Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 in combination with hemorrhagic stroke doubles death risk

COVID-19 and hemorrhagic stroke are a deadly combination, increasing the risk of death up to 2.4 times among patients who have this pairing compared to those who only had hemorrhagic strokes, according to a nationwide study ...

Vaccination

Vaccine hesitancy: What it is and what it is not?

The term vaccine hesitancy is frequently in the news these days, but what does it mean and why is it important to understand it as we continue the COVID-19 vaccine roll out? Janet McGrath, professor and chair of the Department ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health disparities in type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 infection

Non-Hispanic black patients with Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 were almost four times as likely to present to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) compared to non-Hispanic whites, according to an article published ...

Vaccination

England minorities: Higher COVID-19 cases, fewer vaccinated

England's ethnic minority communities have higher levels of COVID-19 infections and lower levels of vaccine acceptance than other groups, according to a new study that highlights how the pandemic is worsening health inequalities.

Surgery

Deceased organ donation rose among Blacks but still lags

(HealthDay)—Deceased organ donation increased among some racial groups, particularly among Black people, from 1999 to 2017, but substantial racial and ethnic differences remain, according to a study published online Feb. ...

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