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Life-threatening inflammation is turning COVID-19 into a chronic disease

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May 13, 2022 … GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long COVID continues to be a lingering problem for more and more coronavirus patients in the months following their infection. Now, a new study contends that the life-threatening inflammation many patients experience — causing long-term damage to their health — is turning COVID-19 into a chronic condition. “When someone has a cold…

Narcissists more likely to avoid COVID-19 safety measures, study finds

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May 11, 2022 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — COVID-19 safety measures, like wearing a mask or getting the coronavirus vaccine, help protect both the individual and those around them. However, not everyone participates in these efforts and a new study is revealing what kind of personality traits contribute to this. Researchers from Penn State find narcissists are more likely to…

COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns led to a global rise in loneliness

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May 09, 2022 … WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic led to an increase in loneliness around the world, a new study finds. Researchers with the American Psychological Association found that people all over the globe suffered an increase in loneliness during the pandemic, which could have implications for people’s long-term mental and physical health, longevity, and well-being. “The pandemic…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 6, 2022

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May 07, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 6. Nature Helps Mental Health, Research Says—But Only For Rich, White People? New research shows that a rapidly-growing environmental science field—which measures nature’s effects…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 5, 2022

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May 06, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 5. Patient-Derived Micro-Organospheres Enable Cutting-Edge Precision Oncology A patient’s tumor cell response to therapy is affected by many factors, including genetic alterations, tumor microenvironment,…

Alzheimer’s vaccine made from corn could immunize seniors against dementia

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May 04, 2022 … LAWRENCE, Kan. — A vaccine made from corn is bringing scientists one step closer to an effective cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the University of Kansas have discovered a possible way of immunizing against dementia onset which focuses on keeping toxic protein buildups away from brain cells. Study authors created the recombinant methionine (Met)-rich…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 3, 2022

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May 04, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 3. Subtle racial slights at work cause job dissatisfaction, burnout among black employees Black employees face a host of subtle verbal, behavioral and environmental…

COVID-19 can age the brain by 20 years, some patients ‘never fully recover’

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May 03, 2022 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — A severe coronavirus infection could leave patients with the brain of a 70-year-old, lowering someone’s IQ by 10 points, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London found that COVID patients are dealing with levels of cognitive impairment which are similar to the decline a…

Nearly 30% of patients battle long COVID. Study shows who’s most at risk

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Apr 30, 2022 … LOS ANGELES — Nearly 30% of people who recover from a coronavirus infection go on to experience “long COVID,” according to recent findings from UCLA Health. The findings show people who have severe COVID-19 illnesses and require hospitalization, diabetes, and are overweight or obese were more likely to develop the condition. More research is unveiling…

COVID-19 infection during pregnancy causes high inflammation in newborns, study says

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Apr 28, 2022 … BOSTON, Mass. — Testing positive for COVID-19 while pregnant could affect your baby’s growth and brain development, according to researchers from Boston Medical Center. Study authors found high inflammatory levels in mothers who had a coronavirus infection during pregnancy, which increases the risk of miscarriage and problems with fetal development. The virus that causes COVID-19…

Mix-and-match vaccines? Scientists say changing brands for your COVID booster provides more protection

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Apr 27, 2022 … LISBON, Portugal – What is the best COVID booster strategy? New research shows evidence that mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines provides more protection against the virus than getting three doses of the same brand. The study looked at the vaccine effectiveness of CoronaVac, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, and the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot in individuals who previously…

Treating COVID-19 with antibiotics leading to the creation of more superbugs

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Apr 25, 2022 … LISBON, Portugal — Antibiotics that are helping to treat patients with COVID-19 may actually be fueling a concerning rise in the number of superbugs infecting people worldwide. Researchers in the United States have found that cases of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are going up in comparison to the last year before the coronavirus pandemic. Concerningly, drug resistant…