Infectious Diseases

Viruses That Come to Stay

1 month ago   |   By Medscape

Some linger in the body for a lifetime. The one causing Covid-19 probably isn't one of them, but it and others can create mischief long after the immune system appears to have banished them.
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Chronic liver diseases associated with COVID-19 mortality

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Chronic liver diseases, including decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, were associated with increased mortality in patients with COVID-19, according to study results.
“Identifying predictors of mortality will allow for risk stratification of patients with chronic liver disease affected by COVID-19 and help improve health care delivery,” Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD, of Stanford University, and colleagues wrote. “To comprehensively characterize the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with chronic liver disease, we undertook a multicenter, observational
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Procedure deferrals during COVID-19 pandemic may affect clinical practice, CV events

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Cardiac procedural deferrals during the COVID-19 pandemic were linked with the severity of hospital COVID-19 burden and procedural urgency, according to the results of a survey of cath lab directors and interventional cardiologists.
Interventional cardiologists also reported increases in patients with STEMI presenting late during the pandemic, even in institutions that did not have high COVID-19 burden, according to the results published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.
“This suggests that patient fears may be driving behaviors more than actual risk,” Celina M.
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Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic's social media response to her announcement that her 19-year-old daughter was treated for COVID-19
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Vaping Increases Youths' Risk of COVID-19

Vaping Increases Youths' Risk of COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Mercola

Will smoking raise your risk of severe COVID-19 and risk of dying from the disease? 1, 2 Interestingly, much of the research looking at conventional smoking has found mortality rates tend to be lower among smokers than nonsmokers. Results are not entirely homogenous, though, as some studies have come to the converse conclusion.
Vaping e-cigarettes, on the other hand, appears to increase risks to young adults, who are otherwise at very low risk of COVID-19. It's still unclear what might account for the differences between conventional cigarettes and vaping, although several hypothetical...
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Ineffective immune responses may be responsible for COVID-19 mortality rates in men and the elderly

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

News-Medical speaks to Dr. Nicole Lieberman about her latest research that discovered delayed immune responses may affect COVID-19 mortality rates.
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Immunity to COVID-19 Decreases With Time

Immunity to COVID-19 Decreases With Time

Researchers in the UK have found that antibodies against COVID-19 declined rapidly in the hundreds of thousands of people across England. Read more ...

COVID-19 In Andhra: 2901 More Cases, Tally Reaches 8.1 Lakh

COVID-19 In Andhra: 2901 More Cases, Tally Reaches 8.1 Lakh

Andhra Pradesh has registered 2,901 new COVID positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.1 lakh, even as 4,352 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber... Read more ...

COVID-19 In India: Numbers Touching 80L But Daily Spike Dips

COVID-19 In India: Numbers Touching 80L But Daily Spike Dips

With a fresh spike of 43,893 coronavirus infections and 508 deaths in 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally stood at 79,90,322. Read more ...

PM under new pressure for second lockdown: SAGE scientists predict second...

PM under new pressure for second lockdown: SAGE scientists predict second wave 'deadlier than first'

SAGE scientists including chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance are pushing for stricter lockdown rules that apply nationwide and argue that the country will have to be put... Read more ...

Confident in confirmation: GOP senators confirm Judge Barrett in Oct. 26...

Confident in confirmation: GOP senators confirm Judge Barrett in Oct. 26 final vote

The Senate voted on Oct. 26 to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed the... Read more ...

Psoriasis Meds Don't Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19

Psoriasis Meds Don't Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19

Moderate-to-severe cases of psoriasis are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system. This analysis of the international PsoProtect registry found that more than 90% of... Read more ...

Track COVID-19 Superspreader Clusters and Events

Track COVID-19 Superspreader Clusters and Events

From meat processing plants to dinner parties, from child care facilities to nursing homes, superspreader events appear to be driving renewed COVID-19 pandemic surges. A... Read more ...

What Will Barrett's SCOTUS Ascension Mean for Healthcare?

What Will Barrett's SCOTUS Ascension Mean for Healthcare?

WASHINGTON - Sure, Amy Coney Barrett's ascension to the Supreme Court will have a big effect on how healthcare cases at the court are decided. But it will also affect something... Read more ...

Hospitals in the Midwest and Southwest are seeing record levels of COVID-19...

Hospitals in the Midwest and Southwest are seeing record levels of COVID-19 patients

As of Tuesday, more than 42, 000 Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19, which are levels not seen since mid-August, and 41 states have more people in the hospital than they... Read more ...

Facebook, Twitter and Big Tech make their money in China

Facebook, Twitter and Big Tech make their money in China

Last year, Amazon was forced to shut down its marketplace business in the People's Republic of China. Amazon's defeat followed that of a long line of Big Tech players who had... Read more ...