Behavioral, psych condition care shifted to telemedicine during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Office-based visits for behavioral and psychiatric conditions decreased in association with the COVID-19 pandemic, although increases in telemedicine visits offset these decreases, according to a research letter published online Nov. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Omar Mansour, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues characterized quarterly telemedicine […]

Obesity implies risk of COVID-19 regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and health condition

The probability that an obese person will develop severe COVID-19 is high regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, and the presence of co-morbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart or lung disease, according to a study by Brazilian researchers published in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. The systematic review […]