COVID-19 has affected a disproportionate number of people with obesity in the UK. As such, the government has seen the pandemic as a ‘wake-up call’ to the health risks of living with obesity.
Key reasons UK’s obesity strategy may not work for everyone
Having high blood pressure for long periods may increase the chance of small vessel damage in the brain, which has been linked to dementia and stroke, according to a new study.
Sustained high blood pressure may damage brain vessels
A top autoimmune disease expert said that the flu could be 'nonexistent this fall' as the US moves into the colder months while still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.
Flu may be 'nonexistent this fall' due to COVID-19 hygiene measures, doctor says
Head and neck cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) account for the majority of these cases.
Precision medicine identifies key recurring mutation in head and neck cancers
People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events — although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter. These are the findings reported by a research team from the University of Basel in the journal PLOS One.
Laughter acts as a stress buffer — and even smiling helps
Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said.
Young children carry higher levels of coronavirus: Study
Exposure to air pollution and head injuries all increase dementia risk, experts said in a report revealing that up to 40 percent of dementia cases worldwide could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 such lifestyle factors.
Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases: Study
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country approached 300,000 on Wednesday.
Iran coronavirus cases close to 300,000
New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that identifies gaps in services for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the UK, leaving vulnerable people struggling to access vital support and treatment.
ADHD services map reveals major gaps in care, failing the vulnerable in UK
New research published this week in Experimental Physiology found that in prostate cancer survivors, a moderate bout of exercise kept the cell count of certain type of immune cells at a normal level, suggesting the exercise is safe for prostate cancer survivors.
Study shows moderate exercise reduces side effects of prostate cancer treatment

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