UK’s ‘longest-suffering Covid patient’ who has been in hospital for a YEAR vomits every day


[ad_1] A coronavirus survivor thought to be Britain’s longest-suffering patient has been left vomiting every day.  Jason Kelk, 49, from Leeds, was rushed to hospital with a chest infection last April, which turned out to be Covid.  The primary school IT teacher, who has not left the hospital since, was transferred to intensive care and […]

Can ANYTHING cure my fear of needles? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 


[ad_1] I am very scared of needles, is there anything I can do to prevent myself from fainting? Brian Lewis, Cardiff. Rest assured, you are not alone. Trypanophobia, to give a fear of needles its proper name, is very common and I have much experience in counselling patients who are affected by it. Up to […]

Israel investigates Pfizer vaccine recipients who reported inflammation of the heart after 62 cases


[ad_1] Israel is investigating a small number of cases of heart inflammation among people who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer coronavirus jab.  Health officials said 62 out of 5million people given the American-made vaccine developed myocarditis, the medical name for swelling in the heart.  Pfizer said it has not seen a higher rate of the […]

Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become clear that many survivors — even those who had mild cases — continue to manage a variety of health problems long after the initial infection should have resolved. In what is believed to be the largest comprehensive study of long COVID-19 to date, researchers at […]

Pregnant women with COVID 20 times more likely to die and infants may have to be in NICUs longer


[ad_1] Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 face much higher risks of severe and deadly complications during childbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers found that ill mothers-to-be had a 76 percent higher risk of developing preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure – and 59 percent more likely to give birth prematurely, requiring their infants […]

Medical student, 21, died a day after getting J&J vaccine


[ad_1] John Foley, 21 (pictured), a student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday and was discovered by his roommates on Sunday Officials are investigating the death of a University of Cincinnati student one day after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  John Foley, 21, […]

Health workers 90% less likely to catch coronavirus after they are fully vaccinated, CDC data show 


[ad_1] Two doses of either Moderna‘s or Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine are highly effective at preventing infection, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) real-world study published on Monday finds. Researchers looked at vaccination rates among nearly 4,000 healthcare employees, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers from mid-December 2020 to mid-March 2021. […]

Coronavirus: Musician, 29, left housebound for a year because of the effects of long Covid


[ad_1] A musician in his twenties claims he has been left housebound for a year because of the debilitating effects of long Covid. Reece Jacob, 29, from Whalley Range, Manchester, was infected with Covid in March last year. He says the crippling fatigue he has endured ever since means he can no longer play guitar […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target


[ad_1] WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today […]

Covid-19 UK: What should I do if I’ve had the AstraZeneca jab?


[ad_1] Britons were once again left with a raft of questions over the safety of AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine after health chiefs today recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to potentially deadly blood clots. No10’s jab advisory panel says healthy people aged 18 to 29 be offered either Pfizer or […]

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?


[ad_1] British health chiefs have restricted AstraZeneca’s vaccine in under-30s because their risk of dying from Covid is so small and there are early signs they may be more prone to blood clots after the jab. But EU regulators have decided against recommending the vaccine is withheld from any age group because they can’t be […]

All the answers to your questions about AstraZeneca’s jab and its link to blood clots


[ad_1] AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine is once again under the spotlight, amid growing fears it may trigger extremely rare blood clots.  Health chiefs yesterday recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to the potentially deadly complication.  But medical experts insist the jab is safe and the benefits far outweigh any risks […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


[ad_1] How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so […]

US coronavirus: US health leaders are preparing for all scenarios — including another wave of Covid-19 cases


[ad_1] But now is no time to let up on safety measures — for several reasons — according to experts. More than 54,000 people remain hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And more than 57,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded this month alone. On Wednesday, California became the first state […]

Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease


[ad_1] This July 2019 image provided by the Sarah Cannon Research Institute shows Victoria Gray on her infusion day during a gene editing trial for sickle cell disease at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital At TriStar Centennial in Nashville. Since her treatment, Gray has weaned herself from pain medications she depended […]

Covid ‘Long-Haulers’ Need Medical Attention, Experts Urge


[ad_1] Dr. John Brooks, the chief medical officer of the C.D.C.’s Covid response, the co-chairman with Dr. Haag of one session, said he expected long-term post-Covid symptoms would affect “on the order of tens of thousands in the United States and possibly hundreds of thousands.” He added, “If you were to ask me what do […]

Why an antidepressant could be used to treat COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Volodymyr TVERDOKHLIB/Shutterstock A commonly used drug called fluvoxamine was recently tested as a treatment for COVID-19 in the United States. The 152 patients enrolled in the trial had been confirmed to have COVID-19 using a PCR test, and had seen symptoms appear within the past seven days. Patients who already required COVID-19 hospitalisation, […]

Exercise After Covid-19? Take It Slow


[ad_1] Slowly return to exercise. Even if you had only mild symptoms, with no chest pain or shortness of breath, you should still wait until you have at least seven days with no symptoms before returning to exercise. Start at just 50 percent of normal intensity. A gradual, stepwise and slow return to full activity […]

Lung symptoms common among users of e-cigarettes and related products


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain One-third of people using e-cigarettes or related products reported symptoms associated with lung or respiratory tract impact or injury, according to an analysis of a 2016 national survey, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “Although many people continue to view vaping or using e-cigarettes and […]

Fit, 35 and hospitalized with COVID, woman donates plasma to help others


[ad_1] by Serena Gordon Healthday Reporter, Melissa Sullivan, convalescent plasma donor, Washington, D.C.; Erin Goodhue, M.D., executive medical director, patient services, American Red Cross (HealthDay)—If you’ve recovered from a COVID-19 infection, you can help as many as four other COVID-19 patients get better, simply by donating your plasma. Is it worth it? Just ask Melissa […]

Damage to vocal cords could cause long-term COVID symptoms


[ad_1] patient coughing (HealthDay)—Nerve damage to vocal cords could be the reason why some people recovering from COVID-19 suffer mysterious bouts of shortness of breath for months after shaking off the coronavirus, researchers say. Vocal cords are meant to constrict across the airway while you’re talking, vibrating in the air moving past to create the […]

The flu, a cold, allergies or COVID-19? How to decipher symptoms


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Let’s say you have a runny nose, headache and cough. Are they signs of COVID-19 or just a run-of-the-mill common cold? Northwestern University epidemiologist Dr. Sadiya Khan breaks down the symptoms for COVID-19 and how they compare to typical seasonal viruses and allergies, while also stressing the importance of getting […]

Do You Have the Heart for Marijuana?


[ad_1] His team reported, “Although marijuana is smoked with fewer puffs, larger puff volumes and longer breath holds may yield greater delivery of inhaled elements.” In other words, when compared to tobacco smoking, exposure to chemicals damaging to the heart and lungs may be even greater from smoking marijuana. Dr. Vaduganathan said he was especially […]

For pregnant women with heart disease, multidisciplinary care may be essential


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cardiovascular disease is now the number one cause of maternal mortality in the United States, but a new study suggests that care from a multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team may improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce hospital readmission rates. The study was conducted by researchers from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and […]

When the Doctor Is a Covid ‘Long Hauler’


[ad_1] I am a physician who contracted what was initially a fairly mild case of Covid-19 in early March. Seven months later, I remain substantially debilitated, with profound exhaustion and a heart rate that goes into the stratosphere with even the tiniest bits of exertion, such as pouring a bowl of cereal or making a […]

Most home health aides ‘can’t afford not to work’—even when lacking PPE


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In March, Sue Williams-Ward took a new job, with a $1-an-hour raise. The employer, a home health care agency called Together We Can, was paying a premium—$13 an hour—after it started losing aides when COVID-19 safety concerns mounted. Williams-Ward, a 68-year-old Indianapolis resident, was a devoted caregiver who bathed, dressed […]

Children with animal allergies can live comfortably with pets


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our young daughter has shown signs that she might be allergic to our dog. We have had our dog for eight years, and the dog seems to be fond of our daughter. Do you have any tips for how we can safely keep our dog without sacrificing […]

Hair loss. Memory problems. Strange rashes. COVID-19 patients report a litany of symptoms outside official criteria


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Julie Sciascia-Van Horn was hospitalized with COVID-19 in early April, suffering from some of the typical flu-like symptoms associated with the virus since its discovery: fever, severe cough and shortness of breath. Then came a litany of more unusual ailments the 51-year-old from southwest suburban Bridgeview, Ill., had never experienced […]

COVID-19 cardiac involvement on the rise


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease was recognized as a respiratory virus. Research is showing that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing more significant cardiac issues than initially thought. “We are finding that COVID-19 can cause direct damage to the heart,” says Dr. Leslie Cooper, chair of […]

COVID-19 has a prolonged effect for many during pregnancy


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Symptoms for pregnant women with COVID-19 can be prolonged, lasting two months or longer for a quarter of the women who participated in a national study led by UC San Francisco and UCLA. In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course […]

Expert discusses how COVID-19 is monitored


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain When someone is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, they can feel a variety of different ways. Some people will be completely asymptomatic, while others will have symptoms, and some can even become severely ill. Many people with symptoms will have fever, chills, sweats, body aches, and a […]

As virtual doctor visits spike, concerns about equity, missed diagnoses grow


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Telemedicine has rapidly grown as a way to get medical care in the era of COVID-19, but a new study reveals that a doctor’s evaluation by phone or video may miss crucial clues to impending health problems. Telemedicine visits accounted for about 35% of primary care visits between April and June—a huge increase for […]

Trump is taking the latest in COVID-19 treatments – here’s what doctors know works against the virus


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain With 74-year-old President Trump and 50-year-old first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus, what are the best proven treatments for them and other patients? We are both physician–scientists at the University of Virginia. We care for COVID-19 patients and conduct research to find better ways to diagnose and […]

COVID-19 testing of children before anesthesia saves PPE


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Universal COVID-19 testing of children who are having procedures requiring anesthesia promotes efficient use of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting. Testing can rule out children who would otherwise be suspected of having COVID-19 based on symptoms or possible exposure to […]

How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19


[ad_1] As influenza season approaches, some Americans, and especially parents, are worried that, if they or their children should become ill, it may not be easy to know which disease they have — the flu or Covid-19. They are correct. Most symptoms of the two diseases are so similar that, short of a test — […]

What you need to know about Regeneron’s COVID-19 treatment


[ad_1] President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 President Donald Trump was treated Friday for COVID-19 with a high-dose of the experimental antibody drug developed by the US biotech firm Regeneron. What is it, how far along are its clinical trials, and why do some experts disagree with using a medicine before it’s been […]

74 and Overweight, Trump Faces Extra Risks From ‘a Very Sneaky Virus’


[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Trump, like many men in their 70s, has mild heart disease. He takes a statin drug to treat high cholesterol and aspirin to prevent heart attacks. And at 244 pounds in a health summary released in June, he has crossed the line into obesity. All of that, experts say, puts him […]

Trump Has the Coronavirus. What Risks Does He Face?


[ad_1] President Trump’s announcement on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus has raised many questions about what the infection could mean for the health of America’s top leader. In a statement, the president’s physician said Mr. Trump, who is 74, was “well” but did not say whether he was experiencing symptoms. He […]

Fending off asthma attacks during a pandemic


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Falling leaves, pumpkins and apples are signs of fall. And so is asthma. Asthma attacks tend to increase in early autumn. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s especially important for people with the disease to know how to prevent flare-ups, a lung expert says. “There are two different types of asthma flare-ups,” said Dr. Pushan […]

Q&A: Cystic fibrosis and COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My cousin has cystic fibrosis. After graduating from college last December, she moved across the country to take a new job. Now she lives with me. I have always been worried about her, but I am more concerned now that COVID-19 cases are rising in our area. […]

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalization is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this week’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online) shows that a shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with more serious disease and death in patients with COVID-19. The study is by Dr. Annie Wong-Beringer and colleagues, University of Southern California (USC) […]

Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart


[ad_1] That’s because myocarditis can lead to heart failure. When that happens, some people don’t get any advance warnings, which include chest discomfort, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, swelling and fatigue. And the most serious outcome — sudden cardiac arrest — can also occur without symptoms. Before the pandemic, some 400,000 adults in the […]

Bee sting allergy—here’s what you need to know


[ad_1] Honeybee (Apis mellifera) landing on a milk thistle flower (Silybum marianum). Credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos/ Wikipedia/GFDL v1.2 DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and recently experienced a severe reaction when I was stung by a bee. I do not have any other allergies and I do not recall having a reaction to a bee […]