Medical Notes: Week of July 12, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of July 12, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 12, 2020 including: An analysis showing states that stuck to tough shelter in place rules are now recovering. Then, your blood type could be a more factor that can raise your risk of contracting coronavirus. And finally, Americans are less happy than they’ve been in at least 50 years. Scientists at the University of Chicago have been surveying happiness nationwide since 1972… and the results have never been worse.

Cancer Suppression: Lessons from Pachyderms

DNA mutations happen all the time in the body, but the immune system usually detects and deals with them. When the system fails, cancer results. Yet some animals, such as elephants, almost never get cancer, and scientists have learned that the elephant DNA repair system is 20 times more powerful than the human system. Experts explain how they hope to tap this knowledge.

17-20 Segment 1: Elephant DNA: The secret to cancer suppression?

Some animals, such as elephants, almost never get cancer, and scientists have learned that the elephant DNA repair system is 20 times more powerful than the human system

16-05 Segment 2: Harmful Inflammation

Inflammation is being tied to many disorders including heart disease. Experts discuss how it can be combatted through diet and supplementation.