As breakthrough infections have become more common in recent months, a growing share of COVID-19-related deaths is being reported among vaccinated people. But experts are confident that booster shots help lower the mortality risk. The gap between the recorded fatalities in the vaccinated and unvaccinated has been very wide since the start of the pandemic.
Treatment with the diabetes drug exenatide was associated with a significant decrease in hyperglycemia in acute stroke patients, a new study shows. The research could offer clinicians an alternative to insulin therapy to treat hyperglycemia and reduce glucose levels, which are elevated in up to 60% of stroke patients and associated with worse outcomes after
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Covid lockdowns have hit China’s economy, and the Asian giant might have to issue more debt to continue meeting its growth target. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images China may have to issue more debt as it tries to keep growing in the face of Covid lockdowns that are stunting its economy.
Access to newer supermarkets that offer fresh foods in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods was linked to a 1 percent decline in obesity rates among public school students living nearby, a new study shows. The modernized markets were also tied to reductions of between 4 percent and 10 percent in the average student
More than half of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, during the initial outbreak reported at least one symptom a couple of years later, researchers found. The proportion of COVID-19 survivors with at least one sequelae symptom 2 years later came in at 55%, and the most frequent symptoms were fatigue or muscle weakness,
Breakthrough infections have become more common in recent months, putting vulnerable populations at increased risk of severe disease or death as more and more transmissible variants continue to spread. This seems to be especially true for seniors in the United States, who were among the first to get their initial vaccine series. In the second
As if sneezing and itching wasn’t enough, some people experience heartburn symptoms due to their environmental and/or food allergies. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) might be to blame. It can be allergy-related, but mainly causes reactions that impact your digestive system. The first official EoE diagnosis was in the 1990s, but there’s been an increase in diagnoses and ongoing research
Jessica Titherington You may have read about special foods, exercise plans, nutritional supplements– or diets that exclude a specific food – to prevent cancer growth. The internet and social media platforms can be an excellent way to share new medical, health, and nutrition information with everyone. However, sometimes this information may be shared by people
Grace Victory joins Happiful’s podcast I am. I have to share her thoughts on therapy, Motherhood, vulnerability and the restorative energy of the sea “I’m good, but I’m going through it. I’m not going to lie,” Happiful’s columnist Grace Victory shares, explaining that the podcast recording follows an intense day and one of her twice
What makes the brains of people with psychopathy different from the brains of those who don’t? A team of researchers found a specific region of the brain that’s actually larger in psychopathic individuals. Individuals with psychopathic traits tend to have personalities marked by superficial charm, impulsiveness, insensitivity to consequences and a lack of empathy and emotional sensitivity. Often,
A qualitative analysis of 20 people with head and neck cancer (HNC) has led to recommendations for improvements in care. HNC has a high burden of treatment-related adverse events, along with frequent trouble with speech, swallowing, facial disfigurement, and psychological distress. Among cancer patients, “they have the highest rates of emergency department use and hospitalization
We are collaborating with the Medical Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on an investment into four new research projects taking on the challenge of cancer early detection and diagnosis. Four newly funded teams have been formed to develop cancer early detection approaches at a sandpit-style workshop held last year.
Idioms and proverbs about the importance of maintaining good health span the ages. Many emphasize how closely health is tied to happiness and the opportunity to live a fulfilling and enjoyable life. A study published this month in Age and Ageing by The Japan Collaborate Cohort (JACC) Study group at Osaka University assessed the impact
A new study is shedding light on the benefits of getting a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose or a second booster amid the ongoing pandemic. The findings may strengthen the public’s trust as the medical community continues to figure out a long-term solution for the novel coronavirus. The team behind the research aimed to investigate the
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations likely mean we’re in a new phase of the pandemic. And the number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is also anticipated to grow, although the surge in the short term is not expected to look
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Mike Blake | Reuters Gun homicides in the U.S. reached their highest level in more than 25 years during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Homicides from guns rose 35% during the first year of the pandemic to the highest level since 1994, according to a CDC Morbidity and
Researchers have discovered a potential pathway linking early life infections to cardiovascular disease risk later in adulthood, offering opportunities for targeted intervention. The study, led by the Murdoch Children Research Institute (MCRI) and published in eLife, found that elevated inflammation markers and changes in metabolism (the way the body’s cells process food into energy) observed
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare innovation has been occurring at an unprecedented rate. A growing focus on technology — and the ways it can help improve patient care and the provider experience — is now at the forefront, and many organizations are reexamining how they can implement new tools and processes in
Cases are trending up in most states and have increased by more than 50% compared with the previous week in Washington, Mississippi, Georgia, Maine, Hawaii, South Dakota, Nevada and Montana. In New York, more than a quarter of the state’s population is in a county with a “high” Covid-19 community level, where the US Centers
Broadcaster, author and bowel cancer awareness advocate Deborah James launches fund to support cancer research and personalised medicine for patients Deborah James, AKA BowelBabe, has launched an incredible fund to raise money for clinical trials, research into personalised medicine for cancer patients and further campaigns to raise awareness of bowel cancer. The initial target for
COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the last 18 months. Executives at the biggest COVID vaccine makers including Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc said they believe most people who wanted to get vaccinated against
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Different psychotropic medications are associated with different risks of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients with serious mental illness, a new study suggests. Investigators found that second-generation antipsychotics were associated with a 48% lower risk of COVID-19, while valproic acid was associated with
Three recent papers showed how the new Omicron variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) compares in its biology with earlier variants. This is of great practical importance, given that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was dragged out for over two years in part because of the emergence of several new
When caring responsibilities pull you in two different directions, how can you best look after your own wellbeing? In 2022, our personal timelines are looking dramatically different to those of the generations that came before us. People are living longer, and many are choosing to have children later in life. These two trends offer a
A small demographic may have the key to better understanding how humans are at risk for a COVID-19 infection. Scientists are now looking into a group of people who never contracted the novel coronavirus throughout the pandemic despite the emergence of more transmissible variants. COVID Resistance Around one in ten people in England seemingly have
This year’s bird flu outbreak is ravaging the wild bird population, including a high population of bald eagles, according to an assessment of several wildlife monitoring groups, the Associated Press reports. The US Department of Agriculture has confirmed 956 cases of bird flu in wild birds across 34 states, including at least 54 bald eagles.