Can Covid Research Help Solve the Mysteries of Other Viruses?

The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots.

#blood-clots, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #influenza, #lungs, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #smell-olfaction, #viruses

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Where Does Covid End, and Long Covid Begin?

“Long Covid” is just the latest example of a pathogen causing surprising persistent effects.

#autoimmune-diseases, #bacteria, #chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #helicobacter-pylori-bacterium

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‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend

They survived serious cases of Covid-19, sometimes spending weeks on a ventilator, but not without complications. Now, a special clinic at an L.A. hospital is helping them get back to their lives.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #king-martin-luther-jr-community-hospital-los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #south-los-angeles-los-angeles-calif, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

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They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In.

A new study illuminates the complex array of neurological issues experienced by people months after their coronavirus infections.

#brain, #chicago-ill, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill

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How My Chronic Illness Shaped the Pandemic for My Kids

With the family under extra isolation, my children yearned for freedom.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #parenting, #quarantines, #tantrums-in-children

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The Cruel Reality of Long Covid-19

Some people who contract the coronavirus experience lingering, debilitating health issues. We look at how the disease could have long-term effects on the brain.

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Some Long Covid-19 Patients Feel Better After Vaccine Doses

It is too soon to tell whether the shots have a broad beneficial effect on patients with continuing issues, but scientists are intrigued and beginning to study the phenomenon.

#autoimmune-diseases, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Long Covid is a Looming Health Crisis

Lingering symptoms from the coronavirus may turn out to be one of the largest mass disabling events in modern history.

#chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disabilities, #disability-insurance, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Many ‘Long Covid’ Patients Had No Symptoms From Their Initial Infection

An analysis of electronic medical records in California found that 32 percent started with asymptomatic infections but reported troubling aftereffects weeks and months later.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #your-feed-science

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Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again

A six-week program developed by the English National Opera and a London hospital offers customized vocal lessons to aid coronavirus recovery.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-national-opera, #national-health-service, #opera, #voice-and-speech

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Long-Haul Covid and the Chronic Illness Debate

What persistent Covid cases might have in common with chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease, and why it matters.

#chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #lyme-disease, #united-states

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My ‘Long Covid’ Nightmare: Still Sick After 6 Months

A Times reporter caught the coronavirus during the New York City outbreak last April. But the acute phase of the illness was just the beginning.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city

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What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

Some patients could be living with the aftereffects for years to come. Recent research into another persistent, mysterious disease might help us understand how to treat them.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #mount-sinai-medical-center

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Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #new-year, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weight

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6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

A large study of patients from a Wuhan, China hospital showed that a half-year later, three-quarters were struggling with problems like fatigue, depression and diminished lung function.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lancet-the-journal, #lungs, #research, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #your-feed-healthcare

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Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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What It Takes to Heal From Covid-19

Survivors can get better, but they need help.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care

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He Was Hospitalized for Covid-19. Then Hospitalized Again. And Again.

Significant numbers of coronavirus patients experience long-term symptoms that send them back to the hospital, taxing an already overburdened health system.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #hospitals, #lungs, #michigan, #united-states, #university-of-michigan, #your-feed-healthcare

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Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

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In Massachusetts, Inmates Will Be Among First to Get Vaccines

As prison outbreaks rise, the state has moved inmates forward in the line to receive inoculations.

#black-people, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elderly, #health-affairs-journal, #massachusetts, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prison-policy-initiative, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Covid Stole My Sense of Smell. The City’s Not the Same.

I never thought I’d miss the fetid odor of garbage and fish wafting through the window of my sixth-floor Chinatown walk-up.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #smell-olfaction

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Covid ‘Long-Haulers’ Need Medical Attention, Experts Urge

In a two-day meeting sponsored by the N.I.H., officials acknowledged an insufficient understanding of the issues and warned of a growing public health problem.

#brain, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #piot-peter, #your-feed-healthcare

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Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus

New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.

#antibodies, #autoimmune-diseases, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #immune-system, #lupus-erythematosus, #research, #rheumatoid-arthritis, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Respecting Children’s Pain

A new study challenges those who care for children to end what researchers say is the common undertreatment of pain in children, starting at birth.

#brain, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #lancet-the-journal, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #parenting

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At 12, She’s a Covid ‘Long Hauler’

Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing more children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.

#children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joints-body-part, #migraine-headaches, #parenting, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims

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