Unveiling Long COVID: The Unseen Global Health Crisis

Unveiling Long COVID: The Unseen Global Health Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on global health, with its impact extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. A recent Swiss study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has shed light on the long-term effects of COVID-19 in unvaccinated individuals, revealing a worrying trend.

Breathalyzer test detects lung cancer 90% accuracy

Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer — Researchers from TAU and partner institutions develop groundbreaking device that spots lung cancer – to stop it in its tracks – A new device developed by a team of Israeli, American, and British cancer researchers may turn the tide by both accurately detecting lung cancer and identifying its stage of progression.

Parkinson’s Biomarker Test has prognostic and diagnostic value in Parkinson’s Disease

Comprehensive Parkinson’s Biomarker Test Has Prognostic and Diagnostic Value, Penn Medicine Team Reports — First Biomarker Results from Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative Detect Differences in Subtypes of Parkinson’s Disease – The first biomarker results reported from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), showing that a comprehensive test of protein biomarkers in spinal fluid have prognostic and diagnostic value in early stages of Parkinson’s disease.

Mentally stimulating activities boost brainpower in old age

Does being a bookworm boost your brainpower in old age? – New research suggests that reading books, writing and participating in brain-stimulating activities at any age may preserve memory. “Our study suggests that exercising your brain by taking part in activities such as these across a person’s lifetime, from childhood through old age, is important for brain health in old age,” said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Infected female malaria mosquitoes more attracted to human odour

Unlocking the manipulation of mosquitoes by malaria parasites – Female mosquitoes infected with malaria parasites are significantly more attracted to human odour than uninfected mosquitoes. This was demonstrated in a laboratory setting in which infected female Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto mosquitoes were attracted to human odours three times more than mosquitoes that were not infected with the malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite.

Gene therapy may restore sense of smell

Can’t smell anything? This discovery may give you hope – Gene therapy in mice restores sense of smell, may also aid research into other diseases caused by cilia defects, U-M researchers say – Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time — a hopeful sign for people who can’t smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease. The achievement in curing congenital anosmia — the medical term for lifelong inability to detect odors — may also aid research on other conditions that also stem from problems with the cilia.

Isolation and stress contribute to breast cancer risk

Isolation and stress identified as contributing to breast cancer risk – Social isolation and related stress could contribute to human breast cancer susceptibility, research from a rat model designed at the University of Chicago to identify environmental mechanisms contributing to cancer risk shows.

India to control spurious drugs

Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announces new whistle blower scheme to control spurious drugs. – The Indian Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad has announced whistle blower policy to attract involvement of public to provide information on any kind of unlawful activity in the manufacture of drugs.

Certain Zicam cold remedies linked to loss of sense of smell

FDA Advises Consumers Not To Use Certain Zicam Cold Remedies — Intranasal Zinc Product Linked to Loss of Sense of Smell. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stop using three products marketed over-the-counter (OTC) as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell (anosmia).

Wet ear wax and unpleasant body odors signal breast cancer risk

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that a ?breast cancer gene? causes osmidrosis and makes earwax wet and sticky – If having malodorous armpits (called osmidrosis) and goopy earwax isn’t bad enough, a discovery by Japanese scientists may add a more serious problem for women facing these cosmetic calamities.