Tanzanian Government Skeptical About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Tanzanian Government Skeptical About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

On Feb 2, 2021, Tanzania’s health minister, Dorothy Gwajima, announced that her country has no plans in place to recommend widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines in the African country.1 The announcement came a few days after Tanzania’s President John Magufuli expressed concern about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines developed and manufactured in Western […]

Biologists Report Chemical Compounds in Some Foods May Affect Replication of Coronavirus

Biologists Report Chemical Compounds in Some Foods May Affect Replication of Coronavirus

Story Highlights Plant biologists at North Carolina State University have found that chemical compounds in some foods may affect the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bind to and replicate in human cells. Using both computer simulations and in vitro laboratory testing, the researchers were able to demonstrate that muscadine grape cultivars, green tea, cacao […]

What Does Zinc Bring to the Table?

What Does Zinc Bring to the Table?

Story Highlights Zinc is a trace element necessary for human health and has many important benefits including anti-inflammatory properties and powerful immune system support. It has long been used to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold, which is generally caused by coronaviruses. Zinc is not made by or stored in the body […]

Three New Studies Support Vitamin D’s Role in Preventing and Treating COVID-19

Three New Studies Support Vitamin D’s Role in Preventing and Treating COVID-19

Three new studies have reported the positive role of vitamin D in preventing COVID-19 and reducing the severity of illness in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection. Researchers at Boston University conducted a retrospective, observational analysis1 of over 190,000 U.S. patients from 50 states with SARS-CoV-2 results performed mid-March through mid-June, 2020 and who had 25(OH)D […]

Honeybee Venom Destroys Cancer Cells

Honeybee Venom Destroys Cancer Cells

Story Highlights Honeybee venom has been previously studied for its potential benefits in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, pain relief, and cancerous tumors among other conditions, but the mechanism by which it works has not been clear. Australian scientists have published a paper with evidence for the ability of honeybee venom to rapidly and selectively […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Studies and COVID-19

Vitamin D Deficiency Studies and COVID-19

Story Highlights During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical scientists have been closely examining the effects of vitamin D deficiency. Meta-analyses of data from 45 studies have shown a significant correlation between vitamin D deficiency and more severe symptoms, complications and death from COVID-19. Although laboratory studies on the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 are […]

Study: Melatonin May Help Moderate COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Study: Melatonin May Help Moderate  COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Story Highlights Many of the serious side effects of COVID-19, including high fever, cough, shortness of breath, lung injuries and long-term lung fibrosis are symptoms of a cytokine storm, which is a hyper-inflammatory response to infection. Melatonin, a hormone produced in the mitochondria and existing in almost all cells in all organisms, has been investigated […]

Vitamin D Benefits Confirmed by New COVID-19 Research

Vitamin D Benefits Confirmed by New COVID-19 Research

Vitamin D, the fat-soluble hormone produced in the body when sunlight hits the skin, is responsible not only for bone health but is also believed to help regulate the immune and neuromuscular systems. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, weight gain and other maladies.1 Research […]

High Doses of Vitamin C Used to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Infections in China

High Doses of Vitamin C Used to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Infections in China

As reported by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service on Mar. 3, 2020, the government of Shanghai in China announced that it is recommending that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C, with dosage recommendations varying from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight to up to 200 mg […]

Vitamin A Shipped to Samoa 

Vitamin A Shipped to Samoa 

Health officials in Samoa, assisted by international health organizations, have struggled to manage a surge in measles and apparent deaths from measles on the impoverished island since the first laboratory confirmed cases were reported in September 2019.  A state of emergency was declared on November 15, and by December 11, 4995 measles cases had been recorded, […]

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