Risk for Infection Up for Children Born by C-Section

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 — Birth by cesarean section (CS) is associated with an increased risk for infection-related hospitalization in early childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in PLOS Medicine. Jessica E. Miller, M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville, Australia, and colleagues conducted a multicountry population-based cohort study of all recorded singleton live births […]

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Vaping may increase respiratory disease risk by more than 40%, study finds

A growing body of evidence points to the health risks of using e-cigarettes (or “vaping”). But because e-cigarettes are marketed as a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, it has been difficult to tell whether the association between vaping and disease is just a matter of smokers switching to vaping when they start experiencing health issues. Now, a study by […]

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Sam Smith Says They Want Children by 35, Are Hoping to 'Find a Boyfriend'

Looking ahead! Sam Smith opened up about their ideal timeline for having children. Famous Fathers Who Had Kids Late in Life “I want kids,” the singer, 28, told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on Monday, October 26. “I want all of it. I want to have kids. I want to be with the kids and I want to watch them grow […]

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New study highlights risks associated with the sequential infection of influenza followed by COVID-19

A Liverpool-led study provides evidence that the ‘twinfection’ of influenza and COVID-19 may exacerbate the health risk associated with COVID-19. When multiple pathogens are in circulation at the same time this can lead to cooperative or competitive forms of pathogen-pathogen interactions. This concept of co-infection was evident during the outbreak of the Spanish flu in 1918 with secondary bacterial pneumonia […]

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Older Danish individuals forecast to consume growing share of hospital care by 2050

Danish people aged 70 and older are projected to consume a growing share of hospital care over the next few decades, with the number of days they spend in hospitals approximately doubling by 2050, according to a study published September 30 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Anna Oksuzyan of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and colleagues. […]

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Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect

There are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments for COVID-19, the pandemic infection caused by a novel coronavirus. While several therapies are being tested in clinical trials, current standard of care involves providing patients with fluids and fever-reducing medications. To speed the search for new COVID-19 therapies, researchers are testing repurposed drugs—medicines already known to be safe for human […]

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Revved by Sturgis Rally, COVID-19 infections move fast, far

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops and gatherings before people traveled home to nearly every state in the country. From the […]

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