Category Archives: COVID-19

After 2 Years Patients Still Suffering from Long COVID

During the pandemic growing evidence has shown that a considerable proportion of those who have survived hospitalization with COVID-19 have long-term effects on multiple organs and systems, a condition commonly term long COVID or post-COVID-19 condition.  Several cohort studies have highlighted that the health effects of COVID-19 could persist up to 1 year after acute […]

Long COVID Treatment Using Immune-Boosting

Most individuals with COVID-19 recover fully after infection within the initial 3 to 4 weeks. However, around 10-30% of individuals experience lingering symptoms weeks to months after the acute phase of the illness, a phase that has been called long COVID or post-acute COVID-19 syndrome.  Severe illness with COVID-19 is characterized by excessive inflammation and […]

COVID-19 Patients Continue Shedding the Virus Months After Initial Diagnosis

A new research study has found about 1 out of 7 COVID-19 patients continued to shed the virus’ genetic remnants in their feces at least four months after their initial diagnosis, long after they’ve stopped shedding the virus from their respiratory tract. COVID-19 manifests with respiratory, systemic, and gastrointestinal symptoms. The SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be […]

Long-Term Smell Loss in COVID-19 Linked to Damage in Brain’s Olfactory Bulb

In COVID-19 one of the most prevalent non-respiratory symptoms is olfactory dysfunction, which can be of variable severity, including anosmia, hyposmia, and parosmia. It reportedly affects 30-70% of patients with COVID-19.  The prevalence of olfactory dysfunction has prompted US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to list new loss of smell as a cardinal symptom […]

New Study Using Hepatitis B Vaccine as a Potential Treatment for COVID-19

More than 180 million people have been infected by SARS-CoV-2 and more than 4 million COVID-19 patients have died during the pandemic. Due to the complex pathological lesions in the lungs and multiple organs, the survivors of severe disease often result in disabling sequels. A great effort is ongoing to mitigate the pandemic at an […]

COVID-19 Linked to Brain Areas in Charge of Smell May Shrink After Infection

The global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has now claimed millions of lives across the world, there has been increased focus on the effects of mild to moderate COVID-19 in the longer term.  There is strong evidence of brain-related pathologies, some of which could be a consequence of viral neurotropism or […]

Use Engineered Extracellular Vesicles for COVID-19

After almost three years since the COVID-19 pandemic started, therapeutic strategies and medications remain limited, and the ones available haven’t shown a high efficacy. There are current efforts for the development of drugs that could disrupt the viral replication and/or inhibit inflammation caused by the virus.   Mesenchymal and stromal cell therapies have shown some promise […]

New Study Finds Causal Link Between Blood Type and COVID-19 Severity

More than 5 million people have died due to COVID-19. Although vaccines have provided good protection, it is important to fully understand the biology behind the severe forms of COVID-19.  Severe COVID-19 commonly requires hospitalization and intensive care with assisted respiratory support, and respiratory failure is the most common reason for COVID-19 associated mortality  New […]

Why Women Seem To Have a Better COVID-19 Outcomes than Men?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an enormous strain on societies and healthcare systems. Although women are infected, they appear to be protected from poor outcomes when compared with men even after adjusting confounding factors.  In a new study, researches from Sweden tried to determine wheter aufmentation of estrogen in postmenopausal women decreases the risk of […]

COVID-19 Can Cause Placental Destruction and Insufficiency

When a new virus emerges there is always the anxiety for those more vulnerable to infectious diseases, but perhaps this is even more true for pregnant women, who fear not only for their health but also for their unborn children.  Studies performed when the COVID-19 pandemic started found that although pregnant women in China could […]