Public Health

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Cycling is associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in individuals with diabetes

1. Time spent cycling was associated with lower all-cause and cardiovascular disease-specific mortality in this multicenter European cohort study of patients with diabetes, independent...

COVID-19 quarantine associated with negative impacts on mental health and exercise

1. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada was associated with increased depression, anxiety, and distress as compared to pre-pandemic rates. 2. As...

Mixed vaccination with ChAdOx1-S followed by BNT162b2 induces a robust humoral immune response

1. Levels of antibodies against the trimeric spike protein and receptor-binding domain were 36- and 77-fold higher in the BNT162b2 group compared to control. 2....

Increasing obesity and BMI trends have slowed in the past decade among the general...

1. Mean BMI and obesity prevalence increased more rapidly between 2004-2010 than between 2010-2018. 2. Divergent trends were seen between urban and rural populations, males...

Association of travel distance to nearest abortion facility with rates of abortion

1. Greater distanced travelled for abortion services were associated with reduced abortion rates. 2. There is an unmet need for abortion care services across the...

BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is safe but less effective in cancer patients currently receiving treatment

1. After receiving the BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, fewer cancer patients demonstrated seropositivity for COVID antibodies compared to age-matched healthy controls, but those that were...

Sotagliflozin increase days-alive-and-out-of-hospital in patients with diabetes and heart failure

1. Sotagliflozin treatment was shown to increase the days-alive-and-out-of-hospital compared to placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure. 2. Sotagliflozin treatment was...

Tai Chi may be effective in reducing waist circumference

1. Tai Chi was shown to be as effective as conventional exercise in reducing waist circumference in adults with central obesity. 2. A 12-week Tai...

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 differed among different types of healthcare workers in Italy in the...

1. Health care assistants and nurses were at the highest risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 among healthcare professionals early in the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. 2....

Systematic analysis of tobacco smoking prevalence in 204 countries from 1990 to 2019

1. In 2019, 1.14 billion individuals worldwide were active smokers, accounting for 7.41 trillion cigarette-equivalents of tobacco. 2. Without intervention, the current count of 7.69...

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