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Probiotics may reduce symptoms of depression

A new review has found that probiotics, or a combination of prebiotics and probiotics, may help reduce the symptoms of depression. A new review of the current research on the effects of prebiotics a…

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Raw milk may harbor antibiotic-resistant germs

Analysis of raw milk samples bought in the United States found small numbers of beneficial bacteria alongside potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which increased in number when left …

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Increasing diversity in clinical trials: What can doctors, regulators, and patients do?

Most clinical trials do not score highly on the diversity front. In this Special Feature, we explore who takes part in clinical trials, what barriers prevent others from doing so, and what patients, …

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Racial minorities experience higher COVID-19-related discrimination

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, marginalized racial groups and those who wore face masks reported an increase in discrimination from people who thought they might have the virus. The online survey o…

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The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines, and our daily lives, for most of this year. Medical News Today have covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news,…

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Does hydroxychloroquine cut COVID-19 mortality? Expert urges caution

The antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine has generated significant controversy. A new study suggests that if it is given early, it can reduce mortality in people with severe COVID-19. But our expert p…

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Hopeful COVID-19 research: Testing new vaccines, repurposing old ones

We continue our Hope Behind the Headlines series. This week, we track the progress of a newly developed vaccine, examine the benefits of repurposing existing vaccines, and see how a synthetic antibod…

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Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption may protect against cognitive decline

New research suggests that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption may reduce cognitive decline in older adults. A new study has found that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption may slow cognitive decline…

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COVID-19: Over 80% of young people may show no symptoms

A preliminary study suggests that more than 80% of people aged 20 and under may show no symptoms after contracting SARS-CoV-2. This may have important implications for virus transmission. Experts fr…

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New, more infectious SARS-CoV-2 variant does not cause worse symptoms

Research shows that a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, which is now the dominant form of the virus, is more infectious in cell cultures. However, clinical data suggest that the variant does not cause more …