Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, US, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Most of SE Michigan at high level of COVID-19 community transmission

(WXYZ) — The Centers for Disease Control has updated the COVID-19 community risk level, placing nearly all of Southeastern Michigan in the high-risk of community transmission level. The updated map places Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties at the high-risk level. Monroe and Lenawee counties are at the medium risk of community … Read more

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn’t saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or … Read more

Children With Autism Exhibit Typical Joint Attention During Toy Play With a Parent

Summary: Young children on the autism spectrum achieved joined attention similar to that of a neurotypical child when playing with their parents. Source: Cell Press For decades, autism research has relied on data collected during lab tasks or interviews with clinicians that are more constrained than the child’s day-to-day interactions with others. A study published … Read more

Younger residents leading the way as COVID rate in LA County rises – Daily News

The daily number of COVID-19 cases reported in Los Angeles County continued growing on Thursday, May 12, prompting renewed warnings that younger residents are most likely to become infected and unvaccinated residents are most likely to become severely ill. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Thursday reported 3,407 new COVID infections, along with nine … Read more

Sonoma County’s health officer optimistic climbing COVID cases will soon begin to drop. But not everyone’s so sure.

Addressing the public on a Zoom conference Wednesday, Sonoma County health officials attempted to toe a delicate line. They spoke of “widespread transmission” of coronavirus in the community, while emphasizing that better days lie just ahead — and reminding everyone of the bad times that came before. “I still believe that we are in a … Read more

Capsid Inhibition with Lenacapavir in Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Abstract Background Patients with multidrug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection have limited treatment options. Lenacapavir is a first-in-class capsid inhibitor that showed substantial antiviral activity in a phase 1b study. Methods Download a PDF of the Research Summary. In this phase 3 trial, we enrolled patients with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection in two cohorts, … Read more

Family Size May Influence Cognitive Functioning in Later Life

Summary: Having three or more children was associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline later in life. Source: Columbia University A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center and Université Paris-Dauphine—PSL, found that having three or more versus two children has a negative effect … Read more

COVID US: Growing proportion of breakthrough coronavirus deaths occurring among vaccinated, according to ABC News analysis

A growing proportion of COVID-19 deaths are occurring among the vaccinated, a new ABC News analysis of federal data shows. In August of 2021, about 18.9% of COVID-19 deaths occurred among the vaccinated. Six months later, in February 2022, that proportional percent of deaths had increased to more than 40%. Comparatively, in September 2021, just … Read more

Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Kids throw up a lot for some reason, they skin their knees, they have their tonsils removed, and they get ear infections. Of course, these things can happen to grown-ups, too, but it’s much less common. Still, because some illnesses are so … Read more