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‘Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell’ founders are raising awareness for the disease

Loading the player… Velvet Brown-Watts, MSW-ADM, CM., and Jeremiah Watts are at the forefront of raising awareness on sickle cell in their Oklahoma community and providing resources to those impacted by the disease. The couple is not only advocates but knows what it’s like firsthand to be supportive of someone living with the disease. Their… Read More »

Covid warning: Catching coronavirus may lead to an autoimmune disease, scientists say

In addition, the autoantibodies found in the Covid patients lasted for up to six months. Professor Alex Richter said: “The antibodies we identified are similar to those that cause a number of skin, muscle and heart autoimmune diseases. “We don’t yet know whether these autoantibodies are definitely causing symptoms in patients and whether this is… Read More »

A mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant’s gut health. Dr. Deanna Gibson, a biochemistry researcher, along with Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh, who studies the biochemical aspects of dietary fats, teamed up with chemistry and molecular biology researcher Dr.… Read More »