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Covid Increases Risk Of Mental Illness And Brain Disease Up To Two Years After Infection, Study Suggests

Topline People who have had Covid-19 are at an increased risk of mental health and neurological conditions—including seizures, dementia, psychotic disorders and brain fog—two years after infection, according to a large study published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry medical journal, shedding further light on the long-term health consequences of the virus as countries around the …

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Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

“To our knowledge, this study represents the largest effort to date to determine the global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, and it contributes to a growing body of evidence aimed at estimating the risk-attributable burden for specific cancers nationally, internationally, and globally,” Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and …

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Majority of college students have a mental illness: study

College students already juggle school, work, friends, hormones — and in comes a new challenge: navigating mental healthcare. Researchers at Boston University recently revealed some staggering findings — that depression among college students increased by nearly 135% over eight years, while anxiety surged 110%. Unfortunately, those rates have well outpaced the demand for available and …

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Brightline Study: Working Caregivers’ Productivity Stunted by Lack of Support for Managing Pediatric Stress

First-of-its-kind research highlights the critical and immediate need for pediatric behavioral health support for working caregivers PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Brightline, the category leader in virtual behavioral health care for children, adolescents, and families, today announced the first peer-reviewed research demonstrating quantifiable links among pediatric stress, family connection, and caregiver productivity at …

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U of M study: Ivermectin not an effective treatment for COVID-19

A long-awaited study at the University of Minnesota has found that the controversial drug ivermectin is not effective at treating COVID-19. The findings, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, add to a growing body of scientific evidence pushing back against the use of the antiparasitic drug that has been promoted by some …

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Workers in high-risk industries less likely to have employer-provided health insurance: study

New York — Employees in fields with higher workplace injury rates are generally less likely to be covered by employer-provided health insurance plans, results of a recent survey show. Using data from the 2020 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the March 2021 Current Population Survey, researchers at personal finance company ValuePenguin estimated the …

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COVID increases risks of brain fog and dementia 2 years on from infection, study suggests

People who’ve had COVID-19 face increased risks of neurological and psychiatric conditions like brain fog, psychosis, seizures and dementia up two years after infection. Driving the news: That’s according to a new large-scale University of Oxford study that also found anxiety and depression were more common after COVID, though typically subsided within two months of …

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Diabetic? Study reveals the worst way to drink black coffee for blood sugar levels

Caffeine in coffee could be detrimental for diabetics or those with pre-diabetes. Photo : iStock New Delhi: Diabetes – type-1 or type-2 – is characterised by spiking blood sugar levels which can hurt the blood vessels and cause irreversible damage to vision, heart, and overall health. And while several studies stress following a low-carbohydrate diet …

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Covid Survivors At Risk Of “Brain Fog”, Epilepsy Even Years Later: Study

Neurological, psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures high two years after COVID-19 London: Increased risk of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures is still higher two years after COVID-19 compared to other respiratory infections, suggests an observational study of over 1.25 million patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. …

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Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

A new study found three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, which is often prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial ivermectin, and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to an emergency-room visit or hospitalization.  The research, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether …

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