5 October 2022
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Sience

Why the UK could be heading for a flu-covid ‘twindemic’ this winter

Last year’s warnings about a particularly bad flu season didn’t materialise, but an earlier and more severe outbreak in Australia doesn’t bode well for the northern hemisphere Health | Analysis 28 September 2022 By Clare Wilson A pharmacist administers a flu vaccine ahead of the UK’s 2022/23 flu season PA Images / Alamy Along with […]

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Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with […]

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Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

Sept. 21, 2022 – President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. The World Health Organization says the end is in sight. Many of us would rather talk about almost anything else, and even New York City has dropped most of its COVID protocols. Biden’s claim (made to reporter Scott Pelley on Sunday on 60 […]

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Have Long COVID? Here’s Where to Go for Care

Sept. 20, 2022 – Patients who navigate what can feel like an endless series of checkups and lab tests to confirm a long COVID diagnosis face an even harder path ahead: Figuring out where to go for care. Treatment options are as complex and varied as the symptoms that come with this condition, experts say. […]

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Sound Sick? New AI Technology Might Tell If It’s COVID

Sept. 19, 2022 — Imagine this: You think you might have COVID. You speak a couple of sentences into your phone. Then an app gives you reliable results in under a minute. “You sound sick” is what we humans might tell a friend. Artificial intelligence, or AI, could take that to new frontiers by analyzing […]

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Covid-19 pandemic linked to early onset of puberty in some girls

By Elizabeth Hlavinka An increased number of girls are going through premature sexual development amid the pandemic Dan Kenyon 2013 The covid-19 pandemic may be triggering early puberty in some girls. Several studies suggest the outbreak is increasing the number of girls going through premature sexual development – and experts are unsure why. In the […]

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Long COVID Was a Preventable Tragedy. Some of Us Saw It Coming

Sept. 15, 2022 – It should have been the start of new insight into a debilitating illness. In May 2017, I was patient No. 4 in a group of 20 taking part in a deep and intense study at the National Institutes of Health aimed at getting to the root causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue […]

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The Mystery of Why Some People Don’t Get Covid

We all know a “Covid virgin,” or “Novid,” someone who has defied all logic in dodging the coronavirus. But beyond judicious caution, sheer luck, or a lack of friends, could the secret to these people’s immunity be found nestled in their genes? And could it hold the key to fighting the virus?  In the early […]

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How Does a Variant-Specific Covid Booster Work?

The Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines are getting an update. The new booster shots rolling out across the US and Europe this week are specifically tailored to currently circulating Omicron variants. Health officials think these will provide better protection against newer versions of SARS-CoV-2 than earlier shots, which were designed to target the virus that was […]

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New York ends mask mandate for subways, buses and other mass transit

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) logo is displayed on the side of a subway train in Manhattan, New York on June 2, 2021. Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images New Yorkers are no longer required to wear masks on mass transit, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday. Covid cases and hospitalizations have declined dramatically […]

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