Tag Archives: Risk

Black and Latino Communities Face Greater Risk for Dementia Burden

Racial disparities continue to persist when it comes to dementia, leaving Black and Latino families suffering from the emotional and financial effects of this debilitating condition, reports the American Heart Association. A study published in JAMA Neurology last year found that older Black adults were two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with… Read More »

Middle-aged people with HIV and no hepatitis co-infection have a twofold increase in the risk of liver fibrosis

Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators in Denmark and the Netherlands compared rates of liver fibrosis between people living with HIV and people without HIV. Importantly, none of the participants had hepatitis B virus (HBV) or… Read More »

People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »

COVID-19 Risk May Go Up on Exposure to Urban Air Pollutants, Suggests Study

Washington, October 10: The risk of Coronavirus may enhance on exposure to urban air pollutants, suggests a research study. “Both long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution has been associated with direct and indirect systemic impact on the human body by enhancing oxidative stress, acute inflammation, and respiratory infection risk,” says Donghai Liang of Emory… Read More »