Half of Covid-hospitalized still symptomatic two years on, study finds | Coronavirus

More than half of people hospitalized with Covid-19 still have at least one symptom two years after they were first infected, according to the longest follow-up study of its kind. While physical and mental health generally improve over time, the analysis suggests that coronavirus patients discharged from hospital still tend to experience poorer health and … Read more

How a Gene Mutation Causes Higher Intelligence

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Summary: A rare genetic mutation that causes blindness also appears to be associated with above-average intelligence, a new study reports. Source: University of Leipzig Synapses are the contact points in the brain via which nerve cells ‘talk’ to each other. Disturbances in this communication lead to diseases of the nervous system, since altered synaptic proteins, … Read more

Parasite Infecting Up to 50% of People ‘Really Likes The Retina’, Scientists Say

Parasite Infecting Up to 50% of People 'Really Likes The Retina', Scientists Say

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a drug that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Surprising Exercise Habits To Help Lower Your Cholesterol, Expert Says — Eat This Not That

Surprising Exercise Habits To Help Lower Your Cholesterol, Expert Says — Eat This Not That

Oh, cholesterol. Although this “waxy, fat-like” element in your bloodstream is one of those words that makes people cringe, some of it is actually necessary in order for your body to produce healthy cells. But too much of anything is never good, and elevated cholesterol levels can put you at greater risk of developing cardiovascular … Read more

Short-term use of ibuprofen may increase chance of chronic pain, study suggests | Health

Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, new research suggests. The findings from the small study indicate that it could be time to reconsider how pain is treated. Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation – the body’s natural reaction to injury … Read more

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

Eating Blueberries Regularly May Reduce Risk of Dementia

Eating Blueberries Regularly May Reduce Risk of Dementia

Blueberries have a high level of an antioxidant called anthocyanins that defend the plants from threats and can provide benefits to humans including improved metabolic function. University of Cincinnati studies effects of blueberry supplementation in at-risk, middle-aged population. The old adage says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but new research from … Read more