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How COVID-19 affects the female reproductive system

As of October 3rd, 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 615 million cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2), along with over 6.5 million deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Chills, fever,…

Why fatigue from long COVID goes beyond simply feeling tired

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the Netherlands examined the role of inflammatory genes, cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CD8+  T cells), and pro-inflammatory cytokines in long-lasting severe fatigue experienced by a large number of coronavirus disease…

Vaccines used to prevent monkeypox

The monkeypox virus is a DNA virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus. This genus comprises other viruses such as camelpox, cowpox, raccoonpox, skunkpox, variola, and vaccinia. While monkeypox was initially discovered in 1958 in monkeys, rodents are known to be its…

Study explores olfactory dysfunction in long COVID patients

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open described the sociodemographic features and comorbidities of patients with long COVID and olfactory dysfunction. Study: Sociodemographic Characteristics and Comorbidities of Patients With Long COVID and Persistent…