Covid vaccination tied to increase in length of menstrual cycle: NIH

Covid vaccination tied to increase in length of menstrual cycle: NIH

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. vanessa leroy | Bloomberg | Getty Images Covid-19 vaccination is linked to a slight increase in the length of a women’s menstrual cycle, delaying the beginning … Read more

Skipped cancer screenings this past year? It’s time to restart

Skipped cancer screenings this past year?  It's time to restart

CNN — Many people postponed routine medical care because of disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the major causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important, … Read more

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

CNN — People who got the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. “Compared with the unvaccinated group, vaccinated individuals had an adjusted increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day with both first and second … Read more

Why COVID is still more dangerous than seasonal flu?

Both COVID-19 and the flu are contagious respiratory illnesses.

Since the time when COVID first hit us in 2020, the virus has evolved significantly. During the second coronavirus wave, the delta variant claimed several lives and left a large population in distress. But following vaccination new emerging variants like the Omicron are causing less severe infections and more manageable symptoms. And many are of … Read more

FDA vaccine adviser says healthy young people SHOULDN’T get another COVID booster

Dr. Paul Offit, right, cautions that there are still risks for healthy young people that should be considered before getting the COVID booster shot

A top vaccine expert and pediatric doctor is cautioning parents of healthy young people to hold off getting the new COVID booster shot, saying it can carry risks and its efficacy hasn’t yet been proven. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the … Read more

Moderna asks FDA to authorize omicron Covid boosters for children as young as 6 years old

Moderna asks FDA to authorize omicron Covid boosters for children as young as 6 years old

Following CDC approval for vaccination of children aged 6 months to 5 years, 4 year-old Eleanor Kahn sits with her father Alex, as nurse Jillian Mercer administers the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego , California, US, June 21, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters Moderna has asked … Read more

All You Need To Know About Russian Bat Virus That Could Infect Humans

Khosta-2: All You Need To Know About Russian Bat Virus That Could Infect Humans

All you need to know about Khosta-2 US scientists have discovered a new virus in bats that could be bad news for humans. The new virus, called Khosta-2 cannot just infect human cells, it is also resistant to current vaccines. Research published in the journal PLOS Pathogens says that the virus is resistant to the … Read more

Medical experts concerned about increased cases of COVID and the seasonal flu this fall | Lehigh Valley Regional News

Medical experts concerned about increased cases of COVID and the seasonal flu this fall |  Lehigh Valley Regional News

Health officials say the flu and COVID-19 could be making a comeback in the US, creating what’s called a twindemic. It’s already been seen in the Southern Hemisphere, which is an indication of what we can expect in the fall and winter months. Doctors say for the last two years flu cases decreased because of … Read more

COVID Still Kills, but Demographics of Its Victims Are Shifting

COVID Still Kills, but Demographics of Its Victims Are Shifting

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As California settles into a third year of pandemic, covid-19 continues to pose a serious threat of death. But the number of people dying—and the demographics of those falling victim—has shifted notably from the first two years. Given the collective immunity … Read more

Why fatigue from long COVID goes beyond simply feeling tired

Study: Severe fatigue as symptom of long COVID is characterized by increased expression of inflammatory genes in monocytes, increased serum pro-inflammatory cytokines, and increased CD8+ T-lymphocytes: A putative dysregulation of the immune-brain axis, the coagulation process, and auto-inflammation to explain the diversity of long COVID symptoms. Image Credit: eamesBot / Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the Netherlands examined the role of inflammatory genes, cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CD8+ T cells), and pro-inflammatory cytokines in long-lasting severe fatigue experienced by a large number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: Severe fatigue as symptom of long COVID is characterized by increased … Read more