COVID-19 may impair men’s sexual performance

BY: SHARON GUYNU, 2021 South Florida urologist Ranjith Ramasamy observed a disturbing trend among his patients as COVID-19 spread across the U.S. in 2020: More and more men were complaining that they couldn’t perform in the bedroom. At first Ramasamy and his colleagues at University of Miami Hospital’s urology clinic thought that the growing reports […]

Women, more than men, suffer from long COVID, according to survey

By David ,November 25, 2023 10:59 Newsday When Andrea Maione caught COVID-19 in 2020, the Huntington woman already had sarcoidosis, an immune-system disease. COVID made symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog and joint pain much worse, and added new ones, including dizziness and an inability to taste some foods. More than three years later, […]

Unraveling long COVID: Here’s what scientists who study the illness want to find out

September 9, 2023, By Will Stone NPR Newsletter Researchers looking for root causes of long COVID work in the autopsy suite inside the Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images For people suffering from long COVID’s often disabling symptoms, including intense fatigue, breathing troubles, cognitive issues and heart […]

Florida Surgeon General Recommends Against mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines For Males Aged 18–39

Authors: Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times, Ocyobrt 8, 2022 Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, announced new guidance on messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines on Friday, specifically recommending against mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for males aged 18 to 39. Messenger RNA is the technology utilized by both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the most administered […]

Risk of Myocarditis After Sequential Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine and SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Age and Sex

Authors: Martina Patone, PhD; Xue W. Mei, PhD; Lahiru Handunnetthi, PhD; Sharon Dixon, MD; Francesco Zaccardi, PhD; Manu Shankar-Hari, PhD; Peter Watkinson, MD; Kamlesh Khunti, PhD; Anthony Harnden, PhD; Carol A.C. Coupland, PhD; Keith M. Channon, MD; Nicholas L. Mills, PhD; Aziz Sheikh, MD; Julia Hippisley-Cox, MD August 28, 2022 ORIGINAL RESEARCHARTICLECirculation. 2022;146:00–00. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059970 […]

Understanding COVID-19 through genome-wide association studies

Authors: Tom H. Karlsen  Nature Genetics volume 54, pages368–369 (2022)Cite this article 8742 Accesses 1 Citations 87 Altmetric Defining the most appropriate phenotypes in genome-wide association studies of COVID-19 is challenging, and two new publications demonstrate how case-control definitions critically determine outcomes and downstream clinical utility of findings. Exploring self-reported data from more than 700,000 participants in a direct-to-consumer ancestry genetics […]

COVID-19 outcomes and the human genome

Authors: Michael F. Murray MD, Eimear E. Kenny PhD, Marylyn D. RitchiePhD, Daniel J. Rader MD, Allen E. Bale MD, Monica A. Giovanni MS, CGC & Noura S. Abul-Husn MD, PhD Genetics in Medicine  volume 22, pages1175–1177 BACKGROUND In the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity to link host genomic factors to the highly variable clinical manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection has been widely recognized.1,2 The overt motivation for […]

COVID long-haulers: Study shows who is most at risk, impact on local communities

Authors:  Hiroshima University Medical Express Posted June 9. 2022 A Japanese research team looking at COVID-19’s lingering impacts on survivors and local communities found that having a mild case of COVID-19, smoking status, comorbidities, or your sex aren’t significant predictors to tell if you are less likely to develop long-term symptoms, but age is. “The […]

These symptoms and risk factors may predict whether you could become a ‘COVID-19 long hauler,’ study suggests

Authors: Adrianna Rodriguez USA TODAY March 11, 2021 A new study suggests coronavirus symptoms felt in the first week of infection may be a predictor of how long they will last. Patients with COVID-19 who felt more than five symptoms in their first week of illness were more likely to become a “COVID-19 long hauler,” […]

Link between fever, diarrhea, severe COVID-19, and persistent anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Authors: By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD Jan 7 2021 Ever since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began, there have been many attempts to understand the nature and duration of immunity against the causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). A new preprint research paper appearing on the medRxiv* server describes a link between the […]