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Muscle and nerve pathology in patients with COVID-19

Neuromuscular complications have been reported in patients with COVID-19, but the effect of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on nerves and muscles is unclear. To address this question,...

1w ago| HEALTH BULLETIN

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

2w ago| HEALTH BULLETIN

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...

Plant protein linked to longer life

Greater consumption of plant-based proteins — like those found in cereals and legumes — is associated with lower mortality risk, according to an observational study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

High blood pressure and rising blood pressure are associated with smaller brain volume in later years

High blood pressure and large increases in blood pressure in midlife may be associated with brain pathologies in later life, according to an observational study of 502 people who have been tracked...

Artificial intelligence to assess hormonal status of breast cancer patients

A machine learning technique has been found non-inferior to the traditional immunohistochemistry in predicting molecular biomarker expression. The pathological review of tumour samples, even for...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Muscle and nerve pathology in patients with COVID-19

Neuromuscular complications have been reported in patients with COVID-19, but the effect of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on nerves and muscles is unclear. To address this question,...

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

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

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

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...

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

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...

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Differences in countries’ COVID-19 guidelines created confusion

New research revealed that variation in national and international guidelines on respiratory protection created confusion among healthcare professionals.

April 26, 2020
April 26, 2020

FDA warns about limits of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a letter warning healthcare providers about the limits of serological tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019

Hypertension treatment tied to lower risk for Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Antihypertensive treatment is associated with lower risk for dementia in older adults with high blood pressure, a meta-analysis in the Lancet Neurology finds.

November 10, 2019
November 10, 2019

Improved support after self-harm needed to reduce suicide risk

To reduce the high risk of suicide after hospital attendance for self-harm, improved clinical management is needed for all patients – including comprehensive assessment of the patients’ mental...

October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019

Nonpharmacologic therapies may be better for pa-tients with dementia and agitation/aggression

Three nonpharmacologic interventions were clinically beneficial for patients with dementia and agitation or aggression, according to a network meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

Treating insomnia in depressed patients may also re-duce suicidal ideation

A hypnotic added to an antidepressant helped to modestly decrease observer-rated suicidal ideation, especially in patients with severe insomnia.