in various states
  2. Misinformation contributes to declining vaccination rates and has led to a resurgence of measles outbreaks
  3. Vaccination coverage above 95% is crucial to prevent measles outbreaks due to the highly contagious nature of the virus
Gutsphere - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Gut Health β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Advancements in microbiome research have uncovered the importance of gut health in overall well-being and disease prevention.
  2. Personalized medicine based on individual microbiome profiles is a promising frontier that could revolutionize healthcare treatments.
  3. Microbiome-based therapies show potential in redefining treatment approaches for various diseases, particularly those common in aging populations.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 26 Aug 20
  1. Wearables like Fitbit can potentially predict the onset of Covid-19 symptoms a day or two before they appear, offering a convenient monitoring method.
  2. Machine learning algorithms on wearable data can detect Covid-19 cases 1 day before symptoms start with about 21-29% accuracy, a significant advancement.
  3. Symptoms such as shortness of breath and vomiting are more likely to predict hospitalization due to Covid-19, while wearables offer continuous monitoring with broader implications for health management, especially during pandemics.
Are You Okay? β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 11 Oct 22
  1. Flu is a serious illness caused by influenza virus with symptoms like fever, cough, and body aches.
  2. Getting the flu shot is crucial every year, with effectiveness ranging from 20% to 60%, to reduce severe disease and mortality.
  3. COVID and flu are spread similarly, but different tests are needed to distinguish them; antivirals like Tamiflu help with flu treatment.
Gutsphere - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Gut Health β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 24 Jan 24
  1. The gut microbiome is linked to the prevention of specific age-related diseases like cardiovascular conditions and certain cancers.
  2. Specific gut bacterial strains can help metabolize cholesterol, lower its levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  3. Research shows that a balanced microbiome rich in anti-inflammatory strains can help mitigate inflammation pathways and reduce the risk of cancer.
Gutsphere - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Gut Health β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 15 Jan 24
  1. A healthy gut microbiome helps regulate the immune system, reducing the risk of autoimmune diseases and enhancing the body's ability to fight infections.
  2. Balanced gut microbiota can help regulate inflammation, preventing diseases like arthritis, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.
  3. The gut microbiome influences metabolic health, reducing the risk of conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes in older adults.