The brains of patients who died as a result of COVID-19 infection displayed some of the same molecular changes found in the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease, a new small study found. The findings may explain why some long-term COVID sufferers report memory problems.
Researchers identified molecular signatures of gestational inflammation that appear to be biomarkers for autism risk. The immune signatures were identified in both maternal blood samples during pregnancy and in umbilical cord blood from children later diagnosed with ASD.
People with no prior mental health diagnosis who contract Lyme disease have a 42% higher risk of developing an affective disorder, such as depression, and a 75% higher rate of death by suicide than those without the disease.