Air Pollution May Contribute to Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients exposed to common air pollutants are at risk for more severe outcomes after they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, data suggest. In a prospective study of more than 150,000 patients with COVID-19, incremental increases…

Sarcopenic obesity linked to dementia in elderly patients

Obesity, an increasingly prevalent lifestyle disease, often occurs along with poor muscle mass. This condition, called sarcopenic obesity, is evaluated based on the patients’ body mass index (BMI) and handgrip strength. Interestingly, sarcopenic obesity is known to increase the risk of cognitive impairment. Dementia, a cognitive condition where memory, thinking…

Overwork: Impact on health and preventive solutions

Working long hours and dealing with chronic stress can have a long-lasting impact on a person’s health and well-being. In this Special Feature, we look at the scientific evidence that overwork can negatively impact health, and find out what health experts have to say about this link, and how to…

Pandemic-Weary Americans Plan for Summer Despite COVID Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an…

Vancouver Safe Supply Program Aims to Reduce Overdose Deaths

The Safer Alternatives for Emergency Response (SAFER) program provides a safe supply of substances to prevent drug overdose deaths, according to a new report. The program has been operating in Vancouver, British Columbia, since April 2021. So far, the program has enrolled 58 participants who have reported benefits from having…

Nutrition for Trying to Get Pregnant

Some studies have shown that dietary pattern has a significant effect on fertility. Of particular importance are certain vitamins and fats. However, much remains to be elucidated, and further research on the most promising results is needed to establish or debunk these findings. Pregnancy nutrition. Image Credit: Dasha Petrenko/Shutterstock.com Introduction…

'Uterus-shaped cereal' aims to encourage conversations about periods

Make womb for breakfast! ‘UTERUS-shaped’ cereal aims to normalise conversations about periods at the breakfast table Intimina developed Period Crunch to encourage families to discuss periods  Raspberry-flavoured cereal resembles the entire female reproductive system Swedish company claims conversations about periods are not ‘truly normalised’ A ‘uterus-shaped’ cereal has been launched…

WHO Says No Evidence Monkeypox Virus Has Mutated

(Reuters) – The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the U.N. agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that has been endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change. Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox…