In recent weeks, you may have been hearing about RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus: a fairly common bug that tends to emerge in the wintertime. In fact, most children have been infected with the virus by age 2.For most adults and older, healthy children, RSV symptoms are similar to the common cold and can be treated effectively at home. However, a more severe infection could be a concern for babies under 1 year old – especially premature babies – as well as immunocompromised individuals, those with heart and lung disease, or elderly populations.
Over time, we’re finding that the adverse health effects of COVID-19 don’t necessarily end when a patient no longer has an active infection. In fact, according to a new study from the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry, one in five Covid survivors develop a mental illness a short time after being diagnosed.
For most, the color of your urine on a normal day might range from pale yellow to pale amber. But what does it mean when you don’t have yellow urine? There are many causes of discolored urine, and many factors can cause your urine to change in appearance – even something as simple as what you eat. In other cases, discolored urine could be a sign of something that requires medical attention. Read on to learn more about dark urine causes and some of the most common reasons for discolored urine.
Over the last 18 months, the pandemic has raised an unprecedented amount of questions. Scientists and medical experts have dove in to provide answers, analyzing data about the disease and how it affects our bodies, both short- and long-term. One topic that’s continuously been part of the conversation involves lung health, and more specifically, whether COVID survivors suffer permanent lung damage after COVID-19.
Throughout the pandemic, an outpouring of information – and misinformation – has understandably caused confusion for everyday people wondering how they can protect themselves and their loved ones against the Coronavirus. In recent weeks, for example, there have been an increasing number of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Only this time, the conversations largely pertain to COVID-19 third shots and boosters. We’re here to help clear up any confusion about who should get a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
During the lockdown, the pandemic turned many of our routines upside down. Gyms were closed. Plans canceled. Work settings and schools went remote. In retrospect, it’s easy to see how quarantine paved the way for inevitable lockdown weight gain across all ages and situations. And if you’re affected, know that you’re certainly not alone. According to a recent study, the average American gained an average of two pounds per month due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders in 2020. Fortunately, with a few tips and lifestyle adjustments, losing the extra pounds is well within reach.