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Body microbiota combined with obesity and diabetes increases COVID-19 severity

24th September 2020

American researchers have reviewed a series of studies and think they may have identified why COVID-19 seems to severely impact people who have diabetes and are obese. A team from Dallas say they believe coronavirus…

Care homes warned to further prevent more COVID-19 outbreaks

23rd September 2020

Care home providers across England have been urged to take “necessary action to prevent and limit outbreaks” of COVID-19 as the winter months approach. The warning has been made in a letter from the Department…

Potential risk model could see 4.5m people shielding from COVID-19 this winter

22nd September 2020

People’s health, weight, age and sex will determine whether they will need to shield from COVID-19 over the winter months, according to reports. The Sunday Telegraph has said that up to 4.5million people will be…

Texting teens with type 1 diabetes could help them manage their health better

22nd September 2020

Texting and financial awards are “promising methods” to engage with teenagers who are struggling to manage their type 1 diabetes, researchers have said. As the use of smart phones continue to surge because of their…

One in five Finnish pregnant women develop gestational diabetes

21st September 2020

Around 20% of Finnish expectant mothers are developing gestational diabetes, according to a new study. The condition, that develops during pregnancy, can lead to other health issues such as high blood pressure, hypoglycemia and complications…

How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or coronavirus?

20th September 2020

Now that all the schools have gone back and children are mixing again, coughs and sniffles have returned, but is it possible to tell whether it is a cold or coronavirus? Public health announcements constantly…

Parts of the United Kingdom are under tighter restrictions due to second wave

20th September 2020

There has been a surge of cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom since the end of the last lockdown in June. In response, extra restrictions have been put into place in some areas of…

France hits new record of 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day

19th September 2020

France has hit a new daily record of COVID-19 cases after topping 10,000 in one day for the first time. In Spain, coronavirus cases have soared to 12,000 a day, but the health ministry has…

Conversion rates from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes have dropped

18th September 2020

The number of people with pre-diabetes who are eventually diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has dropped significantly, according to researchers. A team from the University of Manchester has been looking at diagnosis rates between 2000…

Antibiotics found in rivers pose ‘grave threat to life’

17th September 2020

High levels of antibiotics in rivers are contributing to human resistance to the drug and pose a “grave international threat to life”, experts have warned. Researchers from Exeter University say about 70% of antibiotics prescribed…

Diabetes and high blood pressure ‘impairs the memory’

17th September 2020

Diabetes and high blood pressure have been found to impair thinking patterns and the memory, researchers have said. The brain changes could have an impact on the risk of developing dementia in later life the…

More evidence proves losing weight reduces type 2 diabetes risk

16th September 2020

Shifting the pounds significantly reduces the risk of developing chronic health conditions even if people remain obese, researchers have said. A study carried out by a team from pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk has shown that…

People with diabetes discharged from hospital at higher risk of death

15th September 2020

When people with diabetes are discharged from hospital researchers say they are at much higher risk of early death or being readmitted. A team from the University of Warwick say they have identified known risk…

White rice consumption linked to high type 2 diabetes risk

15th September 2020

Indulging in large quantities of white rice could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A study involving more than 1.3m people from 21 countries across nearly 10 years has shown…

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