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A bad UK winter could cause 120,000 covid-19 deaths in hospitals

By Jessica Hamzelou Ambulance crews treat a patient with possible COVID-19 symptoms. As the list of recognised Covid-19 symptoms grows, paramedics are forced to treat every patient as being a potential casePhoto by Leon Neal/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock A particularly “challenging winter” could bring a second wave of coronavirus infections that leads to around 120,000 deaths in UK… Read More »

Could CBD help you drink less alcohol?

We’re drinking more alcohol than ever, despite social restrictions. But the new soberista crowd are now looking to CBD to take the edge off their nerves with no hangovers In a surprise to precisely no one, Brits are drinking more in lock down. Pubs and bars may be closed across the country, but that hasn’t… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein clumps lead to the progressive loss of brain cells that… Read More »

Diabetes diagnoses could result in loss of 6 million life years

The consequences in terms of lost life years on women with diabetes are greater than for men according to the team’s model, though more work, they say, is required to understand why. The study is published in Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr Adrian Heald is from The University of Manchester and a Consultant in Diabetes and… Read More »

Sluggish patient volume could jeopardize hospitals repaying advanced Medicare funds, report suggests

Dive Brief: Though hospital volumes are expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels for quite some time, rebounding outpatient visits seem to be outpacing those for inpatient care or emergency department visits, according to a Transunion Healthcare survey of more than 500 hospitals. During the week of May 10-16, outpatient visits were down 31% and emergency… Read More »