How does risk vary for Black and Asian patients with COVID-19?

New research suggests that people of Black, mixed, and Asian ethnicity are more at risk of COVID-19, but these risks vary as the disease progresses. A new study finds that COVID-19 risks for people of Black, mixed, or Asian ethnicity vary over the course of the disease. The research also suggests that even after accounting […]

Flu vaccinations not linked to increased COVID-19 risk

According to a recent study, the flu vaccine does not increase a person’s risk of getting COVID-19 and is not associated with severe illness and death from the disease. The research, which features in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, reveals that the...

How we commute associated with cancer and mortality risk

A recent study suggests that in comparison with those who cycle or take the train, people who drive to work have higher rates of cancer, death from heart disease, and total death from all causes. Share on PinterestNew research examines the associations between...

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...

Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Scientists have known for some time that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study helps to explain why, by showing that the variant has an association with damage to the blood-brain barrier. APOE4 is the leading genetic risk factor for...