Even mild cases of COVID can leave "long-haul" illness, study shows

(HealthDay)—Even people with mild cases of COVID-19 may commonly feel run down and unwell months later, a new study suggests. The study, of patients at one Irish medical center, found that 62% said they had not returned to “full health” when they had a follow-up appointment a few months after their COVID-19 diagnosis. Nearly half complained of ongoing fatigue. Surprisingly, […]

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Here’s why some people may become seriously ill from meningococcal bacteria

In a breakthrough study, a team of scientists have come one step closer toward understanding why some people become seriously ill or die from a common bacterium that leaves most people unharmed. In a study published in The Lancet Microbe, the researchers linked RNA mutations within the bacterium Neisseria meningitides to invasive meningococcal disease, marking the first time a non-coding […]

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Doctors Thought This 25-Year-Old Had COVID-19 After Showing All the Symptoms—But It Was Actually a Flea-Borne Illness

When a 25-year-old man from Southern California experienced headaches, fever, chills, and muscle pain in July, the first thing his doctor did was test him for COVID-19. The patient tested negative, but his symptoms persisted and he sought care at the emergency department. Eventually—after another negative COVID-19 test and almost three weeks of symptoms—he was diagnosed with murine typhus, a […]

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COVID-19 causes some patients’ immune systems to attack their own bodies, which may contribute to severe illness

Around the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others recover unscathed. The pace is dizzying, but some clear trends have emerged. One area of focus has been the production of antibodies—powerful proteins capable of disabling and killing invading pathogens like viruses. Of […]

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New app will help people with serious mental illness develop a crisis plan

A new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, allows individuals who have serious mental illness to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed by SMI Adviser, an initiative administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The app provides […]

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Sarah Hyland Shares Sports Bra Photo That Once Made Her 'Insecure' to Open Up About Her Invisible Illness

Sarah Hyland just gave her fans a lesson in self-love. In an emotional Instagram post on the changes her body has gone through as a result of living with kidney dysplasia, the actress, 29, opened up about her struggle with self-acceptance.  “To my fellow #invisibleillness warriors. It’s ok to be insecure about your body,” she wrote in the caption to her post […]

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3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as “three-parent IVF”. It’s designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with severe mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases comprise at least 300 different genetic conditions which affect the energy-producing structures within human cells, impacting organ function. Mitochondrial donation involves combining the 20,000 or […]

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These health officials alerted the world to the alarming vaping illness

Dr. Lynn D’Andrea knew something was amiss when three teenagers with similar mysterious, dangerous lung injuries came into the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin one after another, gasping for air. As the only pulmonologist on duty that Fourth of July holiday week, D’Andrea noticed those alarming cases followed on the heels of another teen who had a non-infectious condition with matching […]

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Vaping-linked lung illness claims eighth life

(HealthDay)—A Missouri man in his 40s is the eighth person in the United States to die from complications of a lung injury tied to using electronic cigarettes, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported. “This is an unfortunate case of a young man with no prior lung illness who started vaping because of chronic pain issues,” said Michael […]

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