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An analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland has suggested that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be a... more
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A new UK study available on the preprint server medRxiv screened 2.4 million users of a symptom reporting application during the coronavirus... more
Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease affects millions of Americans and is the fourth... more
Children face risk for severe complications and death from COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk,... more
Severe blood clotting and high bleeding risk identified in critically ill COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Emerging data is pointing to a faulty blood clotting system in the most critically ill COVID-19 patients. Patients with underlying health problems... more
Study finds children at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even... more
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Tiny RNA that should attack coronavirus diminish with age, disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a... more
Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. more
Common cytokine profile in ARDS, severe COVID-19 and sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Many lives have been lost to the severe pneumonic disease COVID-19 caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), during the ongoing pandemic. The reason for the critical... more
Children who start nurseries at younger age are at higher risk for obesity in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Children who start childcare such as nurseries or playgroups at a younger age and attend for... more
Children who start nurseries at younger age have higher risk of obesity in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Children who start childcare such as nurseries or playgroups at a younger age and attend for most of... more
An imbalance of electrons in the liver may be a common risk factor for disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have uncovered an unexpected connection between an imbalance of electrons in liver cells and many metabolic problems... more
Researchers identify risk factors for fatty liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered an unexpected connection between an imbalance of electrons in liver cells and many metabolic problems that increase the risk for conditions such as cardiovascular disease... more
The infection of lung stem cells may determine SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A group of researchers from Russia and France has demonstrated how stem cells in the lungs can be readily infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2),... more
Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. more
Saliva testing allows quick, accurate and non-invasive SARS-CoV-2 detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Saliva is one of the ways people can transmit the novel coronavirus to others, but it may also help combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Scientists are now looking into using saliva... more
What affects the case fatality rate of COVID-19? Analysis of top 50 affected countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Ever since the beginning of the international spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19... more
Eating healthy as a child reduces risk of obesity and heart disease later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Not surprisingly, a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) notes that children who eat healthily grow... more
Certain corticosteroid could improve severe COVID-19, say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System in Michigan have conducted a study indicating that the corticosteroid methylprednisolone could improve outcomes among patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). more
COPD and smoking associated with higher COVID-19 mortality  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Current smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of severe complications and higher mortality with COVID-19 infection, according to a new study. more
Study finds mechanism by which fish consumption reduces cardiovascular disease risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and Harvard Medical School has found that consuming omega 3 primarily through fish, but also in... more
Arthritis drug may improve respiratory function in some patients with severe COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with... more
Anti-inflammatory drug may improve respiratory function in some severe COVID-19 cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with severe coronavirus... more
Study shows COVID-19 vulnerability is highly dependent on host genetic architecture  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new US study available on the preprint server medRxiv reveals certain genetic variations that are associated with infection susceptibility and diverse clinical presentation of coronavirus... more
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