More than 75% of patients with long-term Covid were not hospitalized for initial illness, study finds

It’s the most succinct and unbiased name for Long Covid: U09.9 – a medical diagnostic code created last year to allow doctors to document post-Covid conditions. Now a large new study has analyzed data from the first few months after the code took effect, and the results paint a sobering picture of the serious and … Read more

Mind-altering parasite may make infected people more attractive, study finds

The brain-hijacking parasite Toxoplasma gondii seems to be almost everywhere. The microscopic invader is thought to infect up to 50% of people, and a range of studies suggest it can alter human behavior, in addition to that of many other animals. The parasite has been linked to a wide range of neurological disorders, including schizophrenia … Read more

Omicron caused an increase in breathing problems in babies and toddlers, study finds

Enlarge / Parents tend to their 5-year-old son, who is being treated for croup and asthma in a California hospital emergency room March 24, 2010. The omicron variant of the coronavirus has caused an increase in cases of potentially serious respiratory disorders in babies and toddlers, according to a hospital study recently published in the … Read more

Cold, hard, hygienic money? BYU study finds ‘no need’ to go without cash to prevent COVID-19

Liz Atkinson, Quicksilver store manager at Traverse Mountain Outlets in Lehi, cleans a terminal after a transaction on May 1, 2020. Many companies have started encouraging transactions with plastic debit and credit cards as a security measure for fight against the spread of COVID -19. Now, research from BYU indicates that plastic payment cards are … Read more

Half a cup of blueberries a day could prevent dementia in the elderly, study finds

Eating half a cup of blueberries every day in your late 50s may stave off dementia later in life, study finds Eating just half a cup of blueberries every day in their 50s can help them avoid devastating cognitive decline later in life, new research suggests Researchers found that people in their 50s who are … Read more

Common medications can prolong back pain when overused, study finds

Over-the-counter painkillers at a New York drugstore, July 13, 2015. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times). The very treatments often used to soothe pain in the lower back, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of pain, could make it last longer, according to a new study. Persistent use … Read more

Common medications can prolong back pain when overused, study finds

Over-the-counter painkillers at a New York drugstore, July 13, 2015. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times). The very treatments often used to soothe pain in the lower back, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of pain, could make it last longer, according to a new study. Persistent use … Read more

More than half of first Covid-19 patients in a hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

The study, published in The Lancet on Wednesday, found that 55% of patients still had at least one symptom of Covid-19 two years later. This was actually an improvement from six months after infection, when 68% had symptoms. Researchers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital reviewed the records of 1,192 people who had been hospitalized at … Read more

Why do I keep getting UTIs? New Study Reveals Shocking Cause – Eat This, Not That

It’s all too common for many women to struggle with a constant recurrence of the dreaded urinary tract infection (UTI). In fact, you may have already visited your doctor with painful UTI symptoms and been prescribed treatment. You probably felt some relief, only to find that the infection is backā€¦ or has it even gone … Read more