Diabetes

Cyber school is a marker of youth with high-risk diabetes

11 days ago   |   By The Journal of Pediatrics

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child health negatively in the past year, including significant effects on child education and development. School systems have transitioned to remote learning strategies with varying success for individual students. Concerns exist that online school may exacerbate disparities for youth in families with less technical capabilities and parental support. In a timely report, March et al from the University of Pittsburgh explore the health characteristics of youth with diabetes in cyber school compared with peers with diabetes in traditional brick-and-mortar...
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Periodontal disease increases risk of major cardiovascular events

11 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

People with periodontitis are at higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events, according to new research.
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Moderate, high rheumatic disease activity linked to higher risk for COVID-related death

11 days ago   |   By Healio

Moderate and high disease activity, as well as the use of immunosuppressants, were associated with a higher risk for COVID-related death in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to data in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
The researchers noted that, although the use of most disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs were not linked to higher risk of death from COVID-19, there were “notable exceptions” with rituximab and sulfasalazine.
“As in the general population, older age, male sex, cardiovascular and chronic lung disease were associated with COVID-19 related death,”
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