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Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk

Significant association between dietary fiber intake and prevalence of depression seen for premenopausal, but not postmenopausal, women

Stopping RAS Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes in CKD

Stopping therapy tied to lower risk for dialysis, but higher risk for cardiovascular events and death

More Diabetes Remission in T2DM Seen With Low-Carb Diets for Six Months

Large clinically important improvements observed in weight loss, triglycerides, and insulin sensitivity, which decreased at 12 months

Emergency Departments Saw Decrease in All Non-COVID-19 Diagnoses

Drop in ED Visits for Cardiac Conditions Tied to Later Cardiac Deaths

Undertreatment of cardiac conditions during COVID-19 pandemic tied to delayed excess mortality versus previous years

COVID-19 Infection Higher Among Support Staff Than Doctors

CDC Describes COVID-19 Trends in Nursing Home Residents, Staff

Rates of COVID-19 increased during June and July, followed by decline through mid-September, increase by late November

B1/15 - Masks

College Campuses at Risk for Extreme Incidence of COVID-19

Colleges rapidly reduced the number of new infections, but many failed to control the spread beyond the campus

New Insights Into How COVID-19 Damages the Brain

Multifocal Microvascular Injury ID’d in Brain in COVID-19

No SARS-CoV-2 detected in postmortem samples, but brain may be susceptible to microvascular damage

Greater Levels of Exercise May Protect Brain in Later Life

Greater levels of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity linked to more intact white matter integrity in late life, lower odds of lacunar infarcts

B 11/5 Smoking Bans May Not Guard Against Secondhand Smoke: Study

Causal Link Suggested for Smoking, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Genetic susceptibility to smoking, assessed using polygenic risk score, is associated with increased risk for SAH

One-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson Looks Promising

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Nears 1 Million Doses Per Day

News comes as Ohio State University researchers discover new variant of COVID-19 virus