LANCET: 34% of COVID-19 Survivors Diagnosed with Neurological or Psychiatric Condition within 6 Months

COVID-19 Survivors and mental health

One in three COVID-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, an observational study of more than 230,000 patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal estimates. The study looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders. Study using electronicRead …

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Major Boost in COVID-19 Protective Antibodies Seen in Breast Milk after Vaccination

COVID protective antibodies, nursing mothers

Nursing mothers who receive a COVID-19 vaccine may pass protective antibodies to their babies through breast milk for at least 80 days following vaccination, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Our study showed a huge boost in antibodies against the COVID-19 virus in breastRead …

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Web Based Platform: 14 Different Diseases with Common Metabolic Pathways

In medicine, the terms like remarkable and ground breaking seldom occur. However researchers from Cambridge University and the Institute of Computational Biology, Munich, Germany have done something beneficially remarkable by identifying 14 different diseases with common metabolic pathways and placing the information on an open access webserver. As is wellRead …

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Lab Study: High-fiber Short Chain Fatty Acids May Control COVID-19 Related Gut Tissue Inflammation

gut tissue inflammation

A study conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, shows that compounds produced by gut microbiota (bacteria and other microorganisms) during fermentation of insoluble fiber from dietary plant matter do not affect the ability of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to enter and replicateRead …

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Case Study & Viral Replicas Show How COVID-19 Evades Immune Defenses

The vast majority of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 clear the virus, but those with compromised immunity, such as individuals receiving immune-suppressive drugs for autoimmune diseases, can become chronically infected. As a result, their weakened immune defenses continue to attack the virus without being able to eradicate it fully. New researchRead …

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Clinical Commentary: Post-Viral COVID Long-Haul Treatment Mirrors Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Therapy

This interview with Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS) researcher and board-certified internist explores the commonalities among CFS/FMS and post-viral COVID (aka Long-Haul Syndrome) and relapse symptoms seen in patients after viral infection. As described in a recent case study in Clinical Microbial and Infections, persistent symptomsRead …

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Paper Suggests Vitamin B6 May Calm Cytokine Storms Linked to COVID-19

Studies have so far explored the benefits of vitamins D and C and minerals like zinc and magnesium in fortifying immune response against COVID-19 (read more on that here). But research on vitamin B6 has been mostly missing. Food scientist Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee hopes a paper published in Frontiers in NutritionRead …

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“Sunshine Vitamin House Resolution” Calls for FDA and CDC to Support Vitamin D for COVID-19

Vitamin D for COVID-19

In a striking move to recognize the significance and health benefits of vitamin D for COVID-19, U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) introduced House Resolution (H. Res. 116). The resolution recognizes the role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19. The resolution calls out inaction by FDA and otherRead …

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