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Delirium May Be Only Sign of Severe COVID in Elderly: Study

  WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 — Delirium is often the first symptom of COVID-19 to appear in older people, a new study finds. They may have confusion with an altered level of consciousness, disorientation, inattention and other mental disturbances, but none of the other typical signs of the coronavirus infection, such as fever and cough, […]

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How to Tell if Your Fatigue Is a Sign of COVID-19

Feeling rundown here and there is a part of life. But, when you feel tired in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, it's only natural to wonder if your fatigue could be caused by COVID-19. Here's the deal: While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists fatigue as an official symptom of COVID-19, […]

Health Problems

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). “Our study indicates that if you need to urinate in the night—called nocturia—you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess […]

Health Problems

What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus, although it becomes more common with old age. So what causes crepitus? Air bubbles forming in the joint spaces are […]

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Can a missed period be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are female reproductive organs that sit on either side of the uterus, or womb. This type of cancer may develop from various cell types in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. The most common type of ovarian cancer is an epithelial tumor called a serous carcinoma. Ovarian cancer represents around […]

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Is fever a sign of pregnancy?

During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does not reject the developing fetus. Changes in the respiratory system can also make pregnant women more vulnerable to colds and the flu, and a fever is […]