Risk of COVID-19 death rare in vaccinated, even among at-risk seniors with comorbidities: study
Jan 10, 2022
Investigators drew on data from 1.2 million U.S. patients who completed a primary vaccination series by October 2021. Severe COVID-19 outcomes, including respiratory failure, ICU admission, or death, were...
Heparin emerging as a lifesaver for moderately ill COVID patients
Oct 18, 2021
High doses of the anticoagulant reduce the risk of developing the dangerous blood clots that are a hallmark of COVID-19, two new studies confirm.
COVID deaths now ‘entirely preventable’ due to vaccines, CDC director says
Jun 24, 2021
High vaccine efficacy in the United States means that “every death due to COVID-19 is particularly tragic because nearly every death, especially among adults … [is] entirely preventable,”...
Sepsis watch needed after a hospital stay: 1 in 3 face death risk
Aug 07, 2019
Residents who exit the hospital after a bout with sepsis aren’t out of the woods for up to a year and require special post-acute vigilance, researchers say.
For many with dementia, statins truly are a lifesaver
Jul 01, 2019
Statin users with dementia have a 22% lower risk of death when compared to non-users, according to new research.
Antibiotic lowers risk of death among pneumonia patients
Stephanie H. Kim
Jun 05, 2014
The antibiotic Zithromax lowers the risk of death for those with pneumonia, although it slightly increases the risk of a heart attack, new research shows.