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How Accurate Are Home Blood Oxygen Monitors?

I mentioned in a previous post that I had purchased a home pulse oximeter and had used it to monitor my oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels during the time I had COVID-esque symptoms recently. Personally, I felt the device was returning accurate information and was helpful in reassuring me that I did not require intervention. I…

Super-potent blood stem cells found in human embryos

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Stem cells that form the blood and immune system, so-called hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), have important applications in the treatment of blood cancers and other diseases of the immune system. Through blood stem cell transplantation, healthy blood stem cells can replace diseased ones, potentially making all future blood and immune cells…

Bad Blood, Part 6

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Bad Blood, Part 5

Investigators zero in on inconsistencies in the twins' story and come up with a startling theory about what happened to Nikki Whitehead.Sept. 17, 2020

Bad Blood, Part 4

The family’s tangled story begins to tumble out of the police files, turning investigators' focus in a surprising direction.Sept. 17, 2020

Bad Blood, Part 3

Investigators take a close look at Nikki's relationships with two boyfriends. Could jealousy be a motive for murder?Sept. 17, 2020

NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS

Measuring serum levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) is an effective way of detecting disease activity and the need to optimize treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), independent of relapse and MRI activity, a new study has shown.  The study found that current serum NfL levels predicted relapses, disability worsening, and MRI activity in…

Blood, death, and eye gouging: welcome to the world of acorn woodpeckers

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Blood breakdown item commandeers important enzyme

from the Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn, next to the homology model of APC with the heme-binding sites (green). Credit: (c) Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn The hemoglobin in the red blood cells ensures that our body cells receive sufficient oxygen. When the blood pigment is broken down, heme is produced, which in turn can influence the…

How to treat high blood pressure without ruining your sex life

Sophia Antipolis, France - 28 Aug 2020: Men with untreated high blood pressure have poorer penile blood flow than those with normal blood pressure, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 The differences disappeared with blood pressure medication. The results provide reassurance to men concerned about the effects of blood pressure-lowering medications. Hypertension…

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Trumpian Politics Is the Greatest Threat to a Coronavirus Vaccine

Donald Trump has figured out the One Weird Trick to winning the 2020 election: a working vaccine, announced just in time for the election and teased throughout the campaign. Having failed to control the pandemic, institute an adequate testing regime, provide enough economic support to keep people home, or save the lives of vulnerable Americans…

Trump’s first indoor rally given that June defies Covid laws, attacks Biden

Nevada event in front of a mostly mask-less crowd breaches state’s 50-person limit and Trump administration’s coronavirus guidelines In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump on Sunday hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was making…

Trump holds indoor campaign rally near Las Vegas

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration's pandemic health guidelines, President Trump on Sunday hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less crowd in Henderson, Nevada that the nation was "making the last turn" in defeating the virus. Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Mr. Trump soaked…

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Amazon Just Released a Budget-friendly Physical Fitness Bike With Echelon

Updated 09/23/20 at 8:45am ET: The massive online retailer will not be entering the home gym equipment market. While it’s still unknown as to why Echelon marketed the affordable bike release as part of a partnership with Amazon, an Amazon spokesperson contacted us to clarify that the company has no involvement with Echelon at this…

How Guys Over 40 Can Construct More Powerful Back Muscles

Author, fitness model, and trainer Kirk Charles, NASM-CPT CES, knows that as you get older, life can get more complicated. But that shouldn’t prevent you from being on top of your game. He’ll help to answer the tough training questions that come with age so you too can be Fit Beyond 40.Working with a new…

Build Serious Abs Strength with this Side Slab Series

Sure, you can hold a plank or side plank for eternity. But truth be told, you're not really training true abdominal strength. Want true abdominal strength? Then master a more vicious version of the plank that'll take exactly thirty seconds to do. This plank just might make you a better runner too. Meet the Knee…