Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, diseases that disproportionately affect Black people
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COVID-19 has had a disproportionately heavy toll on U.S. communities of color across income levels, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Network Open. Poverty is one of the clearest consequences of structural racism, and one of the easiest to link to health inequity. You can trace an unbroken line from racist real estate and employment policies to the struggle of many Black and brown families to afford things like fresh food, insurance and quality medical care. These disadvantages always have a direct impact on health—but especially during a pandemic. The new study, however, shows that structural rac...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization and is causing substantial morbidity and mortality all over the world. Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ...
Source: Cardiovascular Diabetology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Metabolic syndrome may be the most common and serious condition you’ve never heard of. (At least that’s what I found out when I asked friends and relatives about it.) Worse, a study published recently in JAMA shows that it’s on the rise. Let’s start with the name, according to Merriam-Webster: Metabolic: Relating to the chemical changes in living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities and new material is assimilated Syndrome: A group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition. So now you know what metabolic syndrome ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Diabetes Health Health care disparities Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Source Type: blogs
Abstract At present, more than 200 countries and territories are directly affected by the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. Incidence and case fatality rate are significantly higher among elderly individuals (age>60 years), type 2 diabetes and hypertension patients. Cellular receptor ACE2, serine protease TMPRSS2 and exopeptidase CD26 (also known as DPP4) are the three membrane bound proteins potentially implicated in SARS-CoV-2 infection. We hypothesised that common variants from TMPRSS2 and CD26 may play critical role in infection susceptibility of predisposed population or group of individuals. Cod...
Source: Journal of Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: J Genet Source Type: research
(CNN) — If you want to be one of the first to receive an experimental vaccine for Covid-19, now’s your chance. Wednesday, a new website — coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org — went live allowing people in the United States to register to take part in clinical trials for vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies. The website will handle registration for the four large vaccine studies that are expected to start this summer and fall, and any others that follow. The US Department of Health and Human Services announced the website Wednesday, along with the appointment of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...
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Authors: Dworakowska D, Grossman AB Abstract COVID-19, which is caused by the single-stranded RNA severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has introduced significant therapeutic dilemmas in several areas. One of these is concern regarding the use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors. Dysfunction of the RAS has been observed in COVID-19 patients, but whether RAS inhibitors, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II type-1 receptor blockers (ARBs), are associated with improved or worse clinical outcomes, remains unclear. RAS inhibitors are currently widel...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Dittman JM, Tse W, Amendola MF Abstract INTRODUCTION: In response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, vascular surgeons in the Veteran Affairs Health Care System have been undertaking only essential cases, such as advanced critical limb ischemia. Surgical risk assessment in these patients is often complex, considers all factors known to impact short- and long-term outcomes, and the additional risk that COVID-19 infection could convey in this patient population is unknown. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published risk factors (ECDC-RF) implicated in increased COVID-19...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
July 01, 2020Ministries of health can strengthen and prepare their health systems to respond to theCOVID-19 pandemic by predicting how many health workers and hospital beds they need and where they need them. In Mali and Kenya, IntraHealth is helping the governments do just that.Together, we’re using data fromiHRIS,Demographic and Health Surveys, and other national information systems to apply World Health Organization (WHO) models that help countries:Identify populations at risk for severe symptoms of COVID-19due to underlying conditions such as HIV, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and advanced age.Model the timing...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Kenya Mali COVID-19 Digital Health Technology HRIS Human Resources Management Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: We identified several comorbidities associated with COVID-19. Health care workers should be more careful while diagnosing and treating COVID-19 when patients have the abovementioned comorbidities. PMID: 32597048 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: This case series shows middle-aged patients with comorbid diseases present with severe COVID-19 disease and have poor outcome.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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