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Sheraton Atlanta linked to 11 new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

men in protective suit,outbreak concept,illustration painting So far, 11 people in Atlanta, Georgia have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and it appears that all of them stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is now closed down until at least mid-August, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of Public Health investigators are testing water in the… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

New research shows Parkinson’s disease origins in the gut

Your gut is a key player in your overall health, playing a role in your risk of chronic conditions like heart disease,1 obesity,2 sleep problems3 and depression.4 Parkinson’s disease, a central nervous system disorder that causes symptoms such as tremors and balance problems, however, has long been a disease of idiopathic origins, meaning there’s no… Read More »