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Uncovering Genetic Variants That May Protect Amazonian Populations Against Chagas Disease

A new study led by Vanderbilt University professor Amanda Lea has identified genetic variants that may be responsible for protecting Amazonian populations against Chagas disease. By analyzing the genomes of 118 individuals from 19 Indigenous populations in Brazil, the team found a high-frequency variant of the PPP3CA gene in Amazonian populations that could be responsible […]

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Research Finds Long-Term GI Risk for Post-COVID Patients

A new study conducted by researchers from Intermountain Health in Salt Lake City has found that people who have been infected with COVID-19 are at an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) disorders within a year after infection, compared to people who haven’t been infected. The study looked at a group of almost 13,500 adults […]

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Protect Your Kidneys This National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, a time to remind us of the importance of our kidneys and how we can protect them from damage. Kidneys are vital organs that filter toxins from the bloodstream, flush excess fluids, regulate blood pressure, produce hormones, and create an active form of vitamin D for strong, healthy bones.[0] As […]

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VDH Reports 655% Increase in Syphilis Cases in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has seen a significant increase in syphilis cases over the past few years, with a 655% rise between 2003 and 2019.[0] This concerning trend has been identified by the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD), which is now seeing more people, particularly women of reproductive age, being diagnosed with syphilis. […]

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