Author - Ivy Madziva

New study reveals the Covid patients most likely to suffer ‘long-haul’ symptoms

Coronavirus: New study reveals the Covid patients most likely to suffer 'long-haul' symptoms - and the findings are surprising. Women and people with a medical history of depression and anxiety were most likely to suffer 'long-Covid' fatigue PERSISTENT fatigue occurs in more than half of Covid-19 patients - regardless of the seriousness of their infection. A new study, carried out researchers in Ireland, examined 128 patients around 10 weeks on from clinical recovery from the virus. They found no association between severity of [...]

Coronavirus: Diabetes patients ‘too scared to go to hospital’ amid Covid risk

Coronavirus: Diabetes patients 'too scared to go to hospital' amid Covid risk. Patients revealed their anxiety that complications could be missed due a lack of monitoring during the pandemic PATIENTS with diabetes have revealed fears for their sight as screening services were cut and how the risk of Covid left them too scared to go to hospital. In the first study to evaluate the experiences of people in Scotland with Type 1 diabetes during the pandemic, researchers at Glasgow University heard how [...]

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’. BY MEGAN FORD Care home nurses continue to struggle with access to coronavirus tests, with some reporting that results are “consistently delayed, inconclusive or even get lost”, according to a nursing union. The Royal College of Nursing has warned that, without proper testing and processes in place, the social care workforce and its residents “will be put at unnecessary risk”. “Some members have told us they are concerned testing results are consistently [...]

Coronavirus: UK to test inhaled vaccines

Coronavirus: UK to test inhaled vaccines. GETTY IMAGES UK researchers are to begin trials of inhaled coronavirus vaccines. Delivering doses directly to the lungs might give a better immune response than conventional jabs, they say. The Imperial College London team will use two frontrunners already in development - the Oxford one recently paused in trials and one from Imperial that entered human testing in June. There are nearly 180 candidates being explored globally - but none has yet reached the end goal. How close are we to developing a [...]

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections. India has the second largest number of confirmed cases in the world HINDUSTAN TIMES The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new  infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours. The agency said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417. The biggest increases in infections were reported in India, the US and Brazil. Worldwide there have been more than 28 million confirmed [...]