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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 »

First US case of more infectious ‘double mutant’ Indian covid variant is identified in California 

First US case of more infectious ‘double mutant’ covid variant that emerged in India is identified in California Researchers at Stanford University confirmed what is believed to be the first U.S. case of a coronavirus variant that emerged in India Indian authorities have referred to it as a ‘double mutant’ because it has two mutations… Read More »

The second dose of Covid vaccine is needed for complete immunity, infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Offit says

The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is crucial in creating longer and complete immunity as well as preventing variants of the virus, according to Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We need to know that this is a two-dose vaccine, period,” Offit told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard… Read More »