Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Older age, black race, diabetes up hospitalization in COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Characteristics that are independently associated with hospitalization for COVID-19 include older age, black race, and having diabetes mellitus, according to research published in the June 17 early-release issue ...

Neuroscience

Specialised nerve cells increase the appetite for high-fat foods

High-calorie, energy-dense foods are constantly available in our modern society. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have discovered that a group of nerve cells in the brains of mice ...

Diabetes

Race, hormones and diabetes risk

Natriuretic peptides (NP) are hormones released from the heart that reduce blood pressure, insulin resistance and body fat accumulation. Low NP levels may be associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a condition ...

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