COVID-19

For Men, Both Low and High Urate Risky

1 month ago   |   By MedPageToday

A U-shaped relationship between serum urate levels and mortality was observed among U.S. men in a large cross-sectional survey, a researcher reported during the opening plenary abstract session at the European League Against...
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Trump Said He Would Terminate the U.S. Relationship With the WHO. Here's What That Means

Trump Said He Would Terminate the U.S. Relationship With the WHO. Here's What That Means

1 month ago   |   By Time

The World Health Organization has driven the charges leading to some of the 20th century's greatest public health triumphs. And throughout WHO's 72-year history, the U.S. has been the organization's star player, coach, and biggest sponsor. During the WHO's latest funding cycle, the U.S. contributed $893 million-15% of the entire budget and more than twice as much as any other country. That has been the norm for decades and put the U.S. at the center of the world's most important public-health apparatus.
Then came Donald Trump and COVID-19.
On April 14, by which time it had become clear the...
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India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.73%

India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.73%

As India's COVID-19 tally crosses the seven lakh-mark, the Centre said the national positivity rate of novel coronavirus infected patients is 6.73 percent, while Punjab with... Read more ...

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies across the world, a new UN report warns further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active... Read more ...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall deaths in the U.S., from any cause

One of the uninformed comments we hear a lot these days about coronavirus is that people who are dying of COVID-19 would have died of something else sooner rather than later... Read more ...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and newborns: Study

Exposure to probiotics within the first 1,000 days after conception has been linked to profound positive effects on the health of infants. Birgit Michelsen, chief technical... Read more ...

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

Lapses in refills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis skyrocketed during the COVID-19 outbreak, with significant declines in PrEP initiations, as well as testing for sexually... Read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too. Read more ...

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next... Read more ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. Read more ...

Scientists Urge WHO To Reduce Airborne Spread of COVID-19

Scientists Urge WHO To Reduce Airborne Spread of COVID-19

It is time to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19, says a plea to the World Health Organization issued by 239 scientists from around the world. Read more ...

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Corticosteroid bursts as short as 2 weeks or less were still linked to severe adverse events among relatively healthy users, according to a large study from Taiwan. For people... Read more ...