Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking how COVID-19 is changing life expectancy

As a demographer—someone who studies how human populations grow and change—UCLA professor of sociology Patrick Heuveline typically spends time each year traveling around the world, talking to people about their hopes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preventing spread of COVID-19 earlier saves lives

Rates of mortality from COVID-19 are lower in areas where public health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease were implemented earlier in the outbreak, according to a study from University of Hawaiʻi at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why flu vaccinations will matter even more during the pandemic

Amid all the anxiety over finding treatments for COVID-19, is the influenza virus getting the short end of the stick from policymakers in terms of investments in mitigation? In fact, flu mitigation needs more attention from ...

Health

Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The difference was particularly ...

Health

Lowest-paid workers have longest retirements

The lowest-paid workers in the UK have three more years of retirement on average compared to their professional counterparts, but are more likely to suffer ill health after stopping work, a new UCL-led study suggests.

Medications

Study links cardiac arrests to opioid overdoses

An increasing proportion of all cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospital are related to drug overdoses, according to a new study conducted by two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students.

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