Could COVID Increase Your Risk for Shingles?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Catching COVID-19 appears to increase an older person’s risk of developing a case of shingles. Researchers found that people 50 and older who had a COVID infection were 15% more likely to develop shingles, compared to people who were never infected. That risk … Read more

Some Meds You Take May Increase Your Blood Pressure

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 1 in 5 people with hypertension may be unintentionally taking a drug for another condition that causes their blood pressure to climb even higher, a new study suggests. Left untreated or undertreated, high blood pressure will increase your risk for heart attack, … Read more

CDC: Mood Disorders Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19

Oct. 28, 2021 — The CDC says people with certain mental health conditions could have a higher risk of more severe COVID-19, which could lead to a need for hospitalization, ICU admission, or death. The agency added mental health disorders to its web page listing conditions that could place people at increased risk for more … Read more

Delta COVID Variant May Increase Risk of Dating, Expert Says

Aug. 13, 2021 — The dating behaviors of adolescents and young adults pose a challenge to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because some young people prioritize their relationships over the risk of becoming infected and may not comply with recommended preventive measures. “Recent research indicates that many [adolescents and young adults] are noncompliant or are … Read more