Information and news related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
When thinking about the impact of a COVID-19 infection, many consider the damage to the respiratory system. Because of what we’ve learned throughout the pandemic, and what we understand about the way the Coronavirus attacks the pulmonary network, it makes sense that this would come to mind. However, a recent study has emerged analyzing COVID-19’s effect on the brain, as well.
More than a year into the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been several risk factors known to increase your risk of hospitalization, or even death, from COVID-19. These medical conditions have been mostly physical: diabetes, cancer, and lung disease, for example. However, recently, research has emerged connecting an increased mortality risk and hospitalization from COVID-19 among psych patients.
Just as we thought life would soon return to our pre-pandemic normal, the coronavirus Delta variant arrived, sending patients to the emergency room in droves. But what is the Delta variant and why is it so concerning? Here’s what you need to know.
There are other aspects of COVID-19 that we don’t hear about as much. For example, COVID research has revealed that COVID-19 can be fatal months after infection.
Evidence suggests that high levels of stress can contribute to temporary hives, rashes and itchy skin – so it’s not surprising to hear about cases of people experiencing hives as we continue navigating the new normal of life during a pandemic.