Severely obese adults are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight. UPI reports a new study shows the risk for hospitalization following infection with the new coronavirus increases by more than 338% for severely obese adults. It increases by 70% for mildly obese adults, and nearly 39% for those who are overweight. Participants were classified based on their body-mass index, or BMI.
(CNN) Genes inherited from Neanderthal ancestors may be involved in some cases of severe Covid-19 disease, researchers in Germany reported Wednesday. A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down to living Europeans and Asians from Neanderthal ancestors.
Last night Channel 4 News revealed Donald Trump's strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting for Hillary Clinton. Tonight, how white voters are being targeted to be terrified of Joe Biden. The airwaves and internet here are constantly running Trump campaign ads full of fear and loathing. Images of riots and burning are the flip side to months of anti-racist protest. Tonight's revelations come from a huge data leak from Trump's 2016 campaign obtained by our investigations unit - which contains detailed information on almost 200 million Americans. We meet the voters the Trump campaign targeted for persuasion. These targets are overwhelmingly white - and the campaign knew exactly which issues they cared about. Now the very same voters are being targeted again - with messages of division and fear. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
[NFA] Demonstrators decried a grand jury decision not to charge three officers for killing Breonna Taylor, marching through the streets of Louisville despite a curfew. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
[NFA] Activists chanted Taylor's name on the streets of Louisville, New York City, Pittsburgh and Oakland, after a grand jury declined to charge police officers for killing the African-American emergency medical technician in a botched raid. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
[NFA] Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said Black turnout was the linchpin to his hopes of winning the White House in November and said African Americans would only achieve equality once they were in a position to build wealth, and voting was the starting point. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- COVID-19 causes acute kidney injury that can lead to death in some people infected with the virus, a study published Tuesday by the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found. In an analysis of nearly 1,400 patients with the new coronavirus in Wuhan, where the pandemic began, 7% of those who required hospital care developed acute kidney injury, the data showed. Advertisement Of those who experienced this complication, 72% died of COVID-19, the researchers said. Among those without kidney damage, 10% died from the virus.
A new study reports that when it comes to sleep, it's actually possible to get too much of a good thing. According to UPI, research shows getting too much or too little sleep may increase the risk for cognitive decline, or dementia, in older adults. Chinese researchers analyzed the sleep habits of more than 20,000 English and Chinese adults age 48 to 75. They found that people who slept for fewer than four hours or more than 10 hours per day showed evidence of declines in cognitive function.
A new study reveals a nasal antiseptic solution 'inactivates' COVID-19 just 15 seconds after the coronavirus is exposed to it. According to UPI, the solution effectively prevents the infection from developing. When the commercially available povidone-iodine solution is administered, it also helps prevent people from spreading it to others. The rinse is sold under the brand name Halodine. It's used by healthcare workers to prevent the spread of infection, and is also available as an oral rinse.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted work, school, and social life around the world. And that's not all. According to UPI, a new study shows the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused delays in treatment for nearly 60% of lung cancer patients. For some patients, the data showed treatment delays incurred between March 2 and May 30 lasted a month or more. At a major health system in Canada, Just under 40% of lung cancer patients saw delays or discontinuation of "palliative chemotherapy.
A new £22 million intensive care unit is opening at University HospitalSouthampton this week. The brand new state-of-the-art facility has taken 18months to build and will replace the “outdated” current ICU, UniversityHospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust said.
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