First Look: Medical News (SIDS)

Katie Couric is returning from the West Coast, so Bill Owens gives a quick preview of tonight’s stories and Katie Boyle discusses a new study on sudden infant … source

ARIRANG NEWS [FULL]: S. Korean health authorities remain skeptical over easing social distancing…

S. Korean health authorities remain skeptical over easing social distancing measures ▫ S. Korea to bolster mental health support for people impacted by … source

The link between abdominal fat and death: What is the shape of health?

Body mass index, or BMI, has long been the standard tool for assessing weight status and health risk. A calculation of your size that takes into account your height and weight, BMI is frequently used because it’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive measurement tool. Yet, it lacks any assessment of how much fat a person… Continue reading The link between abdominal fat and death: What is the shape of health?

COVID Death Risk Is 3.5 Times That of Influenza

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death from COVID-19 is more than triple that from seasonal flu, researchers in Canada say. Their findings are similar to recent studies from the United States and France. The study was published Feb. 10 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “We can now… Continue reading COVID Death Risk Is 3.5 Times That of Influenza

Risk of Death From COVID in Nursing Homes: Race Matters

Ouslander agreed. “We all have a social responsibility,” he said. “Just because you’re not going into a nursing home,” he added, “doesn’t mean you can’t be a source of infections there.” The findings, recently published in JAMA Network Open, are based on U.S. federal data from 13,312 nursing homes. As of Sept. 13,… Continue reading Risk of Death From COVID in Nursing Homes: Race Matters