Obesity Accelerates Loss of Vaccine Protection
The protection offered by Covid-19 vaccinations declines more rapidly in obese people than in those with normal weight, according to a new study in Nature Medicine.
Large Study Provides New Insights into Long Covid
A study of 10,000 Americans, published online in JAMA, may help improve future diagnostics and treatment of long Covid.
Gut Bacteria May Cause Weaker Responses to Covid Vaccine
According to a study in Communications Biology, gut bacteria that break down a sugar called fucose could be hampering the effectiveness of the Covid mRNA vaccine.
Vagus Nerve Treatment for COVID Loss of Taste and Smell
Treating the vagus nerve shown to restore taste and smell lost due to COVID
Omega-3s Protect Against Severe Covid
People who consume more omega-3 fatty acids — particularly EPA and DHA — are less likely to suffer from severe Covid and/or require hospitalization from it, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. They also have a reduced risk of testing positive for Covid, as wellRead
Before and After: Exercise Is Key to Covid Recovery
Patients who were more physically active before catching COVID-19 experienced a reduced risk of severe outcomes, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. And the positive benefits of exercise were observed in patients both with and without chronic medical conditions. The trial, which involved close toRead
Covid May Cause Long-Term Liver Damage
Covid is associated with increased liver stiffness, a sign of possible long-term liver injury, according to the results of a new study presented at this year’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Liver stiffness is a marker of liver damage, such as inflammation or fibrosis (theRead
Covid Found in Frozen Meat
The Covid virus may be lurking in the most unlikely of places — your freezer or fridge. According to a new study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, SARS-CoV-2 surrogates can survive on meat products in the refrigerator or the freezer for up to 30 days. The research was conducted using chicken,Read
Could CBD Reduce COVID Lung Damage? A Protective Peptide May Be the Answer
Recent research shows that CBD appears to reduce the “cytokine storm” that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face ofRead
Severe Covid May Cause the Brain to Age Faster
A new study underscores just how devastating Covid-19 can be on a person’s long-term health. Researchers from the Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge have linked severe Covid with cognitive decline on par with 20 years of brain aging. For example, someone in their 50s would have theRead