Stress and anxiety about catching coronavirus are more prevalent among the 30-59-year-old age group.
Historical data from Flu Watch about other coronaviruses reveals they appear to have a seasonal pattern, with peaks occurring during winter. Only small amounts of other coronavirus infections were transmitted during the summer. The findings support the hypothesis that COVID-19 may have lower levels of transmission during the summer, but this may reverse during the winter months if there is still a large, susceptible population.
For the first time in 100 years, life expectancy has failed to increase in the population. For the poorest 10% of women, life expectancy has declined. Mortality rates of those aged between 45 and 49 have increased as a result of suicide and substance abuse.
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Using AI technology to analyze CMR scans, researchers were able to precisely quantify the blood flow to the heart muscles of patients. Comparing the AI-generated blood flow results with health outcomes, the team found those with reduced blood flow were at increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, and heart failure. The machine-learning algorithm was able to predict which patients may die or suffer major adverse health events better than doctors could.
Ambroxol, a medication approved to treat coughs, may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. The medication is able to effectively cross the blood-brain barrier and increases levels of GCase in patients' brains. Ambroxol also appears to reduce Parkinson's-related alpha-synuclein levels.
Study reveals racial disparities in access to the correct medications for Alzheimer's patients. Asian and black patients are less likely to be prescribed anti-dementia medications and have an increased likelihood of being prescribed antipsychotic medications.
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS), two atypical parkinsonian syndromes, may be twice as common as previously believed, researchers report.
Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to a higher risk of depression. Additionally, suicide risk is measurably higher on days when PM10 levels have been high for over three days following less polluted periods.