’I’ve never seen such sticky blood’

’I’ve never seen such sticky blood’

COVID-19 leads to blood clots in a significant number of people who have a severe form of the disease. In an interview with Medical News Today, thrombosis expert Prof. Beverley Hunt explains why blood clots are dangerous for those with the new coronavirus. Share on PinterestProf. Beverley Hunt spoke to Medical News Today about blood […]
Poor health literacy raises risk of death

Poor health literacy raises risk of death

A review of research has found that the ability to obtain and understand basic health information and services partly determines the mortality rate of people with heart failure. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at links between health literacy and health...
Drug for alcohol use disorder could also treat obesity

Drug for alcohol use disorder could also treat obesity

Treating obese mice with disulfiram — a drug that doctors usually prescribe for alcohol use disorder — led to significant weight loss and improved metabolic health, a new study reports. Obesity is a major health problem facing societies across the globe. Rates of...
People who smoke may have more receptors for the new coronavirus

People who smoke may have more receptors for the new coronavirus

The lungs of people who smoke may contain more of the receptors that the new coronavirus uses to invade cells. This could explain why people with the virus who also smoke appear to be particularly vulnerable to severe illness. Share on PinterestNew research suggests...
What are they, and what do they do?

What are they, and what do they do?

Both the European Union and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the United States, have now approved certain antibody tests for COVID-19. But what are these tests, and how can they be useful? Read our Special Feature to find out. Share on PinterestBelow, we...