Frequent binge drinking among young women increases their risk of contracting COVID-19

Women in their mid-20s who reported getting drunk regularly during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to be infected with COVID-19, according to Rutgers researchers who said doctors should develop pandemic prevention methods to address substance use problems . The study, published in Drug and alcohol addictionfound that young black and white women ages 25 … Read more

Long-term follow-up of young people with COVID-19 vaccine myocarditis

In a recent study published in Immunity, researchers examined a comprehensive range of outcomes in patients diagnosed with myocarditis after vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States (US). They followed up these adolescents and young male patients after receiving a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) platform-based COVID-19 vaccine for a minimum of 90 … Read more

Cancer Survival Rate Rising in the U.S.

In a recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) article, the researchers highlighted basic, translational, and clinical cancer research and cancer-related population sciences in the 12th edition of their annual cancer progress report. AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights innovative cancer research that improves, prolongs and saves lives. Image Credit: ESB Professional/Shutterstock The comprehensive report covered … Read more

Raising awareness of sepsis, supporting the patient and improving survival outcomes

Can you introduce yourself and tell us more about the UK Sepsis Trust and its core mission? my name is dr. Ron Daniels, and I am an intensive care consultant based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, and I am also the founder and chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust. The charity is on … Read more

Healthcare systems may appear ill-equipped to handle high flu and SARS-CoV-2 co-circulation in the coming year

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers conducted a community-based prospective cohort study in Managua, Nicaragua, before the onset of the winter season, when influenza A (H3N2) cases increase in the Northern Hemisphere. Study: high co-circulation of influenza and SARS-CoV-2. Image credit: Guschenkova/Shutterstock Background Closely monitoring the co-circulation of influenza and … Read more

High levels of mucosal antibodies in the respiratory tract reduce the risk of omicron infection

High levels of mucosal antibodies in the airways reduce the risk of infection with omicron, but many do not get detectable antibodies in the airways despite three doses of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. These are the findings of a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and … Read more

Altered T-cell response in hemodialysis patients after third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The global impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, is huge, especially for healthcare and the economy. To date, the pandemic has claimed more than 6.5 million lives worldwide. Several COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use (EUA) approval from global regulatory agencies … Read more

Blood test can identify cancer without obvious symptoms

(NewsNation) — A simple blood test can help screen for cancer, in most cases detecting the disease before obvious symptoms develop, according to a new study. The results of the Pathfinder study by the healthcare company GRAIL show the possibilities of the so-called early detection of multiple cancers, which detects cancers at an early stage. … Read more

Long-term COVID in adults and the expected burden of Ontario

Long COVID is defined as the persistence of symptoms or consequences for at least four to 12 weeks after the initial diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. More than a hundred symptoms have been reported in patients with long-term COVID, many of which have been associated with poor quality of life, high … Read more

People who do this one thing have half the risk of Alzheimer’s

The things to remember about dementia are that it is absolutely terrible for you and everyone around you; it’s a great opportunity; and when it comes to fighting or avoiding them, you’re pretty much on your own. Read: Here’s an easy way to save on your #1 retirement expense Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias currently … Read more