• Obesity and BME status may place individuals at high-risk of contracting COVID-19

    28 days ago - By News Medical

    Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found.
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  • Genes that raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 'were inherited from NEANDERTHALS'

    Genes that raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 'were inherited from NEANDERTHALS'

    28 days ago - By Daily Mail

    Researchers from Germany and Sweden said a genetic sequence which entered the human bloodline through cross-breeding appears to have 'tragic consequences' for people with Covid-19.
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  • Study examines elderly people's attitudes and compliance to COVID-19 preventive measures

    28 days ago - By News Medical

    Survey results from 27 countries suggest that, despite their increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19, elderly people are not more willing to isolate when asked to, and are not more compliant with several COVID-19 preventive measures.
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  • Older People are Less Pessimistic about the Health Risks of Covid-19 - by Pedro Bordalo, Katherine B. Coffman, Nicola Gennaioli, Andrei Shleifer

    28 days ago - By National Bureau of Economic Research

    A central question for understanding behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic, at both the individual and collective levels, is how people perceive the health and economic risks they face. We conducted a survey of over 1,500 Americans from May 6 - 13, 2020, to understand these risk perceptions. Here we report some preliminary results. Our most striking finding is that perceived personal health risks associated with Covid-19 fall sharply with age.
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  • Wales has no coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since lockdown

    Wales has no coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since lockdown

    28 days ago - By Wales online

    The last time no coronavirus deaths were reported in Wales was on March 19 - at that time only two people here had died with Covid-19
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  • COVID-19 Lockdowns Pose Weight-Related Health Risks for Obese People

    28 days ago - By Medscape

    Many people with obesity who don't test positive for SARS-CoV-2 still face health risks from weight-related behaviors like less frequent or intense exercise, and more food stockpiling and stress eating, a small US study suggests.
    Reuters Health Information
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