Medications

Opioid-related deaths affecting more younger adults, study finds

From 2003 through 2020, as opioid-related mortality in Ontario, Canada increased five-fold, the age distribution also shifted downward—with rates now peaking for people in their mid-30s—according to a new study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Model used to evaluate lockdowns was flawed

In a recent study, researchers from Imperial College London developed a model to assess the effect of different measures used to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, the model had fundamental shortcomings and cannot ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitamin D appears to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates

After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dementia and COVID-19: Determinants of infection and mortality

The elderly population has been hit with some of the worst effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, with a considerable mortality burden in particular among those who were living in long term care facilities. Several studies have ...

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