The Concealing Effect of COVID-19: Unveiling the Surge in Community-Acquired Infections and Its Association With Diabetic Ketosis During the Pandemic

Abstract Background Some studies suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has contributed to diverting attention from other community-acquired infections (CAIs), leading to an increase in their incidence and severity. Our study aimed to describe and compare clinical features of CAI before and during the pandemic as a factor precipitating diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA). Methodology We included 250 […]

Many long-covid symptoms linger even after two years, new study shows

By Amy Goldstein, 2023, The Washington Post People who endured even mild cases of covid-19 are at heightened risk two years later for lung problems, fatigue, diabetes and certain other health problems typical of long covid, according to a new studythat casts fresh light on the virus’s true toll. The analysis, published Monday in the journal […]

Who Is Most at Risk for Long COVID?

Demographic, clinical characteristics offer hints for caregivers, policymakers By JAKE MILLER March 8, 2023 Research This article is part of Harvard Medical School’s continuing coverage of COVID-19. A new study of more than 800,000 people has found that in the U.S., COVID “long haulers” were more likely to be older and female, with more chronic conditions than people in […]

What Happens When You Still Have Long COVID Symptoms?

BY KATHY KATELLA OCTOBER 27, 2023, Yale Medicine Yale’s Long COVID program aims to treat patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms, such as fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath. Note: Information in this article was accurate at the time of original publication. Because information about COVID-19 changes rapidly, we encourage you to visit the websites of the […]

What Is Dysautonomia?

By Carly Vandergriendt,  2023, Health Finds Dysautonomia is when your autonomic nervous system doesn’t work properly, usually due to an underlying condition. There are several types, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is responsible for functions that your body does without you having to think about them, such as pumping blood, […]

Long Covid symptoms create a greater burden of disability than heart disease or cancer, new study shows

By Brenda Goodman, CNN, August 2023 People who survived Covid-19 early in the pandemic, before there were vaccines, continued to be at higher risk for a slew of health problems for up to two years after they got over their initial infections, compared to others who didn’t test positive, a new study finds, and that was […]

Interwoven challenges of covid-19, poor diet, and cardiometabolic health

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 09 October 2023)Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:e076810Read the full collection: Food for Thought 2023 Carmen Piernas, senior research fellow,  Jordi Merino, associate professor ,Correspondence to: C Piernas Carmen Piernas and Jordi Merino argue that suboptimal diet and poor metabolic health aggravated the covid-19 pandemic and require greater attention to increase population resilience and reduce health inequalities The covid-19 pandemic […]

What is the long-term cognitive impact of COVID-19, and what are its predictors?

Dr. Sanchari Sinha Dutta, Ph.D. Jan 9 2023 Reviewed by Danielle Ellis, B.Sc. Medical Life Sciences Neuropsychology Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of COVID-19, has caused massive damage to the healthcare and economic sectors worldwide. Although the virus causes asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic infection in most affected individuals, long-term clinical […]

Long COVID scientists try to unravel blood clot mystery

May 15, 202312:15 AM ET By Anil Oza, Rebecca Ramirez, Emily Kwong, Gabriel Spitzer, Margaret Cirino, Berly McCoy, As part of studying long COVID, graduate researcher Bradley Wade Hamilton separates out microclots from blood platelets in a solution. The federal COVID-19 public health emergency ended last week, but millions in the U.S. — and across the globe — are still dealing […]

4 Ways COVID Leaves Its Mark on the Eye

By Reena Mukamal Apr. 24, 2023 An analysis of 121 patients dating back to the beginning of the pandemic unveils COVID’s most common effects on the eye. Share this information and remember: Widespread vaccination is key to ending the pandemic. How does COVID reach the eyes? People respond in different ways to COVID-19 infections. While some people develop mild to severe […]