Despite the absence of lockdown and having managed outbreaks well, Hong Kong has suffered a mental health emergency during the coronavirus pandemic, with older and underprivileged individuals being hit the hardest, according to a study.
Children and young adults with brain abscess have a higher risk of mortality for up to 5 years, according to a study, which notes new-onset epilepsy in 28 percent of survivors and its persisting risk several years following infection.
Severely ill patients with COVID-19 have low levels of several nutrients, with vitamin D and selenium being the most prevalent, a study has found. This suggests the possibility that nutritional deficiencies may increase susceptibility to the disease.
A history of cerebrovascular disease increases the risk of mortality in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by 2.78-fold when compared to those with other comorbidities or without underlying pathologies, reveal the results of a recent study.
Receipt of the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) tuberculosis vaccine at birth does not appear to protect against the development of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in middle-aged individuals, a study reports.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.