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Anger and sadness soared following George Floyd's death, particularly among Black Americans, psychologists find

Anger and sadness soared following George Floyd’s death, particularly among Black Americans, psychologists find

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The brutal death of George Floyd profoundly impacted people across the country and now Stanford researchers have determined just how much of a psychological toll it took on people in America, particularly among Black Americans. Following the murder of Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed by a white police officer, more …

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Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool

Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported on findings on the vaccinated people who are at greatest risk from severe COVID-19 leading to hospitalisation or death from 14 days post the second dose vaccination, when substantial immunity should be expected. In a paper published in the British Medical Journal, …

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Further evidence that vitamin D might protect against severe COVID-19 disease and death

Further evidence that vitamin D might protect against severe COVID-19 disease and death

A scatter plot of Mendelian Randomisation analyses of 134 vitamin D SNPs on COVID-19 risk. Credit: DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-97679-5 New research from Trinity College and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production in the skin) at …

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Dying at home, lack of healthcare contribute to COVID's hidden death toll

Dying at home, lack of healthcare contribute to COVID’s hidden death toll

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Inaccurate COVID death counts were more likely in counties with a greater share of uninsured residents, less access to primary care, and more at-home deaths, obscuring the true impact of the pandemic on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities. The official US death count for COVID-19 has now surpassed 650,000, but the true …

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Hypertension and fatty liver don't add up in death risk

Hypertension and fatty liver don’t add up in death risk

Figure 1. Fully adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% CIs for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and non-cardiovascular mortality stratified by fatty liver index and hypertension categories. FLD: fatty liver disease; FLI: fatty liver index. Credit: DOI: 10.1080/00365521.2021.1951836 The combined effect of hypertension and fatty liver disease on mortality does not seem to exceed their separate …

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HIV linked with increased risk of sudden cardiac death

HIV linked with increased risk of sudden cardiac death

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher risk of sudden cardiac death than people who do not have HIV, especially if the virus is not well-controlled or if they have other heart disease risk factors, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart …

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Modest differences in lung function could help spot people at risk of sudden cardiac death

Modest differences in lung function could help spot people at risk of sudden cardiac death

Portrait of Suneela Zaigham. Credit: European Respiratory Society/Suneela Zaigham People who have modestly but measurably worse lung function are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. SCD is an unexpected death that results from a sudden malfunction in the heart and in many …

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Modest differences in lung function could offer clues about the risk of sudden cardiac death

Modest differences in lung function could offer clues about the risk of sudden cardiac death

People who have modestly but measurably worse lung function are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. SCD is an unexpected death that results from a sudden malfunction in the heart and in many people who suffer SCD, there are no previous warning …

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NZ COVID outbreak claims first death in six months

NZ COVID outbreak claims first death in six months

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New Zealand recorded its first COVID-related death in six months Saturday, but health authorities said there were signs the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant was coming under control. A woman in her 90s, who had underlying health conditions and could not receive a ventilator or intensive care support, died …

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