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Long-COVID Symptoms a Serious Challenge for Older Patients, Physicians

Even mundane tasks like making a meal can be exhausting for Louise Salant. “I’m totally wiped out,” said the 71-year-old former private music instructor with asthma who lives in New York City and has been coping with debilitating symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, and gastrointestinal symptoms since recovering from a severe […]

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E-cigarette users who test positive for COVID-19 are more likely to experience COVID-19 symptoms

ROCHESTER, Minn. — People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for COVID-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, compared to people who don’t vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The study, which is published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, finds that people who vape and test […]

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Autoantibodies Might Affect Acute Disease Severity and Neurological Symptoms

Concentrations of autoantibodies correlate with disease severity. Why do some people get so much sicker than others with acute COVID-19? And what causes the neurological symptoms — anosmia, fatigue, encephalopathy — seen in some patients? A team from Yale employed a new technology for finding autoantibodies to 2770 extracellular and […]

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Effect of Ivermectin on Time to Resolution of Symptoms Among Adults With Mild COVID-19

Key Points Question  What is the effect of ivermectin on duration of symptoms in adults with mild COVID-19? Findings  In this randomized clinical trial that included 476 patients, the duration of symptoms was not significantly different for patients who received a 5-day course of ivermectin compared with placebo (median time to resolution […]

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