The odds of those infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 suffering long-COVID are 20-50% less than those infected during the Delta wave of COVID.
Six months following COVID-19 infection, two-thirds of patients still experienced neurological symptoms including headaches, memory impairment, and decreased concentration that impacted their quality of life.
People who believe conspiracies about COVD-19, including vitamins can cure coronavirus, or that governments are using the virus and vaccines to control the population, are more prone to developing depression and anxiety.
Those infected with COVID-19 have a 25% increased risk of being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder in the four months following contracting the disease. The association was higher for anxiety disorders.
Babies whose mothers contracted COVID-19 while pregnant had greater difficulties relaxing and adapting their bodies while being held than those whose mothers did not contract covid. Additionally, babies born to infected mothers had greater difficulty in controlling their head and shoulder movements. Findings suggest prenatal COVID-19 infection may impact motor function development in babies.
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns affected girls' mental health more than boys', researchers report. Girls' emotional and behavioral difficulties increased by 1.6% compared to boys, and this was more pronounced in girls from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Researchers identify the exertion level where aerosol particle emission increases exponentially, offering an explanation as to why exercise intensity may be linked to the transmission of infections.
Researchers have identified elevated levels of a biomarker in the blood that persists for months in long COVID patients who experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Depression, stress, and anxiety in pregnant women that occurred as a result of the COVID-29 pandemic may have an impact on fetal brain development.
Study reveals the loss of smell and taste associated with the Delta wave of COVID-19 infection was a prevalent symptom and not prevented by the vaccines. Many who contracted COVID during the earlier phases of the disease experienced loss of taste and smell for months following infection.
Researchers report a significant increase in deaths related to alcohol use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. The steepest increase in mortality was seen in the 25-44 age group.