What was the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among US adults during 2021 to 2022?

In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) published the preliminary results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for August 2021–May 2022. Study: SARS-CoV-2 Serology and Self-Reported Infection Among Adults — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, August 2021–May 2022. … Read more

What was the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among US adults during 2021 and 2022?

In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) published the preliminary results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for August 2021–May 2022. Study: SARS-CoV-2 Serology and Self-Reported Infection Among Adults — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, August 2021–May 2022. … Read more

PRHC expands COVID-19 assessment center for cold, flu, RSV care – Peterborough

Peterborough Regional Health Centre is joining neighboring hospitals by expanding them COVID-19 assessment center to include testing and treatment for other respiratory illnesses including the cold and flu. The hospital announced Wednesday that appointments can be made for the newly named COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic by calling 705-876-5086. Patients must be one year of … Read more

Air pollution-triggered immune surveillance deficits in the lungs increase the risk of respiratory diseases with aging

In a recent research briefing published in Nature Medicineresearchers highlighted the significance of air quality in preserving immune health over the human lifespan, especially lung-related immunity, owing to the lungs’ continuous exposure to the environment. Study: Effect of air pollution on the human immune system. Image Credit: Lemberg Vector studio/Shutterstock Background Aging exacerbates disease susceptibility, … Read more

Fat around organs more susceptible to severe Covid than fat under skin: Study

Scientists have found that the fat around the liver, intestines and other organs, or visceral fat, contributes more towards severe Covid-19 than does subcutaneous fat, or fat under the skin as in “love handles”, according to a study. Visceral fat is usually considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Also … Read more

Varadkar says tech sector job losses ‘more likely to be thousands than hundreds’ – The Irish Times

In 10 days’ time, “all going to plan”, Leo Varadkar will depart the Tánaiste’s office and move upstairs to fill the Taoiseach chair currently occupied by Micheál Martin as part of the Coalition agreement with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. It will bring to an end his 2½ years as Minister for Enterprise. In … Read more

Congress set to rescind the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the US military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention. Republicans, emboldened by … Read more

Physical functions among Japanese children deteriorated after the onset of the pandemic, study finds

A team of researchers from Nagoya University in central Japan investigated how restrictions on children’s activities during the COVID-19 pandemic affected their life habits and their abilities to perform physical activities. By comparing medical examination data before and after the onset of the pandemic, they found that physical functions among adolescents deteriorated, including their dynamic … Read more

Glucose-Lowering Drugs May Reduce Risk of COVID-19–Related Adverse Events in Patients With Diabetes

Patients with diabetes who reported use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or metformin prior to COVID-19 infection were associated with lower COVID-19–related adverse outcomes during hospitalization. Use of glucose-lowering drugs was shown to reduce risk of COVID-19–related adverse outcomes among patients with diabetes who were diagnosed and hospitalized with COVID-19according to study … Read more

Machine learning analysis suggests that there are four sub-phenotypes of chronic COVID

In a recent study published in Nature Medicineresearchers identified PASC [post-acute sequelae of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)] sub-phenotypes depending on conditions diagnosed within 1 to 3 months of acute infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Data-driven identification of post-acute SARS-CoV-2 infection subphenotypes. Image Credit: males_design/Shutterstock Background Studies have examined PASC conditions … Read more