Ugh, apparently meat is even worse for us than we thought

Red meat has been seen as dangerous to our health in various ways, but new research suggests that its cancer-causing potential is linked to a certain carbohydrate present in meat and dairy. The research suggests that sugar Neu5Gc is the cancer-causing culprit. You can still eat red meat, the scientists say, but do so in…Continue Reading

Women Fare Worse in Treatment for Spine Disease

Despite few differences in patient and disease characteristics being seen between men and women with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), women had significantly lower rates of response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, Swiss researchers reported. While women were slightly older at the time of enrollment in a national cohort, primarily because of diagnostic delay, there…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Was Worse Than the Flu in NYC… the 1918 Flu

Jumps in New York City’s overall mortality during its COVID-19 peak were even higher than in the 1918 flu pandemic there, researchers found. From March 11 to May 11, COVID-19 was associated with four times as many expected deaths versus corresponding periods from 2017-2019 (incident rate ratio for all-cause mortality 4.15, 95% CI 4.05-4.24, whereas…Continue Reading

It Can Get Worse than Ted Wheeler in Portland (and Across the Country)

Black Lives Matter protesters march through Portland, Ore. after rallying at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between demonstrators and officers. (AP…Continue Reading