Tag: symptoms

Researchers say Oura rings can predict COVID-19 symptoms three days early

Researchers say Oura rings can predict COVID-19 symptoms three days early

While the platform could be better than nothing, a 90 percent accuracy rate still leaves room for asymptomatic individuals to slip through the cracks. If 1,000 people use the system, 100 people may still get inaccurate results. So while this shows promise and it could indicate the kinds of solutions we’ll have in the future, it may take some time before something like this is ready for real-world use.

“We feel this platform will be integral to protecting our healthcare workers, first responders and communities as we adjust to life in the COVID-19 era,” said Ali Rezai, RNI executive chair.

The platform is currently being tested by more than 600 healthcare professionals and first responders, and RNI is working with partners like Thomas Jefferson University and Vanderbilt University to scale the test to include more than 10,000 participants. 

The study isn’t the only attempt to use the rings to predict

Read More
Officials worry protests may spark outbreaks; Colosseum reopens; Latino homes report symptoms twice as often

Officials worry protests may spark outbreaks; Colosseum reopens; Latino homes report symptoms twice as often

As people continue to protest following the death of George Floyd at rallies nationwide, officials are worried that the large gatherings will spark new coronavirus outbreaks.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, for example, warned that “if you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”

As of early Monday, the virus had killed more than 104,000 in the U.S. and more than 372,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University data. There are more than 6.1 million confirmed cases across the globe and 1.7 million in the U.S.

Refresh for the latest news, and get updates in your inbox with The Daily Briefing. Scroll down for more details.

Here are a few key developments from Sunday:

  • A sweeping national survey has exposed a staggering ethnic divide as Latinos are hit hard by the new virus. Hispanic households are reporting serious COVID-19 symptoms nearly

Read More
Family sues Princess Cruises over relative's death; 24 Hour Fitness on brink of bankruptcy; US deaths near 105K

Officials worry protests may spark new outbreaks; Latino homes report serious COVID symptoms twice as often

As people continue to protest following the death of George Floyd at rallies nationwide, officials are worried that the large gatherings will spark new coronavirus outbreaks.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, for example, warned that “if you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”

As of early Monday, the virus had killed more than 104,000 in the U.S. and more than 372,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University data. There are more than 6.1 million confirmed cases across the globe, with 1.7 million in the U.S.

Refresh for the latest news, and get updates in your inbox with The Daily Briefing. Scroll down for more details.

Here are a few key developments from Sunday:

  • A sweeping national survey has exposed a staggering ethnic divide as Latinos are hit hard by the new virus. Hispanic households are reporting serious COVID-19 symptoms nearly

Read More
Don't waste coronavirus tests on those already showing symptoms. There's a smarter way.

Don’t waste coronavirus tests on those already showing symptoms. There’s a smarter way.

Universal testing in the United States may be on the way, but it is not around the corner. Acknowledging that regrettable reality means that, in the meantime, we have to decide how to allocate wisely our scarce testing resources. Unfortunately, with limitations on testing we seem to be testing the wrong people for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Most authoritative sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommend testing people with symptoms. Though that sounds reasonable, it leads to squandering our testing resources on people who we already know are probably infected. Moreover, with high false negative rates from some of the tests, even a negative test in someone with classic symptoms should be assumed to be infected.

Until we can achieve universal testing, in order to control the spread of this virus, a better approach must be taken than the one in use today. Starting now,

Read More
Lesser-known symptoms that could be linked to Covid-19

Lesser-known symptoms that could be linked to Covid-19

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the two main symptoms of the virus that members of the public have been told by the NHS to look out for have been a fever and a new, persistent cough.

However, people around the world have reported experiencing various other symptoms, including loss of smell and taste, “Covid toe” and rashes on other parts of their bodies.

On Monday 18 May, it was reported that the NHS is to formally add loss of smell and taste to its list of coronavirus symptoms, weeks after experts warned it could be a possible sign of infection.

Carl Philpott, professor of rhinology and olfactology at Norwich Medical School said this move “will hopefully now be another measure by which the pandemic can be contained, especially as in some people it may be the only symptom or may precede other symptoms”.

Professor Tim Spector, head of the department of

Read More
Wendy Williams Taking Show Hiatus Due to Graves’ Disease Symptoms

Wendy Williams Taking Show Hiatus Due to Graves’ Disease Symptoms

  • Wendy Williams is taking a hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show due to health complications.
  • According to a statement shared to her Instagram, she is dealing with Graves’ disease symptoms, including fatigue.
  • Williams first announced she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in February 2018.

    Wendy Williams is taking a hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show until further notice, according to a statement posted to her official Instagram account. The TV host, who first revealed she has Graves’ disease in February 2018, “has been dealing with symptoms,” including fatigue, the statement said.

    As a precautionary measure, Williams decided to take time off to receive treatment for her symptoms after consulting with her doctor. It’s not known when she will return to The Wendy Williams Show. “We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing Wendy@Home shows,” the statement read, adding that “more updates on a return date will follow.”

    Read More
    Am I depressed? A quiz to gauge your symptoms and find the right treatment

    Am I depressed? A quiz to gauge your symptoms and find the right treatment

    Clinical depression has a significant negative impact on daily life.
    Clinical depression has a significant negative impact on daily life.

    Africa Studio/Shutterstock

    • Depression is a mood disorder where you’ll likely experience a lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed, changes in sleep or appetite, and difficulty thinking or concentrating. 

    • While you’ll need to see a doctor for a true diagnosis, you can take our depression quiz to gauge your symptoms and determine the appropriate next steps.

    • Overall, most patients can treat their depression and reduce symptoms with a combination of lifestyle changes, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medication. 

    • This article was medically reviewed by Alex Dimitriu, MD, psychiatrist and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. 

    • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

    Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the world, affecting more than 264 million people globally. 

    Yet, data from the American Public Health Association shows that up to 70% of people worldwide

    Read More
    Statins may help older coronavirus patients avoid symptoms; COVID-19 more than respiratory illness

    Statins may help older coronavirus patients avoid symptoms; COVID-19 more than respiratory illness

    By Nancy Lapid

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

    Statins may help protect frail older people from severe COVID-19 symptoms

    Widely-used cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may be associated with substantially fewer symptoms in older, frail COVID-19 patients, a small study suggests. Among 154 coronavirus patients at two nursing homes, those who took a statin, such as Lipitor, were nearly three times more likely to be free of symptoms during their infection than those who did not, researchers in Belgium found. There was also slight trend toward lower risks for lengthy hospital stays and death that was not statistically significant. The study was not randomized, so more formal trials are needed to definitively prove that statins affect outcomes. “In the current absence

    Read More
    India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

    COVID SCIENCE-Statins may help older coronavirus patients avoid symptoms; COVID-19 more than respiratory illness

    By Nancy Lapid

    NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

    Statins may help protect frail older people from severe COVID-19 symptoms

    Widely-used cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may be associated with substantially fewer symptoms in older, frail COVID-19 patients, a small study suggests. Among 154 coronavirus patients at two nursing homes, those who took a statin, such as Lipitor, were nearly three times more likely to be free of symptoms during their infection than those who did not, researchers in Belgium found. There was also slight trend toward lower risks for lengthy hospital stays and death that was not statistically significant. The study was not randomized, so more formal trials are needed to definitively prove that statins affect outcomes. “In the

    Read More
    Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

    Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

    Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests.

    Scientists who led the work, reported on Wednesday, say it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people to cats to people again.

    Health experts have downplayed that possibility. The American Veterinary Medical Association said in a new statement that just because an animal can be deliberately infected in a lab “does not mean that it will easily be infected with that same virus under natural conditions.”

    Anyone concerned about that risk should use “common sense hygiene,” said virus expert Peter Halfmann. Don’t kiss your pets and keep surfaces clean to cut the chances of picking up any virus an animal might shed, he said.

    He and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine led the lab experiment and published results

    Read More