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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Investment needed to bring down pancreatic cancer death rates in Europe. Researchers predict over 1.4 million deaths from top 10 cancers in 2021 in the EU and UK. Accompanying editorial warns of adverse effect of COVID-19 on death rates

Researchers have called on European policymakers to make adequate resources available to tackle pancreatic cancer, a disease that is almost invariably fatal and where little progress has been made over the past 40 years. In the latest predictions for cancer … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Infectious diseases

Damage to the heart found in more than half of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital

Around 50% of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin have damage to their hearts. The injury was detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at least a month … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Infectious diseases

Fertility treatment affects children’s growth patterns but not for long

Children born as a result of fertility treatment have different growth patterns to naturally-conceived children but, by the time they reach the age of 17, they are of similar height, weight and body mass index (BMI), according to research published … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

People infected with COVID-19 have a higher risk of dying after a cardiac arrest. Women are nine times more likely to die

COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest either in or out of hospital are far more likely to die than patients who are not infected with the coronavirus. In particular, women have the highest risk of dying: they are nine … Continue reading

Published Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Infectious diseases