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BBC News
2 months ago
OMG science

Long Covid course is 'exploiting people', says ex-GB rower

Dr. Camilla Nord disputes claims about the Lightning Process and emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the brain's role in creating symptoms. [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Speed up relief for long COVID through grassroots clinical trials

Clinical trials for long COVID are challenging and require large academic centers.
Diagnostic biomarkers and effective therapies are urgently needed for long COVID. [ more ]
BBC News
2 months ago
OMG science

Long Covid course is 'exploiting people', says ex-GB rower

Dr. Camilla Nord disputes claims about the Lightning Process and emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the brain's role in creating symptoms. [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Speed up relief for long COVID through grassroots clinical trials

Clinical trials for long COVID are challenging and require large academic centers.
Diagnostic biomarkers and effective therapies are urgently needed for long COVID. [ more ]
moretherapies
Kqed
2 months ago
Coronavirus

After Months-Long Coma, This Latino Immigrant Worker Is Still Fighting Mysterious Long COVID Symptoms | KQED

Alternative medicine like foot baths and natural remedies helped a long COVID patient regain sensation and cope with ongoing symptoms. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Film

Paul Schrader felt death closing in, so he made a movie about it

Paul Schrader faced mortality, accelerated filmmaking post-long COVID and friend's death, forming new ideas despite supposed final projects. [ more ]
#pandemic-impact
Time Out New York
2 months ago
Coronavirus

A moving COVID-19 memorial is now open at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

The memorial at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery honors those lost to COVID-19 and those suffering from long COVID. [ more ]
Irish Independent
4 months ago
Public health

Long-Covid four years on 'Things have not got better - and I now have another disorder'

Long-Covid can persist for years after initial infection, impacting daily life.
Even after countries move on from the pandemic, individuals like Miriam Cullen continue to suffer from long-term effects of Covid. [ more ]
Time Out New York
2 months ago
Coronavirus

A moving COVID-19 memorial is now open at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

The memorial at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery honors those lost to COVID-19 and those suffering from long COVID. [ more ]
Irish Independent
4 months ago
Public health

Long-Covid four years on 'Things have not got better - and I now have another disorder'

Long-Covid can persist for years after initial infection, impacting daily life.
Even after countries move on from the pandemic, individuals like Miriam Cullen continue to suffer from long-term effects of Covid. [ more ]
morepandemic-impact
#covid-19
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID Patient's Infection Lasts Record 613 Daysand Accumulated Over 50 Mutations

A patient with a weakened immune system harbored a highly mutated Covid-19 strain for over 600 days, showcasing the risk of prolonged infections in immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Coronavirus

On Long COVID Awareness Day, remember this: Long COVID is fake!

The idea of 'long COVID' might not be accurate, according to a new Australian study.
Some symptoms associated with long COVID may not be specifically linked to COVID infection. [ more ]
theconversation.com
4 months ago
Health

COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on the Brain. Significant Drops in IQ Scores Are Noted.

Brain fog is a significant health condition post-COVID-19, affecting concentration and clarity.
COVID-19 can lead to various brain health issues like headaches, strokes, and mental health disorders. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Hidden COVID virus found more than a year after infection

Pieces of the COVID virus can remain in blood and tissue, potentially leading to lingering post-infection issues.
Clinical trials are underway for therapies targeting the hidden virus in long COVID patients. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

New studies reveal what COVID-19 can do to your brain

COVID-19 recovery duration linked to cognitive decline.
Severity of COVID-19 illness impacts cognitive abilities. [ more ]
Cbsnews
4 months ago
Health

Research suggests COVID-19 affects brain age and IQ score

Brain fog is a common post-COVID health issue affecting mental clarity.
COVID-19 can have various impacts on brain health like memory problems and brain volume shrinkage. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID Patient's Infection Lasts Record 613 Daysand Accumulated Over 50 Mutations

A patient with a weakened immune system harbored a highly mutated Covid-19 strain for over 600 days, showcasing the risk of prolonged infections in immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Coronavirus

On Long COVID Awareness Day, remember this: Long COVID is fake!

The idea of 'long COVID' might not be accurate, according to a new Australian study.
Some symptoms associated with long COVID may not be specifically linked to COVID infection. [ more ]
theconversation.com
4 months ago
Health

COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on the Brain. Significant Drops in IQ Scores Are Noted.

Brain fog is a significant health condition post-COVID-19, affecting concentration and clarity.
COVID-19 can lead to various brain health issues like headaches, strokes, and mental health disorders. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Hidden COVID virus found more than a year after infection

Pieces of the COVID virus can remain in blood and tissue, potentially leading to lingering post-infection issues.
Clinical trials are underway for therapies targeting the hidden virus in long COVID patients. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

New studies reveal what COVID-19 can do to your brain

COVID-19 recovery duration linked to cognitive decline.
Severity of COVID-19 illness impacts cognitive abilities. [ more ]
Cbsnews
4 months ago
Health

Research suggests COVID-19 affects brain age and IQ score

Brain fog is a common post-COVID health issue affecting mental clarity.
COVID-19 can have various impacts on brain health like memory problems and brain volume shrinkage. [ more ]
morecovid-19
time.com
3 months ago
Wellness

The Relentless Cost of Chronic Diseases

Gray diseases like Long COVID, Lyme, endometriosis, and chronic pain can have unclear causes and multiple possible cures.
People with gray diseases often face challenges in receiving adequate care, especially due to economic factors. [ more ]
#symptoms
BBC News
3 months ago
Coronavirus

'Long Covid' blood clues could prompt future trials

People with long Covid show signs of ongoing inflammation in their blood, impacting symptom development.
The severity of initial Covid infection does not predict the likelihood of developing long Covid. [ more ]
Nature
3 months ago
Medicine

Long COVID still has no cure - so these patients are turning to research

Long COVID can lead to debilitating and bewildering symptoms, extending beyond the initial infection period.
Limited availability of high-quality testing in the early days of the pandemic complicated diagnosis and treatment for long COVID. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Time to stop using term long Covid' for symptoms like those after flu, study finds

Long Covid symptoms may be similar to other post-viral syndromes like flu.
Using terms like 'long Covid' can create hypervigilance and hinder recovery. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

What we know about long COVID from brain fog to physical fatigue : Short Wave

Long COVID encompasses a range of debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people.
There are no validated treatments for long COVID, and the lack of answers is frustrating for both patients and doctors. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Health

Long COVID Doesn't Always Look Like You Think It Does

Long COVID symptoms vary widely among individuals.
Challenges in detecting and diagnosing Long COVID. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
OMG science

First state-level look at long COVID reveals the seven hardest-hit states

The prevalence of long COVID varies widely across different states in the US, with some states experiencing higher rates than others.
The CDC's estimates are based on survey responses and define long COVID as any self-reported symptoms lasting 3 or more months after a COVID-19 infection. [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
Coronavirus

'Long Covid' blood clues could prompt future trials

People with long Covid show signs of ongoing inflammation in their blood, impacting symptom development.
The severity of initial Covid infection does not predict the likelihood of developing long Covid. [ more ]
Nature
3 months ago
Medicine

Long COVID still has no cure - so these patients are turning to research

Long COVID can lead to debilitating and bewildering symptoms, extending beyond the initial infection period.
Limited availability of high-quality testing in the early days of the pandemic complicated diagnosis and treatment for long COVID. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Time to stop using term long Covid' for symptoms like those after flu, study finds

Long Covid symptoms may be similar to other post-viral syndromes like flu.
Using terms like 'long Covid' can create hypervigilance and hinder recovery. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

What we know about long COVID from brain fog to physical fatigue : Short Wave

Long COVID encompasses a range of debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people.
There are no validated treatments for long COVID, and the lack of answers is frustrating for both patients and doctors. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Health

Long COVID Doesn't Always Look Like You Think It Does

Long COVID symptoms vary widely among individuals.
Challenges in detecting and diagnosing Long COVID. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
OMG science

First state-level look at long COVID reveals the seven hardest-hit states

The prevalence of long COVID varies widely across different states in the US, with some states experiencing higher rates than others.
The CDC's estimates are based on survey responses and define long COVID as any self-reported symptoms lasting 3 or more months after a COVID-19 infection. [ more ]
moresymptoms
#study
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid may be nothing unique in the future but its effects today are still very real | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

Long Covid is a controversial topic with conflicting views.
Recent study by Queensland suggests little difference in ongoing symptoms between Covid-19 and influenza. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
OMG science

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

Vaccines reduce the risk of developing long Covid, but do not eliminate it entirely. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid may be nothing unique in the future but its effects today are still very real | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

Long Covid is a controversial topic with conflicting views.
Recent study by Queensland suggests little difference in ongoing symptoms between Covid-19 and influenza. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
OMG science

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

Vaccines reduce the risk of developing long Covid, but do not eliminate it entirely. [ more ]
morestudy
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

People with hypermobility may be more prone to long Covid, study suggests

Hypermobility may increase the risk of long Covid and persistent fatigue.
Study found people with hypermobile joints had higher likelihood of not fully recovering from Covid-19 and experiencing high levels of fatigue. [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Four years on: the career costs for scientists battling long COVID

Long COVID can have severe and prolonged symptoms impacting career, even for accomplished professionals like Abby Koppes.
Many researchers with long COVID face challenges managing their condition within the academic research environment. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Alarming' rise in Americans with long Covid symptoms

6.8% of American adults have long Covid symptoms, up from 5.3% in October.
An estimated 17.6 million Americans may now be living with long Covid. [ more ]
#research
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

What Do We Understand About Long COVID? : Consider This from NPR

Long Covid remains a vexing legacy of the pandemic
Millions of Americans struggle with debilitating symptoms of long Covid [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Health

Large Study of ME/CFS Patients Reveals Measurable Physical Changes

Chronic fatigue syndrome, now ME/CFS, is gaining more attention from researchers and being taken more seriously as a physiological illness.
Long COVID is being considered more seriously by scientists and is similar to ME/CFS, spurring further research and understanding. [ more ]
Inverse
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Scientists Pinpoint Key Part of Cells That Could Drive Long Covid Fatigue

Long Covid patients experience post-exertional malaise due to poor mitochondrial function.
The study provides a direction for further research and potential treatments for long Covid. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

What Do We Understand About Long COVID? : Consider This from NPR

Long Covid remains a vexing legacy of the pandemic
Millions of Americans struggle with debilitating symptoms of long Covid [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Health

Large Study of ME/CFS Patients Reveals Measurable Physical Changes

Chronic fatigue syndrome, now ME/CFS, is gaining more attention from researchers and being taken more seriously as a physiological illness.
Long COVID is being considered more seriously by scientists and is similar to ME/CFS, spurring further research and understanding. [ more ]
Inverse
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Scientists Pinpoint Key Part of Cells That Could Drive Long Covid Fatigue

Long Covid patients experience post-exertional malaise due to poor mitochondrial function.
The study provides a direction for further research and potential treatments for long Covid. [ more ]
moreresearch
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
NYC LGBT

'Beloved' LGBTQ+ activist David Mixner dies aged 77

David Mixner passed away at 77 due to complications from long Covid.
Mixner was a prominent LGBTQ+ activist and mentor, leaving behind a substantial legacy. [ more ]
#covid-19-pandemic
time.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

The Isolation of Having Long COVID as Society Moves On

The long-term impact of Long COVID on patients' daily lives is significant, despite the waning attention on the pandemic.
Patients with Long COVID and immunocompromised individuals face challenges in a society where COVID prevention measures have been relaxed. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Covid Became a Pandemic 4 Years Ago. How Does Your Life Look Now?

COVID-19 pandemic declared four years ago by WHO
Long-term impacts and new variants still affecting the world [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

The Isolation of Having Long COVID as Society Moves On

The long-term impact of Long COVID on patients' daily lives is significant, despite the waning attention on the pandemic.
Patients with Long COVID and immunocompromised individuals face challenges in a society where COVID prevention measures have been relaxed. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Covid Became a Pandemic 4 Years Ago. How Does Your Life Look Now?

COVID-19 pandemic declared four years ago by WHO
Long-term impacts and new variants still affecting the world [ more ]
morecovid-19-pandemic
BBC News
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid: Health staff go to court for compensation

Healthcare workers with long Covid suing NHS for compensation due to inadequate protection at work.
Long Covid impacting millions in the UK with life-changing disabilities, financial losses, and employment challenges. [ more ]
#brain-fog
Inverse
4 months ago
Health

Can Covid-19 Lead to Cognitive Decline? Here's What the Evidence Actually Shows

Brain fog is a significant health condition post-Covid.
Covid-19 can affect brain health in various ways. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Public health

Brain fog' from long Covid has measurable impact, study suggests

Long Covid linked to measurable memory and cognitive deficits equivalent to six IQ points difference
Brain fog correlated with objectively measurable deficits, impacting memory and reasoning abilities [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Health

Small study shows a possible reason some long COVID patients experience 'brain fog'

Long COVID patients with brain fog have increased blood-brain barrier permeability.
Biological evidence suggests brain fog in long COVID patients is not just psychological. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid brain fog' may be due to leaky blood-brain barrier, study finds

Researchers suggest brain fog in long Covid may be linked to leaky blood-brain barrier
Protein S100 levels in Covid patients with brain fog indicate blood-brain barrier breakdown [ more ]
Inverse
4 months ago
Health

Can Covid-19 Lead to Cognitive Decline? Here's What the Evidence Actually Shows

Brain fog is a significant health condition post-Covid.
Covid-19 can affect brain health in various ways. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Public health

Brain fog' from long Covid has measurable impact, study suggests

Long Covid linked to measurable memory and cognitive deficits equivalent to six IQ points difference
Brain fog correlated with objectively measurable deficits, impacting memory and reasoning abilities [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Health

Small study shows a possible reason some long COVID patients experience 'brain fog'

Long COVID patients with brain fog have increased blood-brain barrier permeability.
Biological evidence suggests brain fog in long COVID patients is not just psychological. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid brain fog' may be due to leaky blood-brain barrier, study finds

Researchers suggest brain fog in long Covid may be linked to leaky blood-brain barrier
Protein S100 levels in Covid patients with brain fog indicate blood-brain barrier breakdown [ more ]
morebrain-fog
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid May Lead to Measurable Cognitive Decline, Study Finds

Long Covid may lead to measurable cognitive decline, with those with persistent symptoms scoring lower on cognitive tests.
Even those who had recovered from Covid and no longer had symptoms scored slightly lower on cognitive tests compared to those who had never been infected. [ more ]
Forbes
4 months ago
Remote teams

3 Lessons For Employers On Disability Inclusion In A Post-Pandemic Workplace

Employers face new obligations and opportunities in post-pandemic disability inclusion.
Long Covid can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

Opinion | Could Long Covid Be the Senate's Bipartisan Cause?

Senator Roger Marshall shared personal connection to long Covid issue during Senate hearing
Bernie Sanders and Senator Marshall emphasized the need for focused research and congressional support for long Covid patients. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Coronavirus

Scientists rely on private funding to push long COVID research forward

The federal government no longer views long COVID with urgency
Private donors are funding research and promoting collaboration [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Public health

Visible wants to track your illness, more than your fitness | TechCrunch

Visible has developed an "illness tracker" tool to help users manage chronic illnesses like long COVID.
The tool is a departure from traditional health wearables and focuses on addressing the needs of severe cases of chronic illness. [ more ]
#diagnosis
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
5 months ago
Health

The cause of long Covid has been identified

The likely cause of long Covid has been identified as increased activation of the complement system, causing thrombo-inflammation and tissue injury.
Identifying the cause could lead to new treatments and potential biomarkers for diagnosis of long Covid. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Health

Long COVID creates changes in the blood, aiding detection, reports new study

Distinct changes in the blood of people with long COVID suggest a potential strategy for diagnosis and treatment.
Common patterns in long COVID patients were identified compared to healthy patients, including shifts in proteins, blood clots, and tissue injury. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
5 months ago
Health

The cause of long Covid has been identified

The likely cause of long Covid has been identified as increased activation of the complement system, causing thrombo-inflammation and tissue injury.
Identifying the cause could lead to new treatments and potential biomarkers for diagnosis of long Covid. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Health

Long COVID creates changes in the blood, aiding detection, reports new study

Distinct changes in the blood of people with long COVID suggest a potential strategy for diagnosis and treatment.
Common patterns in long COVID patients were identified compared to healthy patients, including shifts in proteins, blood clots, and tissue injury. [ more ]
morediagnosis
#inflammation
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Health

New long COVID study uncovers high inflammation in patients as Senate calls for more research

Long COVID continues to affect millions of people in the US, with ongoing health concerns and symptoms lasting up to 12 months.
A study found evidence of inflammation, blood cell dysregulation, and tissue injury in the blood of patients with long COVID symptoms. [ more ]
www.nature.com
6 months ago
Health

Long COVID Signatures Found in Huge Analysis of Blood Proteins

Researchers have developed a computational model that predicts the likelihood of developing long COVID based on blood protein analysis.
Proteins involved in immune responses, blood clotting, and inflammation may be key biomarkers for diagnosing and monitoring long COVID.
The study included 39 healthy adults and 113 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, 40 of whom had long COVID. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Health

New long COVID study uncovers high inflammation in patients as Senate calls for more research

Long COVID continues to affect millions of people in the US, with ongoing health concerns and symptoms lasting up to 12 months.
A study found evidence of inflammation, blood cell dysregulation, and tissue injury in the blood of patients with long COVID symptoms. [ more ]
www.nature.com
6 months ago
Health

Long COVID Signatures Found in Huge Analysis of Blood Proteins

Researchers have developed a computational model that predicts the likelihood of developing long COVID based on blood protein analysis.
Proteins involved in immune responses, blood clotting, and inflammation may be key biomarkers for diagnosing and monitoring long COVID.
The study included 39 healthy adults and 113 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, 40 of whom had long COVID. [ more ]
moreinflammation
HuffPost
5 months ago
Health

Long COVID Study Suggests Immune System Response At Root Of Symptoms

Scientists have identified a change in blood proteins in patients with long COVID, indicating lingering immune system activation.
This discovery could lead to diagnostic tests and treatments for long COVID, addressing the range of persistent symptoms. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Health

Advocates push for greater investment in long COVID research at Senate hearing

Long COVID remains a mystery to scientists.
Medical experts are calling for more research funding. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
6 months ago
Health

Study identifies potential biomarker to detect long Covid

Long Covid affects one in eight people and is associated with more than 200 symptoms.
A study in Science identified a potential biomarker in blood, changes to blood serum proteins in the complement system, that can detect long Covid. [ more ]
#mitochondria
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Health

A new discovery in the muscles of long COVID patients may explain exercise troubles

Long COVID patients experience post-exertional malaise, a worsening of symptoms after physical activity.
Research shows widespread abnormalities in muscle tissue of long COVID patients, including compromised mitochondria and severe muscle damage. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Health

Long Covid causes changes in body that make exercise debilitating study

Biological changes such as severe muscle damage, mitochondrial problems, and microclots are to blame for the fatigue, pain, and malaise experienced by people with long Covid after exercise.
A study involving 25 long Covid patients and 21 recovered Covid patients found that those with long Covid had lower exercise capacity, a higher proportion of white fibres in their muscles, and impaired functioning of mitochondria. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Health

A new discovery in the muscles of long COVID patients may explain exercise troubles

Long COVID patients experience post-exertional malaise, a worsening of symptoms after physical activity.
Research shows widespread abnormalities in muscle tissue of long COVID patients, including compromised mitochondria and severe muscle damage. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Health

Long Covid causes changes in body that make exercise debilitating study

Biological changes such as severe muscle damage, mitochondrial problems, and microclots are to blame for the fatigue, pain, and malaise experienced by people with long Covid after exercise.
A study involving 25 long Covid patients and 21 recovered Covid patients found that those with long Covid had lower exercise capacity, a higher proportion of white fibres in their muscles, and impaired functioning of mitochondria. [ more ]
moremitochondria
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper dies after long Covid battle, aged 56

Tony Blair pays tribute to Derek Draper, who died after battling long Covid.
Draper was known as a political operative and an important part of the New Labour story. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Long Covid sufferers hail new research saying they should avoid intense exercise

Long Covid can cause severe muscle damage and other problems during intense exercise or physical exertion.
People with long Covid have lower exercise capacity and impaired mitochondrial function compared to those who have fully recovered. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
6 months ago
Public health

Vaccination Dramatically Lowers Long Covid Risk

Receiving multiple doses of the COVID vaccine before an initial infection can dramatically reduce the risk of long-term symptoms.
One study found that people who had three doses of the COVID vaccine were 68.7 percent less likely to develop long COVID compared to the unvaccinated. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Zapping the Vagus Nerve Could Relieve Some Long COVID Symptoms

Vagus nerve stimulation is an experimental therapy being explored as a potential treatment for long COVID.
Early trials have shown reductions in symptoms such as chronic fatigue, headaches, and irregular blood pressure. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Long flu': study finds flu patients at higher risk of longer-term illness

Data suggests that people who have been hospitalized with flu are at an increased risk of longer-term health problems, similar to those with long Covid.
Both flu and Covid infections carry a significant risk of ongoing disability and disease, with more than half of death and disability occurring in the months after infection. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

You've Heard of Long COVID. Long Flu Is a Health Risk, Too

Long COVID can also occur after a severe case of influenza.
People who had COVID-19 were at increased risk of developing more complications compared to influenza survivors. [ more ]
Medscape
7 months ago
Mental health

Geriatricians, Look Out for Patients With Long COVID

Patients in nursing homes may show signs of long COVID that go unnoticed.
Long COVID in nursing home residents needs more attention and evaluation. [ more ]
#long COVID
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Music

Cat Power and Iggy Pop Cover "Working Class Hero" for Marianne Faithfull Tribute Compilation

Cat Power and Iggy Pop cover 'Working Class Hero' for tribute album to Marianne Faithfull
Proceeds from the album will go to support Marianne Faithfull's recovery from long COVID [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
7 months ago
Coronavirus

'What I want are recovery narratives': CBC Radio host Gill Deacon on life with long COVID | CBC News

Gill Deacon, host of CBC Radio's Here & Now, has been on medical leave due to long COVID.
1.4 million Canadians are suffering from long COVID and wondering if they will ever feel normal again. [ more ]
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Music

Cat Power and Iggy Pop Cover "Working Class Hero" for Marianne Faithfull Tribute Compilation

Cat Power and Iggy Pop cover 'Working Class Hero' for tribute album to Marianne Faithfull
Proceeds from the album will go to support Marianne Faithfull's recovery from long COVID [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
7 months ago
Coronavirus

'What I want are recovery narratives': CBC Radio host Gill Deacon on life with long COVID | CBC News

Gill Deacon, host of CBC Radio's Here & Now, has been on medical leave due to long COVID.
1.4 million Canadians are suffering from long COVID and wondering if they will ever feel normal again. [ more ]
morelong COVID
www.scientificamerican.com
7 months ago
Public health

Long COVID Rates Appear to Be Decreasing

Rates of long COVID may be dropping due to increased immunity, milder variants, and improved treatments
Studies suggest that people infected with the Omicron variant are less likely to develop long COVID [ more ]
#Long COVID
www.courant.com
7 months ago
Mental health

Brain fog caused by long Covid is real. These doctors have advice for managing it

Long COVID, including brain fog, is devastating and affects cognitive function such as memory and decision-making.
Brain fog is common in adults in their 30s and 40s and can lead to difficulties in work and daily life. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Getting Vaccinated May Be Your Best Protection from Long COVID

Vaccinated individuals have a lower risk of developing Long COVID compared to unvaccinated individuals.
Each additional dose received before COVID-19 infection provides extra protection against Long COVID. [ more ]
KQED
7 months ago
Coronavirus

New Book Chronicles Life Of Those Living With Long COVID | KQED

Many Americans are experiencing long-term symptoms and effects of COVID-19, known as Long COVID.
Author Mary Ladd released a book called The Long COVID Reader which features essays and poetry from over 40 individuals.
Construction on the Pajaro River levee will begin next summer after breaching and causing flooding earlier this year. [ more ]
time.com
8 months ago
Public health

How to End the Futile Blame Game Over Failed Long COVID Research

The results of clinical research on Long COVID have been disappointing and there is little to show for it.
The biomedical community has been criticized for the lack of progress in prevention and treatment for Long COVID.
There is a need for effective treatments for Long COVID to reduce frustration, suffering, impairment, and disability. [ more ]
www.courant.com
7 months ago
Mental health

Brain fog caused by long Covid is real. These doctors have advice for managing it

Long COVID, including brain fog, is devastating and affects cognitive function such as memory and decision-making.
Brain fog is common in adults in their 30s and 40s and can lead to difficulties in work and daily life. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Getting Vaccinated May Be Your Best Protection from Long COVID

Vaccinated individuals have a lower risk of developing Long COVID compared to unvaccinated individuals.
Each additional dose received before COVID-19 infection provides extra protection against Long COVID. [ more ]
KQED
7 months ago
Coronavirus

New Book Chronicles Life Of Those Living With Long COVID | KQED

Many Americans are experiencing long-term symptoms and effects of COVID-19, known as Long COVID.
Author Mary Ladd released a book called The Long COVID Reader which features essays and poetry from over 40 individuals.
Construction on the Pajaro River levee will begin next summer after breaching and causing flooding earlier this year. [ more ]
time.com
8 months ago
Public health

How to End the Futile Blame Game Over Failed Long COVID Research

The results of clinical research on Long COVID have been disappointing and there is little to show for it.
The biomedical community has been criticized for the lack of progress in prevention and treatment for Long COVID.
There is a need for effective treatments for Long COVID to reduce frustration, suffering, impairment, and disability. [ more ]
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BBC News
7 months ago
Coronavirus

'Long Covid triggered our MCAS, but doctors didn't believe us'

Advocacy groups for people with long Covid and secondary illnesses feel that they are forgotten and poorly treated by doctors.
Some individuals with long Covid and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) have experienced anger and disbelief from doctors.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence defines long Covid as symptoms that persist for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by another diagnosis. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Public health

Can't Think, Can't Remember: More Americans Say They're in a Cognitive Fog

More Americans are reporting serious cognitive problems than ever before, with an increase of one million people during the pandemic.
Younger adults are driving the trend of increased cognitive issues.
Long Covid is believed to be a significant factor in the rise of cognitive problems. [ more ]
BBC News
7 months ago
Coronavirus

'Long Covid triggered our MCAS, but doctors didn't believe us'

Advocacy groups for people with long Covid and secondary illnesses feel that they are forgotten and poorly treated by doctors.
Some individuals with long Covid and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) have experienced anger and disbelief from doctors.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence defines long Covid as symptoms that persist for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by another diagnosis. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Public health

Can't Think, Can't Remember: More Americans Say They're in a Cognitive Fog

More Americans are reporting serious cognitive problems than ever before, with an increase of one million people during the pandemic.
Younger adults are driving the trend of increased cognitive issues.
Long Covid is believed to be a significant factor in the rise of cognitive problems. [ more ]
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New York Post
8 months ago
Public health

NYC launches $4 million COVID vaccine campaign targeting poor neighborhoods

Mayor Eric Adams' health team is launching a $4 million "vaccine equity" campaign to expand vaccine coverage in poorer communities.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of long COVID and its impact on health and wellbeing.
The targeted communities include Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 days ago
Coronavirus

Long COVID rates have declined, especially among the vaccinated, study finds

Rates of long COVID have declined from 10.4% to 3.5% across different vaccination eras. [ more ]
Nature
3 days ago
OMG science

Long COVID lung damage linked to immune system response

Inhibiting the protein IFN-γ associated with chronic inflammation improved lung health in mice with COVID-19. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 week ago
Coronavirus

For the COVID-conscious, Violet Affleck's mask-wearing has made her a hero

Violet Affleck advocated for mandatory masks in hospitals due to experiencing post-viral long-COVID-like condition, emphasizing the severity of long COVID and importance of masks. [ more ]
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