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Long Covid

Long COVID in children poorly understood by doctors

Long COVID in children poorly understood by doctors

By University of Bristol


The clinical definition of long COVID in children is at present very limited and poorly understood by doctors, according to a new report published tod...


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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

4 Mistakes You're Making That Could Increase Your Risk of IBS

4 Mistakes You're Making That Could Increase Your Risk of IBS

By Karla Walsh


1. You eat too many ultra-processed foods. 2. You smoke. 3. You are chronically stressed, tense or anxious. 4. You aren't super cautious about food...


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Fibromyalgia

Understanding fibromyalgia

Understanding fibromyalgia

By Lydia Atieno


Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition affecting the bones and muscles, and a long-term condition that causes pain and tenderness all over t...


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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Blood pressure variability linked to dementia risk

Blood pressure variability linked to dementia risk

By Matt Woodley


Blood pressure variability (BPV) in older adults, particularly men, is associated with an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline....


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Parkinsons

Comedian and game show host Tom O’Connor dies aged 81 after long battle with Parkinson’s Disease

Comedian and game show host Tom O’Connor dies aged 81 after long battle with Parkinson’s Disease

By Lucas Noah


Beloved Liverpool comedian, gameshow host and actor Tom O’Connor has died in hospital aged 81 following a 14-year battle with Parkinson’s disease,...


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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Watch Out For These Warning Signs And Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Watch Out For These Warning Signs And Symptoms

By Dr. Jagan Mohan Reddy


Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an intestinal disorder that may lead to a few common symptoms include constipation, bloating, abdominal cramps, and diarrh...


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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia May Have Links to the Immune System, Not the Brain: Study

Fibromyalgia May Have Links to the Immune System, Not the Brain: Study

By Aditi Murti


“The implications of this study are profound. Establishing that fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder will transform how we view the condition and ...


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Parkinsons

Studies show that voice assistance may improve speech in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Studies show that voice assistance may improve speech in patients with Parkinson’s disease

By Aimee Chanthadavong


Initial research has found that voice-assisted technology encourages positive speaking behaviours in Parkinson's patients who use it....


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Epilepsy

Epilepsy kids hit by cannabis red tape as Scots MP calls for quicker action

Epilepsy kids hit by cannabis red tape as Scots MP calls for quicker action

By Mark McGivern


Greenock MP Ronnie Cowan believes the moral case for drugs like Bedrocan being made available in the UK on prescription has been accepted in principle...


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Long Covid Kids Wellbeing

Dr. Fauci says children 'more likely' to get COVID Delta variant

Dr. Fauci says children 'more likely' to get COVID Delta variant

By Stacey Baca


Children are "more likely to get infected" with the Delta variant when compared to the Alpha variant because it's more transmissible, accord...


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Heart Disease

Scientists discover possible explanation for mysterious broken heart syndrome

Scientists discover possible explanation for mysterious broken heart syndrome

By Nigel Barlow


Takotsubo syndrome is a sudden and potentially catastrophic heart problem but our knowledge about what causes it remains limited. As such, it is vital...


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Long Covid Kids Wellbeing

10 fun breathing exercises for kids to avoid Happy Hypoxia

10 fun breathing exercises for kids to avoid Happy Hypoxia

By Palak Dengla


Happy Hypoxia has been found to occur often during this pandemic. It is commonly found in kids as their immunity is high and they are relatively playf...


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Long Covid Kids Wellbeing

Long Covid and children - What to do if you're worried as a parent

Long Covid and children - What to do if you're worried as a parent

By Herald


The long-lasting symptoms of covid are only just being recognised in children. You don't have to feel alone, there is support for you and lessons we h...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID19 What's going on around the world?

COVID19 What's going on around the world?

By Poppie Platt and Gareth Davies,


Bitesize chunks of Covid19 news from around the world...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Covid cases 'rising exponentially' and doubling every 11 days as it spreads among children

Covid cases 'rising exponentially' and doubling every 11 days as it spreads among children

By Sonia Sharma and Neil Shaw


The bulk of infections is being driven by children aged between five and 12, as well as younger adults aged between 18 and 24. ...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Children aged 12-17 unlikely to be offered vaccine in UK

Children aged 12-17 unlikely to be offered vaccine in UK

By Philippa Roxby and Nick Triggle


"The virus is spreading in schools because it's got nowhere else to hide at the moment," Prof Semple said, adding that improved ventilation ...


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Long Covid

A Fifth Of Asymptomatic Patients Get Long COVID

A Fifth Of Asymptomatic Patients Get Long COVID

By TAP


Most long COVID conditions were associated more with females than males – but some, such as cardiac inflammation, were more common in males...


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Diabetes

Diabetes type 2 symptoms Signs on your toenails that are a sign of high blood sugar

Diabetes type 2 symptoms Signs on your toenails that are a sign of high blood sugar

By CHANEL GEORGINA


DIABETES can turn your toenails yellow and brittle. Do you have the classic trademarks of a fungal infection - known as onychomycosis? This condition ...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Children may need Covid vaccine jab to save their education warns Chris Whitty

Children may need Covid vaccine jab to save their education warns Chris Whitty

By Jon Macpherson and Daniel Smith


England's Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said JCVI officials are looking into whether youngsters could be given the vaccine before retur...


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Long Covid

Long Covid must be taken seriously Health Minister says as she announces new funding

Long Covid must be taken seriously Health Minister says as she announces new funding

By itv


Primary care is at the forefront of long Covid care and this announcement will provide confidence that we will have the infrastructure, shared knowle...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Health boss issues warning over Delta Covid variant rise

Health boss issues warning over Delta Covid variant rise

By Mark Smith


The data shows a particular rise in younger adults and children caused by a variant first identified in India, prompts calls to get vaccinated and tak...


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Long Covid

Long haul Covid, the brain and digital therapies

Long haul Covid, the brain and digital therapies

By LEILA HAWKINS


Neuroplasticity expert Ashok Gupta tells us about the symptoms of long Covid, how it affects the brain, and digital therapies...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Irish Hospital stats drop to lowest in eight months as HSE hail 'remarkable' decline

Irish Hospital stats drop to lowest in eight months as HSE hail 'remarkable' decline

By David Kent


CEO of the HSE Paul Reid published the figures on his Twitter on Thursday night and said the number of Covid-19 hospital inpatients ”continues an am...


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Long Covid Kids Wellbeing

Children also face long-term consequences of Covid: Dutch hospital

Children also face long-term consequences of Covid: Dutch hospital

By NL Times


About 130 of these kids developed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) between two and six weeks after Covid-19. For half of them, MI...


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Heart Disease

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART? It could save your life!

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART? It could save your life!

By Trudie Lobban MBE


Most arrhythmias can be treated successfully if detected, diagnosed and treated however most go un-detected....


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Heart Failure

Injectable microspheres to repair failing hearts after a heart attack

Injectable microspheres to repair failing hearts after a heart attack

By Lisa Jones British Heart Foundation (BHF)


Researchers have developed biodegradable microspheres that can be used to deliver heart cells generated from stem cells to repair damaged hearts after...


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Heart Disease

Pharmacy offers free heart health check-ups to customers

Pharmacy offers free heart health check-ups to customers

By Jack Tooth


Customers can visit the branch to receive a cardiovascular risk assessment as well as a heart age score...


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General

Over 3 million medicines and devices seized in UK as part of global crackdown

Over 3 million medicines and devices seized in UK as part of global crackdown

By GOV.UK


Operation Pangea - Officers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have seized millions of illegally traded medicines and...


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Heart Disease

Calls for routine stethoscope tests in the over-65s in the UK to spot heart valve disease

Calls for routine stethoscope tests in the over-65s in the UK to spot heart valve disease

By Barchester


A charity is calling for simple stethoscope tests to be routinely carried out on the over-65s in order to identify a common condition that is often ov...


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Long Covid

Long Covid symptoms lasting over one year reported by 376,000 in UK

Long Covid symptoms lasting over one year reported by 376,000 in UK

By John Brazier


Over 1 million people in total have self-reported symptoms of Long Covid in most recent statistics...


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Long Covid Kids Wellbeing

'The doctor told me there's no such thing': The children living with Long Covid every day

'The doctor told me there's no such thing': The children living with Long Covid every day

By ITV


But instead of being treated with sympathy and understanding by the doctors she met that day, the 16-year-old was told “there’s no such thing as l...


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General

How to approach separation anxiety in babies

How to approach separation anxiety in babies

By Medical News Today


Separation anxiety in babies and toddlers is common, and a normal stage in childhood development. Children with separation anxiety may cry and become ...


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General

Could your smart watch alert you to risk of sudden death?

Could your smart watch alert you to risk of sudden death?

By Laura Piercy British Heart Foundation


Researchers have developed an algorithm that could ultimately enable smart watches to alert wearers to potentially deadly changes in their heart rhyth...


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Heart Failure

Poor kidney function contributes to heart disease [Study]

Poor kidney function contributes to heart disease [Study]

By Rumaisa Khusru


Researchers have discovered how chronic renal illness causes cardiac inflammation via white blood cells....


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Long Covid

1st Steamboat COVID-19 patient striving to regain full health

1st Steamboat COVID-19 patient striving to regain full health

By Suzie Romig


Dr. Mike Sumner is a “long-hauler,” suffering from COVID-19-related respiratory and cardiac symptoms for more than a year....


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

School Covid outbreaks near six-month high as Indian variant spreads

School Covid outbreaks near six-month high as Indian variant spreads

By Tom Belger schoolsweek.co.uk


Covid outbreaks in schools have reached their highest level since December as the Indian variant continues to spread, official figures show....


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General

UK approves Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

UK approves Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

By Reuters


Children aged 12-15 are already receiving the Pfizer shot in the United States, while France and Germany are planning to start offering it to that age...


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Heart Disease

Heart disease: everything you need to know

Heart disease: everything you need to know

By Cahoot Care


According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK. ...


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General

Clever covid vaccine trick to stop your arm aching after jag

Clever covid vaccine trick to stop your arm aching after jag

By Sophie Law


One trick going viral on social media can help prevent you getting a sore arm after being vaccinated - and experts say it works....


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Heart Failure

Switching off a heart protein could help people who have had a heart attack

Switching off a heart protein could help people who have had a heart attack

By Paul Brackley


A discovery that could improve the recovery of people with heart failure has been made by University of Cambridge researchers. They found that swit...


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Long Covid

This Surprising Side Effect Shows Up Months After COVID

This Surprising Side Effect Shows Up Months After COVID

By Alek Korab


The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later she tested nega...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Peru now has highest Covid death rate in the world

Peru now has highest Covid death rate in the world

By TT


Based on population, Peru's per capita rate now more than doubles that of Brazil, the country with the highest death toll. More than 180,000 people in...


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General

Boris Johnson urged to take action to tackle Britain's growing obesity emergency

Boris Johnson urged to take action to tackle Britain's growing obesity emergency

By GILES SHELDRICK


The National Obesity Forum says 10 steps will win a decades-long battle against the bulge and make the nation fitter and healthier. And the charity th...


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Long Covid

350,000 Germans suffer from " long COVID" : minister

350,000 Germans suffer from " long COVID" : minister

By MENAFN


Around 350,000 people in Germany are understood to suffer from long-term symptoms of a COVID-19 infection, Minister of Education and Research Anja Kar...


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General

Self-Care Tips for Managing Mental Health

Self-Care Tips for Managing Mental Health

By Marie Miguel


It is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Physical and mental health are intertwined so taking care of both is crucial to...


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General

Matt Hancock press conference: Health Secretary forced to address UK after Cummings attack

Matt Hancock press conference: Health Secretary forced to address UK after Cummings attack

By DAN FALVEY


MATT HANCOCK will address the nation from Downing Street tonight after a series of vicious attacks from Dominic Cummings....


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Long Covid

New imaging tech finds hidden lung damage in long COVID patients

New imaging tech finds hidden lung damage in long COVID patients

By Rich Haridy


The new scan involves a patient inhaling xenon gas, allowing clinicians to see structure and regional ventilation in the lungs...


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Long Covid

ARE EMPLOYERS READY TO DEAL WITH LONG COVID?

ARE EMPLOYERS READY TO DEAL WITH LONG COVID?

By Makbool Javaid


The latest ACAS guidance on dealing with long COVID outlines general points to assist employers and workers in navigating the effects of long COVID. T...


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Pericarditis

Dept. of Health says no evidence rare heart problem caused by vaccine

Dept. of Health says no evidence rare heart problem caused by vaccine

By NICOLE JENNINGS


The Washington State Department of Health has brought the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in to look into more than a dozen cases of a rare...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Thousands to get Covid tested after Melbourne stadium alert

Thousands to get Covid tested after Melbourne stadium alert

By AFP


Thousands of Australian Rules football fans were told to self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19 after an infected spectator attended a match in Melb...


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General

As Olympics Barrel Ahead, Chorus of Critics Add Powerful Voices

As Olympics Barrel Ahead, Chorus of Critics Add Powerful Voices

By Andrew Keh


Public health specialists suggest the Games’ safety plans put athletes and others at risk, and the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, an Olympic partner, call...


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Heart Disease

Fat Around Your Heart Is Especially Deadly

Fat Around Your Heart Is Especially Deadly

By MedicineNet


They looked at nearly 7,000 45- to 84-year-olds across the United States who had no evidence of heart disease on initial CT scans. Over more than 17 y...


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Long Covid

Hundreds treated for long Covid in Suffolk and North Essex

Hundreds treated for long Covid in Suffolk and North Essex

By Arlen James


People with coronavirus symptoms for longer than 12 weeks are encouraged to seek support...


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Long Covid

Covid Long-Haulers Baffle Doctors With Symptoms Going On and On

Covid Long-Haulers Baffle Doctors With Symptoms Going On and On

By Robert Langreth


One patient suffering blowtorch-like pain takes 10 drugs No consensus has emerged on long-haul diagnosis, therapies...


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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

I Hope You are Be Proud of Me Max

I Hope You are Be Proud of Me Max

By SARA SANTORA


In 2015, my baby brother passed away at age 10 from a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Six years later, I’ve just submitted my Ma...


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Long Covid

What to Know About Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19

What to Know About Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19

By Colleen Doherty, MD


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person's immune system misguidedly attacks the protective covering of nerve cells ...


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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

The Pandemic May Have Helped Some People With IBS

The Pandemic May Have Helped Some People With IBS

By Health News


Some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) saw improvements in their symptoms during lockdown. While the exact cause of IBS is unknown, stress a...


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Long Covid Kids Wellbeing

Lots of Children Suffer from Long COVID – Interview with Chief Physician Péter Krivácsy

Lots of Children Suffer from Long COVID – Interview with Chief Physician Péter Krivácsy

By Balázs Frei


Semmelweis University’s First Department of Paediatrics opened a new outpatient clinic for treating children suffering from long COVID at the end of...


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Mental Illness

Survey reveals extent of Covid's mental health impact

Survey reveals extent of Covid's mental health impact

By Dominic Robertson


People feel their mental health has worsened during the pandemic according to a survey, although they are now less worried about catching Covid....


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Heart Disease

How to Relieve Chest Tightness

How to Relieve Chest Tightness

By Lindsay Curtis


Feeling tightness in your chest can be an unsettling experience, particularly when it comes on unexpectedly. Experiencing tightness in the chest can b...


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Heart Disease

More Reasons To Control Blood Pressure During The Covid-19 Pandemic

More Reasons To Control Blood Pressure During The Covid-19 Pandemic

By Dr Nor Afiqah Nordin Et Al


Hypertensive patients must follow SOPs and make every effort to protect oneself from contracting Covid-19....


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Heart Failure

Everything to know about right sided heart failure

Everything to know about right sided heart failure

By Amy Carmosino


If a person has right sided heart failure, it means the right side of their heart is not pumping blood to the lungs as effectively. The condition can ...


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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Ohio State researchers name 19 genes associated with heart muscle disease

Ohio State researchers name 19 genes associated with heart muscle disease

By Wexner Medical Centre


Researchers at The Ohio State University, led an international group of experts that worked together to classify 19 genes associated with dilated card...


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Long Covid

Long COVID Symptoms: Young People At High Risk of Experiencing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Long COVID Symptoms: Young People At High Risk of Experiencing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Anjali Thakur


Young adults who survived Covid-19, even with mild infections, are at increased risk of a serious post-Covid or "long haul" problem -chronic...


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General

Health board given £20m to help cut patient lists

Health board given £20m to help cut patient lists

By Jez Hemming


Welsh Government has handed Betsi Cadwaladr health board £20m to help cut patient lists, with more than 40,000 people waiting in excess of a year for...


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Pericarditis

Heart problems after COVID-19: 7 warning signs to watch out for

Heart problems after COVID-19: 7 warning signs to watch out for

By YASEMIN NICOLA SAKAY


Is chest pain after COVID-19 serious? How long should you expect symptoms to linger? When should you start worrying? A cardiologist explains...


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General

Britons call for more face-to-face GP appointments following string of misdiagnoses

Britons call for more face-to-face GP appointments following string of misdiagnoses

By HANNA GEISSLER


“If I can go to the pub and sit down and have a drink with people and if I can go to the dentist, why can’t I go and see my doctor?...


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Mental Illness

Pandemic seeing drastic hit to female professionals’ mental health and work-life balance

Pandemic seeing drastic hit to female professionals’ mental health and work-life balance

By Naomi Ackerman


Nearly a third of British high-fliers surveyed said they live with a partner who does not want to share the load with any household management...


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General

Nurse and former WRES director joins board of global health organisation

Nurse and former WRES director joins board of global health organisation

By GEMMA MITCHELL


Influential nurse leader and race equality champion Yvonne Coghill has been appointed to the board of a global organisation that seeks to improve heal...


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Long Covid

Long COVID-19 Pandemic: pain after the bite

Long COVID-19 Pandemic: pain after the bite

By Dr (Lt Gen) CS Narayanan


One cause of concern is long covid which afflicts a substantial proportion of the population which survives the acute infection....


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General

Eating ultra-processed food for a month aged my body by 10 years

Eating ultra-processed food for a month aged my body by 10 years

By Joe Shute


Dr Chris Van Tulleken changed his diet for a month for a new BBC programme, and was shocked by the toll on his mind and body...


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Long Covid

Half of Long Covid patients felt better after getting jabbed, study finds

Half of Long Covid patients felt better after getting jabbed, study finds

By Terri-Ann Williams


OVER 50 per cent of people who have Long Covid feel better after having their coronavirus vaccination, a study has revealed....


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General

Indian variant ‘appears to affect children more’

Indian variant ‘appears to affect children more’

By KATRINA TURRILL


THE COVID variant first detected in India affects children more, according to Singapore's health minister. As schools in Singapore prepare to shut, sh...


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Heart Disease

Cardiologist leads commission to help reduce burden of women's heart disease

Cardiologist leads commission to help reduce burden of women's heart disease

By HealthWorld


The Lancet Women and Cardiovascular Disease Commission developed specific, worldwide recommendations for heart disease prevention and treatment based ...


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Long Covid

Long Covid: swallowing and voice problems

Long Covid: swallowing and voice problems

By Gemma Clunie


As well as medical treatment of chest infections, patients with red flag symptoms should be referred as a priority based on symptom profile, for examp...


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Long Covid

Is vaccinating children the next step to combat Covid-19?

Is vaccinating children the next step to combat Covid-19?

By Sheila Wayman


Canada became the first country in the world at the start of May to approve the Pfizer vaccine for 12 years and up and was followed by the United Stat...


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Pericarditis

What Causes Chest Pain?

What Causes Chest Pain?

By Anastasia Climan


Get emergency assistance immediately if you feel chest pain (even if you suspect indigestion or believe you are too young to experience a heart attack...


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Heart Failure

Depression and anxiety more common in heart failure than cancer patients

Depression and anxiety more common in heart failure than cancer patients

By Sophia Antipolis; European Society of Cardiology


The researchers compared the combined incidence of depression and anxiety during the five years after a diagnosis of heart failure or cancer....


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General

Swansea University launches new mental health research hub

Swansea University launches new mental health research hub

By Rhys Gregory


Swansea University is playing a leading role in a new UK-wide consortium to bring together vital mental health data. ...


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Long Covid

Long COVID in children: The perspectives of parents and children need to be heard

Long COVID in children: The perspectives of parents and children need to be heard

By Frances Simpson, Carolyn Chew-Graham and Amali Lokugamage


Parents have been struggling to obtain help and support, watching their children with persistent symptoms following acute infection with COVID-19. Ear...


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Heart Disease

Health News | Obese Girls at Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Adulthood: Study

Health News | Obese Girls at Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Adulthood: Study

By Agency News


A new study has found that girls are more likely than boys to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity, such as high blood pressure and e...


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Heart Disease

Newcastle University receives major funding boost for long Covid research

Newcastle University receives major funding boost for long Covid research

By IYAC


A project investigating the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart has been awarded a grant by a national charity...


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General

Bowel cancer symptoms: The consistency of your poo ‘is one of the most common signs’

Bowel cancer symptoms: The consistency of your poo ‘is one of the most common signs’

By CHANEL GEORGINA


BOWEL cancer has a "clear link" with drinking alcohol, said experts at DrinkAware. Recognising the symptoms early enough can lead to a full ...


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Mental Illness

NHS resources may not be enough to tackle rocketing mental health crisis, warns expert

NHS resources may not be enough to tackle rocketing mental health crisis, warns expert

By GILES SHELDRICK


“We have seen a huge demand for services. The NHS is doing the best we can with the resources available, but it may still not be enough as time goes...


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Heart Disease

Ladies, be aware of heart disease

Ladies, be aware of heart disease

By AGENCY


While chest pain, pressure or discomfort is a typical symptom of a heart attack, women also need to watch out for nausea, vomiting and shortness of br...


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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

When your heart's too thick to work well

When your heart's too thick to work well

By AGENCY


Some people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy might not even be aware they have the condition as they don’t experience any significant health problem...


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General

Calls to thank NHS staff amid growing concerns over looming mental health crisis

Calls to thank NHS staff amid growing concerns over looming mental health crisis

By GILES SHELDRICK


BRITAIN will give thanks to its NHS heroes by coming together over a cup of tea. Our health service turns 73 on July 5 and raising a mug is seen as an...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

‘We are worried about the Indian variant,’ says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

‘We are worried about the Indian variant,’ says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

By Nicholas Cecil


Scientists say that in England, in the two weeks to May 1, the proportion of Indian variant cases went from one per cent to 11 per cent of Covid-19 in...


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Heart Failure

Raising awareness of a silent killer

Raising awareness of a silent killer

By Dr Zak Uddin


There may be benefit from antihypertensive treatments, even at what we currently consider normal blood pressure levels...


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Long Covid

Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19

Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19

By Mayo Clinic


Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. The Centre for Disease Control and Pre...


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Long Covid

The lengthy road ahead of us with long Covid

The lengthy road ahead of us with long Covid

By Abigail Klein Leichman


‘We can compare it to an earthquake. The tremor lasts a few seconds or minutes but when it’s done there is a lot of damage and suffering ahead.’...


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General

Ulcerative colitis and mental health: What’s the link?

Ulcerative colitis and mental health: What’s the link?

By Jenna Fletcher


The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can affect mental and physical health, causing distress....


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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Boise teenager with genetic heart condition undergoes heart transplant in California

Boise teenager with genetic heart condition undergoes heart transplant in California

By Maggie OMara


16-year-old Jacob Serre is at Stanford Medical Centre after undergoing a heart transplant in April. His mom is always by his side documenting his jour...


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Long Covid

Covid-19 could cause long-lasting damage to heart: Doctors

Covid-19 could cause long-lasting damage to heart: Doctors

By IANS


People with heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other co-morbidities fall into the high-risk category as they get sick from Covid. The ...


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General

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You're Tired All The Time, You're Not Alone

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You're Tired All The Time, You're Not Alone

By NPR


Feelings of exhaustion, irritability and mental fogginess are our bodies' normal response to an abnormal year of pandemic life....


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Heart Failure

Breathing problems are second most common symptom of heart attacks

Breathing problems are second most common symptom of heart attacks

By European Society of Cardiology


While breathing difficulties, extreme exhaustion, impaired consciousness, and abdominal pain were the most common heart attack symptoms after chest pa...


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Long Covid

Some COVID-19 long-haulers are developing a 'devastating' syndrome

Some COVID-19 long-haulers are developing a 'devastating' syndrome

By Jackie Dunham


“I felt like there was all these thoughts in my head, but I couldn't grab onto them. It was really weird. It's a terrible feeling,” she said....


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Long Covid

‘It’s terrifying’: parents’ struggle to get help for children with long Covid

‘It’s terrifying’: parents’ struggle to get help for children with long Covid

By Amelia Hill


Parents told they are overanxious: A growing numbers of parents say they are being regarded with suspicion by medical professionals over their child's...


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General

Cheshire man creates Instagram page to share mental health experiences

Cheshire man creates Instagram page to share mental health experiences

By Danielle Kate Wroe


Dan hopes The Strength In Stories Instagram will help people when they need reassurance they are not alone....


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Long COVID: A public health expert's campaign to understand the disease

Long COVID: A public health expert's campaign to understand the disease

By Nisreen Alwan


On March 20 2020, while the UK was anticipating its first national lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic, I started feeling unwell with what fe...


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Radiological images confirm 'COVID-19 can cause the body to attack itself'

Radiological images confirm 'COVID-19 can cause the body to attack itself'

By NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY


"I think it's important to differentiate between what the virus causes directly and what it triggers the body to do," Deshmukh said. "I...


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Long Covid

COVID-19 surge to blame for rising MIS-C cases in children

COVID-19 surge to blame for rising MIS-C cases in children

By Dr. Raehannah Jamshidi


More coronavirus cases in children means more MIS-C cases, experts fear....


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Long Covid

Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe

Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe

By Pam Belluck


The condition, which usually emerges several weeks after infection, is still rare, but can be dangerous. “A higher percentage of them are really cri...


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Long Covid

Over 200 kids diagnosed with long-term COVID symptoms in Sweden

Over 200 kids diagnosed with long-term COVID symptoms in Sweden

By Edex Live


Having noticed that long-term Covid-19 symptoms are a widespread problem, the Swedish government has decided that there is a need for further research...


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‘Fatigue And Brain Fog’ – Everything We Know About ‘Long COVID’

‘Fatigue And Brain Fog’ – Everything We Know About ‘Long COVID’

By Seth Rotherham


The most common symptom is “brain fog”, which they believe could be caused by “ongoing inflammation” in the brain following a COVID-19 infecti...


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Gastrointestinal symptoms in COVID-19: What we know so far and why it is important

Gastrointestinal symptoms in COVID-19: What we know so far and why it is important

By Jennifer Huizen Medical News Today


In this Special Feature, we round up the existing evidence on the gastrointestinal symptoms in COVID-19....


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Long Covid

Parents of children suffering from 'long Covid' demand kids get jabs soon

Parents of children suffering from 'long Covid' demand kids get jabs soon

By Jonathan Coles


Youngsters across Britain are thought to be suffering with symptoms of the virus months after being infected, putting them at risk of serious health p...


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Tests de salive Covid-19 à expérimenter dans les écoles françaises

Tests de salive Covid-19 à expérimenter dans les écoles françaises

By Connexion France


L'objectif est de réaliser 200 000 à 300 000 par semaine dans les écoles du pays d'ici la fin des vacances d'hiver...


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Long Covid: The illness wreaking havoc behind the pandemic

Long Covid: The illness wreaking havoc behind the pandemic

By Kaye Nicolson


There is no clear treatment or cure for those who haven't fully recovered from coronavirus....


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Covid symptoms: What is anosmia?

Covid symptoms: What is anosmia?

By AbScent


COVID symptoms include a high temperature and a new, continuous cough, but symptoms can also include anosmia. So what is anosmia?...


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What One 'Extremely Unusual' COVID-19 Case Tells Us About New Variants

What One 'Extremely Unusual' COVID-19 Case Tells Us About New Variants

By Tonya Mosley and Allison Hagan


We saw evidence that the one strain that he was initially infected with was evolving over time...


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Vanderbilt reports uptick in children suffering from condition linked to COVID-19

Vanderbilt reports uptick in children suffering from condition linked to COVID-19

By MIKE OSBORNE


Vanderbilt says it has treated 30 children with multi-system inflammatory syndrome. Ten of those cases have occurred in the last month....


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Early trials of vaccine shows promising results in 12 -15 year olds

Early trials of vaccine shows promising results in 12 -15 year olds

By Dr. Itay Gal


U.S. pharma giant says participants aged 12–15 developed similar levels of virus antibodies to adults, paving the way to future FDA approval younger...


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New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections

New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections

By AP


Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second inf...


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Long Covid

Employers urged to plan for long COVID

Employers urged to plan for long COVID

By Sarah Sarsby


Psychological and physical repercussions- Many patients are reporting psychological or cognitive concerns following infection, sometimes long after th...


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Are COVID-19 patient's lungs worse than smokers?

Are COVID-19 patient's lungs worse than smokers?

By Shannon Handy


We are a year into the coronavirus pandemic and researchers are still learning more about the long-term effects of the virus. One of the effects is o...


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Long Covid

Long Covid kids left in crippling long-term pain

Long Covid kids left in crippling long-term pain

By Jon Lockett


TENS of thousands of kids struck down with Covid-19 are still suffering shocking health problems months after first being infected. Figures from th...


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Long Covid

Far more women seem to be reporting ‘long-haul’ covid symptoms

Far more women seem to be reporting ‘long-haul’ covid symptoms

By Soo Youn


“I literally thought that was the moment I was going to die,” said Kim Murphey, 41, adding that she gathered her family to express that she wanted...


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If you’ve had Covid-19, here’s what you should know about vaccines, variants and more

If you’ve had Covid-19, here’s what you should know about vaccines, variants and more

By CNN


“We are continuing to learn a year into the pandemic,” Dr. Becky Smith, medical director of infection prevention and control and an infectious dis...


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Long Covid

The Hidden Plight of Long COVID Children

The Hidden Plight of Long COVID Children

By Mike Buckley


Mike Buckley reports on the emerging evidence of the impact of the Coronavirus on young people and calls for the Government to prioritise their risk...


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What do we know about coronavirus immunity?

What do we know about coronavirus immunity?

By PA News


The British Society for Immunology (BSI) says understanding immunity to Covid-19, induced both by natural infection and through vaccination, is key to...


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Long COVID's impact on children

Long COVID's impact on children

By TOI


In recent times, the novel coronavirus has become a source of major concern. The long lasting impact of COVID-19 on recovered patients has taken an ev...


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Why people might be worried about taking the COVID-19 vaccine—and why they don’t need to be

Why people might be worried about taking the COVID-19 vaccine—and why they don’t need to be

By ADELE PETERS


There are some common concerns about the new vaccines that are driving a reluctance to take them. Here’s how you can ease people’s minds....


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General

Warning issued about dangerous 'fat burner' pill

Warning issued about dangerous 'fat burner' pill

By CAITLÍN GRIFFIN


There have been a number of fatalities from people who have consumed the pills described by the FSAI as not fit for consumption....


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Evidence that Long COVID-19 impacts children

Evidence that Long COVID-19 impacts children

By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD


"The evidence that COVID-19 can have a long-term impact on children as well, including those with asymptomatic/paucisymptomatic COVID-19, highlig...


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Long Covid

Time to team up and tackle Long COVID, says WHO expert

Time to team up and tackle Long COVID, says WHO expert

By Medical Xpress


It is time to start solving the mystery of Long COVID, an aspect of the pandemic blighting millions of lives, the World Health Organization's leader o...


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Covid long haulers fighting to be heard

Covid long haulers fighting to be heard

By Matthew Theunissen


As the world grapples with its worst health crisis in a century, a secondary pandemic is starting to take hold in NZ, one which could be with us for m...


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Health officials: UK variant running wild, hitting children at a worrying rate

Health officials: UK variant running wild, hitting children at a worrying rate

By STUART WINER: Times of Israel


Virus czar says strain now behind half of cases, may cause serious illness 30% more often; public health head: 40% of cases are in kids; Israel must k...


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Reasons ADHD goes unrecognized in some girls

Reasons ADHD goes unrecognized in some girls

By BrandPoint


Between not being included in ADHD research and the societal gender norms of female behavior, it has been a challenge to pinpoint this disorder in gir...


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Scientists liken long Covid symptoms to those of Ebola survivors

Scientists liken long Covid symptoms to those of Ebola survivors

By Linda Geddes


Experts also studying similarities with lasting effects of Chikungunya virus in hope of finding new treatments...


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Debunking the Covid deniers who enter hospitals

Debunking the Covid deniers who enter hospitals

By Christopher Giles


A man making false and misleading statements about Covid-19 tried to remove a sick coronavirus patient from East Surrey Hospital, and is wanted by pol...


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Long Covid

Scots schoolgirl suffering severe 'long covid' too ill for school as she falls asleep at desk

Scots schoolgirl suffering severe 'long covid' too ill for school as she falls asleep at desk

By Sarah Ward and Caroline WilsonKirsty Feerick


A formerly healthy little girl who is suffering from severe 'long covid ' has been too ill for school since October. Anna Hendy became infected wit...


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World WHO revises guidelines on how to tackle Covid-19 infection severity

World WHO revises guidelines on how to tackle Covid-19 infection severity

By Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai


People who have recovered from Covid-19 continue to have longer-term issues like extreme fatigue, persistent cough, and exercise intolerance....


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Long Covid

‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

By Natasha Hinde


His case might seem unique, but it is thought Thomas is one of hundreds of children in the UK who are still not back to full health after having Covid...


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WHO issues clinical advice for treatment of long Covid

WHO issues clinical advice for treatment of long Covid

By RTE/ Reuters


WHO also said today that it was advising the use of a pulse symmetry to measure oxygen levels of Covid patients at home to see if they are deteriorati...


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Use the PeopleWith app to track your symptoms for this ongoing research project

Use the PeopleWith app to track your symptoms for this ongoing research project

By AbScent


Understanding the patient experience is an important piece of the puzzle for researchers and clinicians investigating smell disorders. These days r...


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Long Covid

A complete guide to long COVID symptoms, as per NHS reports

A complete guide to long COVID symptoms, as per NHS reports

By TOI


75% of the people who were hospitalized for COVID-19 still had at least one symptom 6 months after recovering....


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General

Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough

Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough

By University of Edinburgh


The research found that the damage to nerve cells caused by MND could be repaired by improving the energy levels in mitochondria - the power supply to...


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Menopause

29 women on the unexpected symptoms of perimenopause.

29 women on the unexpected symptoms of perimenopause.

By Erin Docherty


This lack of conversation leaves so many women confused and uneasy not knowing what the hell is going on with their bodies. So, we decided to talk ab...


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Has your mental health been affected by lockdown?

Has your mental health been affected by lockdown?

By Andy Wells


Following nearly 10 months of restrictions and still no end date for the third national lockdown, the mental health of the nation has taken a hit....


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Long Covid

Likelihood Of Severe And ‘Long’ COVID May Be Established Very Early On Following Infection

Likelihood Of Severe And ‘Long’ COVID May Be Established Very Early On Following Infection

By University of Cambridge


Individuals who have asymptomatic or mild disease show a robust immune response early on during infection. Patients requiring admission to hospital h...


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Long Covid

Covid-19 long-haulers want you to know that they’re still not okay

Covid-19 long-haulers want you to know that they’re still not okay

By Matt Reynolds


Some long-haulers are closing in on their tenth month of symptoms. With no end in sight, many are worried about life after the pandemic...


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Almost a third of Covid patients discharged from hospital are re-admitted in five months

Almost a third of Covid patients discharged from hospital are re-admitted in five months

By Cathy Owen


One in eight Covid patients who are discharged from hospital die within 140 days - with patients suffering heart problems, diabetes, liver and kidney ...


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Eight long-lasting coronavirus symptoms which may mean you're immune for 5 months

Eight long-lasting coronavirus symptoms which may mean you're immune for 5 months

By James Rodger


The first report from Public Health England's Siren study found that antibodies from past infection provide 83% protection against reinfection for at ...


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What are the 'uncommon' symptoms of coronavirus? Expert explains full list

What are the 'uncommon' symptoms of coronavirus? Expert explains full list

By MATT ATHERTON


COVID symptoms usually include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of your sense of smell or taste. But an expert has now warned of "strange"...


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General

6 months on a low-carb diet linked to remission from type 2 diabetes

6 months on a low-carb diet linked to remission from type 2 diabetes

By ANDREA MICHELSON


A strict low-carbohydrate diet could be the best bet for patients with type 2 diabetes to enter remission, a new analysis of studies suggests....


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Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus

Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus

By Public Health England


Study finds past coronavirus (COVID-19) infection provides some immunity for at least 5 months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus....


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China sees growing COVID-19 threat as more cities locked down

China sees growing COVID-19 threat as more cities locked down

By Reuters


Hebei has put three cities - Shijiazhuang, Xingtai and Langfang - into lockdown as part of the efforts to keep the virus from spreading further, while...


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Long Covid

People who think they are ‘invincible’ urged to be aware of long Covid impact

People who think they are ‘invincible’ urged to be aware of long Covid impact

By Press Association


Younger people who think they are “invincible” need to be aware of the shocking life-changing reality of long Covid, according to health professio...


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UK Government Officially Launches EHIC Card Replacement

UK Government Officially Launches EHIC Card Replacement

By Tony Winterburn


UK residents will now be able to apply for one of the Ghic cards, which will gradually replace the Ehic cards. The older cards will be phased out in l...


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Warning issued over coronavirus related scams

Warning issued over coronavirus related scams

By Deeside.com


Last week it was reported that scam text messages were being sent out claiming that a dose of the new COVID-19 vaccine is available to the recipient...


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THESE organs are likely to get affected due to COVID-19 in the long run; here's what you should know

THESE organs are likely to get affected due to COVID-19 in the long run; here's what you should know

By Deeksha Sharma


Coronavirus: We have come up with a list of other body organs that are likely to get affected due to COVID-19 in the long run, read on to know more....


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Long Covid

Chinese study finds MOST PATIENTS still show signs of ‘long Covid’ six months later

Chinese study finds MOST PATIENTS still show signs of ‘long Covid’ six months later

By Stephen Chen in Beijing


The largest study of its kind found that most of those treated in a Wuhan hospital were still showing symptoms six months after being sent home The m...


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Why "Long COVID" Is More Serious than You Think

Why "Long COVID" Is More Serious than You Think

By SCARLETT WRENCH


“My identity has changed. I feel like I’m mourning my old life”...


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Have you got 'Long Covid'?

Have you got 'Long Covid'?

By Bill Jacobs


It is estimated that of those who have Covid and recover in the community without the need for hospital admission, 10 per cent may still have symptoms...


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Long COVID and periods: The unspoken impact on female well-being

Long COVID and periods: The unspoken impact on female well-being

By Gemma Mullin


Women who have recovered from coronavirus say they have noticed changes to their periods...


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Coronavirus: 1 in 10 patients have symptoms lasting three months or more

Coronavirus: 1 in 10 patients have symptoms lasting three months or more

By Shaun Lintern, Health Correspondent, @ShaunLintern


The ONS said these patients had elevated rates of heart, kidney and liver disease problems. It added the rates of diabetes and heart disease were part...


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Pfizer Vaccine Final Results: It’s Highly Protective — But How Long For?

Pfizer Vaccine Final Results: It’s Highly Protective — But How Long For?

By Anne Moore


We still need to know exactly what part of the immune response offers protection – and how strong it needs to be to remain protective....


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New UK Covid-19 variant not detected in Ireland

New UK Covid-19 variant not detected in Ireland

By RTE


Cillian De Gascun said available sequence data has not found the new variant in the Republic of Ireland...


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General

Reducing Your Risk For Heart Disease

Reducing Your Risk For Heart Disease

By Anna Rushton


Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. Claiming more lives than cancer, here’s help to reduce your risk....


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What do we know about the spread of Covid-19 among children?

What do we know about the spread of Covid-19 among children?

By Natalie Grover


The government is threatening to force English secondaries to stay open. Should schools be shut?...


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Long Covid

Your overdramatic immune system could be causing 'long COVID'

Your overdramatic immune system could be causing 'long COVID'

By Bharat Sharma


Scientists believe they’ve understood why coronavirus symptoms linger in some patients for a long period of time, or what is commonly known as “lo...


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New clinical trial to test whether structured exercise benefits 'long Covid' patients

New clinical trial to test whether structured exercise benefits 'long Covid' patients

By University of Warwick


Researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust in the UK to investigate whether a tailor...


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Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors

Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors

By Victoria Kim


“There’s a real misconception about this in the public,” said Seung, who was not involved in the South Korea study. “They’re thinking, if I...


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Long Covid

Covid-19 survivors may face persistent skin-related problems

Covid-19 survivors may face persistent skin-related problems

By Prashasti Awasthi


Skin problems could be one of the symptoms seen in Covid-19 “long haulers” who recuperate from the infection but still struggle with some of the C...


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General

Experts investigate 'mystery' illness

Experts investigate 'mystery' illness

By BBC India


"It is some mystery illness and only lab analysis will reveal what it is."...


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Long Covid

For Many People, Surviving COVID-19 Doesn't Mean Getting Better

For Many People, Surviving COVID-19 Doesn't Mean Getting Better

By Michael Precker


"I still have trouble accepting that things changed so quickly," she said. "This may be it until somebody figures out what to do. I jus...


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How Long Do COVID-19 Symptoms Appear After Exposure?

How Long Do COVID-19 Symptoms Appear After Exposure?

By Erika P


But what if one of the people who had contact with, during the holidays or in the past few days, have tested positive? Will you dismiss it since you h...


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Menopause

The number of times a woman gives birth may determine how fast she ages

The number of times a woman gives birth may determine how fast she ages

By Chris Melore


Study authors say pregnancy and breastfeeding use up a large amount of energy. This can impact several of the body’s functions including the immune ...


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Long Covid

Long Covid: how health and wellbeing benefits can make a difference

Long Covid: how health and wellbeing benefits can make a difference

By David Williams


The professionals who provide these services have up-to-date knowledge of these symptoms associated with long Covid, and this increases their need and...


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Everything we know so far about the lifting of the Republic of Ireland lockdown restrictions

Everything we know so far about the lifting of the Republic of Ireland lockdown restrictions

By Gabija Gataveckaite and Cormac McQuinn


Restrictions will be eased in three phases – the first phase starting on Tuesday, the second likely to be the week after, and the third phase in a p...


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Long Covid

Local Doctors Continue Learning About Long Term Effects in Some COVID-19 Patients

Local Doctors Continue Learning About Long Term Effects in Some COVID-19 Patients

By David Cross and Brian Day


Medical professionals have been tracking a growing list of complications that can arise from COVID-19, from organ damage to neurological problems....


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Long Covid

Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another COVID-19 Consequence?

Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another COVID-19 Consequence?

By Wudan Yan


Farah Khemili popped a wintergreen breath mint in her mouth and noticed a strange sensation: a bottom tooth wiggling against her tongue....


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UK to experience a third wave of Covid after Christmas

UK to experience a third wave of Covid after Christmas

By Pharmaceutical Technology


The UK government’s decision to ease coronavirus restrictions over the festive period will lead to a third wave of infection, amounting to increased...


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More Kids Are Getting COVID-19

More Kids Are Getting COVID-19

By James Doubek


"The further you get toward adulthood, toward that age of high school age or above, the more typical kid's symptoms are what we think of: shortne...


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Man who denied Covid was as bad as it is changes mind after having tube fitted in his throat.

Man who denied Covid was as bad as it is changes mind after having tube fitted in his throat.

By Jimmy McCloskey


Anil Gharmalkar says he regrets not taking Covid seriously after a bout of the virus left him on a ventilator and in need of a whistling breathing tub...


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Long Covid

'Fit and healthy' 26-year-old 'left gasping for breath' due to Covid-19

'Fit and healthy' 26-year-old 'left gasping for breath' due to Covid-19

By Connor Lynch


Robyn O'Connor, 26, from N. Ireland spent a week in the Causeway Hospital battling the coronavirus. Robyn has warned others to take the virus seriousl...


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Long Covid

Long covid: Damage to multiple organs presents in young, low risk patients

Long covid: Damage to multiple organs presents in young, low risk patients

By Gareth Iacobucci BMJ


Andrea Cioffi replying to the Editor of the BMJ Doctor under training in Forensic Medicine Sapienza University of Rome...


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Long Covid

COVID-19 'Long-Haulers' Can Have Skin Symptoms For Months, Data Shows

COVID-19 'Long-Haulers' Can Have Skin Symptoms For Months, Data Shows

By Laura Hensley


COVID-19 “long-haulers” can experience skin symptoms, like hives and “COVID toes,” which can last for months, new research has found. The sev...


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Doctor wakes from coronavirus coma to discover she’s given birth to miracle twins

Doctor wakes from coronavirus coma to discover she’s given birth to miracle twins

By Barney Davis


Dr Perpetual Uke, a rheumatology consultant at Birmingham City Hospital, said that, when she woke and saw her bump had gone, she believed she had trag...


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Long Covid

Call to help those suffering from long Covid in N.Ireland

Call to help those suffering from long Covid in N.Ireland

By Lesley Anne McKeown


There have been calls for a dedicated centre to help those suffering from "long Covid" in Northern Ireland. It follows an announcement by N...


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General

Foods And Drinks That Can Trigger Migraine

Foods And Drinks That Can Trigger Migraine

By Komal Fatima


Caffeine Alcohol MSG And Salty Foods Chocolate Aspartame Cold Cuts (Sliced Meat) Aged Cheese...


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Long Covid

Case report of potential “long COVID” in children

Case report of potential “long COVID” in children

By Acta Paediatrica


Case report and systematic review suggest that children may experience similar long-term effects to adults after clinical COVID-19.”...


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General

Mum-of-four who put off seeing doctor given months to live after stomach ache diagnosed as cancer

Mum-of-four who put off seeing doctor given months to live after stomach ache diagnosed as cancer

By Ffion Lewis & Andy Shipley


Emma Jammeh suffered severe stomach pain back in March but didn't want to trouble medics during the coronavirus pandemic....


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General

Prime Minister Boris Johnson writes letter to Billy Caldwell

Prime Minister Boris Johnson writes letter to Billy Caldwell

By Jilly Beattie


In a letter to Charlotte Caldwell he said, "I completely understand how important it is that NHS patients are able to access the most effective t...


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Long Covid

Long Covid: what employers need to know

Long Covid: what employers need to know

By Jonathan Owen


With thousands of people still unwell months after contracting coronavirus, how can organisations support employees suffering from the condition? Peop...


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Menopause

Alzheimer's gender gap: Why more women are being diagnosed. Menopause?

Alzheimer's gender gap: Why more women are being diagnosed. Menopause?

By Nancy Werteen


One study found menopause, which reduces oestrogen levels in a women’s body, may be to blame....


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General

Why is it difficult to lose stubborn belly fat after you turn 40?

Why is it difficult to lose stubborn belly fat after you turn 40?

By Arushi Bidhuri


If you’re wondering why it is difficult to lose weight after you turn 40, you have landed on the right article. Here are 5 reasons why you aren’t ...


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Long Covid

Ultrasound shows lung abnormalities in COVID-19 'long-haulers'

Ultrasound shows lung abnormalities in COVID-19 'long-haulers'

By Theresa Pablos


The patients underwent both lung ultrasound and chest CT scans, which revealed a variety of abnormalities related to COVID-19:...


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4 mild Covid-19 symptoms you shouldn't ignore including eye infection and 'fog

4 mild Covid-19 symptoms you shouldn't ignore including eye infection and 'fog

By Matthew Dresch


Although the NHS only lists a high temperature, a persistent cough and a loss of taste or smell as symptoms of coronavirus, patients who survived the ...


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Everything you need to know about Northern Ireland's new coronavirus rules

Everything you need to know about Northern Ireland's new coronavirus rules

By Orlaith Clinton


Health Minister Robin Swann MLA welcomed a conclusion to this week’s Executive discussions on Covid-19 regulations. The Minister said that while ...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Pets should maintain social distancing rules to avoid Covid spreading

Pets should maintain social distancing rules to avoid Covid spreading

By James Caven and Nisha Mal


The CDC says humans should “treat pets like other family members, who protect you from possible infection, until we know more about the effects of t...


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Long Covid

Much-loved East Lothian GP weeps as she finds out she's lost her job of 10 years due to long Covid

Much-loved East Lothian GP weeps as she finds out she's lost her job of 10 years due to long Covid

By Hilary Mitchell


"Long Covid means that I'm not functioning properly and I don't know when I'm going to function properly and the uncertainty is too much for my c...


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Menopause

A guide to preparing your body for Menopause: Advice for 20+, 30+ and 40s+

A guide to preparing your body for Menopause: Advice for 20+, 30+ and 40s+

By IMAGE


Find out how to prepare your body and your mind for menopause throughout your life and ensure any symptoms you do experience can be easily managed, no...


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Long Covid

Almost 70% of patients have Long Covid symptoms for months, study finds

Almost 70% of patients have Long Covid symptoms for months, study finds

By Shivali Best


Researchers found that 54 days after discharge, 69% of patients were still experiencing fatigue, and 53% were suffering from persistent breathlessness...


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Menopause

Foggy Brain- What you need to know?

Foggy Brain- What you need to know?

By Kelly Slaughter


Brain fog is one of the more common symptoms Kelly at HealologyHealth sees in her practice, as well as being one of the most elusive and hard to pin d...


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Long Covid

‘Long Covid’ can cause breathlessness, organ abnormalities and fatigue for months

‘Long Covid’ can cause breathlessness, organ abnormalities and fatigue for months

By Nic Paton


The study found patients were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a significant impairment in their quality of life compared...


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Long Covid

Long COVID: What can we do?

Long COVID: What can we do?

By Yihang Fang


But what if we cannot determine exactly who the ‘healthy’ and ‘vulnerable’ people are?...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse – new study

COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse – new study

By Anglia Ruskin University


New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19 – a...


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Long Covid

Fit and healthy Edinburgh geologist struggles to walk eight months after Covid

Fit and healthy Edinburgh geologist struggles to walk eight months after Covid

By Claire McKim


Long Covid sufferer Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, a 47-year-old geologist from Edinburgh, knows first-hand the devastating impact the condition can have on ...


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Long Covid

‘Persistent’ structural changes in lungs could explain long COVID

‘Persistent’ structural changes in lungs could explain long COVID

By Sara Rigby


These changes are caused by the formation of abnormal cells triggered by the coronavirus spike protein....


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Kent virologist says school pupils should wear masks

Kent virologist says school pupils should wear masks

By Lydia Chantler-Hicks


A Kent virologist who called for a second national lockdown says children should wear masks in school as he urges more can be done to stop the spread ...


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General

Councillors to consider new signs on accessible toilets

Councillors to consider new signs on accessible toilets

By Deborah Price


Cllr Giles-Medhurst – noted the work of the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK in encouraging venues to adopt the new signage....


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Demands to close schools grow as Scotland moves closer to full lockdown

Demands to close schools grow as Scotland moves closer to full lockdown

By Ben Turner-LE


Liverpool lockown latest as Boris Johnson will warn coronavirus deaths over the winter could be twice as high as during first wave...


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Long Covid

Mainers still coping with COVID-19 symptoms months after first getting sick

Mainers still coping with COVID-19 symptoms months after first getting sick

By Abigail Curtis


Emily Rogals of Belfast, a COVID-19 'long hauler,' spent six months with persistent lung pain and other symptoms before starting to feel better....


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Long Covid

Doctors begin to crack covid’s mysterious long-term effects

Doctors begin to crack covid’s mysterious long-term effects

By Sarah Toy , The Wall Street Journal


Severe fatigue, memory lapses, heart problems affect patients who weren’t that badly hit initially; ‘It’s been so long’...


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Long Covid

WHO Chief Asks Govts To Recognise 'really Concerning' Long-terms Effects Of COVID-19

WHO Chief Asks Govts To Recognise 'really Concerning' Long-terms Effects Of COVID-19

By Riya Baibhawi


Long term symptoms of COVID-19 are “really concerning”, WHO Chief said. Speaking from Geneva he called upon authorities to ensure health care....


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General

UK to offer first weight loss med for diabetes prevention

UK to offer first weight loss med for diabetes prevention

By The Pharma Letter


It is the first weight loss pharmacotherapy to be recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), for the prevention of t...


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Long Covid

Long COVID given official diagnosis that may help doctors identify patients

Long COVID given official diagnosis that may help doctors identify patients

By Alexandra Thompson


Some former coronavirus patients are enduring lingering complications after testing negative for the infection....


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General

Severe form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease linked to a strain of mouth bacteria

Severe form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease linked to a strain of mouth bacteria

By UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES


Bacteria from the mouth could hold clues to understanding - and potentially treating - severe ulcerative colitis, a painful bowel disease....


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Long Covid

Some Long-Covid patients experience skin rashes for up to five months, study warns

Some Long-Covid patients experience skin rashes for up to five months, study warns

By Shivali Best


Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have warned that some Long-Covid patients experience skin rashes for up to five months...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Cannon & Ball star dies at 76 after testing positive for coronavirus

Cannon & Ball star dies at 76 after testing positive for coronavirus

By Lucy Needham


The actor and comedian, who was one half of beloved double act Cannon&Ball, has died in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19...


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Long Covid

New ‘Covid toes’ symptom ‘can turn feet purple for months’

New ‘Covid toes’ symptom ‘can turn feet purple for months’

By Harrison Jones


‘It lasts on average about 15 days. But we have seen patients lasting a month or two months.’ ...


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Long Covid

If you have these 2 symptoms, it could be severe COVID-19

If you have these 2 symptoms, it could be severe COVID-19

By Yoni Heisler


A new study has shed light on which early coronavirus symptoms increase the likelihood that a patient will endure lingering symptoms for months after ...


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Long Covid

Help Is Out There for COVID ‘Long Haulers’

Help Is Out There for COVID ‘Long Haulers’

By Ana M. Palacio, M.D., MPH and Nancy Klimas, M.D


The road to recovery for post-COVID-19 syndrome may not be quick, but it should not be lonely. ...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Driver yelled ‘people like you spread virus’ at epileptic mum without face mask

Driver yelled ‘people like you spread virus’ at epileptic mum without face mask

By Emma Brazell


After a man who was also exempt from wearing a mask stepped in to defend Karrine, the driver allegedly began shouting at him too. Read more: http...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Covid-19 protection after infection may not be long lasting

Covid-19 protection after infection may not be long lasting

By ALISTAIR SMOUT


It seems immunity declines at the same rate as antibodies decline, and that this is an indication of waning immunity at the population level...


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Long Covid

Seven months of Covid: reflections from healthcare workers in England

Seven months of Covid: reflections from healthcare workers in England

By Mattha Busby


There’s yellow tape on the chairs, so some patients have to sit on the floor; and we’re trying to encourage them not to bring their relatives....


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Long Covid

Helping employees self-manage conditions such as long Covid

Helping employees self-manage conditions such as long Covid

By Sally Hemming


Long Covid has urgently put the spotlight on workers with long-term health problems. ...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Irish hospitals may take critical COVID-19 patients from Northern Ireland

Irish hospitals may take critical COVID-19 patients from Northern Ireland

By Marita Moloney


There is a possibility that Irish hospitals may have to take critical COVID-19 patients from Northern Ireland if its health system faces a surge in ca...


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Long Covid

‘I needed wheelchair as I was so exhausted from long covid’

‘I needed wheelchair as I was so exhausted from long covid’

By Henley Standard


Mrs Howard had no idea how ill she would become having only had a slight temperature to begin with....


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Long Covid

UK's coronavirus patient zero tells how her illness baffled doctors

UK's coronavirus patient zero tells how her illness baffled doctors

By Martin Bagot Health and Science Correspondent


Joanne Rogers, 51, fell ill with what she thought was flu in late January, before the first cases had been confirmed in the UK....


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Long Covid

"It's a roller coaster" — Long Covid sufferers find support in community

"It's a roller coaster" — Long Covid sufferers find support in community

By Yle News


As Long Covid sufferers turn to each other for solace, scientists are trying to understand the roots of their condition....


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Long Covid

Research reveals one in 20 people in the UK develops 'long COVID'

Research reveals one in 20 people in the UK develops 'long COVID'

By John Bevir


Jo House is lucky to be alive. After catching COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic in March, her health deteriorated rapidly....


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Long Covid

1 in 4 COVID-19 patients considered ‘long haulers’

1 in 4 COVID-19 patients considered ‘long haulers’

By Matt Jaworowski


Of the 638 surveyed, 26.2% say they are still dealing with virus symptoms and don’t consider themselves fully recovered....


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Long Covid

One in ten under 50s get Long Covid, says Matt Hancock

One in ten under 50s get Long Covid, says Matt Hancock

By Max Channon


It would be catastrophic to let Covid-19 unleash its full force, Health Secretary tells Parliament...


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Long Covid

Council worker left in coma after Cheltenham Races trip still battling 'long Covid'

Council worker left in coma after Cheltenham Races trip still battling 'long Covid'

By Jenny Kirkham


Graham Smith, who works for Liverpool city council, fell ill with coronavirus in March and still has not fully recovered, getting a tightness in his c...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials

Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials

By William Booth and William Booth


Dominic Wilkinson, a professor of medical ethics at the University of Oxford, noted that volunteers would be increasing their risk but not starting fr...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Hospitalised COVID-19 patients can have ongoing symptoms for months -study

Hospitalised COVID-19 patients can have ongoing symptoms for months -study

By Kate Kelland


The Oxford study’s results showed that two to three months after the onset of the COVID-19, 64% of patients suffered persistent breathlessness and 5...


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

New Blood Test Accurately Predicts Which COVID-19 Patients Will Develop Severe Infection

New Blood Test Accurately Predicts Which COVID-19 Patients Will Develop Severe Infection

By RCSI


The Dublin-Boston score can now accurately predict how severe the infection will be on day seven after measuring the patient’s blood for the first f...


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Long Covid

Coronavirus symptom in children can cause alarming long-term side effect

Coronavirus symptom in children can cause alarming long-term side effect

By James Rodger: Regional Content Editor


“These are children who are going to require significant observation and follow-up with multiple ultrasounds to see if this is going to resolve or i...


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Long Covid

Spotting the signs of 'long Covid' and how to recover

Spotting the signs of 'long Covid' and how to recover

By Dr Miriam Stoppard


There’s a wide variety of post-acute Covid-19 symptoms, the most common being cough, low-grade fever, and fatigue, all of which may come and go. But...


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Long Covid

What we know about how long COVID-19 illness lasts and the likelihood of catching the coronavirus more than once

What we know about how long COVID-19 illness lasts and the likelihood of catching the coronavirus more than once

By Ryan Blethen


Among those sick enough to be hospitalized, a study in Italy found 87% were still experiencing symptoms two months after getting sick. Lingering sympt...


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Long Covid

7 Things People With Long Covid Really Want You To Know

7 Things People With Long Covid Really Want You To Know

By Natasha Hinde


Participants described how hard it was experiencing, understanding, and managing their symptoms. They also discussed the range of support they’ve so...


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Long Covid

'Long Covid' may affect multiple parts of body and mind, doctors say

'Long Covid' may affect multiple parts of body and mind, doctors say

By Reuters


Dr Elaine Maxwell and her co-authors urged patients and doctors to log and track symptoms so that health researchers can learn more about the conditio...


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Long Covid

Long Covid: Patients 'bed ridden' by fatigue months later

Long Covid: Patients 'bed ridden' by fatigue months later

By Tasmin Lockwood


PEOPLE suffering from long Covid say they were left almost bed-ridden with fatigue months after their coronavirus infection....


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Long Covid

Alyssa Milano Opens up About Her “Debilitating” Symptoms as a COVID-19 “Long-Hauler”

Alyssa Milano Opens up About Her “Debilitating” Symptoms as a COVID-19 “Long-Hauler”

By Nicol Natale


Alyssa Milano opened up about her lingering symptoms as COVID-19 “long-hauler” in a new interview on The Dr. Oz Show. The actress said she’s ...


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Long Covid

‘He sleeps an awful lot’ - the hidden signs of long COVID that can last for months

‘He sleeps an awful lot’ - the hidden signs of long COVID that can last for months

By MATT ATHERTON


"He was sleeping for about 20 hours a day; 20 hours out of every 24 and he’s still sleeping now, five and half months after," she told sci...


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Long Covid

'Long COVID' victim says she can only smell 'rotting meat' and wine tastes like butter

'Long COVID' victim says she can only smell 'rotting meat' and wine tastes like butter

By Pip Christmass 7NEWS


She said meat and tomatoes now smell particularly offensive, and wine now tastes like “drinking hot butter.”...


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Long Covid

Lincolnshire hospitals treating 16 COVID patients as scientists issue warning

Lincolnshire hospitals treating 16 COVID patients as scientists issue warning

By Daniel Jaines


In a press briefing today government scientists said there are more people in hospital now with coronavirus nationally than before lockdown in March....


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Third of Lincolnshire coronavirus cases aged 18-21

Third of Lincolnshire coronavirus cases aged 18-21

By Daniel Jaines


A third of Lincolnshire’s COVID-19 cases are people between the age of 18-21....


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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Coronavirus can survive at least 28 days on surfaces, according to new study

Coronavirus can survive at least 28 days on surfaces, according to new study

By Tara Rippin


Researchers learned through a study that COVID-19 lasted longer on smooth surfaces than other studies had found....


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Menopause

Midlothian councillors give moving accounts of living with the menopause

Midlothian councillors give moving accounts of living with the menopause

By Marie Sharp


Moving accounts of living with the menopause were given to Midlothian Council by its own elected members as they were asked to adopt a new policy to s...


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Long Covid

‘I’ve been on pause for six months’: ‘Long Covid’ sufferers struggle to return to work

‘I’ve been on pause for six months’: ‘Long Covid’ sufferers struggle to return to work

By Vicky McKeever @VMCKEEVERCNBC


Twomey said she felt “absolutely floored” when the symptoms re-emerged. “I was back in bed, I couldn’t even read a book or watch TV for longer...


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Survivors struggle with lingering COVID-19 symptoms

Survivors struggle with lingering COVID-19 symptoms

By SUJATA SRINIVASAN


Beyond that, symptoms run the gamut—hair loss, sleep disturbances, mood changes, decreased memory and concentration, palpitations, chest pain, neuro...


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Long Covid: About 30% show evidence of lingering heart damage

Long Covid: About 30% show evidence of lingering heart damage

By David Cox


Coronavirus can leave patients with lasting heart damage long after the initial symptoms have dissipated....


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The Scots who are living with nightmare of ‘long Covid’

The Scots who are living with nightmare of ‘long Covid’

By Dani Garavelli


Michael Hollingworth has been talking to me for less than a minute before he has to stop to catch his breath. That’s what life is like for him six m...


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'Long-haulers' battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

'Long-haulers' battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

By Lauren Serrato


Most striking about the long-hauler patients, is they are on average 42 years old, 70% are women and many never were hospitalised for COVID-19....


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COVID-19 4:16 P.M. What Long-haul COVID Patients Think About Trump’s Diagnosis

COVID-19 4:16 P.M. What Long-haul COVID Patients Think About Trump’s Diagnosis

By Katie Heaney


But my symptoms crescendoed after about the third week into rapid heart rate, increased shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle twitches and spasms, conf...


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The bizarre ways coronavirus has turned mum-of-four's 'whole life upside down’

The bizarre ways coronavirus has turned mum-of-four's 'whole life upside down’

By Stuart Pike


“My muscles completely died,” she said. “I couldn’t sit up, or walk or keep my head straight. I couldn’t drink a cup of tea - they gave me a...


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Ottawa teen ‘long-hauler’ wants young people to take COVID-19 seriously

Ottawa teen ‘long-hauler’ wants young people to take COVID-19 seriously

By Katie Griffin


"Every time I’d do something small like just hanging out in my friend’s backyard for a couple of hours I’d end up on the couch the whole ne...


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‘I Beat Coronavirus, But It’s Beating Me Back’

‘I Beat Coronavirus, But It’s Beating Me Back’

By Stephanie Stahl


“Long-term impacts from COVID-19 are more likely to affect women than men,” Levine said. “A study from France found an average age of COVID-19 l...


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Six-Months As A Covid Long-Hauler: Unending Symptoms, Many Unknowns

Six-Months As A Covid Long-Hauler: Unending Symptoms, Many Unknowns

By Lea Lane


I’m now considered a “long-hauler.” One of the “invisible sick.” Over six months since my first symptoms I still take steroids and supplemen...


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What are the long-term effects of Covid-19?

What are the long-term effects of Covid-19?

By Caroline Westbrook


For many people who do contract Covid, it’s a mild illness which they recover from in a few weeks – but for others the effects can linger for mont...


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Hormone Therapy Still Touted for Menopause Symptoms: What Women Should Know

Hormone Therapy Still Touted for Menopause Symptoms: What Women Should Know

By Amy Jamieson, Healthline Media - Fact checked by Maria Gifford


While hormone replacement therapy, referred to as HRT, is frequently prescribed to treat symptoms such as hot flashes, it has also been the subject of...


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Study helps explain cognition decline after the menopause transition

Study helps explain cognition decline after the menopause transition

By THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY


"Through this research, we confirmed that women with more efficient energy production had better cognitive performance on a range of cognitive in...


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PEOPLE WITH 1 KIND OF EPILEPSY HAVE HIGHER SLEEP APNEA RISK

PEOPLE WITH 1 KIND OF EPILEPSY HAVE HIGHER SLEEP APNEA RISK

By PATTI VERBANAS-RUTGERS


People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea t...


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What to Ask a Doctor if You Get a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

What to Ask a Doctor if You Get a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

By Topher Gauk-Roger


Rheumatoid arthritis can cause problems in different parts of the body such as the eyes, heart, lungs, and skin, and "monitoring for any new symp...


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I hid my epilepsy for years because I was scared I would be picked on.

I hid my epilepsy for years because I was scared I would be picked on.

By Matthew Prudham


At the time, it made sense to keep my condition a secret for fear of being treated differently at school. I didn’t want to be picked on because of i...


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How to spot the hidden symptoms of the menopause

How to spot the hidden symptoms of the menopause

By Anya Meyerowitz


There are also a lot of myths that exist around the menopause, including ideas that you can’t have sex, you won’t get pregnant and so forth....


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Neurodiversity at work benefits everyone – why companies are hiring autistic people

Neurodiversity at work benefits everyone – why companies are hiring autistic people

By Carol A Adams Professor of Accounting, Durham University


Technology companies such as Microsoft and Dell have autism hiring programmes. The hiring process tends to focus on the technical abilities of candida...


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How My Life Changed After Being Diagnosed With a Rare, Chronic Blood Cancer

How My Life Changed After Being Diagnosed With a Rare, Chronic Blood Cancer

By Mayra D. Andújar Delgado, As Told To Linnea Zielinski


“I had two options: stay put, or go out there and make a difference.”...


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8 Foods and Beverages to Avoid with Arthritis

8 Foods and Beverages to Avoid with Arthritis

By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD


Research shows that dietary interventions, such as eliminating certain foods and beverages, may reduce symptom severity in people with inflammatory ar...


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Mikey Votano talks about living with ADHD and premieres his new music video

Mikey Votano talks about living with ADHD and premieres his new music video

By FemaleFirst


Hi, I’m Mikey and I have ADHD. Turns out I always have. It was first suggested during primary school and thanks to a super old-school Italian-Austra...


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How to claim PIP if you have arthritis or joint pain and get up to £151 a week from DWP

How to claim PIP if you have arthritis or joint pain and get up to £151 a week from DWP

By Linda Howard


If you’re under State Pension age, you may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and if your ability to work is limited due to your ...


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Neural responses to names may underlie language difficulties in some autistic people

Neural responses to names may underlie language difficulties in some autistic people

By LAURA DATTARO


Minimally verbal autistic people do not differentiate the sound of their own name from that of a stranger’s, according to a new electroencephalograp...


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More to the story than what was first seen

More to the story than what was first seen

By Jim Stark


I thank you for taking the time to read this correspondence and I do hope you act on this and make people aware of all these facts....


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Study highlights failure to recognise risks of epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Study highlights failure to recognise risks of epilepsy drug in pregnancy

By Michael Addelman


The study by Wejdan Shroukh also reveals that both clinical staff and patients can dangerously misjudge the risk of taking a group of drugs – called...


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Thinking of menopausal hormone therapy? Here’s what you can expect from your GP

Thinking of menopausal hormone therapy? Here’s what you can expect from your GP

By Rhonda Garad & Amanda Vincent


There’s a lot of information to take in. So it’s OK to discuss options for managing your menopausal symptoms over several consultations with your ...


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‘A weird liberation’: why women are exposing the wild truth about midlife and menopause

‘A weird liberation’: why women are exposing the wild truth about midlife and menopause

By Gaby Hinsliff


The edgy, angry, upbeat reality of life as a woman in your 40s and 50s has long been hidden. Now a new wave of writers are telling all...


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Menopause and work: guidance for employers in the UK

Menopause and work: guidance for employers in the UK

By Karen Baxter and Tom Heys


The need for better support is further highlighted by the fact that more women say they feel supported by their colleagues (48%) when going through th...


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Do you need a voice lift? Experts say menopause affects the way we speak

Do you need a voice lift? Experts say menopause affects the way we speak

By THE STREET JOURNAL


When we get older, the larynx, which contains the vocal cords, or folds, drops slightly, making everyone’s voice deeper. Plus, levels of oestrogen d...


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Wrexham family caring for disabled adult is one of many 'forgotten' families during pandemic

Wrexham family caring for disabled adult is one of many 'forgotten' families during pandemic

By Aaliyah Rugg


Sense is calling on the government to resource local authorities to provide better support for disabled people who are cared for by their families....


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Genetic and emotional links to migraines and the best ways of treating problem

Genetic and emotional links to migraines and the best ways of treating problem

By Mirror


Sufferers often have to put plans on hold and there can be a devastating impact on social life, relationships and employment. Yet the condition remain...


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People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may be at 23 per cent increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may be at 23 per cent increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

By IANS


Inflammation has emerged as a key factor in the onset and progression of Type-2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory d...


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7 Foods To Include In Your Diet To Treat Knee Pain

7 Foods To Include In Your Diet To Treat Knee Pain

By AKINWALE AKINYOADE


Chronic knee pain can be quite harmful and ruin your entire day....


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Paula’s tribute to son Liam

Paula’s tribute to son Liam

By Michael Upton


“Before my little boys started having seizures in 2018 I just thought epilepsy was where you’d have a seizure where you were jerking on the floor ...


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6 Reasons Why You Might Be Getting Night Sweats—and What You Can Do to Combat Them

6 Reasons Why You Might Be Getting Night Sweats—and What You Can Do to Combat Them

By Brittany Gibson


The definition of night sweats is pretty self-explanatory: Excess sweat that your body secretes while you’re sleeping. In other words, it’s when y...


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“Lock Her Up!” Menopausal women 'susceptible to insanity'

“Lock Her Up!” Menopausal women 'susceptible to insanity'

By BHC


The Victorians believed the only logical treatment was to lock up these women in asylums....


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What Does Twice Exceptional Mean? Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Children with ADHD

What Does Twice Exceptional Mean? Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Children with ADHD

By MICHAEL POSTMA, PH.D., ED.D.


The intellectual potential of twice exceptional youth is great. At the same time, they have an enduring disability or disorder that inhibits their lea...


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Why more women are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Why more women are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

By Ivanhoe Broadcast News


By age 65, one in five women will develop Alzheimer’s...


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The signs of menopause a GP sees most in her surgery

The signs of menopause a GP sees most in her surgery

By Natalie Cornish


'The average time frame a person can experience "menopausal symptoms" is around seven years, but there is a whole spectrum,' she explained....


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How does sleep apnea affect the heart?

How does sleep apnea affect the heart?

By Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H. Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter


Obstructive sleep apnea (as the condition is officially called) occurs when tissue in the tongue or the throat temporarily obstructs the airway during...


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Dog therapy programme helps adults with autism in Berkshire

Dog therapy programme helps adults with autism in Berkshire

By The Kennel Club


Fleck and his handler help Autism at Kingwood’s clients with a range of day-to-day challenges...


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Eye tests important not just for vision.

Eye tests important not just for vision.

By Barry Kinghorn


Regular eye tests when you are older help detect eye conditions such as detached retinas, cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration...


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DR GOOGLE From thrush to warts… the 10 symptoms Brits are too embarrassed to talk to their GP about

DR GOOGLE From thrush to warts… the 10 symptoms Brits are too embarrassed to talk to their GP about

By Terri-Ann Williams


Covid-19 has meant many of us are more likely to skip seeing our GP and instead we are turning to Google for answers when it comes to the embarrassing...


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Listening to parents can curtail autism’s diagnostic odyssey

Listening to parents can curtail autism’s diagnostic odyssey

By KOURTNEY CHRISTOPHER, STEPHEN KANNE


In a new study, we found that paying attention to some questions on these forms can help make autism screening more accurate and could get children di...


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Reducing self-harm and suicide in autistic adults.

Reducing self-harm and suicide in autistic adults.

By Newcastle University


Suicide is much more common in adults who have a diagnosis of autism, with autistic people around nine times more likely to die by suicide than non-au...


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Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic

Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic

By Nigel Barlow


“More lives will be needlessly lost to addiction unless the Government acts now and commits to substantial investment in public health, including ad...


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Top Gynaecological Cancer Questions Answered

Top Gynaecological Cancer Questions Answered

By Ldn-Post


Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal or vulvar cancer...


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Now more than ever we need action on suicide prevention

Now more than ever we need action on suicide prevention

By Professor Rory O’Connor, Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory and Professor of Health Psychology.


The conversation around mental health, and sadly suicide, has never been more relevant and pertinent in our society....


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Hillary Swank is suffering from recurrent malignant ovarian cysts

Hillary Swank is suffering from recurrent malignant ovarian cysts

By Marivic Cabural Summers


Hillary Swank has been suffering from recurrent malignant ovarian cysts, which was diagnosed in 2008. That year, she underwent emergency surgery to re...


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Rheumatoid arthritis: Claire King returning to Emmerdale in October after shielding

Rheumatoid arthritis: Claire King returning to Emmerdale in October after shielding

By Female First


'Emmerdale' actress Claire King won't be back on the show's set until October after she was granted extra time away because she has been shielding, be...


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Alopecia in Women Linked to Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid Problems

Alopecia in Women Linked to Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid Problems

By Scott Adams celiac.com


A new study shows that women with alopecia have higher rates of autoimmune disease, estrogen deficiency, and thyroid hormone issues, compared with the...


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Cannabis card to help millions in pain

Cannabis card to help millions in pain

By Kamal Sultan


The plan is being backed by the Police Federation of England and Wales and the National Police Chiefs Council is working with the organisers of the ca...


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Why women should embrace menopause

Why women should embrace menopause

By DR NICOLA GATES


When Dr Nicola Gates began treatment for cancer it also brought on medical menopause. She believes menopause should be celebrated and embraced. ...


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First ‘Plug And Play’ Brain Prosthesis Demonstrated In Paralysed Person.

First ‘Plug And Play’ Brain Prosthesis Demonstrated In Paralysed Person.

By ScienceBlog.com


“The BCI field has made great progress in recent years, but because existing systems have had to be reset and re-calibrated each day, they haven’t...


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'I won't see my children's school days, communions or weddings but I'm not giving up'

'I won't see my children's school days, communions or weddings but I'm not giving up'

By Denise Smith


“Before I had cancer I thought I had a million problems. But now that I have cancer, I now know I only have one problem, the rest of my life is perf...


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Mental health and emotional wellbeing campaign launches today in Northern Ireland

Mental health and emotional wellbeing campaign launches today in Northern Ireland

By Nadia Breen


Today marks the launch of a mental health and emotional wellbeing campaign in Northern Ireland, ‘Working Together To Promote Mental Wellbeing”....


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Breast Cancer: 7 Factors That Are Likely to Put You At Risk

Breast Cancer: 7 Factors That Are Likely to Put You At Risk

By Mary Rodriguez


Breast cancer occurs when breast cells’ genetic makeup changes, causing interference of the control of cell division and growth. Although the exact ...


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Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness?

Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness?

By Melissa J. Armstrong, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Florida


Lewy body dementia is the second most common dementia behind Alzheimer disease....


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Common medications linked to faster mental decline in seniors

Common medications linked to faster mental decline in seniors

By HealthDay


A group of widely used medications might speed up older adults' mental decline -- especially if they are at increased risk of dementia, a new study hi...


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"Who are you?"

"Who are you?"

By THE BULLETIN


She asked the man sitting beside her, "Who are you?" Her husband of 40 years was startled then filled with sadness....


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The Chase's Paul Sinha says he's coping with Parkinson's as best as he can

The Chase's Paul Sinha says he's coping with Parkinson's as best as he can

By Samantha Bartlett


The Chase star Paul Sinha opened up about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis on Loose Women today. The ITV star said he is coping with the condition as...


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A Day in the Life of Someone with ADHD

A Day in the Life of Someone with ADHD

By Teva


A Day in the Life of Someone with ADHD, maybe you are also like this, track your symptoms with the PeopleWith™ app. Download the PeopleWith™ app ...


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How Menopause Changes Your Body in Your 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and Beyond

How Menopause Changes Your Body in Your 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and Beyond

By Alice Oglethorpe


Even before you bid your 30s adieu, you might start noticing that things with your body aren’t quite the same as they used to be. Why? Hormones that...


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5 Things to Know About Your Digestive Health, and When to See a Doctor

5 Things to Know About Your Digestive Health, and When to See a Doctor

By CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE


You probably don’t worry much about your digestive health unless there’s something seriously wrong. Even then? Gnarly stomachaches, gas, and not-s...


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Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

By University of California - Riverside


A team has found a new mechanism responsible for the abnormal development of neuronal connections in the mouse brain that leads to seizures and abnorm...


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Davina McCall says this helped ease her menopause symptoms

Davina McCall says this helped ease her menopause symptoms

By Natalie Cornish


Davina McCall has revealed going through the menopause at 44 affected every area of her life....


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Reasons For Memory Loss

Reasons For Memory Loss

By AnnA Rushton


Whether it is an occasional lapse, or a more common occurrence, that can be a surprising number of reasons why it is happening....


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Seizures and hot summers

Seizures and hot summers

By Nicola Swanborough


Researchers at the charity are keen to understand more about how hot weather affects people with epilepsy and the impact that climate change might hav...


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How long does menopause last? We asked a GP

How long does menopause last? We asked a GP

By NATALIE CORNISH


Considering almost half the population will go through the menopause at some point, there are still plenty of unanswered questions around the hormonal...


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Thousands of NZers with inflammatory bowel disease plead for better access to medication

Thousands of NZers with inflammatory bowel disease plead for better access to medication

By MADDY LLOYD


New Zealand has the third-highest rate of the disease in the world, but there are only two funded drugs here to help treat it. ...


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What Can Diarrhoea Be a Sign Of?

What Can Diarrhoea Be a Sign Of?

By Medical Author: Shaziya Allarakha, MD, Medical Reviewer: Dr. Pallavi Suyog Uttekar, MD


Certain foods, particularly the bland ones, may help get rid of diarrhoea faster. They also make up for the nutrient loss during diarrhoea, aiding fas...


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Can weight loss lower risks of cancers linked to obesity?

Can weight loss lower risks of cancers linked to obesity?

By Rohini Krishnamurthy


Previous observational studies have detected a connection between obesity and liver, kidney, pancreas, breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancers, multip...


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Psychiatrists sound alarm over the thousands hooked on ‘Valium on steroids’

Psychiatrists sound alarm over the thousands hooked on ‘Valium on steroids’

By BRINKWIRE


Earlier this month, Public Health England warned in a report of its ‘increasing use and harm’, as prescriptions passed a record 7.5 million in the...


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SOS for Menopause

SOS for Menopause

By Joan Salge Blake


Try these tips for naturally overcoming the issues of sleep loss, weight gain and brain fog that can occur during menopause....


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Coronavirus: More schools ask pupils to wear face coverings

Coronavirus: More schools ask pupils to wear face coverings

By BBC NEWS


In a letter to parents, Grantown Grammar School explained the changes are being introduced because "corridors are becoming crowded between lesson...


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Sammy Rose

Sammy Rose

By Sammy Rose


I had seizures every night and when I woke up or if I was very tired. My seizures were mainly connected to sleep, and excess stress also seemed to exa...


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5 Effective ways to deal with menopause and Gynaecologist approved tips on how to cope with it

5 Effective ways to deal with menopause and Gynaecologist approved tips on how to cope with it

By Pinkvilla Desk


Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. If a woman does not get her periods for 12 months, she is said to ha...


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Health Tips by Decade

Health Tips by Decade

By Dr. Josh Axe


Dr. Josh Axe shares his strategies for healthy ageing....


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Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Morning People at a Higher Risk of Alzheimers?

Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Morning People at a Higher Risk of Alzheimers?

By Ruairi J MacKenzie Science Writer


Sleep’s relationship with neurodegenerative brain disease is not straightforward. A recent report by a Lancet Commission identified 12 risk factors ...


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Experts are cheering Michelle Obama’s openness about hot flashes. And they have some advice.

Experts are cheering Michelle Obama’s openness about hot flashes. And they have some advice.

By Allyson Chiu


If conversations about menopause don’t become more commonplace, Shen warns that “a lot of women will pay for it later on.”...


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Ways To Deal With Visceral Fat

Ways To Deal With Visceral Fat

By Anna Rushton


This is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is receptive to exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes....


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Can a healthy diet reduce risk of Parkinson's?

Can a healthy diet reduce risk of Parkinson's?

By American Academy of Neurology


The study found that the people with the highest adherence to the diets were less likely to have three or more symptoms that precede Parkinson's disea...


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Is risk of Alzheimer's linked to specific sleep patterns?

Is risk of Alzheimer's linked to specific sleep patterns?

By American Academy of Neurology


"We know that people with Alzheimer's disease often report depression and various sleep problems, like insomnia," said study author Abbas De...


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Antibiotics Might Lower Effectiveness of Birth Control Pill

Antibiotics Might Lower Effectiveness of Birth Control Pill

By E.J. Mundell


Doctors have long suspected it, but a comprehensive new study provides more evidence that antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pi...


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Health Minister warns some Coronavirus restrictions could be returning tomorrow

Health Minister warns some Coronavirus restrictions could be returning tomorrow

By Shauna Corr & Rebecca Black


"the time is coming for the Executive to consider fresh and concrete actions to oppose further spread"...


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Arthritis

Arthritis

By Connie Colbert


The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints in the body. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms m...


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Arthritis drug could help prevent type 1 diabetes progression

Arthritis drug could help prevent type 1 diabetes progression

By Editor


It is thought the drug works by preserving the pancreas and the organ’s ability to produce insulin and also suppresses the body’s T cells, which a...


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Proportion of Brits suffering depression nearly doubles during Covid-19

Proportion of Brits suffering depression nearly doubles during Covid-19

By TRTWorld and agencies


Britain's statistics agency says the rate of depression has jumped from 9.7 percent between July 2019 and March 2020 to 19.2 percent in June 2020....


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3 Ways Diet Can Affect Your Menopause Symptoms

3 Ways Diet Can Affect Your Menopause Symptoms

By Science World Report


Do you know that certain foods can affect the severity of your menopause symptoms? Incorporating such foods into your diet during the menopausal trans...


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5 Overlapping Symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis and Depression

5 Overlapping Symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis and Depression

By Elizabeth Medeiros


Being a teen is tough, and it’s no secret that teens with juvenile arthritis tend to have higher incidences of anxiety, depression, and other mental...


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Menopause Quiz: Symptoms & Signs

Menopause Quiz: Symptoms & Signs

By John P. Cunha


How much do you know about the Menopause, take the Quiz...


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An arthritis drug could help Type 1 diabetes sufferers live longer

An arthritis drug could help Type 1 diabetes sufferers live longer

By Sarah Wilson


Thousands of people with Type 1 diabetes could see their lives extended by a drug usually used to treat arthritis sufferers....


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Stomach bloating: The digestive disorder that could be behind the bloat

Stomach bloating: The digestive disorder that could be behind the bloat

By Chanel Georgina


BLOATING can appear as a swollen tummy that feels uncomfortable - could it be a sign of an underlying health condition? Here's how to tell....


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Brain fog, phantom smells and tinnitus: my experience as a Covid 'long hauler'

Brain fog, phantom smells and tinnitus: my experience as a Covid 'long hauler'

By Hannah Davis


I just passed the four-month mark of being sick with Covid. I am young, and I had considered myself healthy. My first symptom was that I couldn’t...


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5 ways to improve sleep during menopause

5 ways to improve sleep during menopause

By Dr Nerina Ramlakhan


Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, neurophysiologist and sleep expert, shares advice on how to improve sleep and energy levels when you're menopausal Achieving dee...


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