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Wine, cheese and brains

Wine and cheese

Wine and cheese lovers might be encouraged by the findings of a recent study conducted at Iowa State University connecting these two foods with improved long-term brain health.

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Holiday stress coming from a different source this year

Depressed woman during the holidays

The rush of holiday activities that are an annual source of anxiety for most people – shopping, baking, parties, cleaning, gift-wrapping and more – has been replaced by a different type of stress this year: the fear of getting COVID-19 or giving it to someone you care about.

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Suffering in silence

Depressed older woman on floor

Nearly two-thirds of Americans age 65 or older who are concerned that they are suffering from depression will not seek treatment for it, according to a new national poll.

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The ‘best’ plasma

Red blood cells

One promising treatment for severe cases of COVID-19 is antibody therapy, given through infusion of convalescent plasma from the blood of people who have recovered. Although research into its effectiveness rate is somewhat mixed to date, data from small clinical trials as well as a national program suggest that convalescent plasma may help to lessen the severity and/ or shorten the duration of the illness.

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