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Nearly 1:5 COVID-19 deaths in Africa linked to diabetes, says WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that 18.3% of COVID-19 deaths in Africa are among people with diabetes, one of the conditions that global studies have found to increase the risk of severe illness and death among patients infected with the virus. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The WHO analysis of 14 African countries, which provided information ...

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‘Controlled diabetes, hypertension can curb renal failure’


A specialist in internal medicine, Dr. Yiliji Kumtap, has said renal diseases and failures, prominent in hypertensive and diabetic patients, can be curtailed if effectively managed. Kumtap told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Monday that most patients suffering from hypertension and diabetes could develop renal disease and eventually renal failure in not controlled. He ...

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Diabetes: Sitagliptin treatment poses no cardiovascular risk – Study


A study has shown that treatment with Sitagliptin does not increase the risks of major cardiovascular events or hospitalisation for heart failure MSD, known as Merck (NYSE: MRK) in the United States and Canada, recently announced the primary results of the Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin (TECOS), a placebo-controlled study of the cardiovascular (CV) safety of MSD’s DPP-4 inhibitor, ...

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