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Risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases by 50-80% in older adults who caught COVID-19

Written by | 24 Sep 2022

Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a substantially higher risk—as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group—of developing Alzheimer’s disease within a year, […]

Twice-daily nasal irrigation reduces COVID-related illness, death

Written by | 19 Sep 2022

Starting twice daily flushing of the mucus-lined nasal cavity with a mild saline solution soon after testing positive for COVID-19 can significantly reduce hospitalization and death, investigators report. […]

Targeted travel restrictions fail to halt spread of COVID-19

Written by | 18 Sep 2022

As countries start to scale down their SARS-CoV-2 surveillance efforts, the results highlight the importance of continuing robust surveillance in regions of early spread for providing timely information […]

Efficacy, cash and more will increase booster shot acceptance

Written by | 30 Aug 2022

The more effective the COVID-19 booster, the more likely people are to get it, according to new Cornell research. And they are more likely to accept the booster […]

Simple rubber band fix improves surgical mask seal to N-95 levels, study shows

Written by | 29 Aug 2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and when maximum protection is needed against air-born infections, the N95 respirator has remained the gold standard of personal protective equipment. However, it is […]

Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy does not appear to raise risk of preterm birth or stillbirth

Written by | 27 Aug 2022

Researchers report that vaccination against Covid-19 during pregnancy is not related to an increase in risk of preterm birth, small size for gestational age at birth or stillbirth. […]

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy, large study confirms

Written by | 14 Aug 2022

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy and pregnant women experienced lower rates of health events post vaccination than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people, suggests a […]

EU experts back second COVID-19 booster for vulnerable groups

Written by | 2 Aug 2022

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have recommended second booster doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 60 […]

Long Covid symptoms include hair and libido loss

Written by | 30 Jul 2022

People who suffer long-term consequences of Covid-19 can experience a wide range of symptoms. As the precise nature and duration of Long Covid is still being untangled by […]

Simple skin biopsy can assess tissue damage related to COVID-19

Written by | 17 Jul 2022

Using skin biopsy samples, investigators found that patients with severe COVID-19 had clots in small venous and arterial blood vessels in skin that appears normal. This was not […]

Vaccine use in pregnancy: Deferring risk

Written by | 15 Jul 2022

Existing gaps and serious limitations concerning the information in vaccine product labels makes it challenging for healthcare providers to know when to recommend vaccination to pregnant women. A […]

Most British COVID-19 mourners suffer PTSD symptoms, survey finds

Written by | 10 Jul 2022

More than eight out of 10 British people who are seeking support for having lost a loved one to COVID-19 reported alarming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, new […]

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