Vitamin D is proving to be effective in reducing the severity of COVID-19 infections. Eighty-six percent of all cases among patients with normal vitamin D levels were mild, while seventy-three percent of cases among patients with vitamin D deficiency were severe or critical.
Those with cancer have a double dose of problems. Already at high risk of complications, cancer patients are finding it increasingly difficult to get routine medical care due to the increased risk of infection of viral infection during the current pandemic.
The cancer society has urged people to forgo mammograms, colonoscopies and other routine cancer screenings until the outbreak eases. Some cancer surgeries are also being delayed.
A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health found that radiation from cell phones is associated with higher rates of thyroid cancer among people with genetic variations in specific genes.