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5. Women with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Have Higher Risk of PCOS
Investigators have found that women with a history of autoimmune thyroid disease are also at a higher risk of receiving a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its various comorbidities, including coronary artery disease, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.
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4. COVID-19 Leads to Hyperactivity in Platelets, Can Cause Clotting
COVID-19 can make blood clotting cells “hyperactive,” which can cause potentially deadly clots, according to new research by University of Utah Health. Read more.
3. CDC Survey Shows Adults Are Using Unsafe Practices with Household Cleaning and Disinfect Products to Prevent COVID-19
In light of this knowledge, pharmacists can play an important role in educating the public about safe and appropriate use of products, including proper storage for chemicals and the debunking of misinformation from social media. Read more.
2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to More Than Doubled Risk of Dementia
According to a recent study published in Gut, inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, is associated with a more than doubled likelihood of developing dementia. Read more.
1. COVID-19 Pandemic is Taking a Mental and Physical Toll on Patients with Obesity
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a mental and physical toll on people living with obesity, even if they haven’t been infected with the virus, according to a new study published in Clinical Obesity. Read here.