COVID-19: Hospitalization significantly higher for those overweight

People who are overweight, even if only modestly, are at greater risk of COVID-19 hospitalization, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. For the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers assessed UK Biobank data of more than 330,000 UK residents, taken between 2006 and 2010. The data set includes individuals’ body mass index […]

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Heat rash: How long does prickly heat take to go away?

Heat rashes or prickly heat is more likely to occur in hot weather. It’s uncomfortable, unsightly, and itchy, so you’ll want to try and avoid heat rash. It is normally harmless and is easy to prevent. Heat rash is normally caused by blocked sweat glands. When it is hot and you sweat excessively, sometimes your sweat glands can become blocked. […]

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UK begins testing a new app to fight COVID-19 spread

Britain started testing a new smartphone app Thursday to help people find out whether they’ve been close to someone infected with COVID-19 after security concerns torpedoed an earlier effort to use technology to track the disease. The Department of Health and Social Care said that trials of the app began on the Isle of Wight, with testing in the London […]

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New generation of drugs show early efficacy against drug-resistant tuberculosis

New treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have shown early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort that included many people with serious comorbidities that would have excluded them from clinical trials, according to the results of a new international study. The results, based on observational data from a diverse cohort of patients in 17 countries, underscore the […]

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Hand Sanitizers You Can Still Buy Online

Although experts are still learning more about the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, they’re unanimous in their recommendation that sanitizing your hands — whether by washing them with soap and water, or using a hand sanitizer that’s made from at least 60 percent alcohol — is the best way to avoid infection. Per the recommendations, people should be […]

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Smiling can trick your mind into being more positive, study finds

From Sinatra to Katy Perry, celebrities have long sung about the power of a smile—how it picks you up, changes your outlook, and generally makes you feel better. But is it all smoke and mirrors, or is there a scientific backing to the claim? Groundbreaking research from the University of South Australia confirms that the act of smiling can trick […]

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