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Mind over matter? Long Covid study sparks controversy

A large-scale French study suggesting symptoms of so-called long COVID may be more due to psychological factors than to infection with the virus has sparked debate among patients and scientists. The report that appeared earlier this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on nearly 27,000 participants across France who took antibody […]

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What does long COVID feel like?

For Anna Chumley, her long-haul COVID-19 symptoms started with a rash. One that would appear and reappear randomly, spotting her back, face and neck with itchy, red bumps. Then, came the constant back pain, chest pain and racing heart. Chumley, who caught COVID in summer 2020, said she would sometimes feel like she couldn’t breathe. […]

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Watch: More Long Covid Cases Seen in Kids The vast majority of the pandemic’s 4.1 million covid infections in children have been mild. However, doctors are concerned about a growing number of long-haul covid cases and a rare but dangerous inflammatory disease, particularly among Black and Latino children. KHN correspondent Sarah Varney, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, reports on the phenomena. This […]

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Long COVID affecting more than half of patients six months on

Research has revealed non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients continue to present symptoms long after infection and even more have blood biochemical abnormalities. Scientists working at the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) have investigated the blood chemistry of patients three months after the acute disease phase of COVID-19 and found persistent systematic changes that relate to ongoing symptoms […]

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How long does COVID-19 vaccine protection last?

Rand Paul: If Fauci can prove vaccinated people are spreading COVID ‘I’ll listen’ Kentucky Republican reacts to the NIAID director calling for vaccinated people to wear masks on ‘The Story’ How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. […]

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Here’s How Long It Should Really Take You To Fall Asleep

According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million adults nationwide have a sleep disorder, with insomnia being the most common. And while the association reports that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night, Harvard Health Publishing points out that factors such as stress, pain, and diet can keep people from […]