Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sickle cell disease may up risk for poor COVID-19 outcomes

(HealthDay)—Sickle cell disease is associated with a fourfold increased risk for COVID-19-related hospitalization and a more than twofold increased risk for COVID-19-related death, according to a research letter published ...

Cardiology

Defibrillators in GP clinics should be standard

People who suffer a cardiac arrest while in a GP clinic are twice as likely to survive if they are promptly defibrillated with an automated external defibrillator rather than waiting to be defibrillated after paramedics arrive, ...

Genetics

How useful is personal genetic health information?

Genetics and genomics are increasingly in the news. People can buy genetic tests on the internet, without providing a medical reason or involving a health professional. But how useful is personal genetic health information, ...

Medications

Trial finds no overall effect of statins on muscle pain

A trial published by The BMJ today finds no overall effect of statins on the frequency or severity of muscle symptoms compared with placebo in people who had previously reported severe muscle symptoms when taking statins.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK medical chiefs eye major fall in COVID deaths by early 2021

The arrival of a vaccine should see coronavirus deaths in Britain reduce "significantly" by early next year but social mixing over Christmas could cause another spike before that, UK medical chiefs said Friday.

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