Why Obesity May Stack the Deck for COVID-19 Risk

Stephen O’Rahilly, MD, director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, co-director, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, and director, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metablic Science-Metabolic

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What People With Sickle Cell Disease Need to Know About COVID-19

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk for severe complications from COVID-19, an expert says. “Many patients experience a pain crisis, also

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How to Protect Yourself From Harmful UV Rays

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 When you’re outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from the sun, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the

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Evidence Mounts That TB Vaccine Might Help Protect Against COVID-19

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) A tuberculosis vaccine may help reduce the risk of death from COVID-19, researchers suggest. Developing countries have lower-than-expected COVID-19 death rates,

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Most Survivors of Severe COVID-19 Report Symptoms Many Weeks After ‘Recovery’

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) Even a month after hospital discharge and “recovery,” a majority of patients who had survived

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New Coronavirus Cases and Deaths Spike Across America

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) New U.S. coronavirus cases surged across 37 states on Sunday, with worsening hotspots

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Terrifying Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) Intense breathing problems may be the most widely reported feature of COVID-19, but new research warns

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High-Fiber, Low-Fat Diet for Ulcerative Colitis

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 A low-fat, high-fiber diet may improve the quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis, a new study finds. “Patients with inflammatory bowel disease always ask us

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Some Hospitals in COVID-19 Hotspots Running Short of Remdesivir

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Some U.S. hospitals in COVID-19 hotspots are running short of the antiviral drug remdesivir — the only drug authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Antiviral Drugs Tied to Heart Issue in COVID-19 Patients

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral

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