The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — June 4


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.

This week, we begin with a new study that looks at how it might be possible to treat blood pressure without the need for medication. This discovery will be very welcome to the millions of people who experience side effects after taking antihypertensives.

We also have an interview with a cancer researcher who is excited about the possibilities for novel treatments offered by mRNA vaccines — they look set to find new applications well away from COVID-19.

There are also reports on how to understand a city’s genetic fingerprint, the potential benefits of dairy milk for cardiovascular health, and the restorative power of taking the occasional nap during the day.

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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