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Life after recovering from COVID-19

Until immunisation, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) killed over 4.9 million people and infected over 200 million according to Worldometer coronavirus update.

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High BMI linked to death, and longer ICU stay in COVID patients

In patients with COVID-19, a high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of death and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay, according to a new

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Every extra 1 cm in waist circumference increases odds of advanced fibrosis by 5%

New research being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found a link between larger waistlines and the progression of...

Experts call for urgent action to improve physical activity worldwide

Not enough progress has been made to address physical inactivity worldwide, with adolescents and people living with disabilities (PLWD) among the least likely

Poorer people less likely to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, more likely to be hospitalised, enter ICU and die

New research from Switzerland presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that people living in poorer neighbourhoods were less likely...

Is methylprednisolone better than dexamethasone for severe COVID-19?

Dexamethasone prevents some deaths among hypoxaemic patients with COVID-19. However, methylprednisolone achieves higher lung tissue concentrations than dexamethasone, raising questions about...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Life after recovering from COVID-19

Until immunisation, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) killed over 4.9 million people and infected over 200 million according to Worldometer coronavirus update.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

High BMI linked to death, and longer ICU stay in COVID patients

In patients with COVID-19, a high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of death and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay, according to a new

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Every extra 1 cm in waist circumference increases odds of advanced fibrosis by 5%

New research being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found a link between larger waistlines and the progression of...

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Beating challenges to global child and adolescent health

The latest special issue of PLOS Medicine outlined different aspects of child and adolescent health and development and the social determinants of health. It focused specifically on the health of...

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Why am I still awake?

According to the experts, 7-9 hours of sleep at night is ideal for humans between 18-64 years of ages. It is the time when the body repairs and restores itself. Insufficient sleep may lead to...

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Optimising Tuberculosis preventive therapy for persons with HIV

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be common comorbidity among persons with HIV, particularly in high-burden countries.

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

Feasibility of a wide-ranging vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 and its present (and future) variants

Since 2003, outbreaks of severe respiratory disease caused by the Coronaviruses SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 have occurred,

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Can a salt substitute lower the incidence of stroke?

Reducing dietary sodium, in combination with increasing dietary potassium, can lower blood pressure (BP) in some “salt-sensitive” people.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Delta variant doubles risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation compared to alpha variant

People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant have approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with those infected with the

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

Children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more...