UCSF: Tailor hypertension medications to patients, not race

UCSF: Tailor hypertension medications to patients, not race

Getty Pictures To help Black patients better control their high blood pressure, elite medical societies around the world have created race-based guidelines that have long limited the range of medications Blacks can access when diagnosed with the condition. Their recommendations were based on clinical trials that have since been under scrutiny, but they were etched … Read more

Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated: South African study

Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated: South African study

A study in South Africa on Friday showed that unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant were less likely to become seriously ill, require hospitalization, or die compared to previous variants of COVID-19. The study, conducted by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in the Western Cape region, compared 11,609 patients from the first three … Read more