COVID in children: younger children and those from disadvantaged areas are at higher risk of hospitalization – new research

A little boy with a breathing tube sleeping in a hospital bed.

At the peak of the pandemic, especially since 2021, many children and adolescents who were hospitalized had COVID. However, it was never clear what proportion of those who were hospitalized with COVID, presented with sufficiently severe disease, or for a different reason (such as an injury), but happened to test positive for COVID during admission. … Read more

Covid vaccine research now helping cancer patients – BBC News

Covid vaccine research now helping cancer patients - BBC News

By Gill Dummigan Health Correspondent, BBC North West 2 hours ago Caption, Adrian Taylor was told his cancer was incurable Ten months ago, Adrian Taylor was told he had incurable cancer and there were few treatment options left. Despite several grueling months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, her tonsil cancer had spread to her lungs and … Read more

Rapid weight loss may promote advanced fatty liver disease – new research

Fatty liver digital image.

About 2% of adults worldwide suffer from a condition called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (Nash), an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This occurs when fat builds up in the liver, causing inflammation and scarring. Without treatment it can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver – and can also increase the risk of other serious … Read more