People living with HIV more likely to get sick with, die from COVID-19 — ScienceDaily


Over the past year, studies have revealed that certain pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, can increase a person’s risk of dying from COVID-19. New research shows that individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) — an estimated 38 million worldwide, according to the World […]

Researchers find reassuring evidence that pregnancy does not increase patient’s risk of dying when hospitalized with pneumonia — ScienceDaily


Pregnant women who develop severe COVID-19 infections that require hospitalization for pneumonia and other complications may not be more likely to die from these infections than non-pregnant women. In fact, they may have significantly lower death rates than their non-pregnant counterparts. That is the finding of a new study published today in the Annals of […]

Undetected early heart damage raises risk of death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients — ScienceDaily


Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with impaired first-phase ejection fraction were nearly 5 times more likely to die compared to patients with healthier measures of this early, often undetected sign of heart failure, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. First-phase ejection fraction is a measure of the left ventricular ejection […]

Nearly half of older millennials have at least one chronic health condition


Nearly half of older millennials already have chronic health conditions, a new survey suggests.  Some 44 percent of people born between 1981 and 1988 have already been diagnosed with at least one chronic medical condition, according to the CNBC/Harris poll.  The most common conditions among the group were migraines, depression and asthma, diabetes type 2 […]

One cup of leafy greens a day lowers risk of heart disease, study says


Eating just one cup of raw vegetables daily, such as leafy greens like spinach, boosts your cardiovascular health, a new study reveals. In a sample of over 50,000 people, the biggest eaters of nitrate-rich vegetables had lower blood pressure and up to 26 per cent lower risk of heart disease, experts found.  Just one cup is […]

Many people with high blood pressure are taking another medication that could raise it — ScienceDaily


Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session. The results underscore the need for patients to routinely review all […]

Healthy young adults who had COVID-19 may have long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health — ScienceDaily


New research published in Experimental Physiology highlights the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus. Increased stiffness of arteries in particular was found in young adults, which may impact heart health, and can also be important […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How fasting could help cut your blood pressure


Regular readers of this column might wonder if I am ever so slightly obsessed with the microbiome, the billions of tiny creatures that live in our guts — and you’d be right. I’m fascinated by these extraordinary microbes, and the ongoing battle between the ‘good’ and the bad’ ones, that influences so much about us, […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can eating too much be a sign your body lacks nutrients?


For most people, the past 12 months have been really tough, but some businesses have thrived — it seems 2020 was a fantastic year for supplement manufacturers, with nearly £500 million in UK sales, up a record 14 per cent compared with 2019. We swallowed their products in record numbers partly because we’re all more […]

Fasting lowers blood pressure by reshaping the gut microbiota — ScienceDaily


Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, a condition that raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the U. S. At Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. David J. Durgan and his colleagues are dedicated to better understand hypertension, in particular the emerging evidence suggesting […]

Worldwide study also found that 11 percent of babies contracted the novel coronavirus from their mothers — ScienceDaily


In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus. UW Medicine and University of Oxford doctors led this first-of-its-kind study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The investigation involved more than 100 researchers and pregnant women […]

Pregnant women with COVID 20 times more likely to die and infants may have to be in NICUs longer


Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 face much higher risks of severe and deadly complications during childbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers found that ill mothers-to-be had a 76 percent higher risk of developing preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure – and 59 percent more likely to give birth prematurely, requiring their infants to […]

Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds — ScienceDaily


Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with a greater risk of autism in the child, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba. The study, which will publish online April 19 in JAMA Pediatrics, helps resolve questions raised by an earlier, widely […]

Findings cast doubt on industry promotion of these products as ‘safer’ alternative — ScienceDaily


The impact on lung cells of Heat not Burn products — a hybrid between traditional cigarettes and electronic vaping devices — may be no less harmful than that of conventional cigarettes, suggest the findings of a small comparative study, published online in the journal Thorax. Heat not burn products contain nicotine and tobacco, but have […]

New safer blood test is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting nut allergies 


A new blood test promises to diagnose food allergies more accurately and offer a safer alternative to current testing practices. A trial by doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London has found that the test — called the basophil activation test (BAT) — is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting nut […]

Metformin inhibits disease progression in non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) — ScienceDaily


Researchers from Kumamoto University (Japan) have found that the anti-diabetic drug metformin significantly prolongs the survival of mice in a model that simulates the pathology of non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) by ameliorating pathological conditions like reduced kidney function, glomerular damage, inflammation and fibrosis. Metformin’s mechanism is different from existing therapeutics which only treat symptoms, […]

Treatment not always needed to prevent vision loss in patients with elevated eye pressure — ScienceDaily


More than 20 years after the launch of a landmark clinical trial, follow-up examinations and analyses found that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need pressure-lowering treatment to prevent vision loss from glaucoma. When the study was launched, it was universally accepted that all patients with elevated eye pressure should be given medication to […]

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock — ScienceDaily


Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study found that for each hour the work schedule was out of sync with an employee’s body clock, […]

Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure — ScienceDaily


Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. Given the higher burden of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions among transgender men and women, blood pressure screening and monitoring are important, especially after […]

Surpassed only by advanced age and organ transplant as a risk factor, large study shows — ScienceDaily


Physical inactivity is linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and a heightened risk of dying from the disease, finds a large US study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive during the 2 years preceding the pandemic were more likely to be admitted to hospital, to […]

Adults with gum disease are TWICE as likely to have high blood pressure, study warns


Adults who suffer from gum disease are TWICE as likely to have high blood pressure, study warns Researchers at UCL looked at the link between gum disease and blood pressure  Found people with periodontitis are 2.3 times more likely to have hypertension  In study, 14% of people with periodontitis had a medically high blood pressure This […]

What can I do about my burning mouth? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions


I’ve suffered from burning mouth syndrome for about 25 to 30 years. No one seems to be able to help. I am 78 years old. Can you suggest anything? Margaret Wheddon, via email. Burning mouth syndrome is a poorly understood condition and your experience with it must be debilitating.  As there are no tests for […]

Why are GPs still refusing to see patients face-to-face


Pinned to the entrance of a GP surgery on a leafy residential road in suburban Sidcup, Kent is a handwritten note, attached to the inside glass. ‘Please do not punch or kick this door.’ That a message such as this is necessary is truly shocking, but it speaks volumes about the increasingly fractured relationship between […]

Dr.Halit Bujupi, pas trajtimit intensiv 3 javor gëzon pacientin me shëndet të mirë


Pacienti N.N 72 vjeçar i cili ka pasur probleme multidiciplinare, kishte arritur të përmisohej falë punës së mjekut Halit Bujupi. Halit Bujupi, specialist i mjekësisë interne, pas trajtimit intensiv 3 javor, arriti që të përmisoj problemet multidiciplinare te pacientit në fjalë. Ai tutje në postim kishte thënë, se këtë pandemi shpresojmë të mos përsëritet në […]

Rrëfimi i nënës “Dashuria me emrin Mjalta”


Shkruar nga nëna Leonora Shabani Bajraktari 17.05.1999  Durrës U zgjova në mëngjes, të shkoj të gjejë spitalin e Gjinekologjisë që kur t’i kem dhembjet e lindjes me e  ditë kah me u drejtu, pasi që ishim refugjatë dhe s’ e njihja mire qytetin e Durrësit. Mezi e prisja ditën që kam me e lind Mjaltën, […]

Përse shtypja e gjakut duhet të matet edhe në dorën e majtë edhe në dorën e djathtë: Çka paralajmëron dallimi i madh!


Dallimi i rëndësishëm të cilin e tregon shtypja e gjakut midis dy duarve mund të jetë shenjë paralajmërimi për sulm në zemër apo sulm në tru, sipas një meta-analize të re të 24 studimeve globale të botuara në revistën Hypertension Një studim i ri ka zbuluar që secila shkallë e dallimit midis dy duarve është […]

Tri mënyra të thjeshta për të ulur tensionin e gjakut


Sipas një raporti të ri, personat me presion të shëndetshëm të gjakut kanë 50 për qind më pak të ngjarë të vuajnë nga ndërlikime të rënda nga COVID-19. Por, ilaçet për uljen e presionit të gjakut mund të jenë të kushtueshme dhe sjellin efekte anësore të padëshiruara. Lajmi i mirë: Studimet zbulojnë se këto strategji […]

Study forecasts advantages and disadvantages for Black patients of removing race from kidney function calculators


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations. To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well […]

Eating foods that promote inflammation may worsen heart failure


People with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in the hospital or die as those who eat foods known to reduce inflammation, new research shows. “If people with heart failure can reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory foods that they eat, it might […]

RAS inhibitors not linked to increased risk of death from COVID-19


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Concerns have been raised that the use of a common group of medications called RAS inhibitors could facilitate SARS-CoV-2 infection, impact COVID-19 disease severity and worsen prognosis. However, in a new nationwide registry-based study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, including almost 1.4 million patients, use of RAS inhibitors was not associated […]

Good Sleep Habits Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure


A combination of healthy sleep habits may help reduce the risk for heart failure, new research suggests. Scientists studied 408,802 generally healthy people aged 27 to 73 between 2006 and 2010, collecting information on their sleep habits. Each person got a zero-to-five “healthy sleep score,” based on five healthy sleep practices: being a “morning person”; […]

Mexico Covid-19 deaths exceed 100,000, making it fourth country to pass grim milestone


Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 03:53 Mexico said Thursday its coronavirus death toll had risen above 100,000, becoming the world’s fourth country to pass the grim milestone. “Today in Mexico we have 100,000 people who have lost their lives due to Covid-19,” deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a news conference. The health ministry announced 576 […]

Study questions blood pressure drug guidance based on age and ethnicity


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain No evidence found to support differing advice according to age and ethnicity Current UK guidance on drug treatment for high blood pressure—which differs depending on a patient’s age and ethnicity—could be simplified in line with other international guidelines, suggests a study published by The BMJ. The results show similar reductions in […]

Guidelines developed for diabetes management in CKD


(HealthDay)—In a synopsis of the 2020 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline, published online Nov. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations and practice points are presented for clinicians caring for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sankar D. Navaneethan, M.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, […]

Does an Autoimmune Disorder Affect My Covid-19 Risks?


Q. I have an autoimmune condition, a variant of rheumatoid arthritis, and recently started medications to suppress my immune response. Am I at increased risk of getting sick and dying from Covid-19? A. Autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks normal body tissues. Treatments that suppress the […]

Diabetes, hypertension may increase risk of COVID-19 brain complications


Chest X-ray of a SARS-CoV-2-positive patient exhibiting confusion and showing weakness on his left side shows pneumonia in the lower lungs. Credit: Radiological Society of North America Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting […]

Common prostate cancer treatment may impair cardiorespiratory fitness, raise risk of CV death


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Prolonged androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) can impair cardiorespiratory fitness and increase risk of cardiovascular death in prostate cancer patients with high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study in JACC: CardioOncology. The findings contribute further data supporting the need for cardiovascular disease (CVD) monitoring in patients who are living longer […]

Algorithm-driven digital program helped lower patients’ cholesterol, blood pressure


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using a remotely-delivered, algorithm-driven program for disease management, patients experienced significant improvement in cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The manuscript of this study is simultaneously published today in Circulation, the American Heart Association’s flagship journal. Failure to […]

Here’s three ways physical activity changes its very structure


Regular exercise changes the structure of our bodies’ tissues in obvious ways, such as reducing the size of fat stores and increasing muscle mass. Less visible, but perhaps even more important, is the profound influence exercise has on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health and function […]

Researchers examine COVID-19-associated kidney injury in US veterans


Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of data from across the U.S. indicates that acute kidney injury (AKI) is common among hospitalized veterans with COVID-19, and it’s associated with a higher risk of death. The analysis, which appears in an upcoming issue of CJASN, also found that the burden of death in people with AKI […]

Trial shows no benefits of dairy foods for blood sugar regulation


Results from a new trial published by a team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests lower dairy intake may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome. Credit: Darryl Leja, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health Results from a new trial published by a team led by researchers at […]

Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Healthy sleep patterns are rising in the morning, sleeping 7-8 hours […]

HTN visits vary for adults living in urban, rural residences


(HealthDay)—The percentage of physician visits by adults with diagnosed hypertension varies by patient residence, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Danielle Davis, M.P.H., and Pinyao Rui, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, […]

Once begun, insomnia is tough to shake: study


(HealthDay)—Tossing, turning and can’t fall asleep? The answer isn’t waiting it out—it’s getting help so your insomnia doesn’t persist, a new Canadian study shows. Among more than 3,000 adults followed for five years, researchers found that 37.5% of those who started the study with insomnia still had it five years later. The persistence of that […]

Vaccine innovation sparks hope, questions


American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Monday that their vaccine candidate has been 90 percent effective Reports that one of the vaccines for COVID-19 has shown highly promising results are a ray of hope for a world in the shadow of surging virus cases. But does it mean the pandemic […]

Reduction of environmental pollutants for prevention of cardiovascular disease


Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a current opinion article “Reduction of environmental pollutants for prevention of cardiovascular disease: it’s time to act,” published in the European Heart Journal this week, a group of international environmental researchers summarized the epidemiologic and mechanistic evidence in support of an association between noise and air pollution with cardiovascular and […]

Down syndrome-associated gene suppresses age-related corneal clouding


Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of aging in Down syndrome and hypercholesterolemia mouse models has suggested that a Down syndrome-associated gene, DSCR-1, protects against abnormal vascularization of the cornea and associated corneal opacity (blindness) by suppressing oxidized LDL cholesterol production and new downstream angiogenic signaling in patients with chronic high cholesterol. Epidemiological data suggests […]

Asian ethnicity strongly linked to COVID-related stroke


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Asian ethnicity is strongly linked to COVID-related stroke, reveals an analysis of stroke centre activity in England and Scotland during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Among patients with ischaemic stroke, which is caused by a blocked artery, […]

Telemedicine out of reach for those who can’t get online


computer keyboard (HealthDay)—As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the United States, many people changed the way they live: As shopping, education and work shifted online, so did routine health care appointments. However, while telemedicine seemed to make it easy to check in with a primary care doctor, a new study suggests that wasn’t the case […]

The connection between diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure


It’s a triple health threat faced by tens of millions of Americans. But few think about it until they’re forced to. Even then, the interplay between diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease can be a challenge for people to grasp. But doctors say having an understanding is key for anybody who wants to reduce […]

Social Isolation Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women


Women who are socially isolated have an increased risk for high blood pressure, researchers report. But men, not so much. Scientists used data on 28,238 Canadian men and women aged 45 to 85 who are participating in a large continuing study on aging. The researchers found that compared with married women, single women had a […]

Influenza vaccination may have protective effect on COVID-19


a woman getting vaccine shot (HealthDay)—Influenza vaccination may have a protective effect for COVID-19-positive patients, according to a brief report recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Ming-Jim Yang, M.D., from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review involving 2,005 patients older than 18 years […]

Abnormal blood pressure levels while sleeping increase risk of heart disease, stroke


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People who experience high blood pressure while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and daytime […]

For pregnant women with heart disease, multidisciplinary care may be essential


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cardiovascular disease is now the number one cause of maternal mortality in the United States, but a new study suggests that care from a multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team may improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce hospital readmission rates. The study was conducted by researchers from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons […]

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today in […]

High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents’ diet. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, studied the diet of more than 25,000 people in Norfolk, […]

The dangers of hypertension in young adults


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a significant risk factor for heart disease and other major health issues. A recent JAMA study shows a large number of Americans between the ages of 18 and 44 aren’t even aware that they have high blood pressure. It stresses the importance of regular blood […]

Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again


The study, directed by Dr. Seamus P. Whelton, cardiologist and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Baltimore, followed a cohort of 1,457 middle-aged men and women initially free of atherosclerotic vascular disease and known risk factors for 14.5 years. As the participants aged, their risk factors for […]

Researchers find existing medications may fight coronavirus infection


Image of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Credit: CDC University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. “The gist of it is we think we found […]

Certain pre-existing conditions may double, triple mortality risk for COVID-19


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient’s risk of dying from the virus. Penn State College of Medicine researchers say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop […]

COVID-19 has a prolonged effect for many during pregnancy


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Symptoms for pregnant women with COVID-19 can be prolonged, lasting two months or longer for a quarter of the women who participated in a national study led by UC San Francisco and UCLA. In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course and […]

Despite recent setbacks, Americans’ blood pressure has dropped dramatically since 1960


champc / iStock, Getty Images Plus Blood pressure among adults decreased significantly during a 45-year period, according to new research that may offer encouragement for the millions who continue to struggle to control their blood pressure. The study, published Oct. 5 in the American Heart Association journal Circulation , sought to pinpoint the magnitude of […]

Nearly 1/3 of Covid Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State


In the study, the 162 patients with encephalopathy were more likely to be older and male. They were also more likely to have underlying medical conditions, including a history of any neurological disorder, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart failure, hypertension or smoking. Some experts said that President Trump, currently hospitalized […]

Trump’s Treatment Suggests Severe Covid-19, Medical Experts Say


Using multiple drugs at once could have an impact on their effectiveness, and it increases the risk of harmful drug interactions, said Dr. McGinn. “You’re giving remdesivir, you’re giving dexamethasone, and you’re giving monoclonal antibodies,” he said, referring to the experimental treatment by Regeneron. “No one’s ever done that, not to mention famotidine and some […]

Considerable state-level variation found in prevalence of eclampsia


(HealthDay)—There is considerable state-level variation in the prevalence of eclampsia, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in JAMA Network Open. Alexander J. Butwick, M.B.B.S., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues examined the extent of statewide variation in the prevalence of chronic hypertension, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and eclampsia […]

Physicians bring attention to overlooked issue of malnutrition among those with obesity


A new editorial accompanying a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is bringing attention to the underappreciated and often overlooked issue of malnutrition among those who are obese. Malnutrition is defined as faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients. It is often incorrectly perceived as an illness […]

Newer type 2 diabetes medications have heart and kidney disease benefits, too


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two newer groups of medications prescribed primarily for Type 2 diabetes treatment (SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists) could significantly reduce risks associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart disease. Based on analyses of the clinical trials through March 2020, a group of leading experts in diabetes, heart failure, kidney […]

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalization is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this week’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online) shows that a shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with more serious disease and death in patients with COVID-19. The study is by Dr. Annie Wong-Beringer and colleagues, University of Southern California (USC) School […]

Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure


High blood pressure may increase your risk for nosebleeds, a new study reports. Korean researchers studied 35,749 people, average age 52, with hypertension, and matched them to a control group of 35,749 with normal blood pressure. They tracked spontaneous nosebleeds in each group — that is, nosebleeds not caused by trauma, surgery or disease — […]

Researchers publish COVID-19 ‘prediction model’


SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Using a combination of demographic and clinical data gathered from seven weeks of COVID-19 patient care early in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins researchers today published a “prediction model” they say can help other hospitals care for COVID-19 […]

Adverse pregnancy outcomes tied to later atherosclerotic CVD


(HealthDay)—Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), particularly hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and low birth weight, may be risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in older women, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Cardiology. Marc Meller Søndergaard, from Aalborg University in Denmark, and colleagues assessed whether APOs (gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, […]

ESC 2020: Edukatives Mailing verbessert Schlaganfallprävention bei Vorhofflimmern nicht


Laut den Ergebnissen der IMPACT-AFib-Studie, die am 01. September auf dem ESC-Kongress 2020 (1) in einer Hotline-Sitzung vorgestellt wurde, hat ein Mailing an Patienten mit Vorhofflimmern und ihre Ärzte die Aufnahme einer medikamentösen Therapie zur Schlaganfallprävention nicht erhöht. Patienten mit Vorhofflimmern haben ein erhöhtes Schlaganfallrisiko. Studien haben gezeigt, dass die meisten dieser Schlaganfälle durch orale […]

Average person with type 1 diabetes will live 8 years less, and those with type 2 diabetes 2 years less: study


Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new modelling study presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, suggests that the average person with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) in the UK today will live almost eight years less than the average person in the general […]

High blood pressure may cause poor communication between brain regions


Radachynskyi / iStock, Getty Images Plus A test that measures blood flow changes in the brain shows people with high blood pressure are more likely to experience poorer communication between brain regions than those with normal blood pressure, according to a small study. The research, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, also […]