Smoking and obesity could increase the risk of severe coronavirus and sepsis

An international team of scientists has identified genetic evidence that suggests both smoking and obesity can increase the risk of severe Covid-19. The researchers also found the same was true for the risk of developing sepsis, a dangerous inflammatory response faced by many patients with other infections. The findings, published in Circulation, highlight that stopping … Continue reading Smoking and obesity could increase the risk of severe coronavirus and sepsis

Swansea University helping improve heart attack treatment

The Welsh Ambulance Service will work with researchers from Swansea University Medical School, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London and University of Leeds to identify when ambulance crews should perform a simple ECG test. The project has received a £197,000 grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Currently when someone has a suspected … Continue reading Swansea University helping improve heart attack treatment

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