Severely obese adults are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight. UPI reports a new study shows the risk for hospitalization following infection with the new coronavirus increases by more than 338% for severely obese adults. It increases by 70% for mildly obese adults, and nearly 39% for those who are overweight. Participants were classified based on their body-mass index, or BMI.
How did a country with a so-called “light-touch” approach to the fight against the virus - where restaurants, bars and gyms have remained open throughout the crisis - deal with the pandemic?View on euronews
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The drug giant said it would begin a stage three trial of a single-shot vaccine, which could prove easier to administer than rivals that require two inoculations. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
As the national capital's Covid-19 case tally crossed the 2.53 lakh-mark, Delhi's health minister briefed the media about the situation regarding hospital beds. Satyendar Jain revealed that Delhi currently has a little over 15,800 hospital beds, of which 7,051 are occupied. This means that around 55% of Delhi's hospital beds are still unoccupied. However, Jain clarified that some private hospitals are facing issues regarding beds, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU). Commenting on the Covid statistics, he said that Delhi's daily positivity ratio was at 7%, according to the 7 days' moving average. This was lower than the 8.5-9% which was being seen recently. Jain said that there seemed to be a plateauing in cases in the capital. Watch the full video for more.
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While the investing gap between black and white Americans is narrowing, it's still significant. What's more, there is no one single reason for discrepancy. In 2015, 67% of black households earning $50,000 or more invested in stocks or mutual funds, versus 86% of similar white households. And according to Business Insider, Duke University researchers say the median black household holds just 10% of the wealth of the median white household.
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- COVID-19 causes acute kidney injury that can lead to death in some people infected with the virus, a study published Tuesday by the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found. In an analysis of nearly 1,400 patients with the new coronavirus in Wuhan, where the pandemic began, 7% of those who required hospital care developed acute kidney injury, the data showed. Advertisement Of those who experienced this complication, 72% died of COVID-19, the researchers said. Among those without kidney damage, 10% died from the virus.
A new study reports that when it comes to sleep, it's actually possible to get too much of a good thing. According to UPI, research shows getting too much or too little sleep may increase the risk for cognitive decline, or dementia, in older adults. Chinese researchers analyzed the sleep habits of more than 20,000 English and Chinese adults age 48 to 75. They found that people who slept for fewer than four hours or more than 10 hours per day showed evidence of declines in cognitive function.
A new study reveals a nasal antiseptic solution 'inactivates' COVID-19 just 15 seconds after the coronavirus is exposed to it. According to UPI, the solution effectively prevents the infection from developing. When the commercially available povidone-iodine solution is administered, it also helps prevent people from spreading it to others. The rinse is sold under the brand name Halodine. It's used by healthcare workers to prevent the spread of infection, and is also available as an oral rinse.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted work, school, and social life around the world. And that's not all. According to UPI, a new study shows the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused delays in treatment for nearly 60% of lung cancer patients. For some patients, the data showed treatment delays incurred between March 2 and May 30 lasted a month or more. At a major health system in Canada, Just under 40% of lung cancer patients saw delays or discontinuation of "palliative chemotherapy.
Common medications for conditions ranging from depression to high blood pressure can cause an irregular heartbeat. Drug-induced irregular heartbeats may cause the inability to pump enough blood to the body. That can damage the heart, the brain, or other organs and possibly cause the person to faint. According to UPI, the American Heart Association says patients should continue to take their medications as directed.
Sutter Health, a large hospital system in California, is among a growing number of institutions relying on remote ICUs to monitor and evaluate patients virtually, which helps to cope with an unrelenting COVID-19 caseload. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.