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27 January, 2023

Can ‘Radical Rest’ Help With Long COVID Symptoms?

A profile of US medical researcher and long-COVID sufferer Megan Fitzgerald.

27 January, 2023

Stress Can Cause Epstein Barr Virus To Reactivate

More than one medical professional and a lot of persons with adhesive arachnoiditis (AA) have asked why we have been studying the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and its relationship to AA. After all, almost everyone over age 25 will show EBV antibodies on a blood test.

26 January, 2023

People Struggling With Long COVID Face Increased Stigma, New Edmonton Study Shows

A profile of Canadian physician Dr. Daisy Fung who developed long COVID.

26 January, 2023

What Are The Major Findings Of Long COVID Research?

In a recent review published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, researchers explored existing literature on long coronavirus disease (COVID). They highlighted key immunological findings, similarities with other diseases, symptoms, associated pathophysiological mechanisms, and diagnostic and therapeutic options, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations.

26 January, 2023

More Than Two Years Of Long COVID Research Hasn't Yielded Many Answers: Scientific Review

The world has been grappling with the spectre of long COVID since mid-2020, when some patients realized their COVID-19 symptoms hadn’t fully disappeared — but nearly three years later, how much do we really know about this persistent issue?

25 January, 2023

The Incidence Of Long-Term Fatigue In Patients Who Achieved Remission From COVID-19 At King Abdulaziz Medical City

Long-term fatigue is a common condition that involves both physical and psychiatric symptoms, and it affects multiple age groups and causes morbidity and disabling symptoms that range from mild to severe symptoms. Many patients are discharged following coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection without proper follow-up and evaluation of long-term effects, resulting in the improper treatment of the long-term symptoms, which increases the burden on the patients and healthcare systems. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2. It results in a variety of symptoms, including fever, cough, respiratory distress, the loss of the sense of smell and taste, and long-term effects such as post-severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which is characterized by chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, myalgia, weakness, and depression. The aim of this study is to assess the incidence of long-term fatigue in patients who achieved remission from COVID-19 at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), National Guards Health Affairs, Riyadh.

25 January, 2023

COVID Long-Haulers Face Stigma: Study

High levels of stigma experienced by some COVID long-haulers are associated with more intense symptoms, reduced physical function and loss of employment due to disability, according to newly published research in eClinicalMedicine.

25 January, 2023

Risk Of Debilitating Illness From Long Covid Could Grow, Says Epidemiologist Michael Baker

A prominent epidemiologist says the risk of chronic and debilitating illness from long Covid could grow as more people are re-infected.

24 January, 2023

‘We’re All Vulnerable’: One In 10 People Will End Up With Long COVID, New Study Says

Health experts are calling for a rethink of Australia’s COVID-19 approach after a new study showed one in 10 people will end up with “long COVID”.

24 January, 2023

Analysis: COVID Is Still Wreaking Havoc Across Australia But Political And Medical Debate Seems To Have Succumbed To Pandemic Weariness

One of the things researchers have discovered about COVID-19 is that it hangs around long after the acute illness has passed. And in its hanging around it can be even more debilitating. We're not just talking about what most people would probably refer to as long COVID here. That is, something akin to chronic fatigue syndrome.

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