Adults and children born with heart defects had a lower-than-expected risk of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds a study of more than 7,000 patients from the congenital heart disease center at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
High blood pressure is often branded the "silent killer" because its harmful effects creep up unannounced. Occasionally, a person with high blood pressure can experience symptoms, however here is a sign associated with breathing.
Parkinson's disease symptoms mainly relate to movement because the condition results in a loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain responsible for producing a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine acts as a messenger between the parts of the brain and nervous system that help control and coordinate body movements. One area of the body that can be affected is the feet. If stiffness in the feet occurs often, it could be a sign of something more serious.
A new review of the current research on the effects of prebiotics and probiotics on depression and anxiety symptoms has found that probiotics — either alone or in combination with prebiotics — may help reduce a person’s depression symptoms.
Even a month after hospital discharge and "recovery," a majority of patients who had survived severe COVID-19 were still dealing with fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms, Italian research shows.
Screening for symptoms of COVID-19 and self-quarantine are good at preventing sick people from spreading the coronavirus. But more and more evidence is suggesting that people without symptoms are spreading the virus too.
Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes the brain to become progressively more damaged over time, said the NHS. You could be at risk of the neurodegenerative condition if you find that you're not blinking as often as you're used to.
A World Health Organization expert clarified Tuesday that the coronavirus can be spread by people who show no symptoms, a day after sparking widespread confusion by saying that such asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 was "very rare."
COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, has infected over four million people in 212 countries, of whom at least 272,000 have died. The ongoing economic and social impact of the pandemic is staggering, but despite a daily flood of news on the disease, few laypeople know that paradoxically, COVID-19 mostly kills through an overreaction of the immune system, whose function is precisely to fight infections.
The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to launch an app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus, and is considering a Bluetooth-based contact tracing feature too, an official told Reuters.
Researchers have found a new method that could help detect autism spectrum disorder months or even years before symptoms appear. Earlier diagnosis of the condition could help children get interventions earlier and avoid problems like social and communication challenges.