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Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality

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Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality Credit: CC0 Public Domain Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, affects nearly one in four adults in Europe and the U.S. Earlier research has demonstrated an increased risk of death in …

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Certain pre-existing conditions may double, triple mortality risk for COVID-19

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Certain pre-existing conditions may double, triple mortality risk for COVID-19 Certain pre-existing conditions may double, triple mortality risk for COVID-19 Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient’s …

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No race difference found in COVID-19 mortality rates at same medical center

No race difference found in COVID-19 mortality rates at same medical center

No race difference found in COVID-19 mortality rates at same medical center No race difference found in COVID-19 mortality rates at same medical center (HealthDay)—For admitted COVID-19 patients presenting to the same urban medical center, risk-adjusted outcomes were no worse for non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic patients versus non-Hispanic White patients, …

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Genetic variation unlikely to influence COVID-19 morbidity and mortality

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Genetic variation unlikely to influence COVID-19 morbidity and mortality Genetic variation unlikely to influence COVID-19 morbidity and mortality Credit: CC0 Public Domain A comprehensive search of genetic variation databases has revealed no significant differences across populations and ethnic groups in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2. African Americans …

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Death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19

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Death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19 Death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19 Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Some argue that statistic is inaccurate due to inconsistencies in how deaths are being reported. …

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SARS-CoV-2 mortality mainly linked to older age, comorbidity

SARS-CoV-2 mortality mainly linked to older age, comorbidity

SARS-CoV-2 mortality mainly linked to older age, comorbidity SARS-CoV-2 mortality mainly linked to older age, comorbidity (HealthDay)—For U.S. veterans with COVID-19, mortality is mainly associated with older age, male sex, and comorbidity, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Network Open. George N. Ioannou, B.M.B.Ch., from the …

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