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Study identifies longer-term symptoms in COVID-19 patients

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London – Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a pattern of longer-term symptoms likely to be experienced by people who were hospitalised with the Covid-19 infection. They include fatigue, breathlessness, psychological distress – including problems with concentration and memory – and a general decline in the quality of life. Some patients, particularly those who had been in intensive care, …


High dementia risk to those who feel dizzy on standing

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New York – Researchers have found that people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when they stand up may have an increased risk of developing dementia. The condition, called orthostatic hypotension, occurs when people experience a sudden drop in blood pressure when they stand up, according to the study published in the journal Neurology. The study found the link with dementia …

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Taste bud cells might not be a target of Covid-19

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New York – Contrary to the previous findings, which stated that the novel coronavirus directly targets taste buds cells in Covid-19 patients, a new study has now revealed that the loss of the sense of smell and taste linked to inflammation caused by the infection. “An intriguing early symptom among some Covid-19 patients is the loss of the sense of …

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This therapy can combat secondary infections in corona patients

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Rio de Janeiro – Photodynamic therapy can be an efficient ally to combat secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, according to a new study. The use of this technique combines light and a photosensitizing chemical substance to kill microorganisms in the respiratory tract, the findings, published in the journal Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, reported. “Covid-19 can lead to complications that go …

Insights on gut microbiome

Insights on gut microbiome can shape more precise treatment

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New York – Using real-world data and predictive models, the researchers have identified key factors that determine the success of faecal microbiota transplantation. According to the researchers, human gastrointestinal microbiota, also known as gut flora or gut microbiota, are the microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans. “When a person takes an antibiotic, it can wipe out multiple …

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Kids under 10 less likely to drive Covid-19 outbreaks

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Toronto – In a fight against novel coronavirus, the researchers have found that children, especially below 10 years, are not a major source of transmission of COVID-19. The research team from McMaster University in Canada provides high-quality summaries of research evidence to support public health professionals and policymakers in making evidence-based decisions. “The bottom line thus far is that children …

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Ancient part of immune system may underpin severe corona

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One of the immune system’s oldest branches, called complement, may be influencing the severity of COVID-19 disease, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Among other findings linking complement to COVID, the researchers found that people with age-related macular degeneration—a disorder caused by overactive complement—are at greater risk of developing severe complications and dying …

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Depression, stress higher during peak of Covid-19 pandemic

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SYDNEY – Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak. The acute and long-term mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are largely unknown, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE reported. “Research into previous pandemics has shown higher rates of …


Sputum testing provides higher rate of Covid-19 detection

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New York – Researchers have found that sputum testing is more accurate than swab testing and provided a higher rate of Covid-19 detection. A sputum culture is a test to detect and identify bacteria or fungi that infect the lungs or breathing passages. Sputum samples are generally collected by having a patient cough deeply to produce and expel phlegm. Nasopharyngeal …

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Fertility may decline globally post-Covid pandemic: Study

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London – Post-Covid-19, fertility will plausibly decline due to economic uncertainty and increased childcare burdens worldwide, especially in the high-income countries, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Science, leverages historical social, economic and demographic evidence to draw the conclusion that fertility is likely to decline in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Although it is difficult to make precise …