In Long COVID, blood markers are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms

Summary: Researchers have identified elevated levels of a biomarker in the blood that persists for months in long-standing COVID patients experiencing neuropsychiatric symptoms. Source: UCSF In a new long-standing COVID study published on March 13, 2022, in Annals of neurologyUC San Francisco researchers identified biomarkers present at elevated levels that can persist for many months … Read more

Hundreds of additional cases of severe hepatitis of unknown origin reported in children

Health officials have received reports of hundreds of children in 33 countries, including the United States, diagnosed with clinically more severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin than in previous similar cases and with a higher proportion of young patients developing liver failure. . The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a May 27 statement that … Read more

Biologists may have solved a 30-year mystery about why touch stresses plants

Scientists have long known that touching plants can trigger a stress reaction in them, but until now it hasn’t been exactly clear how it works at the molecular level, something a new study hopes to shed some light on. The researchers behind the study identified some genetic keys within plants that lead to two separate … Read more

The AstraZeneca vaccine may increase the risk of serious neurological conditions

According to the scientists, the AstraZeneca vaccine could increase the risk of the severe neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) with the jab Trojan horse delivery system to blame, in a finding that could apply to similar vaccines. GBS is a rare condition that causes muscle pain and numbness and can hinder movement, walking, swallowing, and … Read more

WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries

LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization claims nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but have described the outbreak as “contained” and proposed to create a stockpile to equally share the limited vaccines and drugs available around the … Read more

Link between exercise intensity and risk of infection

Summary: Researchers identify the level of exertion at which the emission of aerosol particles increases exponentially, offering an explanation of why exercise intensity may be linked to the transmission of infections. Source: YOU M Prior to the study, breathing volume for untrained people was known to increase from about 5-15 liters per minute at rest … Read more

Joe Garcia’s death in Uvalde grabs attention

Broken heart syndrome, also called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can cause the heart to pump poorly and create heart attack-like symptoms. The syndrome, which can cause death, increased from 2006 to 2017, causing more than 135,460 Americans, according to a 2021 study. While women between the ages of 50 and 74 have the highest risk of broken … Read more