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All About PSA: Everything You Need to Know

First of all, what is PSA? PSA is a term that stands for prostate-specific antigen. PSAs are proteins that are created in the prostate tissue and are enzymes that free the sperm from the semen after ejaculation. These PSAs can be used to screen for prostate cancer. The History of PSAs The FDA approved PSA… Read More »

Probiotics for Prenatal Depression and Anxiety: Underscoring the Need for More Research

Although we have data on the reproductive safety of various medications used to treat anxiety, many women would understandably prefer to avoid medications when possible.  Many women ask about alternative treatments, including dietary supplements, herbal remedies and probiotics. While these treatments are often considered to be “safer” because they are natural, it is important to… Read More »

From escape mutations to wild strains: Here’s everything you need to know about Covid variants

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Source: NIAID-RML Even as the number of global Covid-19 infections drops across the world, leading U.S. health officials are warning of a coming… Read More »

What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the September 16 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. At an ABC town hall in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, the President hit back at a question over his remarks to renowned journalist Bob Woodward… Read More »