Women in their 20's who frequently binge drink had the highest self-reported prevalence of COVID-19 infection among subgroups within a study of alcohol and drug usage during the pandemic. Researchers say the increased infection risk was due to binge drinkers being less vigilant with their social behaviors as a result of intoxication.
Children who contracted COVID-19 are at increased risk of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Researchers found a 72% increase in new Type 1 diabetes cases in those under 18 who contracted COVID-19.
The compound Salen effectively binds to a number of SARS_CoV_2, the virus that causes COVID-19, proteins. The findings pave the way to developing new therapeutics to fight coronavirus.
COVID-19 infection has been linked to a range of lasting neurological and psychological disorders, including depression, memory problems, and Parkinson's-like disorders, within the first year following infection.
Mice with the Alzheimer's disease-associated APOE4 and the APOE2 genes were more likely to die from COVID-19 than those with the APOE3 gene. Those with APOE4 and APOE2 genes had more virus replication in the lungs, higher inflammation, and increased tissue damage following coronavirus infection.
The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease almost doubled in older people during the one-year period following COVID-19 infection.
Fatigue and headaches top the list of common lingering symptoms four months after COVID infection, with muscle aches, changes in sense of taste and smell, cough, and congestion following close behind.
The effects of COVID-19 infection on neurological health are becoming more apparent. A new study reveals COVID-19 can predispose people to irreversible neurological conditions, accelerate brain aging, and increase the risk of stroke and brain bleeds.
Study questions whether smell loss associated with COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.
19% of Americans say they are worried about contracting Monkeypox over the next three months. Most people remain uncertain about how Monkeypox is transmitted, or whether a vaccine is available.
Sexual dysfunction and hair loss are being reported as additional symptoms long-COVID patients experience, a new study reports.