COVID-19 symptoms last 4 MONTHS for 50% of hospitalized

More than half of hospitalized COVID-still have symptoms four MONTHS after discharge – and 17% report symptoms of PTSD, Italian study finds Covid-19 patients face symptoms four months after hospital discharge, finds a new study  Six percent of people who had struggled to breathe while hospitalized still reported labored breathing four months later 17% of hospitalized people had symptoms of […]

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England’s lockdown could last into March says minister

England on Tuesday entered a strict national lockdown aimed at stemming a steep rise in virus cases that a senior government minister warned could last into March. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the measures, including school closures and a ban on leaving home except for exercise and essential shopping, on Monday evening. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told Sky News […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine faces last hurdle before US decision

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle as it races to become the first shot greenlighted in the U.S.: a panel of experts who will scrutinize the company’s data for any red flags. Thursday’s meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel is likely the last step before a U.S. decision to begin shipping millions of doses of […]

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US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

Coronavirus outbreak: How to help your mental health Psychotherapist Dr. Kathryn Smerling gives tips on handling mental health during coronavirus, including rewarding yourself and staying organized. NEW YORK – The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, […]

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US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, but the decline is “really exciting,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The fall may be partly due to years of […]

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Coronavirus antibodies last four months, largest study to-date finds

Hope for coronavirus immunity and vaccines: Largest antibody study to-date finds they last at least FOUR months and a ‘second wave’ of the infection-fighting cells may offer lasting protection Scientists tested blood samples from 15% of Iceland’s population – more than 30,000 people – for antibodies to COVID-19 About one percent of the population was infected in the pandemic’s first […]

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Covid-19 has emboldened anti-vaxxers, potentially making the virus last longer

Vaccines have long been a contentious topic for parents, with any parenting message board or social media group you visit having some form of heated discussion on their safety and efficacy. A survey by the Royal Society for Public Health found that more than one in five British parents thought that the MMR vaccine was likely to cause unwanted side […]

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Research: Lockdowns need to last more than six weeks to contain COVID-19

People around the world are wondering how long COVID-restrictions have to last in order to curtail the pandemic. A research study on 36 countries and 50 U.S. states has found that aggressive intervention to contain COVID-19 must be maintained for at least 44 days. The study is co-authored by Professor Gerard Tellis of USC Marshall School of Business, Professor Ashish […]

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Baby’s first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria

New research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, published in ERJ Open Research, suggests that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living in their noses tend to recover more quickly from their […]

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