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Science-backed benefits of saffron, the world’s most expensive spice

Saffron is a spice, which may have health benefits for conditions ranging from inflammation to depression. Saffron is most known and well-researched for its positive effects on mood. Saffron is an antioxidant with potent anti-inflammatory properties, which help conditions such as heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Visit Insider’s […]
Science-backed benefits of saffron, the world’s most expensive spice
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It’s not just COVID toes: Coronavirus long-haulers are also getting red, scaly rashes — a sign of lingering inflammation

Some coronavirus patients – particularly those with long-lasting symptoms – have reported dermatological problems including hives, lesions, and red, scaly rashes. A new report from Massachusetts General Hospital identified skin issues among more than 300 coronavirus patients from April to August. Doctors suspect these rashes may be the result of […]
It’s not just COVID toes: Coronavirus long-haulers are also getting red, scaly rashes — a sign of lingering inflammation
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A supercomputer found a promising theory about why COVID-19 cases go downhill fast. It even explains the bizarre range of symptoms.

Tennessee researchers used a supercomputer to analyse lung fluid from coronavirus patients. They found that patients with severe cases may produce too much bradykinin, a chemical that regulates blood pressure. This could set off a chain reaction that leads to COVID-19’s bizarre range of symptoms – including cardiac, gastrointestinal, and […]
A supercomputer found a promising theory about why COVID-19 cases go downhill fast. It even explains the bizarre range of symptoms.
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Why antioxidants are so important to your overall health

Antioxidants can delay, or even prevent, cell damage caused by oxidative stress from free radicals. Oxidative stress is associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and some neurodegenerative diseases. Antioxidant superfoods don’t exist. The best way to get enough antioxidants is to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. There’s […]
Why antioxidants are so important to your overall health
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How the coronavirus goes from mild to deadly in 7 steps

Two new Chinese studies outline a step-by-step path for how the coronavirus kills patients. Both studies found that critical patients undergo an aggressive immune response that causes their bodies to deteriorate quickly. Most coronavirus deaths are due to respiratory failure, but many patients also experience failure in other organs, including […]
How the coronavirus goes from mild to deadly in 7 steps
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Fish oil and cholesterol-lowering drugs may help ease symptoms of depression

New evidence shows that anti-inflammatory therapies including omega-3 fatty acids, aspirin, and arthritis medication can be effective in helping treat major depression. The research adds to a growing body of evidence that inflammation is linked not only to physical illness but also mental illness. However, anti-inflammatories are not a substitute […]
Fish oil and cholesterol-lowering drugs may help ease symptoms of depression
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