The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — April 23

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — April 23

Written by Tim Snaith on April 23, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines and our daily lives for more than a year. Medical News Today has covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, interviews with experts, and an ongoing investigation into the deep racial disparities that COVID-19 has helped unmask.

However, this has not stopped us from publishing hundreds of fascinating stories on a myriad of other topics.


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We begin this week’s Recovery Room with a hugely popular article on the risks and benefits of fermented tea. It’s mostly good news, but there are certain things to look out for when sourcing your kombucha.

We then share some of the latest research on autism and consider the impact of water poverty on public health. You may be surprised to learn that it’s a major problem in high income countries, such as the United States, as well as in lower income ones.

The remainder of this week’s picks includes articles on the ideal quantity of fruit to consume and a new approach to treating a common skin cancer with an existing drug. We also look at “exergaming” and how it may help people with dementia, as well as explaining what you need to know about eating well if you’re an athlete.

We highlight this research below, along with several other recent stories that you may have missed amid all the COVID-19 fervor.

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