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Pregnant women less likely to suffer long COVID, study finds

In a recent study published in the journal EClinicalMedicine, a group of researchers evaluated the association between acquiring Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during pregnancy and the development of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) compared to infection outside of pregnancy. Study: Association between acquiring SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and post-acute sequelae…

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COVID-19 lessons push for multidisciplinary collaboration

In a recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Science, researchers underline the need for multidisciplinary collaboration in medicine, particularly in transmissible illnesses, precision/personalized medicine, systems medicine, and data science, based on the lessons learned from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Standing the test of COVID-19: charting the new frontiers of medicine.…

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Study shows enforced masking on long flights prevents SARS-CoV-2 transmission

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers in the United States (U.S.) conducted a systematic review to determine the factors involved in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within flights. Systematic Review: The Risk of Aircraft-Acquired SARS-CoV-2 Transmission during Commercial…

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Study suggests broccoli may reduce cancer risk

In a recent review and meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrients, researchers collate, statistically evaluate, and discuss the proceeds of previous literature on the effects of broccoli consumption on various cancer types. They perused five online scientific repositories and identified 23 case-control and 12 cohort studies relevant to the topic under investigation. Their findings from…

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Study confirms face masks’ effectiveness in reducing disease transmission, calls for improved public understanding

In a recent study published in the journal Clinical Microbiology Reviews, researchers summarized the evidence on the benefits, practicalities, disbenefits, and impact of masks and masking. The safety, efficacy, and acceptability of masks and face coverings have been among the essential and contested questions of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Masks have long been…

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Study reveals ferroptosis as a major driver of severe COVID-19 lung damage

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been associated with the manifestation of adverse pulmonary conditions, such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A recent Nature Communications study identifies ferroptosis as a major cell death mechanism underlying COVID-19 lung disease. Study:  Fatal COVID-19 pulmonary disease involves ferroptosis.…

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New study maps out long COVID patterns in England, showing who is most at risk

In a recent study published in the journal EClinicalMedicine, researchers described the incidence and differences in demographic and clinical characteristics of recorded long coronavirus disease (COVID) in primary care records in England. Study: Clinical coding of long COVID in primary care 2020–2023 in a cohort of 19 million adults: an OpenSAFELY analysis. Image…

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