Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

We all know that COVID-19 can lead to lingering fatigue and brain fog. But one of the most rigorous examinations to date of the long-term cognitive impacts of severe infection has just yielded some pretty unsettling results. In a study comparing 46 severe COVID-19 patients with 460 matched controls, researchers found the mental impacts of … Read more

One Disease Has Already Surged 80% This Year, And We’re in a ‘Perfect Storm’ For More

Measles cases have arisen by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the “canary in a coal mine” illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way. The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted vaccination campaigns for non-COVID diseases around the world, creating a “perfect storm” … Read more

Here’s What That Controversial New Study on Time-Restricted Eating Really Shows

Results of a new weight loss study were published this week, leading to headlines proclaiming intermittent fasting “isn’t a magic diet trick after all”. The researchers aimed to test whether adding a restriction on what time of day you were allowed to eat (or not) to the usual low-calorie (or kilojoule) diet led to greater … Read more

One Grim Statistic Lays Bare The Truly Relentless Grip of Long COVID

Not even one in four people have completely recovered from COVID a full year after being hospitalized with the disease, a UK study indicated Sunday, warning that long COVID could become a common condition. The study involving more than 2,300 people also found that women were 33 percent less likely to fully recover than men. … Read more

Do You Need a 4th COVID Vaccine Dose? An Epidemiologist Has The Evidence

In late March 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable populations in the US, a move that was soon after endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People ages 50 years and older and certain immunocompromised individuals who are at higher risk for … Read more