COVID-19 infection increases risk of developing diabetes, study finds

COVID 19 infection increases risk of developing diabetes study finds

COVID-19 survivors are at increased risk of being newly diagnosed with diabetes up to one year after recovering, a new study suggests. Researchers from VA Saint Louis Health Care System found people who recovered from COVID were 40% more likely to develop a new case of diabetes compared to a control group. This translates to … Read more

In a first, brain implant lets man with complete paralysis spell out thoughts: ‘I love my cool son.’

In its final stages, the neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can bring extreme isolation. People lose control of their muscles, and communication may become impossible. But with the help of an implanted device that reads his brain signals, a man in this “complete” locked-in state could select letters and form sentences, researchers report this … Read more

MDMA Therapy for PTSD Looks Safe and Effective in New Trial Data

MDMA Therapy for PTSD Looks Safe and Effective in New

Photo: Travis Dove (Getty Images) Follow-up data from a Phase III trial is the latest to suggest that MDMA—also known as ecstasy—could improve mental health when combined with therapy. The study found that MDMA-assisted therapy was better than talk therapy alone in relieving the symptoms of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, and that this relief … Read more

How long Covid concerns are ramping up progress on other chronic diseases

1647980934 How long Covid concerns are ramping up progress on other

Shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest pain, fatigue and brain fog — those are just some of the ongoing complaints of a growing number of people, many of whom had only mild cases of acute Covid-19. “Long Covid,” also known as post-acute sequelae of Covid-19, is associated with a whole host of problems involving multiple … Read more

Woman left with ‘shark hand’ after doctors sew it inside stomach during surgery

Woman left with ‘shark hand after doctors sew it inside

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the ER. A UK woman’s hand was left looking like a cartoon shark head after doctors sewed the appendage inside her stomach to fight a vicious infection. A video chronicling her “Jaws”-dropping mitt currently boasts over 75 million views on TikTok. “I wasn’t aware … Read more

Want a healthier heart? Eat 100g of cranberries every day, scientists say

Want a healthier heart Eat 100g of cranberries every day

Want a healthier heart? Eat 100g of cranberries every day, scientists say Research led by King’s College London tracked 45 men over a month  They found 100g of the fruit improved the amount arteries were able to expand  Fruit can improve heart health, ‘even in people with low cardiovascular risk’ By Joe Davies Health Reporter … Read more

How protected are we against Covid-19? Scientists search for a test to measure immunity

1647959994 How protected are we against Covid 19 Scientists search for a

“I am on immunosuppressants that make me more vulnerable for serious Covid complications,” said Sobieck, 37, who lives in Minnesota. “If you’re immunocompromised, you may not have a very good response to the [Covid-19] vaccine.” Seeking evidence that his immune system was working the way it should, Sobieck made an unusual request: He asked his … Read more

The alarming rise of complex genetic testing in human embryo selection

1647950506 The alarming rise of complex genetic testing in human embryo

A cell is plucked from a human embryo created using in vitro fertilization so that it can be screened for genetic disorders.Credit: Pascal Goetgheluck/SPL The emergence of companies that offer prospective parents complex genetic tests on embryos ahead of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has alarmed geneticists and bioethicists alike. The companies claim to be able … Read more