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Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

A recent study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, New York University Langone Health and Washington University School of Medicine, claims that the ketogenic diet (high fat, low carbohydrate diet) is capable of mitigating clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in elderly people by improving immune-metabolic functions and reducing inflammation. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, several studies have identified age as the strongest risk factor associated with a high mortality rate in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In the United States, about 80% of COVID-19 related deaths occurred in people who were more than 65 years old.

In general, the activity of the immune system is compromised in older adults because of age-related impairment in B cell and T cell activation together with inflammasome-induced low-grade systemic inflammation. However, studies investigating COVID-19

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Innocan Phrama Completes Successful Cosmetic Clinical Studies Demonstrating the Efficacy of Its SHIR(TM) CBD Premium Facial Serum on Skin Hydration

Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – September 15, 2020) –   Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (the “Company” or “Innocan“), is pleased to announce today, that it has completed a cosmetic clinical study examining the impact of its SHIR ™ Premium CBD Facial Serum containing 300 mg of cannabidiol (“CBD“) (the “Serum”) on skin hydration.

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The study was conducted by an independent research laboratory: INOVAPOTEK, Pharmaceutical Research and Development in Portugal”. The study aimed to assess the hydrating efficacy of the Serum in vivo, by measuring the skin capacitance for a period of 2, 4, 8 and 24 hours after the CBD Serum application on the skin. The results demonstrated that there were significant hydration increases for each period. The Serum was well tolerated with no uncomfortable symptoms or

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HEALTH AND FITNESS: Sports physiology in the Tour de France | Features

The 2020 Tour de France, postponed from the traditional July start due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is underway. This year the race covers over 2,100 miles in 21 days of racing, comprised of team and individual time trials as well as stages through the cities, countryside and mountains of France. The Tour de France is especially interesting to me because it provides an excellent opportunity for a short lesson in sports physiology.

All the riders in the Tour are exceptionally fit since their bodies have adapted to years of dedicated, intense training. Endurance sports like cycling are dependent on the delivery of oxygenated blood to the muscle to produce ATP, the energy needed to sustain exercise.

The riders have large, strong hearts, allowing them to pump more blood to the muscle. Within the muscle there is an increase in the number of capillaries, the small blood vessels that deliver blood

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No Teams Paused ‘From a Sports Medicine Perspective’

Penn State Athletics said in a statement Wednesday that no teams remain paused “from a sports medicine perspective” after releasing its most recent COVID-19 testing numbers among athletes.

The athletic department reported 50 new positive cases among 859 tests conducted for the week of Sept. 5-11. The positivity rate was 5.8 percent. The results were reported to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated twice weekly.

Last week Penn State said it had paused practices for several teams after reporting 48 positive results among 920 tests administered. The 5.2 positive rate was among the factors that led Penn State to pause some teams’ practices, the athletic department said.

Asked whether any of those teams remained paused, an athletic department spokesperson said Wednesday that, “We do not currently have any teams paused from a sports medicine perspective.”

Penn State did not identify the teams that were paused last week, though football

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Federal Judge Dismisses Florida Dentist’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Claim

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a suit for business interruption insurance payments by a Florida dentist who claimed the damages were caused by COVID-19 virus and related civil authority shutdowns of dental services.

U.S. District Court Judge John Badalamenti for the Middle District of Florida dismissed the claim, finding that the dental practice’s loss or damage asserted was “not due to a covered cause of loss” and, more importantly, the policy expressly excludes coverage from damages caused by a virus.

This Florida dismissal is another in a string of cases where insurers have prevailed in coronavirus business loss cases. The rulings in insurers’ favor have come from federal courts in California, Texas and New York, a District of Columbia court and a Michigan state court.

Meanwhile, federal judges in California and Missouri have thus far declined to dismiss their separate cases against Travelers Insurance and Cincinnati Insurance.


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7 Warning Signs You Should Stop the Keto Diet

Unless you’ve been living on a desert island, you’ve probably heard the buzz about the keto diet. This high-fat, low-carb eating plan has gained a major following in the last few years for helping people drop weight fast. In a 2020 survey, 8% of people said they had tried keto in the last year.

Success on a ketogenic diet all comes down to adjusting your metabolism by consuming specific amounts of macronutrients. Getting your calories from 75% fat, 20% protein, and just 5% carbohydrate forces the body to enter a metabolic state called ketosis, in which fat is burned for fuel. It sounds like a weight-loss dream, but this macronutrient-bending eating plan isn’t for everyone. In fact, drastically changing up your macros can result in some pretty unpleasant side effects. Plus, many health professionals have cautioned that keto isn’t a healthy long-term solution for keeping weight off.

How do you

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Crista Galli Ventures outs ‘evergreen’ fund to back European health tech startups at seed and Series A

Crista Galli Ventures, an early-stage health tech fund in Europe, is officially launching today. The firm offers “patient capital” — with only a single LP (the Danish family office IPQ Capital) — and promises to provide portfolio companies with deep healthcare expertise and the extra runway needed to get over regulatory and efficacy hurdles and to the next stage.

Companies already backed by Crista Galli Ventures (CGV) include Skin Analytics, which is using AI to improve diagnosis of skin cancer; Quibim, which is applying AI to the field of radiomics; and Ampersand Health, which is developing digital therapies for patients with inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, to name just three out of 15.

Led by consultant radiologist Dr. Fiona Pathiraja, and with offices in London and Copenhagen, CGV operates as an “evergreen” fund, meaning it doesn’t follow traditional five-year VC fundraising cycles. Initially, the VC firm has $65 million

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Fusionex Partners with Aisportz, Royal Selangor to Launch Malaysia’s First Virtual Fitness Platform with Lee Chong Wei


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Ohio State College of Medicine sets research funding record – News – The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State’s College of Medicine had 2,280 grants awarded in fiscal year 2020, a nearly 6% increase from fiscal year 2019. More than 60 of those grants awards were in amounts of more than $1 million.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine has set a record in research funding.

The College of Medicine received $300.9 million in grants and contracts during the 2020 fiscal year, up about 10% from the previous year.

“Numbers are great, but I think what this is really showing is the impact of Ohio State and the impact of research, being able to come up with solutions and real solutions that are impacting people’s health,” said Peter Mohler, vice dean of Research at the College of Medicine.

There were 2,280 grants awarded in fiscal year 2020, a nearly 6% increase from fiscal year 2019. Ohio State’s fiscal year runs July through June. Of those grants,

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Hate crime charged in vandalism of dentist’s vehicle in New Smyrna Beach

a car parked on the side of a road: Police are looking for the person who scrawled Asian slurs on two vehicles parked outside a family's home in New Smyrna Beach, a report said.

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Police are looking for the person who scrawled Asian slurs on two vehicles parked outside a family’s home in New Smyrna Beach, a report said.

A 33-year-old man is charged with a hate crime after police say he scrawled slurs against Asians on two vehicles belonging to his dentist’s family in New Smyrna Beach, according to a charging affidavit.

Kyle K. Christiansen of Daytona Beach, was charged with felony vandalism (over $1,000 in damages), which is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The hate crime enhancement typically increases the charge by one level, so a third-degree felony would be bumped up to a second-degree felony, which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Read More: Racist Asian slurs painted on vehicles at NSB family’s home


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The racist Asian slurs were painted in orange on July 29

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