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Celiac Disease and Mortality Risk in a Swedish Population

[Skip to Content Landing] April 7, 2020 JAMA. 2020;323(13):1277-1285. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1943 Original Investigation Autism and Celiac Disease Jonas F. Ludvigsson, MD, PhD; Abraham Reichenberg, PhD; Christina M. Hultman, PhD; Joseph A. Murray, MD Review Celiac Disease Stefano Guandalini, MD; Asaad Assiri, MD Research Letter Trends in the Prevalence of Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diets Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH; Kalpesh G. Patel, MD; Evan Orosz, DO; Neil Kothari, MD; Michael F. Demyen, MD; Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA; Sushil K. Ahlawat, MD US Preventive…

Preventing skin damage due to face masks

With many frontline healthcare workers wearing face masks for much of the day, some are experiencing uncomfortable skin damage. One of the authors of a recent article on the topic offers advice.Share on PinterestPersonal protective equipment includes face masks, but wearing them for prolonged periods can damage the skin.Face masks need to fit snuggly to…

The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

We’re living in uncertain, surreal times, as the coronavirus crisis worsens in the United States. As we’re struggling with a vacuum of reliable information, coronavirus myths are spreading as quickly as the disease, amplified by social media. Luckily, we’ve got Dr. Seema Yasmin, director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative at Stanford University. In the…

Instagram cracks down on coronavirus AR effects

As the coronavirus epidemic has spread around the world, a number of coronavirus-themed AR filters have sprung up on Instagram. The user-generated effects depict face masks and animated virus particles, as well as “What are you” style filters that “quiz” users on whether or not they have coronavirus, or what brand of toilet paper they…

Can eating a plant-based diet alleviate or prevent asthma?

Eating more fruit and vegetables and less dairy can help to prevent asthma and reduce symptoms, a review of published research has concluded. However, the claim remains controversial.Share on PinterestWhether a plant-based diet can alleviate asthma symptoms is still a matter of debate.Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the airways and can cause…

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