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How to make the healthiest coffee during COVID-19 lockdown

We may all be drinking more coffee to help us survive the COVID-19 lockdown. Today scientists announce the healthiest way to make a brew.

Scientist testing with coronavirus through test tubes.

New test for COVID-19 may deliver faster results to more people

Scientists have developed a novel assay capable of detecting the causative viral pathogen of COVID-19 that can be run in decentralized test facilities

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Physical activity contributes to positive mental well-being in menopausal women

Exercise can reduce the negative mental effects of menopause. 

Little girl drinking a glass of milk.

Milk allergy guidelines may cause overdiagnosis in babies

Current medical guidelines for diagnosing cow's milk allergy in babies and young children may be linked to overdiagnosis of the condition

Yerba mate in a bowl.

The benefits of consuming yerba mate

Yerba is part of the daily lives of millions of Latin Americans. Therefore, we decided to see what are the benefits of incorporating it into our lives.

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Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms

Study suggests clinicians should include sensory impairment as a standard screening measure

Doctor administering a vaccine to a woman.

How to boost immune response to vaccines in older people

A new study reveals a way to make vaccines more effective for older people. 

Senior woman knitting.

You don’t have to leave your home just because you’re getting older

You worked hard for your home – you’ve earned the right to stay there as long as you like.  But as you age, safety becomes a consideration

People sitting inside an airplane.

What is the risk of getting a virus on an airplane?

Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks.

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COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with heart conditions

The coronavirus can affect more deeply patients with underlying heart conditions

Pregnancy test and contraceptive pills.

Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women

Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill

Pregnant woman sitting on a hospital gurney.

New evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth

New evidence from a WHO-led study in four countries shows more than one-third of women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities.

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Coronavirus: the fine line between humor and insensitivity

In times of crisis, humor is a way to face reality, but this time many have come off badly with their comments

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COVID-19 workers get training to protect their own health

The National Institutes of Health will launch a new website with important educational resources for Coronavirus workers. 

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Working women healthier even after retirement age

A new study found that women who worked consistently during their prime midlife working years had better health than non-working women later in life.

Pregnant woman doing salad.

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. Find out more in here

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How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic

"Our goal is to keep our cancer patients and staff safe while continuing to provide compassionate, high-quality care under new circumstances".

Women's holding umbrella.

COVID-19: The immune system can fight back

A robust immune system is a viable answer to the world's newest pandemic

Woman smiling.

To protect your brain, don't be (too) kind!

With the help of brain imaging, the results showed that elderly people with low agreeableness are better protected against Alzheimer's disease.

Premature baby in an incubator.

Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems

Researchers have found babies born before 32 weeks' gestation can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth.

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