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SARS-CoV-2 biochemistry explains important aspect of disease pathology

Written by | 9 May 2024

A known facet of coronavirus biochemistry helps to explain the pathological features of Covid-19 and may have implications for the management of long Covid and other conditions. Failure […]

Young adults reduced drinking during and after pandemic

Written by | 7 May 2024

A new study examined the drinking levels and patterns of young adults before, during and after the pandemic. The researchers found alcohol use and alcohol-related problems substantially decreased […]

Older adults with diabetes experienced functional decline during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 22 Apr 2024

Researchers found that approximately 1 in 5 older Canadian adults with diabetes and no pre-pandemic functional limitations developed functional limitations for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

How long COVID survivors are revolutionizing health care

Written by | 29 Mar 2024

To the world’s public health authorities, Covid-19 would be either a deadly disease for some or a simple respiratory illness for most, its symptoms clearing up in just […]

Breast cancer diagnoses plummeted during first year of pandemic

Written by | 20 Mar 2024

Several studies have described the distinct ways the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted cancer care, but less is known about the specific ways the pandemic disrupted breast cancer, the […]

Timing of COVID-19 shot can change menstrual cycle length

Written by | 4 Mar 2024

Oregon Health & Science University researchers have confirmed that the timing of COVID-19 vaccination is associated with slight, temporary changes in menstrual cycle length. The study, published today […]

Lockdown skin cancer diagnosis delays linked to deaths and £6bn costs in Europe

Written by | 21 Feb 2024

Delays in diagnosing melanoma due to Covid-19 lockdown may have contributed to over 100,000 years of life lost across Europe and over £6bn in costs, mainly indirectly due […]

Mild Covid-19 infections make insomnia more likely, especially in people with anxiety or depression

Written by | 6 Feb 2024

Although most patients diagnosed with Covid-19 will quickly recover, some people experience symptoms that linger well after they start testing negative again — including insomnia. Scientists already knew […]

A universal coronavirus vaccine could save billions of dollars if ready before next pandemic

Written by | 13 Jan 2024

What if scientists had developed a universal coronavirus vaccine in the years prior to 2020 so that it was available at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? A […]

Study finds paxlovid treatment does not reduce risk of long COVID

Written by | 7 Jan 2024

A team of researchers from UC San Francisco has found that Paxlovid (Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir) did not reduce the risk of developing long COVID for vaccinated, non-hospitalized individuals during their […]

COVID-19 pandemic study shows adherence to infection precaution measures among healthcare personnel varies by job role

Written by | 11 Dec 2023

A new study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), based on a survey of healthcare professionals conducted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests that new efforts […]

Vaccination before Covid-19 infection significantly reduces risk of long covid

Written by | 25 Nov 2023

Covid-19 vaccination prior to infection significantly reduces the risk of developing post-covid-condition (PCC), commonly known as long covid, researchers reported on Nov. 22, 2023 in The BMJ/British Medical […]

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