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Aug

23

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Do You Smell That?

Posted by on August 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Have you ever been around someone who insists they smell an odor that you and others are unable to smell?  There’s a scientific name to describe this phenomenon:  phantom odor perception. A new study from the National Institutes of Health determined nearly 1 in 15 Americans have phantom odor perception.  This conclusion was drawn after… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, General (all entries), NIH, Research

Aug

14

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Increase in Tickborne Diseases Likely

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

The next time you spend time outside, you might want to check closely for ticks.  Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report an increase in the number of tickborne diseases. The most common tickborne illness is Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection resulting from a tick bite.  The Centers for Disease… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Community Engagement, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Rural Health

Aug

09

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Obesity and Influenza A

Posted by on August 9th, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, obesity and Influenza A seem to have no correlation.  A new study with multiple cohorts found that obesity prolongs the length influenza A stay in the body.  Participating institutions include: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Nicaraguan… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Research

Jul

31

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A glance back: the Framingham Heart Study

Posted by on July 31st, 2018 0 comments

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Health History, NIH, Public Health

Jul

12

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Does the Body Produce an Anti-Inflammatory Naturally?

Posted by on July 12th, 2018 0 comments

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found a lipid naturally produced by the body is capable of reducing inflammation caused by a specific bacteria and virus. The bacteria being studied is Francisella tularensis (tularemia), a life-threatening disease that can be difficult to diagnose.  It is typically spread to humans through the bite… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Research

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