Tag Archive | "research"

Omicron, long covid

Long COVID Affects More Older Adults; Shots Don’t Prevent It

New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects.

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Coronavirus, nursing home

Nursing Home Care, Funding System Need Overhaul, Report Says

Nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, while facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced, according to a report that called for wholesale changes in an industry whose failures have been spotlighted by the pandemic.

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mask, masks, masking, friends

Why We Wrongly Believe Our Friends Will Protect Us From COVID

People may feel less vulnerable and take fewer safety precautions about COVID-19 when they are with, or even just think about, their friends instead of acquaintances or strangers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.  

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Smell

COVID-related Smell Loss Is Worse For Older Adults

The reports from covid-19 patients are disconcerting. Only a few hours before, they were enjoying a cup of pungent coffee or the fragrance of flowers in a garden. Then, as if a switch had been flipped, those smells disappeared.

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Open Enrollment, internet

Using Internet In Retirement Boosts Cognitive Function

Results found that, on average, people who used the Internet after they retired were able to recall 1.22 extra words in the recall test compared to non-Internet users. 

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Fauci

How Fauci And NIH Got Ahead Of FDA And CDC In Backing Boosters

In January — long before the first jabs of covid-19 vaccine were even available to most Americans — scientists working under Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases were already thinking about potential booster shots.

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