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COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death

Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community. Researchers examined data… Read More »

Study: With acne, you’re at increased risk of depression and anxiety – Insider – INSIDER

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that having acne was linked to a risk of depression and anxiety. Previous research has not shown a link, though doctors and patients have always known there was one, the researchers said. The study found that adults with acne were more likely… Read More »

Long-Term Outcomes of Postpartum Psychosis: What is the Risk of Recurrence?

Postpartum psychosis is the most severe form of postpartum psychiatric illness. It is a rare event that occurs in fewer than one out of every 1000 women after childbirth. Many women who have suffered from postpartum psychosis (PP) wonder about their long term prognosis. Will they have another psychotic episode if they have another child?… Read More »

Blood Type May Affect COVID-19 Risk: Study

A person’s blood type may affect their risk for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, researchers report. They analyzed blood samples from nearly 2,200 COVID-19 patients in China and tens of thousands of healthy people, and found those with A blood types had a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 while those with O… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »