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Researchers found no difference in the size or amount of muscle of the left ventricle. Pixabay

Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, a new study suggests.

The researchers, including Thomas Treibel from the University College London (UCL), said that the findings should reassure the public, as they relate to the vast majority of people who had Covid-19 infections with mild or no symptoms.

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Covid19 does not directly affects the brain. Pixabay

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Brain, suggest that the neurological changes often seen in these patients may result from inflammation triggered by the virus in other parts of the body or the brain’s blood vessels.

“We’ve looked at more brains than other studies and we have used more techniques to search for the virus. The bottom line is that we find no evidence of viral RNA or protein in brain cells,” said researcher James E. Goldman from Columbia University.

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Oral drug to help in tumors. Pixabay

US researchers have found that an oral drug can be effective in stopping tumors from growing. The team from the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that slowing down NLRP3 can reduce inflammation and curb tumor growth and progression.

“NLRP3 is a member of a larger family that is involved in sensing danger signals,” said Carlo Marchetti, from the varsity’s School of Medicine. “It is a receptor that surveils the intercellular compartment of a cell, looking for dangerous molecules or pathogens.

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Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, according to research. Pixabay

Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance — both factors linked to heart disease — if they vitamin D deficiency, a new study reveals.

Lupus is an uncommon incurable immune system illness, more common in women, where the immune system is overactive, causing inflammation anywhere in the body.

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