• 7NEWS COVID-19 Report feat. Dr Peter Lewis


    Daniel Andrews is pleading for patience tonight, after new COVID infections rose above 100 again. The indications are that we can expect to wait another week before the government reveals the plan to ease restrictions.

  • Obesity a ‘major risk factor’ for coronavirus hospitalisations


    General Practitioner Dr Peter Lewis says “after age, obesity is the second most important risk factor which triples your chances of being admitted to hospital”. Dr Lewis said it was important for obese individuals to lose weight in order to reduce their chances of ending up in an ICU bed but also for the community to keep ICU beds open. Regular exercise will not only help individuals lose weight, but it will have the added benefit of improving sleep patterns and warding of depression which has become more prevalent during the lockdown, Dr Lewis said.

  • Melbourne doctor calls for lockdown booze ban amid obesity fears


    For many Victorians, the coronavirus-induced lockdown has cost them work, social life and any sense of stability. Now, a Melbourne GP wants to add booze to the banned list. Here’s why.

  • Obesity and hospitalisation with COVID-19: 2 studies


    Study 1: Factors associated with hospitalisation and critical illness among 4,103 patients with Covid-19 disease in New York City By Petrilli et. al 2020

  • COVID-19: genetic network analysis provides ‘snapshot’ of pandemic origins


    Study charts the 'incipient supernova' of COVID-19 through genetic mutations as it spread from China and Asia to Australia, Europe and North America. Researchers say their methods could be used to help identify undocumented infection sources.

  • Green tea, obesity and osteoarthritis (OA)


    Summary Drinking green tea helps with weight loss and reduces the risk of OA.