• COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

    1 day ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study finds that due to COVID-19 deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by 1.13 years to 77.48 years - the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in at least 40 years.
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  • The richer you are, the more likely you'll social distance, study finds

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    The higher a person's income, the more likely they were to protect themselves at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, economists find.
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  • Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes, study finds

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    Use of the diabetes drug metformin - before a diagnosis of COVID-19 - is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Diabetes is a significant comorbidity for COVID-19. This beneficial effect remained, even after correcting for age, sex, race, obesity, and hypertension or chronic kidney disease and heart failure.
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  • Sore eyes a significant ocular manifestation of COVID-19

    1 day ago - By Healio

    Sore eyes represent a significant ocular symptom in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published in BMJ Open Ophthalmology.
    Of 83 participants with COVID-19 who self-reported anterior segment symptoms, 18% had photophobia, 16% had sore eyes, and 17% had itchy eyes.
    The frequency of sore eyes was significantly greater during a COVID-19 state than a pre-COVID-19 state. Frequency of other symptoms associated with conjunctivitis, such as mucus discharge and gritty eyes linked to bacterial infection, did not reach statistical significance.
    Healio/OSN spoke with Shahina Pardhan,
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  • Population density and virus strains will affect how regions can resume normal life

    1 day ago - By ScienceDaily

    As a new, apparently more transmissible version of the virus that causes COVID-19 has appeared in several countries, new research finds that the transmissibility of viral strains and the population density of a region will play big roles in how vaccination campaigns can help towns and cities return to more normal activities. The findings suggest that directing vaccines toward densely populated counties would help to interrupt transmission of the disease.
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  • Males of all ages more affected by COVID-19 than females, study finds

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    Males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, more likely to have complications and more likely to die from the virus than females, independent of age, according to a new study.
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