Covid: Younger adults still at risk of serious organ damage – study

The study, conducted by researchers at seven UK universities, the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, looked at the number of “complications” in those needing hospital treatment for Covid-19, defined as an organ-specific medical diagnosis. Source link

Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

July 13, 2021 — Consuming more whole grains may protect against heart disease, a new study suggests. An analysis of over 3,000 middle- and older-age adults over many years found that those who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and waist… Continue reading Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your job may significantly increase your risk of catching the flu, with potential implications for the spread of other infectious diseases including COVID-19, according to new research. On average, working folks are 35% more likely to get the flu than those without jobs, but… Continue reading Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

5-Minute Breathing Exercises Can Lower BP, Heart Attack Risk

July 8, 2021 — The demands of daily life often hinder people from getting enough physical exercise. But according to a new study, all it takes is 5 minutes of breathing exercises, 6 days a week, to lower blood pressure and improve heart health. The study, published June 29 in the Journal of… Continue reading 5-Minute Breathing Exercises Can Lower BP, Heart Attack Risk

Covid: Children's extremely low risk confirmed by study

He added: “I think from our data, and in my entirely personal opinion, it would be very reasonable to vaccinate a number of groups we have studied, who don’t have a particularly high risk of death, but we do know that their risk of having severe illness and coming to intensive care, while still low,… Continue reading Covid: Children's extremely low risk confirmed by study

Teens With Obesity Risk Heart Attack, Diabetes As Adults

July 1, 2021 — Teenagers with obesity were more likely than their slimmer peers to have a heart attack, type 2 diabetes, or (self-reported) poor health when they were in their 30s and 40s, a new study says. Previous studies have reported worse health outcomes in older adults, but this is one of… Continue reading Teens With Obesity Risk Heart Attack, Diabetes As Adults

Covid: Masks upgrade cuts infection risk, research finds

Rose Gallagher, the RCN’s lead for infection prevention and control, also welcomed the research, telling the BBC: “This important study adds even further weight to the RCN’s continuing call for nursing staff to be better protected from Covid-19 and given routine access to the highest levels of respiratory protective equipment whenever they need it. Source… Continue reading Covid: Masks upgrade cuts infection risk, research finds

Covid: High risk kidney patients in tapeworm drug trial

The trial will test whether a drug used to treat people with tapeworms can protect against Covid-19. Source link

Outdated hospital oxygen systems ‘risk to patients’, review warns

Systems could not always cope with surges in demand during the winter wave in England, a review says. Source link

UK aid cuts risk millions of lives, warns World Health Organization

Move leaves millions of the world’s poorest at risk from “neglected tropical diseases”, says agency. Source link