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The long list of covid sequels received another update last week. after, after Vuecruz unveils 23 shows Regarding the case, doctors are reporting cases of patients with digestive problems, such as ongoing complications from COVID-19.
Rehabilitation programs across the United States are receiving reports of post-coronavirus symptoms that range from mild nausea and decreased appetite to severe constipation and intolerance to certain foods, as well as physical reactions to certain foods. In fact, of the 147 patients who had never complained of gastrointestinal problems prior to infection, 16% reported gastrointestinal problems about 100 days after contracting the virus. See the most popular ones below:
- Abdominal pain: 7.5%;
- constipation: 6.8%;
- diarrhea: 4.1%;
- Vomiting: 4.1%.
Another study identified sequelae as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and incontinence. This is probably because our gut contains many receptors that SARS-CoV-2 binds to to invade cells, which can cause widespread inflammation and disrupt local nerve endings.
Influenza has nothing to do with Alzheimer’s disease, but it is clear that a viral infection vaccine can protect against neurodegenerative disease. At least, that’s what a study by the University of Texas found.
According to the research, in addition to the influenza vaccine that reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease for a few years, the effectiveness of this protection increases with the number of consecutive years that an individual receives the annual vaccine against the disease. This means that in older adults who receive the vaccination annually, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease has decreased, suggesting a possible relationship between the vaccine and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study looked at more than 935,000 vaccinated patients and the same number of unvaccinated patients.
Despite much talk about monkeypox and the rapid spread of the disease in several countries, the World Health Organization declared on Saturday (25) that the current wave of monkeypox outbreaks (monkeypox) is not considered a public health emergency of international concern. (Pheic).
It is important to make clear that, for the World Health Organization, a global health emergency is the highest level of preparedness against disease. Currently, the definition only applies to COVID-19 and polio. But this does not preclude a review of the decision to monkeypox. If new evidence emerges and the number of infections increases significantly in the coming weeks, coinciding with the occurrence of deaths, the classification could change. It should be noted that diseases such as Ebola, H1N1 influenza and Zika were previously classified as a global health emergency and are no longer so today.
A project from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) has found tablets as an effective way to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) speak. The devices run educational applications with image and sound systems, especially targeting children on a large scale. These apps aim to teach youngsters how to explore vocabulary content from syntax.
Adapted from SPEAKALL! The project is an initiative of Professor Katja Walter and was called Vamos Conversar. It is based on the help of the Snap + Core platform, which uses speech scanning to provide an oral template for pre-selected photo cards or photos by users. On tablets and computers, the methodology foresees the use of up to five images or illustrations that can be combined to create a story or messages, following an already implemented and tested protocol.
It takes only 20 minutes (on average) for the virus to lose its ability to infect. This is what scientists at the University of Bristol, UK, point out. In addition to the question of time, the ability to infect the covid virus is directly affected by the humidity of the air. The more dehydration, the faster the pathogen loses its ability to infect.
In the research, the scientists looked at how environmental factors such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature affected SARS-CoV-2 infection, using an instrument called Celebs, which measures aerosols. According to them, there is a significant loss of infection in the first ten minutes of generation of aerosol particles. This effect did not change in the different variables analyzed (alpha and beta).
When relative humidity drops below 50%, a decrease in COVID-19 infection occurs almost immediately. This rate drops to 50% in just ten seconds after the formation of the aerosol. This is because the particles “dry out” very quickly while suspended in the air. With high relative humidity, the loss of susceptibility to infection is more gradual, with a sustained decrease in infection of 50% in the first 5 minutes. After 20 minutes it reaches 90%.
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