Researchers identify melatonin as a possible COVID-19 treatment

Analysis of patient data from Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 registry also revealed that melatonin usage was associated with a nearly 30 percent reduced likelihood of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) after adjusting for age, race, smoking history and various disease comorbidities. Notably, the reduced likelihood of testing positive for the virus increased from 30 to 52 percent for African Americans when adjusted for the same variables

#melatonin #covid19 #sarscov2

https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000970#pbio-3000970-g007

Yadi Zhou, Yuan Hou, Jiayu Shen, Reena Mehra, Asha Kallianpur, Daniel A. Culver, Michaela U. Gack, Samar Farha, Joe Zein, Suzy Comhair, Claudio Fiocchi, Thaddeus Stappenbeck, Timothy Chan, Charis Eng, Jae U. Jung, Lara Jehi, Serpil Erzurum, Feixiong Cheng. A network medicine approach to investigation and population-based validation of disease manifestations and drug repurposing for COVID-19. PLOS Biology, 2020; 18 (11): e3000970 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000970

Aromatherapy may reduce stress and anxiety , WVU researcher suggests

Aromatherapy may reduce nurses’ stress, WVU researcher suggests

The researchers found that participants felt significantly less stressed, anxious, fatigued and overwhelmed after wearing the aromatherapy patches. The levels of anxiety and fatigue they reported fell by 40 percent, and their stress levels and feelings of being overwhelmed decreased by half.

***The patches were infused with a citrusy blend of essential oils: lemon, orange, mandarin, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, lime and peppermint.

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Reven, Marian & Humphrey-Rowan, Janelle & Moore, Nina. (2020). West Virginia University Oncology Nurses Don Aromatherapy Patches: A Pilot Feasibility Study/ “The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy” (IJPHA) Volume 8, Issue 4, Spring 2020.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340487906_West_Virginia_University_Oncology_Nurses_Don_Aromatherapy_Patches_A_Pilot_Feasibility_Study_The_International_Journal_of_Professional_Holistic_Aromatherapy_IJPHA_Volume_8_Issue_4_Spring_2020

Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-2567

Beware of false negatives in diagnostic testing of COVID-19

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/jhm-bof052620.php

Pandemic likely to cause long-term health problems, Yale School of Public Health finds

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/ysop-plt052020.php#.Xss0KInDXgQ.wordpress

Social isolation increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from all causes

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/sh-sii051820.php#.XssyzNlZeQ4.wordpress

Social isolation linked to more severe COVID-19 outbreaks

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/p-sil051920.php#.XssxctNHIyM.wordpress

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Rose Scent Dramatically Improves Learning

Rose Scent Dramatically Improves Learning

Rose Scent Dramatically Improves Learning

“The students showed a significant increase in learning success by about 30 percent if the incense sticks were used during both the learning and sleeping phases,” says Neumann. The results also suggest that the additional use of the incense sticks during the vocabulary test promotes memory.

#rose #memory #learning

Neumann, F., Oberhauser, V. & Kornmeier, J. How odor cues help to optimize learning during sleep in a real life-setting. Sci Rep 10, 1227 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-57613-7

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-57613-7#citeas

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