COVID often joined by heart disease, diabetes

In a mix of bad and good news, a new large study confirms that COVID can raise the risks of new-onset heart trouble and diabetes—though those threats typically wane again after a few months.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Albinism: lack of pigment plagued by deadly myths

Albinism, caused by a lack of melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes, is a genetic anomaly that concerns hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, particularly in Africa.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Incidence of Legionnaires' disease continuing to increase

(HealthDay)—The incidence of Legionnaires' disease (LD) has been on the rise for more than 15 years, with notable racial and geographic disparities, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Slowness of gait can predict risk of frailty in older people

Researchers at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with colleagues at University College London in the UK have discovered an efficient, simple and inexpensive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Windy days may be good in the fight against COVID-19

While it may not be the season for beach going and barbecues, people continue to work and gather outside in many settings. Is that cause for concern in these latest stages of the pandemic, and new variants? Not necessarily, ...

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