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 that the lungs of people who smoke may have more receptors […]
Black people four times as likely to test positive for COVID-19

Black people four times as likely to test positive for COVID-19

An analysis of the medical records of people who doctors tested for the new coronavirus suggests that the infection exacerbates existing socioeconomic inequalities. Share on PinterestNew research finds that black people are four times more likely to test positive for...
What factors did people who died with COVID-19 have in common?

What factors did people who died with COVID-19 have in common?

Researchers have analyzed the records of 85 individuals who died with COVID-19 in the early stages of the outbreak in Wuhan, China. The analysis revealed that the majority of those patients had a few consistent factors in common. Share on PinterestA new study...
Lifestyle changes may help people with SMI live longer

Lifestyle changes may help people with SMI live longer

Researchers have identified a trio of lifestyle areas that affect life expectancy. Share on PinterestNew research looks at what lifestyle interventions could lengthen the lives of those living with severe mental illness. People with severe mental illness (SMI) tend to...
People on steroids for chronic illness may be more at risk of COVID-19

People on steroids for chronic illness may be more at risk of COVID-19

People taking a type of corticosteroid may be more likely to contract the virus that is causing COVID-19 and may have worse symptoms if they do. Share on PinterestAsthma inhalers contain glucocorticoids, which new advice suggests may raise COVID-19 susceptibility. The...