COVID-19 may trigger hyperglycemia and worsen disease by harming fat cells

COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia, according to a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.  In the study, reported Sept. 15 in Cell Metabolism, the researchers found that hyperglycemia—having high blood sugar levels—is common in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and is strongly associated with worse outcomes. The researchers also found evidence suggesting that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that…

Study finds statins may also help treat ulcerative colitis

Statins don’t just lower cholesterol! Study finds cheap pills may also help treat ulcerative colitis Stanford University researchers said a simple statin could reduce symptoms Data showed it left ulcerative colitis patients half as likely to need surgery It occurs when the colon and rectum become inflamed and have ulcers …

An autoimmune disorder may underlie male infertility

Investigators have found that the absence of autoimmune regulator (Aire) in mice results in fertility problems similar to those affecting men with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS-1). Aire-dependent central tolerance plays a critical role in maintaining male fertility by preventing autoimmune attack against multiple reproductive targets, they report in…

DC health says masks may be necessary until Thanksgiving

Former CDC director predicts more ‘super’ COVID variants Fox News Medical Contributor Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield’s comments on ‘The Story.’ Washington, D.C. health officials say the indoor mask mandate, now in its second week, may be in place until Thanksgiving given the rising…