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India Covid: Patients dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge

For a fourth day in a row, India has set an unwelcome world record for the number of new coronavirus infections: a further 349,691 cases in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, with another 2,767 lives lost. The capital, Delhi, is one of the worst-hit areas. The BBC’s Vikas Pandey reports from a city whose […]

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Some Hospitalized COVID Patients Develop Seizures

THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 can harm multiple organs in the body, including the brain. Now, a new study says some hospitalized COVID-19 patients have non-convulsive seizures that may increase their risk of death. “Seizures are a very common complication of severe critical illness. Most of these seizures are not obvious: […]

COVID Patients Face Higher Risk for Stroke

FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study adds to mounting evidence that COVID patients have an added risk of stroke. Researchers analyzed data on more than 20,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with COVID-19 between January and November 2020. The analysis found that their risk of stroke was higher than for patients with […]

Topical steroid addiction: Calls for more support for patients

Elin Wade, from Swansea, had hallucinations while using topical steroids and has called for more support for people reacting to skin treatments. She suffered bad reactions after using creams prescribed for an eczema flare-up. “I went from being a perfectly healthy 25-year-old woman to being a 29-year-old injecting incredibly potent drugs into my system just […]

Alzheimer's Patients Often Given Too Many Meds

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many older adults with dementia are prescribed dangerous combinations of drugs that raise their risk of overdose, falls and further mental deterioration, a new study finds. About 1 in 7 people with dementia living outside of nursing homes are taking three or more […]

Women's health: Female patients to be asked about 'gender health gap'

Mika Simmons, co-chair of the Ginsburg Women’s Health Board, filmmaker, and host of The Happy Vagina podcast, said: “Every single woman I speak to, myself included, has experienced either misunderstanding or loss as a direct result of slow or inaccurate diagnosis of their health concerns. Source link

Covid: Asthma patients refused vaccine by some GPs

Prof Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The focus for GPs and our teams is currently to offer vaccinations to patients from group six… this is a large group of approximately seven million patients, and it is likely some patients in this group will not yet have been invited for their […]