Use of CVD Preventive Medicine Decreased During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Use of CVD Preventive Medicine Decreased During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This Research The information covered in this summary is preprinted on medRxiv.org and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Important Implications Prescribing and dispensing drugs in the UK were hampered during the COVID-19 outbreak and did not reach pre-pandemic levels as expected. … Read more

Can Sugar Testing Help Protect Us Against Future Epidemics?

Can Sugar Testing Help Protect Us Against Future Epidemics?

While the world’s attention is still focused on COVID-19, which continues to ravage the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged scientists to broaden their interest in the potential for a future ‘disease X’. The number of high-threatening pathogens such as SARS, MERS, Lassa, Ebola and avian flu has been increasing in recent years. … Read more

Ivermectin Scenarios for COVID Cost Insurers Approximately $130M Annually

Ivermectin Scenarios for COVID Cost Insurers Approximately 0M Annually

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Commercial and Medicare Advantage insurers spend about $129.7 million annually on ivermectin prescriptions for COVID-19, although the antiparasitic drug has not been shown to be effective against the virus, according to a new report. JAMA Research. Researchers analyzed a sample of … Read more

Greater Risk of COVID-19 if Under Stress

Greater Risk of COVID-19 if Under Stress

Researchers from the University of Nottingham School of Medicine, King’s College London and the University of Auckland in New Zealand concluded that COVID-19 infection and symptoms may be more common among those experiencing high psychological distress. In their study published in the journal Annuals of Behavioral Medicine , the researchers point out, that stress, social … Read more

‘Bully’ COVID-19 Reveals Weakest, Extreme Death Rates

‘Bully’ COVID-19 Reveals Weakest, Extreme Death Rates

According to a study by the London School of Hygiene, researchers examining the extreme mortality rate during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 noticed an increased mortality in certain groups, including people with dementia, learning disabilities or people of non-white ethnicity. Posted in Tropical Medicine PLOS Medicine . The researchers say the … Read more