Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group A National Institutes of Health-supported study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called the “good cholesterol,” may not be as effective as scientists...
Interim results from ISCHEMIA-EXTEND show that adults who followed standard medical guidelines for coronary heart disease lived for a similar period of time compared to adults who had procedures to improve circulation.
Using personalized risk calculations for Asian adults, researchers found that obesity affects about one in five Asian Americans, including a higher number of Filipino and Japanese Americans. The findings could inform clinical and public health strategies to help adults at disproportionate risk.
Long COVID isn’t common in children, but pediatric patients who experienced lingering symptoms were more likely to lose their sense of taste or smell, have heart inflammation, and experience cough or cold symptoms.
Researchers found pulse oximeters overestimated oxygen levels for adults who identify as Asian, Black, or Hispanic – which can lead to missed or delayed opportunities for COVID-19-related treatment and care.
After assessing data from thousands of adults hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers found those who smoked or vaped were more likely than non-smokers to experience severe outcomes, including needing advanced respiratory support.