Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why men may fare worse than women against SARS-CoV-2

Data from COVID-19 cases around the world suggest that the new coronavirus hits men harder than women. Differences in men and women's immune responses to the virus may help explain why.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taste, smell dysfunction with COVID-19 can be severe

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 should be suspected when patients present with a severe reduction of taste and smell in the absence of severe nasal obstruction, according to a study published online June 18 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Burden of severe COVID-19 high in California, Washington state

(HealthDay)—For residents of California and Washington with COVID-19, the length of hospital stay and intensive care unit (ICU) admission are high, according to a study published online May 22 in The BMJ.

Medical research

Women receive less recommended drugs after a heart attack

Women are more likely to die after a heart attack than men because they are often not prescribed the drugs they need. That's the result of research presented today on ACVC Essentials 4U, a scientific platform of the European ...

Oncology & Cancer

Women's wellness: Sexual health after cancer treatment

Following a cancer diagnosis, patients often ask many questions about their treatment and possible side effects. One area that is often overlooked is sexual health, which experts say is important to talk about to ensure quality ...

Pediatrics

Providing contraceptive care in the pediatric emergency department

A new study found that two-thirds of female adolescents ages 16-21 seen in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) were interested in discussing contraception, despite having a high rate of recent visits to a primary care provider. ...

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