Long Covid less common than feared – ONS study

One in 40 people has some long-lasting symptoms, Office for National Statistics data suggests. Source link

Air pollution may reduce life expectancy of Indians by nine years, says study

Millions in north India face the most extreme levels of air pollution in the world, the report says. Source link

Coronavirus vaccines cut risk of long Covid, study finds

The study adds to growing evidence that vaccination helps protect against Covid in a number of ways. Source link

Rugby study finds brain affected in one season

Wales’ all-time leading try-scorer Shane Williams made a BBC documentary exploring concussion in 2020 One season of professional rugby could be enough to see a decline in a player’s blood flow to the brain and cognitive function, a new study claims. The University of South Wales research followed a professional rugby team over the course… Continue reading Rugby study finds brain affected in one season

Metabolism peaks at age one and tanks after 60, study finds

Middle-aged spread cannot be blamed on a waning metabolism, according to researchers. Source link

Study Finds COVID-19 May Lower Intelligence

July 30, 2021 — Infection from COVID-19 may have a substantial negative effect on intelligence, according to a new large-scale study from the United Kingdom, findings that are consistent with reports of “brain fog” among long-haul COVID-19 patients. Researchers analyzed data from 81,337 people who took the Great British Intelligence Test in 2020.… Continue reading Study Finds COVID-19 May Lower Intelligence

Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds

July 28, 2021 – Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine continues to show strong protection against serious illness and hospitalization after 6 months, but overall protection against the virus appears to wane after a half a year, according to a new study. The July 28, 2021, pre-print report of the study, which has not been peer-reviewed,… Continue reading Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds

Chronic health issues for third in late 40s – study

About one in three has problems such as high blood pressure and mental ill health, a study suggests. Source link

Study Identifies Racial Differences in Patient Safety in Hospitals

July 26, 2021 — Black patients have a higher rate of adverse safety events than white patients when they are admitted to the same hospital, regardless of insurance coverage type or the percentage of hospitalized patients who are Black, according to a new Urban Institute study. The study, which was funded by the… Continue reading Study Identifies Racial Differences in Patient Safety in Hospitals

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer. “Our results suggest that building wealth is important for health at the individual level, even after accounting for where one starts out in life,” said Greg Miller, a faculty… Continue reading Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study