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 reasons remain unclear, and people with asthma should not stop their medication without consulting […]
No evidence that heart, kidney medications raise risk

No evidence that heart, kidney medications raise risk

An idea that has been doing the rounds on social media suggests that certain heart and kidney medications make people more susceptible to COVID-19. A new commentary strongly disputes this. Share on PinterestPeople who doctors have prescribed hypertension medication...
Daily hot baths tied to lower cardiovascular disease risk

Daily hot baths tied to lower cardiovascular disease risk

A new observational study has found a statistically significant link between having hot baths on a regular basis and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and events such as stroke. Share on PinterestDaily hot baths are associated with a decreased risk of...
Weight gain may reduce risk of breast cancer before menopause

Weight gain may reduce risk of breast cancer before menopause

New research has found that women who gain weight in early adulthood are at a decreased risk of breast cancer before menopause. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that weight gain may have a protective effect against breast cancer before menopause. A new study,...
COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at risk of poor mental health

COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at risk of poor mental health

A new study has examined the mental health of nearly 1,300 healthcare workers in China who dealt with COVID-19 patients. The research looked at symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. Share on PinterestNew research offers insights into the mental...